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Are robots hurting job growth?

Are robots hurting job growth? | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

Technological advances, especially robotics, are revolutionizing the workplace, but not necessarily creating jobs. Steve Kroft reports.


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Only the jobs humans are no good at doing well...

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No - helping to take care of the mundane and tricky... leaving humans to accelerate evolution

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▶ Perfume Live 「STORY(SXSW-MIX)」 from "SXSW 2015" - YouTube

2015年3月17日(現地時間)、アメリカ テキサス州オースティンで開催された 「SXSW 2015」に初出演したPerfume。 SXSW Asia RepのYouTubeチャンネルにて、生中継された未発表楽曲「STORY (SXSW-MIX)」を、好評につき、1ヶ月限定でPerfumeオフィシャル YouTu...
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The new Kraftwerk generation…

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LRB · John Lanchester · The Robots Are Coming: The robots are coming

LRB · John Lanchester · The Robots Are Coming: The robots are coming | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
In 1996, in response to the 1992 Russo-American moratorium on nuclear testing, the US government started a programme called the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative. The suspension of testing had created a need to be able to run complex computer simulations of how old weapons were . . .
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We're already here…

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Notes on Art & Fear

Notes on Art & Fear | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

“Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won’t count for much”

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Elements of truth…

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.


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"The first rule is so important, it’s RULE 0.… The new thing is never as good as the old thing, at least right now. Soon, the new thing will be better than the old thing will be." Seth Godwin

 
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Miep Carstensen's curator insight, February 2, 3:24 PM

Now here's a model I can work with...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, February 6, 2:19 PM

gosto da premissa que tecnologia não endereça/resolve necessidades emocionais, básicas na pirâmide aqui ilustrada.


A hierarquia tecnológica de segurança, sociabilização, cognição, estética, etc é um excelente passo a passo para utilização da tecnologia como ferramenta de aprendizagem.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:19 PM

This is a project which is ongoing. Maslow, like others i.e. Ellul, had reservations about computers, but his work is important in their uses.

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Kraftwerk: Pop Art review – more influential than the Beatles?

Kraftwerk: Pop Art review – more influential than the Beatles? | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Paul Morley made a startling claim in this music documentary celebrating the work of Germany’s industrial pioneers, writes Sam Wollaston
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The man machine pioneers… 
- respect

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pBooks, eBooks, & dBooks: why we are hooked on books and bookness. — Medium

pBooks, eBooks, & dBooks: why we are hooked on books and bookness. — Medium | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

Originally published at www.tomu.co on December 22, 2014.

 

"I wanted to write an essay about books: physical, electronic and the new kinds of digital books. It is a subject that preoccupies me… "
Tom Uglow
 

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"prosopagnasia" 

A good book is a friend for life…

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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 203, Ray Bradbury

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 203, Ray Bradbury | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

“Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.”

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"Science fiction is the fiction of ideas"
- why paying attention is so necessary…

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Audi Tests A New Carsharing Plan: Split A Car With Your Friends

Audi Tests A New Carsharing Plan: Split A Car With Your Friends | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Three or four friends or coworkers all use the same car as a group, aided by an app and beacon that helps split the monthly bill.
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Design thinking. A performance driven solution:
"They also don't want something with a sticker on the side that says 'car sharing.' They really want a nice performance car."

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Philips and Desso Luminous Carpets™

Philips and Desso Luminous Carpets™ | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Philips and Desso Luminous Carpets™ make floor designs inspiring and persuasive, creating a unique and defining signature for any building interior. It is a unique, patented flooring solution combines robust LED lighting from Philips with light transmissive carpet specially developed by Desso.
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Leading the way... disco dance floor evolution

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This Is What Your Face Looks Like to Facebook — Matter — Medium

This Is What Your Face Looks Like to Facebook — Matter — Medium | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Artist Sterlin Crispin’s “Data Masks” remind us the machines are always watching.
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Work to be done...
The Thought Police need to reconfigure their thinking to (re)gain our trust, of that I am sure...

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Overall Rankings — The Good Country Index

Overall Rankings — The Good Country Index | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
The Good Country Index is pretty simple: a measure of what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity
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It's good to be good…
Be very interested to see this thinking distilled into the Good City Index

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A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives. Watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi.
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 

An excellent interactive resource

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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Interesting… and what of the impact on handwriting

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, January 12, 9:46 PM

This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.

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Gazette Topic | Experience

Gazette Topic | Experience | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Experience is a series of interviews with Harvard faculty covering the reasons they became teachers and scholars, and the personal journeys, missteps included, behind their professional success.
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"Search until you find a passion…" Experience value exchange

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SanDisk 200GB microSD card - First look ahead of UK release (Wired UK)

SanDisk 200GB microSD card - First look ahead of UK release (Wired UK) | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
WIRED.co.uk checks out SanDisk's 200GB microSD at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
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Then: 1985 - my 1st computer: 4Mb RAM / 40mb ROM
Now: 2015 - my mobile: SanDisk 200GB microSD card
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Are You Too Busy to Be Yourself?

Are You Too Busy to Be Yourself? | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
A modern dilemma with ancient roots.
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Live fast/slow - your choice…

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Explainer: what is 4D printing? | KurzweilAI

Explainer: what is 4D printing? | KurzweilAI | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Shapeshifting: 3D printed materials that change shape over time (credit: Dan Raviv/Scientific Reports) Additive manufacturing --- or 3D printing --- is 30
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3D is celebrating 30+ years… so time to check out 4D!! 

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▶ Dan Wieden - A Gift in Portland - YouTube

Dan Wieden, the legendary and charismatic co-founder of the global communications company Wieden + Kennedy, describes a gift that his fledging agency was giv...
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Learning how to learn in a different way… it's a gift

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Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it

Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Maybe it’s a sign that robots are growing up, and thus hitting the rebellious stage.
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And so it came to pass... a good example of art informing life

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The Case for Design Consulting — Medium

The Case for Design Consulting — Medium | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

Despite opinions to the contrary, it’s a great time for design, argues Artefact’s executive director, John Rousseau.

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Critical mass is achieved…

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Designers at Home — Michael Wolff. on Vimeo

To complement his interview with Sarah Snaith in the Winter Issue of the YCN Members' Magazine we made a film with designer Michael Wolff at his North London home.…
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Design: If it doesn't bring Joy… I can't see the point of it.
Michael Wolff 

How right is that...

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▶ Under The Eiderdown - YouTube

http://youtu.be/L_BKN6tzrYI
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The future of work is play... Punchdrunk sure know what they're doing…

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“Learn Sia’s Chandelier Dance with Ryan Heffington” by Andrea Sisson - YouTube

“Learn Sia’s Chandelier Dance with Ryan Heffington” by Andrea Sisson - YouTube | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
An inner monologue turned tutorial video gives us the thinking behind Sia’s ‘Chandelier,’ courtesy of LA choreographer Ryan Heffington. Read the full feature...
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Let's dance…

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What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1930s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter. And reveals the dramatic reordering of nations that occurs when you use it.
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This is the data we need measured and acted on.

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Video: Marty Neumeier

Video: Marty Neumeier | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
In the next few decades we’ll see the acceleration of man/machine collaboration, with computers becoming more human and humans becoming more creative. Marty Neumeier shares the five metaskills needed to navigate this changing landscape.
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Get to the Joy Zone: Marty Neumeier's eloquent meta thesis... stimulating stuff

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