10 European Startups To Watch in 2011 When you hear Silicon Valley discuss the European startup scene it’s often negatively. Some say that the investors aren’t brave enough, some say the entrepreneurs aren’t bold enough. Whether there’s any truth in these accusations or not, the fact is that there are startups across Europe that are brimming with original ideas and creativity. Following on from our 10 Exciting European Startups from 2010, here are 10 startups to look out for in 2011. Pearltrees Tuesday Performances "The" Lloyd Davis is well-known in London circles for creating, with his 200 best friends, the Tuttle Club which was pretty much the closest thing London has ever seen to Silicon Valley tech culture. But it’s only one of about fifty three fascinating facets of this mercurial master of mysteries. Lloyd will tell us stories. He may show us some pictures. There may even be some thinking about the nature of community and, dare I say it, society.
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Soft Development Paths (Poverty) A tangible solution to global poverty and environmental degradation Sustainable development means different things to different people. This is a plan for making sustainable development completely tangible and real for the poorest half of the human race by creating a "soft development path" akin to the "soft energy path" presented by Amory Lovins et al. in the 1970s. The soft development path starts by facing real, tangible limits to growth. Flycam From Second Life Wiki How do I enable Joystick Flycam? In Second Life 1.20 and newer where it became a formally supported feature, View menu > Joystick Flycam (Alt-Shift-F). To customize settings, go to Edit menu > Preferences > Input & Camera tab and click Joystick Setup.
RDFa Primer We begin the introduction to RDFa by using a subset of all the possibilities called RDFa Lite 1.1 [rdfa-lite]. The goal, when defining that subset, was to define a set of possibilities that can be applied to most simple to moderate structured data markup tasks, without burdening the authors with additional complexities. Many Web authors will not need to use more than this minimal subset.
I Am Sitting in a Room-Alvin Lucier: UBU WebSound I Am Sitting in a Room, 15:23 (1969, original recording) From SOURCE: Music of the Avant-GardeI AM SITTING IN A ROOM" (1969) for voice and electromagnetic tape. Necessary Equipment: 1 microphone 2 tape recorders amplifier 1 loudspeaker Choose a room the musical qualities of which you would like to evoke. Attach the microphone to the input of tape recorder #1. To the output of tape recorder #2 attach the amplifier and loudspeaker. Use the following text or any other text of any length: "I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice and I am going to play it back into the room again and again until the resonant frequencies of the room reinforce themselves so that any sem- blance of my speech, with perhaps the exception of rhythm, is destroyed.
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Todays IT ubiquity throws us into a pit of meaninglessness and insignificance. Therefor education needs to move beyond absorption learning and critical thinking towards developing learner creativity by dsp.pearls Dec 30