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Common wisdom holds that smell is the least important sense for our species. But that conclusion may be flawed because we've ignored non-Western cultures. New research on a small tribe in southern Thailand challenges that assumption.
Research collaboration now involves significant online communication. But sending files back and forth between collaborators creates redundancy of effort, causes unnecessary delays and, many times,...
Not only for academics…!!!
Five collaborative writing tools for academics.
Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don't mind buying from the same company every time, this isn't too bad, but you lose the ability to comparison shop, as well as making it difficult to switch apps. Fortunately, there's a way around this problem.
Data visuals are everywhere, from the most trite like bar charts to the most complex like network graphs, and computer animations and simulations. While the diversity and abundance of data visuals is clearly a result of our technological revolution, data visuals are, above all, the products of people working for other people. This is nowhere more evident than in science and technology, where the safety and well-being of entire populations is at stake. However, once we shift our focus from data visuals to the human element, human and cultural factors take precedence over the visuals and even the science and engineering that warrant the visuals. What factors are those? How do they affect the conceptualization, production, and communication of data visuals? What does this mean for those involved in the practice, research, teaching and learning of science and technology? To answer these questions, I will report on the results of a pilot study the Visualizing STEM Research Synergy Cluster at NMT did with science and technology students. I will relate the results to research in data visualization, science and technology studies (STS), and cultural and human factors. And I will discuss implications of the pilot study for the visual communication of science and technology.
When Bran Ferren was just 9, his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — and it changed everything. In that moment, he began to understand how the tools of science and engineering become more powerful when combined with art, with design and beauty. Ever since, he's been searching for a convincing modern-day equivalent to Rome's masterpiece. Stay tuned to the end of the talk for his unexpected suggestion.
A design deliverable for the post-PSD era of responsive design.
Comme tout secteur de l’économie concurrentielle, celui de la localisation a subi les effets des délocalisations. Le présent article s’attache à observer les reflets que renvoie une activité professionnelle (la localisation) passée à travers le prisme d’un des faits économiques majeurs de notre temps (la délocalisation) : externalisation, expatriation, internationalisation, mondialisation… Il s’agit, dans un premier temps, de définir précisément ce qu’il faut entendre par localisation, avant d’examiner comment l’exercice concret de cette spécialité s’est trouvé et se trouve bouleversé par son quasi-antonyme. L’analyse critique de ces reflets permet d’identifier les enjeux et les tendances qui sous-tendent ce marché professionnel et leur influence sur celui de la traduction professionnelle dans son ensemble.
During 2010-12, noted AI researcher and long-time Humanity+ Board member Ben Goertzel conducted a series of textual interviews with researchers in various areas of cutting-edge science — artificial general intelligence, nanotechnology, life extension, neurotechnology, collective intelligence, mind uploading, body modification, neuro-spiritual transformation, and more. These interviews were published online in H+ Magazine, and are here gathered together in a single volume. The resulting series of dialogues treats a variety of social, futurological and scientific topics in a way that is accessible to the educated non-scientist, yet also deep and honest to the subtleties of the topics being discussed.
Between Ape and Artilect is a must-read if you want the real views, opinions, ideas, muses and arguments of the people creating our future.
- Itamar Arel: AGI via Deep Learning
- Pei Wang: What Do You Mean by “AI”? - Joscha Bach: Understanding the Mind- Hugo DeGaris: Will There be Cyborgs?- DeGaris Interviews Goertzel: Seeking the Sputnik of AGI - Linas Vepstas: AGI, Open Source and Our Economic Future - Joel Pitt: The Benefits of Open Source for AGI- Randal Koene: Substrate-Independent Minds- João Pedro de Magalhães: Ending Aging - Aubrey De Grey: Aging and AGI- David Brin: Sousveillance- J. Storrs Hall: Intelligent Nano Factories and Fogs- Mohamad Tarifi: AGI and the Emerging Peer-to-Peer Economy - Michael Anissimov: The Risks of Artificial Superintelligence - Muehlhauser & Goertzel: Rationality, Risk, and the Future of AGI - Paul Werbos: Will Humanity Survive?- Wendell Wallach: Machine Morality- Francis Heylighen: The Emerging Global Brain - Steve Omohundro: The Wisdom of the Global Brain and the Future of AGI - Alexandra Elbakyan: Beyond the Borg - Giulio Prisco: Technological Transcendence - Zhou Changle: Zen and the Art of Intelligent Robotics - Hugo DeGaris: Is God an Alien Mathematician? - Lincoln Cannon: The Most Transhumanist Religion?- Natasha Vita-More: Upgrading Humanity - Jeffery Martin & Mikey Siegel: Engineering Enlightenment
I had the opportunity to attend the keynote presentation of Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx. In her one-hour talk, Sara highlighted her fascinating journey from launching a start-up with $5000 in savings to becoming the youngest self-made female billionaire in history. Anyone who’s heard Sara’s story knows it’s exhilarating and motivating, but to see her live brings a new dimension to her story. She’s fresh, exuberant, funny and completely passionate about helping women feel and look their best, and about reforming all of the misguided trends that have kept in women in painful and ill-fitting undergarments over the last 50 years.
I was so inspired this morning when I read this article. That you are a female or male this article is worth the read!
The blessing of being a US citizen...create your success. I work with a lot of start-ups and entrepreneurs. The difference between those who succeed and those that don't is fear and no funding. Overcome fear by finding experts you can rely on and spend wisely. Many fail because they cheap out - DIY website, won't spend to get the best package, website and marketing that will get success faster.
Body Language :-)
New product by tweaking an old one to suit a customer segment
Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take to remove your personal information collected all over the web.
It's amazing how much information is out there about you. Have you ever Googled yourself?
There may be many reasons for 'deleting' your online presence, or parts of it. This is good information.
How to Disappear Online !
Some sites to be aware of where you have an online presence.
In a demo that drew gasps at TED2010, Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos new augmented-reality mapping technology from Microsoft.
"So what makes a great leader in the 21st century? I've met many, and they stand out. They are women and men who are preparing themselves not for the comfortable predictability of yesterday but also for the realities of today and all of those unknown possibilities of tomorrow."
One way of improving the practice of a discipline or field is having a robust education and solid theoretical foundation. In the case of information design, these aspects are still unclear and vary...
Ben Bogart is an artist working in installation, audio-visual improvisation and software development. His installations create content live in response to th...
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
Useful educational resources:
Some great sites to further your education, exercise your brain.
En los listados siempre se encuentra algo nuevo
Watch the highlights from the four sessions at our Leading Business by Design summit, with speakers including Martha Lane Fox (Go ON UK), Matt Webb (BERG) and Rachel Jackson (Thomson Reuters). Adding value: using design to improve products and services In association with Interbrand Our experts discuss the role of design in improving products and services - and how it can increase brand value.
Data visualization has historically been accessible only to the elite in academia, business, and government. It was "serious" technology, created by experts for…
To make your Content Marketing work stand out you need to combine visual elements through storytelling. Read to learn more on data visualization.
Remember people learn from you in 3 ways, audibly, visually and kinaesthetically. Which is why what you do with your body including your face is also so critical.
The first 2 sentences of this article sum it all up:
"On average, your readers will only read 28% of the words on a page.
Can you tell your whole story in 2-3 sentences? Probably not."
As graphic/visual coaches this reinforces the value of recording and working through visuals to support and enhance the normal talking and note taking.
Para aumentar a retenção na aprendizagem, a combinação de imagens e contação de histórias ainda são técnincas campeãs. Vamos pratica-las nas acoes educacionais ?
A free HTML5 app to take the pain out of transcribing interviews. Useful for journalists, academics and anyone else transcribing audio. And it's open source, too.
Herramienta para transcribir vídeos y audio.
Indispensable et fabuleux pour faciliter les interviews .
Les plans de relève lors de départs en retraite s'en trouvent facilités.
Un outil permettant de réaliser assez rapidement et de façon très simple des transcriptions. Je ne sais pas si c'est limité en durée / poids, mais aussi bien l'audio que la vidéo semble fonctionner. Génial quoi !
The rise of social media in combination with an ever-increasing range of mobile devices makes the immediate communication of ideas between individuals and th...
In commemoration of a year in print, we present the Startup of You in visual summary. The last year has continued to demonstrate how work and careers need a new entrepreneurial mindset for everyone, not just entrepreneurs.
The hardest thing to know is when an idea becomes TRUE. Personal Branding's tipping point is now behind us, but just because we aren't on the "bleeding edge" doesn't mean we can't find and share cool personal branding resources and ideas (like this one). M
This is just GOLD. Nuff said.
Last week took place Tapestry Conference. Thanks to live-stream, I spent some time watching some of the talks. The discussions around beauty and functionality made me reflect on how we, as informat...
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading - through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
We're all familiar with satellite imagery, but what we might not know is that much of it is out of date. That's because satellites are big and expensive, so there aren't that many of them up in space. As he explains in this fascinating talk, Dan Berkenstock and his team came up with a different solution, designing a cheap, lightweight satellite with a radically new approach to photographing what's going on on Earth.