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I Spent 45 Minutes Listening to Shingy and Now I'm Even More Afraid of the Future

by Jennifer Campbell Shingy at another conference Jarle Naustvik/Licensed under Creative Commons I heard Shingy speak yesterday. If you don't know (lucky!), Shingy is AOL's "digital prophet," a bullshit title that Shingy—aka David Shing—himself acknowledges is bullshit, but is also very effective in making us all talk about Shingy. Show More Summary

Overplaying gets in the way of the true Atari story in 'Merge'

I know nothing of these mythical workplaces where socks are not required, hot-tub parties are common, eccentric creative types like myself are nurtured like needy babies and corporate pot-and-beer bashes follow a good day at the office, but Atari was ground zero when it came to the trendy tech...

Kickstarting a monthly open hardware maker-box for kids that funds a kids' makerspace

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Noah Swartz writes, "Parts and Crafts, a youth and community makerspace in Somerville, MA, is kickstarting a series of Creative Commons/Open Hardware licensed educational kits and projects for kids. The project is called 'Monthly Make-It'...Show More Summary

How One Law Professor Fights Growing Corporate Power Post-Citizens United

Scott Schwartz/Flickr/Creative Commons A protest against money in politics in Portland, Oregon.  After graduating from law school with a mountain of student loans, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy took a job with a white-shoe corporate law firm in New York to help pay off her debts. Show More Summary

Rattled By The Ghosts Of Presidents Past

Giant President Heads by artist David Adicke. Photo: WayTru 2007, used under the Creative Commons 2.0 license. The ghosts of presidents past are haunting me. I look at Hillary Clinton and she morphs into Jimmy Carter: all facts and figures and no direction. I look at Donald Trump and he morphs into George W. Show More Summary

Joi Ito interviews Barack Obama for Wired: machine learning, neurodiversity, basic research and Star Trek

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Joi Ito (previously) -- director of MIT Media Lab, former Creative Commons chief, investor, entrepreneur, and happy mutant -- interviewed Barack Obama for a special, Obama-edited issue of Wired. (more…)

How A Trump Presidency Will Open Up New Opportunities For Creative Chefs

It's one of the most common questions you will ever receive when you go in for a job interview: where will you be in five years? These days questions about a certain presidential candidate and his temperament lead one to conclude that that answer might have more meaning than you might've thought. Cartoon by Ted Rall.

“What’s the Problem with Thinking of Indian Women as Princesses or Squaws?”

A sign at the Standing Rock protest against the North Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo by Joe Brusky (Creative Commons).  This essay is an excerpt from All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Beacon Press, 2016). Show More Summary

After Kim Kardashian's Robbery, Blaming the Victim—And Her Body

Vrinda Jagota Photo by David Shankbone (Creative Commons). Kim Kardashian West is known for breaking the Internet with nude photographs, for launching an entire empire off a leaked sex tape, and for expertly turning fame and fortune into more fame and fortune. Show More Summary

Cyber Risk Detection -- Balancing Insight And Oversight

Creative Commons Gene Fredriksen is the Chief Information Security Officer for PSCU. He is responsible for the development of information protection and technology risk programs for the company. Gene has over 25 years of information technology experience, with the last 20 focused specifically in the area of information security. In this [...]

How to Become a Genius through Deep Work

“Great creative minds think like artists but work like accountants.” – David Brooks What do Einstein, Steve Jobs, Leonardo Da Vinci and Bill Gates have in common? They were all deep thinkers. Not many people are aware that these visionaries...Show More Summary

4 secrets of 'Superbosses'

What do Lorne Michaels, Ralph Lauren, Alice Waters, George Lucas, and Miles Davis have in common? They are business leaders and creative icons with tremendous track records who all share something that differentiates them from theirShow More Summary

How Voter ID Laws Can Disenfranchise Transgender Folks

Election 2016 Sarah Mirk In many states, getting out to vote means getting state-issued ID. Photo by Theresa Thompson (Creative Commons). Republican-controlled legislatures across the country have pushed for new laws in recent years that require people to show identification at the polls, arguing that it protects against voter fraud. Show More Summary

Nerf-like missile takes creative aim with a GoPro payload

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Over the past several years, it has become increasingly common to hear stories about individuals floating cameras to the edge of space by way of balloons. But if you want to enjoy some spectacular shots a little closer to home – and with better odds of retrieval – the latest GoPro accessory will put your throwing arm to the test. Show More Summary

Select Series: Pitchers, Teapots, Cups & Mugs

Pouring and drinking vessels are some of the most commonly used items in any home. As such, they need to function well, be ready to work overtime, and be engaging objects to interact with. These parameters provide a creative challenge for the potter. Show More Summary

I Hope My Daughter Can Grow Up in a Country Without the Hyde Amendment

Destiny Lopez Pro-choice protesters outside the Supreme Court in June. Photo by Jordan Uhl (Creative Commons). My daughter turned six this year, and we’re celebrating a slew of “firsts.” Her first day of first grade, first time riding...Show More Summary

Flying into Transportation Disruption

Day Donaldson/Creative Commons An artistic rendering of the TF-X, an autonomous flying car currently in development by Boston-based firm Terrafugia.  O nce the stuff of cartoons and science fiction, flying cars—with or without drivers—may hit the market sooner than anyone is ready for them. Show More Summary

Are These The 10 Best Improvised Scenes Of All Time?

While the art of improvisation is most commonly associated with comedy, it’s a creative process that is used on movies of every kind. Sometimes improvisation happens during a table read and inspires something to be written into the script, other times it happens on set while the cameras are rolling. Show More Summary

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2016 ‘Genius’ Fellows

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Genius can take many forms. Once a year, the MacArthur Foundation recognizes the work and creativity of roughly two dozen people in diverse fields by naming them MacArthur Fellows, awards commonly referred to as "genius grants." TheShow More Summary

The Kids Are Not All Right

Election 2016 Rebecca Koon Parents usually shoulder the cost of paying for preschool—but making early education more affordable and accessible would help close the achievement gap. Photo by Brian Hart (Creative Commons). After my daughter...Show More Summary

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