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How do neurons connect to each others? Blue Brain Project opens new insights.

"One of the greatest challenges in neuroscience is to identify the map of connections between neurons. In a landmark paper published in PNAS, the EPFL's Blue Brain Project (BBP) has identified key principles that determine synapse-scale connectivity"

...and guess what - it's random.


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Memory Is Not a Recording Device: How Technology Shaped Our Metaphors for Remembering

Memory Is Not a Recording Device: How Technology Shaped Our Metaphors for Remembering | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
Debunking the myth that memory is about...
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Does 'internet addiction' change the brain?

Does 'internet addiction' change the brain? | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

"This was a small study that examined the association between brain structure and the diagnosis of internet addiction disorder. The results of the study should be interpreted cautiously, as the small number of participants increases the likelihood that the findings were due to chance. Additionally, the study cannot tell us anything about whether obsessive internet use causes changes to the brain, as some headlines have suggested. From this study we cannot rule out the possibility that the participants’ brains were structured this way before their heavy internet usage. If this were the case it would raise the possibility that their brain structure was responsible for their actions rather than their actions altering their brain structure. Of course, there is also the question of whether the participants’ behaviour actually constitutes a medical condition."


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「The Story of Two Worlds low start V16」

Dai Koyamada's "The Story of Two Worlds low start V16" which he made ascent on 22 March 2012. Be a witness! Don't miss Dai Koyamada's latest documentary.
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LOST MEMORIES, Visual Effects Breakdowns

LOST MEMORIES, Visual Effects Breakdowns. Entire post-production made on After Effects, CS5. Color grading with Color Finesse and Sapphire.
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Europeana - Homepage

Europeana - Homepage | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe.

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iPad how to Loop a Video - Updated

I needed to have a video loop for one of my Art Show installations. I tried a couple of apps for this, vLoop and Video Looper but I could not get either of them to work. Then I came across a post on one of the Apple forums with the following suggestion:-

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The House: End of school showing

The House: End of school showing | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
“this house contains one of my first memories…” Over 5 days, imitating the dog (directed by Andrew Quick) have been running Live at LICA‘s 2012 summer school, with 17 artists and teachers fro...
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Hi Alistair, I'd like to chat with you about your experience of the summer school as part of my PhD research - would that be ok? I don't have your contact details, perhaps you could email me? rflovie@gmail.com
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Bridging the gap between academia and art | Mailout

Bridging the gap between academia and art | Mailout | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
Composer and multimedia artist Andrew Williams will be based within the University's Space Research Centre, and will explore new ways of visualising and explaining scientific research to the public. Andrew uses sound ...
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Willow - Sweater

A lovely example of creative projection mapping.

"Video for Willow's 'Sweater'. Everything shot in studio with 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls."


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Technology Doesn't Teach, Teachers Teach

Technology Doesn't Teach, Teachers Teach | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
No matter how far we evolve from the little red schoolhouse, we cannot afford to sacrifice the foundation of education that is built upon the unique relationship between teacher and student.

Education is undergoing a "seismic change" as more and more digital devices enter the classroom. This article looks at the digital devices and at the teacher, stating "the motherboard and the memory chip will never replace the passion and inspiration of a real-life teacher."

The article points out that for new technology to work teachers must be trained effectively in the new technology. Information on the replacement of traditional textbooks with digital textbooks is also discussed. Two school districts are mentioned that saw significant improvement with state testing scores (in specific subjects) with the introducation of digital textbooks.

Based on the information presented it is clear that for digital content to work well teachers must be trained. Without the training the achievment gap will not be impacted. For more information click through to the article.


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Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 24, 2015 4:23 PM

I chose this resource based on its powerful and straightforward title. Technology supports teachers - it does not replace them. In this article, a study illustrated that professional development that aided teachers in developing engaging tech lessons that focused on testable objectives yielded incredible achievement data. The technology must be incorporated into a curriculum, it does not take the place of the curriculum. 

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Teach Students What They Don’t Know But Are Ready To Learn

Teach Students What They Don’t Know But Are Ready To Learn | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
What should the goals of gifted education be?

Perhaps the goals of all education forall children...

“Rather than portray the needs of gifted students as being unique, we suggest weaving them into the general education tapestry. To accomplish this, we would revise the chief goal of gifted education to be the chief goal of all education: to ensure that all students receive the education appropriate for them at any given time by maximizing the match between individual students’ educational experiences with their individual educational needs.”


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New Tricks for Searching for Academics« NeverEndingSearch

New Tricks for Searching for Academics« NeverEndingSearch | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

Joyce Valenza provides a look at three "relatively new options" in searching that may be new to you. She looks at Google Scholar which has a "Making New Connections" component; Microsoft's Academic Search, which "offers the added value of allowing searchers to select one or more domains or disciplines and to filter by subdomain, publication, author, source type, organization, or keyword." In addition they also have new "data visualization features that offer searchers and scholars a view of the scholarly patters and relationships, highlighting critical links that help define scientific research."; and Mendeley, " a tool for the individual researcher and the opportunity to participate in research communities to share intelligence within a field of study."
For more information on all three tools check out the article.


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Brain Implant Restores Memories in Rats by Recording & Playing Them Back | 80beats | Discover Magazine

Brain Implant Restores Memories in Rats by Recording & Playing Them Back | 80beats | Discover Magazine | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
Health & Medicine | machine-brain connections | What's the News: Scientists have built a brain implant that can restore lost memories and reinforce new ones.
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Simple therapeutic interventions for rewiring the maladaptive brain - Counseling Today

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BBC News - Wales, Dementia sufferers 'hide diagnosis' because of stigma

BBC News - Wales, Dementia sufferers 'hide diagnosis' because of stigma | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
Dementia sufferers 'hide diagnosis'...
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m.guardian.co.uk

m.guardian.co.uk | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

BEWARE: Sharing your life on Facebook could have unforseen consequences - "Facebook's Generation Y nightmare - must read.

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Museum of Contemporary Photography

Museum of Contemporary Photography | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

Concerned with questions of memory, place, and identity, Shimon Attie gives visual form to both personal and collective memories by introducing histories of marginalized and forgotten communities into the physical landscape of the present. The Writing on the Wall project (1991-1993) took place in Berlin’s former Jewish quarter, the Scheunenviertel neighborhood. There Attie projected slides made from pre-Holocaust photographs of the neighborhood’s Jewish residents and shops in the same (or sometimes nearby) locations where the original images were taken. He then photographed the resulting scene. A woman from the past looks out the window of a building now scrawled with graffiti. A pigeon shop with cages stacked on the sidewalk is restored to an otherwise empty street. The life and industry suggested in the projections of the past strike an unexpected counterpoint to the crumbling facades and apparently abandoned places of the present.

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Tips for Scanning Old Photos

Tips for Scanning Old Photos | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
I need to scan lots of old family photos. Here are some handy articles about how to scan photos for archiving. Kimberly Powell writes a detailed guide on about.com. Tips for Scanning & Restoring Another excellent piece by Ralph G.
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Pocket (Formerly Read It Later)

Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.

 

Read more:

http://getpocket.com/

 


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About | TROIKATRONIX

About | TROIKATRONIX | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

"Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse. Whether you are an artist, designer, performer, or VJ, you can quickly and easily harness the limitless potential of digital media and real-time interactivity with Isadora."


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Tracks for Photo Journaling

Tracks for Photo Journaling | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

This is a great free app for colaborative photo journaling. Includes image enhancement filters and the ability to colaborate on multiple photo streams. Great story making tool.


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Center for Digital Storytelling - Introducing StoryLab

Center for Digital Storytelling - Introducing StoryLab | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

StoryLab is a new hub for innovation with a big aim: to radically improve public conversation in the U.S. and around the world. Everybody talks about it, but CDS actually knows how to do it.

To change the world, you first have to change the story.

 

Here is an organization I think everyone should know about -- the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS). They have been, and continue to provide world-class training in digital storytelling grounded in the power of a story dynamics to make a difference.

 

They are launching a new project -- StoryLab -- which aims to engage people in changing stories that keep us stuck, limited -- like our political discourse, violence, aids, etc. -- and expressing those stories that eliven and enoble us. Truly great work.

 

So why am I curating this and what has it got to do with business? Well -- imagine applying these same principles and ideas to the stories you share about your business, engaging your organization in this kind of deep story sharing that changes the world, and engaging with customers to create profound partnerships that make a difference.

 

Hmmmm -- I think there are lots of opportunities here and StoryLab is showing us the way.

 

The video on the StoryLab page also mentions supporting the project through donations. That is up to you. I have no affiliation with the Center other than our mutual love of story and its transformative power, and an amazing conversation I had a few years ago with founder Joe Lambert.

 

IMHO, thank heavens they are doing this project. There are so many others in the field of story that also work with story for transformative change. Let's keep hooking up. It is in this spirit that I bring you StoryLab.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Karen du Toit's comment, September 11, 2012 3:38 AM
Great curation, Karen!
Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, September 24, 2012 3:11 PM
Thank you Karen! I'm glad you like the curation :) Have a great week.
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How to Fuel the Innovation Engine in Learning

How to Fuel the Innovation Engine in Learning | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

This post begins:

"Can creativity be taught? If innovation is truly the key to this country’s success, then it’s time to think strategically about engendering creativity into our education system."

It reviews a new book, 'Ingenius: A Crash Course in Creativity.' The author, Tina Seelig, discusses her 'celebrated Innovation Engine' which consists of 'three internal human factors and three external influences.

The three interal human factors are:

* Knowledge which provides fuel for your imagination

* Imagination which is the catalyst for transforming knowledge into ideas

* Attitude - the spark that set the Innovation Engine in motion

For information on the three external influences as well as using failure to learn click through to the article.

 


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What are you doing to make writing real in your classroom?

What are you doing to make writing real in your classroom? | Self Memory Nostalgia | Scoop.it

An interesting discussion on ways to make writing an authentic experience for your students. Ideas include writing for the school newsletter, publishing ebooks, writing ne ws reports, creating textbooks for ohter grades levels and much more. Check it out for ideas and add your thoughts to the comment section.


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