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Mystery of Prince Rupert's Drop at 130,000 fps - Smarter Every Day 86

"Goggle Up! Science is about to happen...Share by Tweet: http://bit.ly/YAsk8M Facebook: http://bit.ly/PrinceRupert READ THE ADDITIONAL INFO HERE! (Click "Sho...
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Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist" | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now. Don’t be a futurist, he suggests: be a now-ist.
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HelloCompost's: Food for waste

HelloCompost's: Food for waste | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

Hello Compost is a service that enables the exchange of food for food waste in working-class communities.

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Radio's Brave New World

Radio's Brave New World | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Radio's Brave New World

James Cridland speech - July 2, 2014 at the opening of the Radiodays Johannesburg conference

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Radio waves… lose this and we lose out for sure

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Fanga

Fanga | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
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Good design recognising how we actually live… individually.

Designer:  Dirk Biotto

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Making Sense of the Internet Through a Gallery of Maps

Making Sense of the Internet Through a Gallery of Maps | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Robin Good's curator insight, June 8, 1:45 AM



A good example of content curation at work is the Vox feature collection entitled "40 maps that explain the internet", which showcases in a highly digestible and visual format where the Internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


Although at first glance this may look just as a list of maps with descriptions, there's a lot of curation work that can be appreciated by looking just a bit beyond the surface. 

a) Titles and descriptions are well crafted, short, focused, but consistently clear and to the point. 


b) The 40 maps are intelligently organized into six different groups: 

  1. How the Internet was created
  2. The Internet around the world
  3. Threats to the Internet
  4. The geography of online services
  5. How America gets online
  6. How we use the Internet


c) Images of maps sourced from elsewhere are properly credited and linked. 


To the ignorant eye, this will look like "oh, just another collection of maps", but to the avid reader, scholar and to the curious enough to look beyond appearances, the value of this editorial work is on how it perfectly hides the amount of complexity and research work it has required while organizing and presenting an extremely clear and comprehensive body of valuable information on the chosen topic.


Curated by Timothy B. Lee together with editor Eleanor Barkhorn,

designer Uy Tieu and developer Yuri Victor.



A good example of curation at work. 8/10


Full feature: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps 





 

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Mapas sobre Internet en el mundo

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, June 10, 4:20 AM

40 mapas que explican INTERNET

Chulísimo!!

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Schott - 100 Years an American Original (CL) on Vimeo

Schott NYC has been making outerwear in the USA for 100 years now. They invented the motorcycle jacket. It was our pleasure to make a short profile piece highlighting…
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Perfecto - the 118:  strong, solid & über cool. 

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▶ ctOS: Is Your Information For Sale? Are You At Risk? - YouTube

This video shows risks and flaws of the government's central operating system. Also see the video on STUXNET: http://vimeo.com/25118844
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You can run but you can't hide - great video too

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COLLIDER / Project / We Have Decided Not To Die

COLLIDER / Project / We Have Decided Not To Die | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Collider is a film and design collective based in Sydney, Australia.
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Daniel Askill + team: designing their own destiny

Respect

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Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale - YouTube

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus". ...
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Humans Being Human - Music a universal language

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Pimped Out Bike Has More Built-In Tech Than Most Cars - PSFK

Pimped Out Bike Has More Built-In Tech Than Most Cars - PSFK | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

There is no shortage of smart accessories for your bicycle, but Vanhawks Valour is a new idea that wants to incorporate the best of them into one high-tech solution for all your cycling needs. It’s a bike that can track your rides, give you directions, warn you of dangers on the road, and even help you track it down should it get stolen thanks to an interconnected networks of other users.

 

For all of these features to work, the bike needs to be connected to your smartphone via a Bluetooth connection. One of the most eye-catching features is the LED indicators built in to the handlebars which signal as you approach your next turn. To make sure a car doesn’t catch you off-guard while you turn, the handlebars will also vibrate if a car suddenly moves into your blind spot. While all of this is happening, on-board sensors will continue to measure various data points such as how many calories you’ve burned, distance traveled, and speed.


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Looks cool too… very 21stC - but if it could stop the guys with the bolt cutters rather than track it once they have it - that would be the coolest

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Best Branded Content: Vans’ Absolutely Insane ‘How to Do Absolutely Everything’ Series

Best Branded Content: Vans’ Absolutely Insane ‘How to Do Absolutely Everything’ Series | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Someone at Vans really got the memo. While many brands err on the side of avoiding ruffling any legal, regulatory or social feathers with their content, Vans recently released a series of instructional videos teaching the finer points of punching people in the face and running away, seducing random women and not getting stabbed in the eye while in prison. They're enough to make even the most progressive brand strategist wonder,
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Know you are who: [Brand] publishing that understands the world an it's place within it…

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Make The Most of your Second Quarter

Make The Most of your Second Quarter | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
After about a year or so of being out of touch, last week I spoke with my longtime mentor, UCLA Professor Emeritus Mitsuru "Mits" Kataoka. Mits had gotten out of the hospital a few weeks ago, but his
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The wisdom of ages… but also of finding someone who's advice is sound. Looking to Robots to help out in the 3rd and 4th quarters ~8)

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Season 2 Episode 6: Alicia Navarro | Pearlfisher

Season 2 Episode 6: Alicia Navarro | Pearlfisher | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
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Skimlinks: An awesome interview from Pearlfisher that tells it like it is - and the commitment required to make it happen… The power to be you and put bread on the table - skimlove x 

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Visible Studio - Invisible Studio Architects

Visible Studio - Invisible Studio Architects | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
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This is where it's at… If you go down to the woods today you're in for a great surprise and that Land Rover is awesome too…

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6 Models of Blended Learning

6 Models of Blended Learning | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Discover how six blended learning models combine traditional classroom experiences with online learning for successful student results.

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Fusion is the future: Hyper hybrid.

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Andrew Doig's curator insight, July 2, 6:28 AM

Interesting that for us at SSU what we talk about is blended learning mostly is at the very deep end of this structure.

Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, July 2, 7:23 AM

Blended learning is an evolution of the e-learning and step to the new era of digital learning. Here 6 models are presented to understand what is behind this word

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 9, 2:31 PM

Six different models of Blended Learning

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The Rivet Press - The Press - Paper Cut Razor

The Rivet Press - The Press - Paper Cut Razor | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Every body hates a paper cut. They slice your finger open, they hurt like hell and take f...
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Love the logic… 

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COMME DES ORGANISMES

COMME DES ORGANISMES | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
A reimagination of the Spring 2014 Women's Collection by Comme des Garçons / Rei Kawakubo. The motion triptych shows an interpretation of what the initial concepts would have looked liked if they were not realised as a line of runway clothes but spontaneously realized themselves as autonomous life forms. The concept was a result of a collaboration between Antonio Trecel-Diaz, Erik Madigan Heck and Zeitguised. With additional animation by Derya Ötztürk. Sound by Michael Fakesch. The HD original artwork is sold exclusively on Sedition Art.
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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 4:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

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very very good

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The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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▶ The Colors - Inside CHANEL - YouTube

▶ The Colors - Inside CHANEL - YouTube | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Black. White. Beige. Gold. Red. In Chapter 11 of Inside CHANEL, five colors come alive as we delve into the history, the anecdotes, and the quotes from Madem...
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Living colour.

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Retronaut - 1925: The Isolator

Retronaut - 1925: The Isolator | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
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The antidote to "always on" culture - genius at work.

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‘Creative communities with a cause’ | Matthew Taylor's blog

I have been trying to use my preferred way of thinking about human motivation and social power to develop the RSA’s emerging world-view, ‘The Power to
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Identity inspires innovation

A good definition of a charismatic brand

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Section D, 135 (Monocle 24)

Section D, 135 (Monocle 24) | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Monocle design editor Tom Morris reflects on the golden age of corporate identity with Tony Brook of Unit Editions and our Creative Director Richard Spencer Powell. Plus, Alexei Korolyov profiles Austrian talent Susanne Bisovsky, and designer Nuno Coelho discusses Portugal’s identity on the 40th anniversary of the revolution that rid it of a fascist dictatorship.
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Identity Design considered… well

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Arts & Business Awards 2012 trophy

Arts & Business Awards 2012 trophy | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
About The annual Arts & Business Awards celebrate excellence in the field of cultural partnerships and sponsorship. Each year Arts & Business run a
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Just found these… beautiful design for all the right reasons... hope it picked up an award too

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The Most Boring Ad Ever Made? on Vimeo

Is this the most boring ad ever made? Not if you appreciate obsessive craftsmanship. Leica Camera spends 45 minutes polishing the new Leica T by hand. Watch for…
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Recommended "Flow" Therapy. The sound is soooooo soothing…

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ntlk's blog: Internet of Dependent Things

ntlk's blog: Internet of Dependent Things | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
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A reason why "Design Thinking" is important.

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