Juan Enriquez, Big Reboot: Financial Crisis to Evolutionary Tech

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rebooting toward a trajectory of a different species: from Homo Sapiens to evolutionary hominid. (Of course it’s a double-edged sword) (18 min, Feb 2009)

“Synthetic Life” Design, Craig Venter (TED)

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Craig Venter and team create the first fully functioning, reproducing cell controlled by synthetic DNA. (18 min)

Cultural Analytics: High-performance Computing and the Humanities

May 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lev Manovich, UC San Diego, delivers a paradigm on the quantitative end in the humanities, Cultural Analytics. The project is Visualizing Patterns in Databases of Cultural Images and Video. The focus is on automatic analysis of visual and media culture: video games, mass media, visual art and cinema.

The intent is analyzing cultural documents through information visualization, currently limited to the study of formal qualities of historical works of Art.

TEDxNYED: Jeff Jarvis Talk on Reciprocal Learning

May 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jeff Jarvis, author of “What Would Google Do?”, blogs about media and news.
Here Jeff presents his perspective on redefining our interactive learning approaches.
(16 min)

Pivot Browser Interface Based on Jef Raskin’s Concepts from the 90’s

March 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Pivot, a browser interface from Microsoft Live Labs capable of arranging and zooming data in desired configurations and assimilated patterns.

This interaction approach was originally conceived ten years ago by interaction designer Jef Raskin, researching the Humane Interface through his ZoomWorld browser prototype. Now, ten years later Microsoft built their own version with Seadragon technology.

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