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The Return of the Utopians

The Return of the Utopians | Research_topic | Scoop.it
What today’s movements for social and economic reform can learn from the intentional communities of the nineteenth century.
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Gibsonian cyberspace deck built on rebooted Commodore 64 and Raspberry Pi

Gibsonian cyberspace deck built on rebooted Commodore 64 and Raspberry Pi | Research_topic | Scoop.it
D10D3 built this “cyberdeck” on a C64c (a modern recreation of the Commmodore 64) with a Raspberry Pi CPU, VGA port, and all the I/O you could ask for (USB/Bluetooth/wifi/Ethernet).
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These Miniature Japanese Paper Crafts are the Antidote to Pokemon

These Miniature Japanese Paper Crafts are the Antidote to Pokemon | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Somewhere in between Lego and Origami, is the world of Japanese miniature paper crafts. I know, I've been on the weird and wonderful side of the internet again today, getting very familiar with a company called Sankei, a Japanese paper craft company that sells all their scale model paper craf
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Coding is not ‘fun’, it’s technically and ethically complex – Walter Vannini | Aeon Ideas

Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world’s digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org’s promise that ‘Anybody can learn!’ to Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s comment that writing code is ‘fun an
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Colleges Are Finally Realizing There's No Right Way to Learn

Colleges Are Finally Realizing There's No Right Way to Learn | Research_topic | Scoop.it
More schools are working to make a degree attainable for students with learning differences.
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Court: With 3D printer gun files, national security interest trumps free speech

Court: With 3D printer gun files, national security interest trumps free speech | Research_topic | Scoop.it
In Defense Distributed v. Department of State, the government wins this round.
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3D Printing Is Going to Turn the Miniatures Gaming Market into a War Zone

3D Printing Is Going to Turn the Miniatures Gaming Market into a War Zone | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Miniature games have been mainstay of the war game genre for decades. Games like Warhammer: 40K, Warhammer Fantasy Battles, D&D, and many more all rely on miniatures to bring fictional battles …
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Build Props and Costume Armor with Paper, Pepakura, and Bondo | Make:

Build Props and Costume Armor with Paper, Pepakura, and Bondo | Make: | Research_topic | Scoop.it
You don't need fancy digital fabrication tools to make high quality props, you just need some paper, a pepakura program, and some Bondo and resin.
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Boost your 3D Printing Education!

Boost your 3D Printing Education! | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Do you want to graduate in 3D Printing? Thanks to our Graduate in 3D Printing free eBooks series, It is never too late to begin a 3D Printing education!
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Bad Piggies Is the Best Science Game You Didn’t Know Was About Science

Bad Piggies Is the Best Science Game You Didn’t Know Was About Science | Research_topic | Scoop.it
The best part of the game Bad Piggies is that you can build your own contraptions and create your own experiments. What happens when you change the mass?
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Brincar criativo

Brincar criativo | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Há uns meses o Mário Caeiro convidou-me para escrever um texto para a edição de 2016 do projeto VICENTE , que se dedica este ano ao lúdic
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Kynaston L. McShine (ed.): Information (1970) — Monoskop Log

Kynaston L. McShine (ed.): Information (1970) — Monoskop Log | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Writings on art, culture, and media technology
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7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science | Research_topic | Scoop.it
The brain's creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.
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The Exact Moment When People Stopped Talking on the Phone

The Exact Moment When People Stopped Talking on the Phone | Research_topic | Scoop.it
When Slate was founded in 1996, people all over the world spent much of their day speaking into telephones. In 2016, as Slate celebrates its 20th birt
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Someone is learning how to take down the Internet | KurzweilAI

Someone is learning how to take down the Internet | KurzweilAI | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Submarine cables map (credit: Teleography) Over the past year or two, someone has been probing the defenses of the companies that run critical pieces of
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The Strange Life of Punctuation! | JSTOR Daily

The Strange Life of Punctuation! | JSTOR Daily | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Punctuation is often a symbolically loaded. Is there anything else so heavily regulated, codified and coddled as the period, comma, or exclamation point?
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Can you guess the website, based on the swatch of blue?

Can you guess the website, based on the swatch of blue? | Research_topic | Scoop.it
The color blue is ubiquitous online. Here's how that happened.
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The Dark Web Is Mostly Full of Garbage

The Dark Web Is Mostly Full of Garbage | Research_topic | Scoop.it
The dark web—the portion of the deep web only accessible through specific software—exists to serve the needs of hackers-for-hire, hitmen, internet drug kingpins, child pornographers, and their inevitable customers. That’s the public consensus.
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MakerBot's Replicator Mini+ is designed for classrooms

MakerBot's Replicator Mini+ is designed for classrooms | Research_topic | Scoop.it
More and more classrooms today are getting into 3D printing, and MakerBot wants to be there for them. Today the company announced that it's taken it
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The Screw Heads That Tried, But Failed, to Topple Phillips

The Screw Heads That Tried, But Failed, to Topple Phillips | Research_topic | Scoop.it
The history of the screw is long and surprisingly weird.
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What Math Looks Like in the Mind

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In a surprise to scientists, it appears blind people process numbers by tapping into a part of their brains that’s reserved for images in sighted individuals.
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Are you being catfished?

Are you being catfished? | Research_topic | Scoop.it
This post was written jointly with Katia Hildebrandt and also appears on her blog. Catfishing schemes, or romance scams, continue to plague social networking services. In fact, the issue has become…
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Russian hacking of the US election is the most extreme case of how the internet is changing our politics

Russian hacking of the US election is the most extreme case of how the internet is changing our politics | Research_topic | Scoop.it
So one of the strange outcomes of this weird election campaign is that we are finally beginning to get an idea of the long-term effects of the internet on our politics. It has been obvious for some time that social media were moving us in the direction of a post-truth polity.
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"pós-verdade": ou os treinadores de bancada, justiceiros de tasca e políticos de café como a voz colectiva ensurdecedora que se sobrepõe... aos factos. ou como se diz noutro país, não temos provas, temos convicções... "So one of the strange outcomes of this weird election campaign is that we are finally beginning to get an idea of the long-term effects of the internet on our politics. It has been obvious for some time that social media were moving us in the direction of a post-truth polity."
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5 Benefits of Having a Classroom Blog

5 Benefits of Having a Classroom Blog | Research_topic | Scoop.it
1. Being authors on a blog gives students the opportunity to share their thoughts with you, their classmates, and their parents on
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