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(Image Source) Have you seen, or, do you plan to see Martin Blomkamp's, "Chappie?" Regardless, it is an interesting study in robot ethics and the potential for humans to act as moral teachers to their robot underlings. Less a pre-programmed worker with
In case you haven't heard, Slack is taking over workplace email. Long purported to be dead in the age of Google chat and other options for more instantaneous office communication, messaging app Slack, may finally be the nail in email's coffin. Slack is apparently a more transparent option for workplace chats and has a few compelling features that are missing from other options from Google, Apple and more. As
(Image: Source) Dubbed one of the "weirdest" libraries (perfect for #WeirdWednesdays) in the world and one with the most "serendipitous" (thematic cataloguing system), the Warburg Institute's Library in London is an amazing combination of both the origins of modern art history and the concept of the "icon." Here is more on the li...
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(Image source) Today Apple unveiled final details re: the Apple Watch (thanks for the live blog heads-up, Brian!). What struck me is 1) it looks a bit like a
(Image source) March 13-27th (opening talk March 13th) "Magic Books: The Secret Art of Book Hacking" exhibition will make it's magical appearance at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue. What will this exhibition entail exactly? No-one knows, but, you can rest assured that magic, innovations in multi-media texts, medieval...
Embedded below is the official recap of last-week's Personalizationpalooza hosted by NYC Media Lab & Hearst (for more, check-out my liveblog here): Personalizationpalooza
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(Image: “Areas for Action,” an experiment led by artist Oliver Herring and educator Jethro Gillespie (© Lloyd Mulvey) via Hyperallergic.com) Art ed is not taking up surfing, instead, the field was recently rocked by a future-focused, avant-garde conference held February 20-21st at the Armory as a precursor to the current NYC Armory Show hosted by MoMA. Conference organizers describ...
While perusing possible NewLearningTimes.com "High Five" content this morning I discovered, Coub.com via this Boingboing.net article reposted from this article in online magazine, Hopes & Fears. The piece teaches you popula...
Sadly, the actor who played Spock, Leonard Nimoy, passed away today. From learning theater inspiration (see Vialogue below) to key seminar moments... Spock has managed to make multiple guest appeara...
This morning I am excited to report back from the CROWDED (I just got a seat after sitting on the theater stairs) Personalizationpalooza conference held at Hearst Corp. headquarters on 57th. The morning started with a quick networking session and updates from NYC Media Lab re: their seed projects and Hearst. Beitao Li, search engineer at Tumblr regaled us with the blog platform's personalization M.O.. I could summarize this as A/B test the heck out of every user assumption and change + fail fast and reverse direction quickly when something isn't working well.