19 November 2010

(Extreme Zoom) Scale of the Universe

Beyond treasure hunt: locative games 2010 and the near future

Crowdsourcing can help solve scientific problems

Disney Copyright Video: Another Fair Use Provocateur Par Excellence

http://deaddrops.com/: Bizarre new artwork embeds USB sticks in buildings for filesharing


People have "right to be forgotten" online

(Definition) "cognitive dissonance" - defined (roughly) as the discomfort that comes from holding conflicting views simultaneously.

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." - T.H. Huxley Via
"The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out." - Franklin D. Roosevelt Via
"Gutenberg, Darwin, the Wright Brothers and even modern computer whiz-bangs show that innovation comes from accumulated knowledge, constructive errors and the magnificent happenstance of "information spillover" (information intended for one gets picked up, carried, and improved by another)." - Robert Genn
"Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless." - Thomas Edison
"The guy who takes a chance . . . who walks the line between the known and unknown . . . who is unafraid of failure, will succeed." - Gordon Parks

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