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Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust | Video on TED.com

A great TED talk that complements the earlier post about the fundamental role of trust, reputation & 'gossip' in human communities and offers a perspective of how these aspects within our contemporary communities is powering collaborative consumption enabled by social technology.

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We participate in the forming of the future by virtue of our capacity to conceive of and respond to new possibilities, to bring them out of imagination and try them in actuality. ~ Rollo May
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But Wait: How DOES The Media Tell You What To Think?

CONFORM CONSUME OBEY Tweet us! http://bit.ly/pbsideachanneltwitter Idea Channel Facebook! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelfacebook Talk about this episode o
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Feels like a timely conversation to be having... What is our relationship to media?
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Office Playgrounds: Can Freedom Be Programmed?

From the Interactive Media & Games Seminar Series; Sebastian Deterding, Assistant Professor Game Design at Northeastern University looks at how the firs
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Why Luck Matters—Much More Than You Think

Why Luck Matters—Much More Than You Think | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
When people see themselves as self-made, they tend to be less generous and public-spirited.
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Insightful perspective piece
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The Perfect VR Headset Is Actually Just A Hoodie

The Perfect VR Headset Is Actually Just A Hoodie | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
The design firm Artefact presents two VR headsets that could feasibly exist by 2020and the medium never looked so promising.
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Great example of creative design thinking! :D
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After I Lived in Norway, America Felt Backward. Here’s Why.

After I Lived in Norway, America Felt Backward. Here’s Why. | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting truths about America’s disastrous wars, and so I left Afghanistan for another mountainous country far away.
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Thoughtful perspective piece.
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How turning science into a game rouses more public interest (Wired UK)

How turning science into a game rouses more public interest (Wired UK) | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Chris Lintott first met Kevin Schawinski in the summer of 2007 at the astrophysics department of the University of Oxford
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RSA Replay: How Non-Conformists Change the World

Can any of us be creative, and if so, how we do we nurture our creativity? How can we advance courageous new ideas, policies and practices without risking it...
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VR Will Make Life Better—Or Just Be an Opiate for the Masses

VR Will Make Life Better—Or Just Be an Opiate for the Masses | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Virtual reality will dramatically transform movies and gaming, but some see an even loftier goal for the burgeoning technology.
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A lot to unpack in here for such a relatively brief piece...

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The Rise of Social Bots

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Or, When Twitter Starts Feeling More Like a Night at the Roxbury.. ;)
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The Myth of Common Sense: Why Everything that Seems Obvious Isn't

Duncan Watts, Principal Researcher, Microsoft July 25, 2012 Relying on "common sense" is the sensible thing to do, right? Not always. Although common sense c...
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Good stuff!  You might find it interesting & helpful if some portion of what you do involves making sense of things... :)
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Making Networked Sharing Socially Beneficial, Not Just Predatory and Profitable | David Bollier

Making Networked Sharing Socially Beneficial, Not Just Predatory and Profitable | David Bollier | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it

Every time Uber, the Web-based taxi intermediary, enters a new city, it provokes controversy about its race-to-the-bottom business practices and bullying of regulators and politicians.  The problem with Uber and other network-based intermediaries...

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 About developing a more discerning understanding of platform technologies, their economics & social impacts. Good read.
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Blueprint for the Global Village

Blueprint for the Global Village | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Life consists of units within units. In the biological world, we have genes, individuals, groups, species, and ecosystems – all nested within the biosphere. In the human world, we have genes, individuals, families, villages and cities, provinces, and nations – all nested within the global village. In both worlds, a problem lurks at every rung […]
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Confidence

One of the most apparently trivial but in truth crucial ingredients behind success is the thing we call Confidence. What is it, where does it come from, and ...
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Distracted? Let's make technology that helps us spend our time well | Tristan Harris | TEDxBrussels

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. An "Organic" label for technology that respects our time
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J-PAL-MIT Economics Lecture Series | The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

J-PAL-MIT Economics Lecture Series | The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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John Searle: "Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence" | Talks at Google

John Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His Talk at Google is focused on the philosophy of mind an
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'BigScreen' Lets You Share and Use Your PC Desktop In VR

'BigScreen' Lets You Share and Use Your PC Desktop In VR | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
BigScreen combines the power and utility of your desktop computer, with the limitless and immersive presence of VR, to create a shareable world.
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A key capability for collaborative VR!
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Behavioral Economics: Crash Course Econ 27

Why do people buy the stuff they buy? In classical economics, most models assume that consumers behave rationally. As you've probably noticed in your rea
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Who Are the 'Legitimate' Poor? - BillMoyers.com

Who Are the 'Legitimate' Poor? - BillMoyers.com | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Recently, I disobeyed a cardinal rule of the Internet and decided to read comments on an article I once published in the Missoula Independent. I had begun writing about raising my daughters on very little income, which opened me up to a lot of criticism. One comment in particular stuck with me: “Her writing at once presents her life as being self-determined and [resulting from] a series of purposeful choices while claiming the right to be looked at as a victim of circumstances, of the system.” Drawing upon common stereotypes, this commenter accused me of choosing to be poor, wallowing in it, and even capitalizing on it by writing about my experiences. Continue reading
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Fear of Screens

Fear of Screens | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
In theory, you know the difference between your self and your Facebook self. But lines blur and it can be hard to keep them straight. It’s like telling very small lies over time.
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Thought provoking; very relevant to conversation about the nature of engagement and how we fundamentally think about relating via tech/digitality.
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Neural basis of the undermining effect of monetary reward on intrinsic motivation

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Intriguing to consider given our commonly held view of money as an effective & beneficial motivator... "This lends support for the recent psychological theory that the undermining effect is closely linked to a decreased sense of self-determination (3-5)."

 

And if monetary reward is having this kind of influence on the neurological level, I wonder what debt is doing?
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A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you

A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Start with heightened creativity
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Considering the creative benefits of slack... :) 

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Nettrice Gaskins on Techno-Vernacular Creativity and STEAM

In this talk Dr. Nettrice Gaskins -- author and STEAM Lab Director at Boston Arts Academy -- discusses her model for ‘techno-vernacular’ creative production ...
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I thought there was some great ideas & examples in here about getting people into STEAM via their inherent personal interests and existing cultural touchpoints with it. 
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The Poverty Trap: Slack, Not Grit, Creates Achievement

The Poverty Trap: Slack, Not Grit, Creates Achievement | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Poverty is a trap children are born into: No child has ever chosen to be poor. Children have never caused the poverty that defines their lives, and their education. Yet, the adults with political, corporate, and educational wealth and power—who demand "no excuses" from schools and teachers serving the new majority of impoverished children in…
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Was reminded of this interesting perspective piece during a recent conversation with some of my educator colleagues.

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Report: Ours to Master - how makerspaces can help us master technology for a more human end - RSA

Report: Ours to Master - how makerspaces can help us master technology for a more human end - RSA | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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The RSA tends to put out some really interesting talks and reports. Like TED, but for people with longer attention spans and a desire to take both a broader & deeper dive into various topics. ;) Here's a recent report on Makerspaces that looks intriguing.

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