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Danny Dorling Danny Dorling (born 16 January 1968) is an English social geographer and is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography of the School of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford.[1][2] He is also a visiting professor in the Department of Sociology of Goldsmiths, University of London, a visiting professor in the School of Social and Community Medicine of the University of Bristol, a visiting fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, and a member of the National Advisory Panel for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS).[3] He is a patron of RoadPeace since 2011[4] and from 2007 to 2017 was the honorary president of the Society of Cartographers.[5] Early life and education[edit]

4 critical mistakes that inventors make Like most history, the narratives of innovation tend to be written by — and about — the victors. The traditional timeline of historic breakthroughs will almost surely include the Wright Brothers and the invention of the airplane in 1903 and Tim Berners-Lee and the advent of the World Wide Web in 1989. But the history of invention is filled with just as many heroic mistakes and creative failures.

Books on consciousness and psychic phenomena - Campaign for Open Science Order: Paperback Kindle This is the first book in more than 40 years to provide a comprehensive scientific overview of research in the field of parapsychology, explaining what we know and don't know about so-called psi phenomena, such as telepathy, precognition or psychokinesis. Contributors evaluate the evidence for these phenomena, accounting for factors such as selective memory, wish fulfillment and incorrect methods or analyses, in some cases offering psychological, physical and biological theories. 31 chapters by 37 experts including: » Implicit Physical Psi: The Global Consciousness Project (Roger D. Facebook Plans to Beam Internet to Backwaters with Lasers Engineers from Facebook’s Connectivity Lab have published details of a new optical technology to help laser beams deliver fast Internet access to remote areas. Lasers are an attractive way to send data over significant distances. Not only can they hold a lot of information and propagate a long way, they also don’t require dedicated spectrum like cellular networks, which means they can be used to set up ad hoc data links to off-grid locations.

World-systems theory A world map of countries by their supposed trading status in 2000, using the world system differentiation into core countries (blue), semi-periphery countries (purple) and periphery countries (red). Based on the list in Dunn, Kawana, Brewer. World-systems theory (also known as world-systems analysis or the world-systems perspective)[1] is a multidisciplinary, macro-scale approach to world history and social change which emphasizes the world-system (and not nation states) as the primary (but not exclusive) unit of social analysis.[1][2] What is Autonomic Computing? Autonomic computing is a computer’s ability to manage itself automatically through adaptive technologies that further computing capabilities and cut down on the time required by computer professionals to resolve system difficulties and other maintenance such as software updates. The move toward autonomic computing is driven by a desire for cost reduction and the need to lift the obstacles presented by computer system complexities to allow for more advanced computing technology. The autonomic computing initiative (ACI), which was developed by IBM, demonstrates and advocates networking computer systems that do not involve a lot of human intervention other than defining input rules.

Tony Blair’s speech on the future of Labour and progressive politics: full text This election was no ordinary defeat for Labour. It marks a moment in history. The choice for Labour is to renew itself as the serious, progressive, non-Conservative competitor for power in British politics; or retreat from such an ambition, in which case over time it will be replaced. The election can be analysed in conventional ways – and here it does not take political genius to work out what happened. I feel deeply for those good Labour MPs and candidates who lost through no fault of their own and the thousands of party workers and volunteers who, as I know well, are the backbone of the party.

Labour should focus on building a new co-operative economy from the ground up Labour’s electoral defeat has set off a new race for leader, and a fervent debate about how the party should regain electoral success. But if the next leader wants to build long standing success for the Labour movement, they should look beyond Parliament. Forget Tony Blair: if Labour want to build long-term success for socialism while regaining the trust of the working class the party should look to Tom Mann ­­– a trade unionist from the party’s birth who believed that unions and co-operatives, not parliamentary seats, were the path to a socialist economy.

When the Machine Made Art – Grant Taylor traces the origins of computational creativity Grant D. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Art History and the Art and Art History Department Chair at Lebanon Valley college in Pennsylvania. He is also the author of the 2014 book When the Computer Made Art: The Troubled History of Computer Art, which is undoubtedly the most thorough and well-researched history of computer art (and by association digital art) to have popped on CAN’s radar. Our editorial team voraciously consumed the book shortly after it was published and we continue to draw on it as an indispensable resource on the not-so-well-documented early years of mainframes and plotter drawings.

Would the Scandinavians want Scotland? Scotland's Better Together campaign may be well ahead in the polls, but it is under fire from critics who say its message of doom and gloom is failing to inspire even the most ardent unionist with a positive vision of the country's future inside the UK. In contrast, the alternative destinies being mooted by the campaign for an independent Scotland are vivid and appealing. They include the recurring theme of a Scandinavian Scotland, a small independent state not only emulating the social-democratic welfare models of its Nordic neighbours, but actually joining the institutions that Europe's so-called Nordic tier share among themselves. This a prospect championed by the likes of the SNP's defence spokesman Angus Robertson, who argues that Scotland could join the Nordic Council if it left the UK. If Scotland did knock at the Nordic door, would anyone answer?

1024 Projections [Inspiration]: Jaw dropping projections by 1024 collective There have been many ‘projection’ projects recently but this morning I came across 1024. Created by Francois Wunschel and Pier Schneider (2 founders of EXYZT group), 1024 works on the interactions between 1024 Dimensions: Space, Sound, Visual, Light, Body, Architecture, City… Mostly built with Quartz Composer + custom plugins. Here is a selection of their work. Not all projection, some LED installations but nevertheless all quite jaw dropping. For more, see + their blog + vimeo