Learn Play, Design & Code Retro Arcade Games Grades 2+ | Blocks CS First Unplugged Technology and Big Data May Steal All Your Privacy and Freedom if You Don't Heed the Words of these Great Thinkers Technology can work for you or against you. The wisdom of these leaders helps keep your personal freedom in perspective. The new Star Trek Discovery launched this week and is making big buzz beyond the Trekkies. Living in a Star Trek universe certainly has its appeal over much of the backward thinking of many current politicians these days and I remain hopeful about the future. I see the advances made by science and technology as, overall, good for society as a whole.
Paris climate deal: the world's greatest diplomatic success In the final meeting of the Paris talks on climate change on Saturday night, the debating chamber was full, and the atmosphere tense. Ministers from 196 countries sat behind their country nameplates, aides flocking them, with observers packed into the overflowing hall. John Kerry, the US secretary of state, talked animatedly with his officials, while China’s foreign minister Xie Zhenhua wore a troubled look. They had been waiting in this hall for nearly two hours. The French hosts had trooped in to take their seats on the stage, ready to applause on schedule at 5.30pm – but it was now after 7pm, and the platform was deserted. After two weeks of fraught negotiations, was something going badly wrong?
How to Create a Fantasy World Learning how to create a fantasy world that feels real to readers is easy when you follow these five steps: Step 1: Plan the lie of the land Creating a solid, believable physical world is the first step. The reason some fantasy novelists and readers seem so obsessed with maps is because the act of physically mapping the world grounds it. Missing Fonts in Mac OS X Lion (10.7) After upgrading to Lion I found it disabled a few of the system fonts. This made lots of websites not display as intended and warnings about Missing Fonts in Pages (which had the benefit of artificially inflating my book's page count bringing it nearer completion). Turns out Lion can disable certain fonts in certain circumstances; I did a clean install of Lion on a different drive when running the Install Mac OS X Lion app. You can re-enable the fonts like this: Open Font Book, it's stored in your Applications folder. You've got Lion now so you could be fancy and use Launchpad.Find a font that has been disabled - in my case Verdana was the key one.
The Hour of Code 2013 Dance Party Grades 2+ | Blocks Minecraft Hour of Code Make a Flappy game How Virtual Reality Can Help Your MENA Tech Business VR can transform your business in more ways than one. Be ready to get immersed. Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are rapidly growing tech sectors and are impacting everyday life as well as businesses in more ways than one. As a business thriving in the current digital age, you cannot overlook VR and how it can transform various aspects of conducting business in the tech world. Let’s take a look at the main areas where VR stands to impact business: France launches global drive for climate deal France has launched an unprecedented diplomatic drive to shepherd nations big and small towards a major climate change deal, ahead of a Paris summit next month that is the next major make-or-break moment for the movement against global warming. Every one of France’s ambassadors, in embassies and consulates around the globe, has been educated on the demands of climate change, and instructed in how to communicate the messages to the governments they deal with, ahead of the summit, which starts on 30 November. Ambassadors have been holding public events, private meetings, talks with their diplomatic counterparts, businesses, NGOs and even schoolchildren.
Reward Systems, An Excerpt From Level Design: Concept, Theory, and Practice Reward Systems, An Excerpt From Level Design: Concept, Theory, and Practice By Rudolf Kremers [Gamasutra is presenting an in-depth excerpt from IGF nominated Dyson/Eufloria co-creator Rudolf Kremers' new book Level Design: Concept, Theory, and Practice, which was recently released by AK Peters. This extract, just part of the book's seventh chapter, looks at wish fulfilment and escapism occasioned by some of the best video game level designs.] If somebody holding carrots beats you with a stick it would be very satisfying if you were to wrestle the stick away from your tormentor and make him give you all the carrots. The previous chapter discusses many of the possible ways in which reward systems and structures can work, and, as importantly, what expectations people have from life.
How to prepare algorithmically created content in #Processing for offset print #res13 / @andreasgysin Last month at Resonate festival in Belgrade Andreas Gysin ran a workshop titled “Printshop With Processing” aimed at graphic designers who want to integrate Processing in their print-production workflow. The participants discussed and experimented with different ways on how to output algorithmically created graphical ornaments or representations of data to multiple page documents, ready for offset print with process (CMYK) and spot colors. Using this tutorial and examples, previously edited vector graphics, typography blocks or entire layouts in PDF documents can be imported, manipulated and used as templates instead of adding them later-on ‘by hand’. Andreas created few examples that demonstrate the use of a slightly modified processing pgraphicspdf class which permits, among a few other things, to set colors in cmyk space. The actual Processing PDF library permits to create PDF documents with the familiar Processing graphics API. → download from github → view on github
Driss Boumlik Upload facebook Driss Boumlik I’m Not a Servant - I’m a Host! A New Metaphor for Leadership in Agile? What does it mean being a leader? And what does it mean being a leader in an agile context? This fundamental question is being continuously asked by many people and in various settings: from the small startup to the big organization we are all trying to understand how to implement a sound leadership model.
Announcing: the Open Knowledge Foundation in France The following guest post was co-authored by Samuel Goëta, Primavera De Filippi, Peter T Schiøler, Kat Borlongan, and Pierre Chrzanowski. Early morning by Pierre Metivier – CC BY-NC Following the first ever Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki earlier this year, we, a group of Open Knowledge enthusiasts in France, have decided to start a national chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN).