Shop Class As Soulcraft
Matthew Crawford was on what most people would think was the “right track.” Then he left his job as executive director at a think tank in Washington to open a motorcycle repair shop. In his new book, Shop Class as Soulcraft, he makes the case that our society has placed too great a value on white-collar work and not enough value on the trades. Crawford tells host Guy Raz that the...
SciFi for Business Practices →
(via WSJ, by John Freeman) The boundlessness of the Internet always runs into...– Not So Fast Sending and receiving at breakneck speed can make life queasy; a manifesto for slow communication by John Freeman
Marilyn Strathern - Useful Knowledge →
Map/Territory by @timo
Map/Territory from timo on Vimeo.
Eduardo Galeano Contemplates History's Paradoxes
Eduardo Galeano Contemplates History’s Paradoxes: “ Once exiled for 12 years, the Uruguayan author now spends his days at his hometown cafe, writing about themes that have preoccupied him for a lifetime. His latest book, Mirrors, is an unofficial — and unconventional — history of the past 5,000 years. » E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us ” “When it’s time to...
Design Fiction by Bruce Sterling →
I’m a science fiction writer, and as I became more familiar with design, it struck me that the futuristic objects and services within science fiction are quite badly designed. Why? That’s not a question often asked. The reason is pretty simple: Science fiction is a form of popular entertainment. The emotional payoff of the science fiction genre is the sense of wonder it conveys. Science...
Design Fiction by Bruce Sterling
Chris Woebken’s “Flicflex” functional prototype.
Chris Woebken’s “Ikki Futures” compilation of several corporate futures videos.
Teaching kids to think as well as earn
Teaching kids to think as well as earn: “Mike Rose, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, talks with host Tess Vigeland about why he thinks America’s schools need a different approach to teaching and learning.” (Via Marketplace.)
To Ride The AR Hype or Avoid It?
To Ride The AR Hype or Avoid It?: “ I write this post realizing that if I were to title it, ‘The Top 20 Augmented Reality Apps That Will Totally Change Every Aspect Of Your Life,’ that it would get way more hits, and would probably be tweeted about nonstop for the next three days. Thing is, in reality, not one truly life changing app exists yet, outside of a special effects lab. It seems,...
Calm Down, Augmented Reality For Your Mobile Phone...
Calm Down, Augmented Reality For Your Mobile Phone Won’t Be As Useful As Promised: “ This week, Layar, a mobile augmented reality browser for Android phones launched globally to an incredible amount of excitement in the tech community. So, what exactly is Layar? Well, I’ll let Mashable describe it because they can do a much more efficient job than I can: ‘Layar is a Reality Browser, which...