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Kurt Vega

Kurt Vega 

The Impossible is Now Probable

Occupation: Chief Connectivist, Social Media and Web Consultant, Adjunct Faculty at Fashion Institute of Technology, Corporate and Academic Presentations & Training, Policies, Strategy, Implementation & O (Dragon's Hearth)

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Peeragogy Handbook187Welcome to the 8-week Peeragogy Accelerator! Bring your collaborative project to the hive and well, accelerate it!DetailsCycle: 8 weeks on, 4 weeks off; 8 weeks on, etc.First quarter started June 2, 2014 (join any time)Cost: Free!  (Optional infrastructure fee/donation)Medium: Hangouts (or Unhangouts or chatb.org)Time: 1PM US EDT (6 PM UTC)Accelerator materials adapted from https://archive.org/details/TheOpenBook / http://peeragogy.org/peeragogy-in-action/ See these pages for details.Weekly Preamble1) Review what was supposed to happen; 2) Establish what is happening; 3) Determine what’s right and wrong with what we are doing; 4) What did we learn or change? 5) What else should we change going forward?Week 2 (June 9) – Roles, patterns and anti-patterns that emerge in our projects. We'll start an annotated, collaborative list.Week 1 (June 2) – We set the initial challenge and started building a framework for accountability and participation.Further details:http://commonsabundance.net/groups/peeragogy/http://peeragogy.org/peeragogy-in-action/Peeragogy Accelerator: Week 2 - Roles, patterns and anti-patterns2014-06-09 19:15:0011 
Reinventors Network789,670Here's a really hard problem that Larry Lessig is not sure how to solve: "Let's assume we've got a fundamentally corrupt government, in the precise sense that the dependence upon "funders" corrupts the intended dependence upon "the people alone," and that too many within that system are too deeply connected to it to push for its change. That means any effective movement for change has got to come from the outside. How would a grassroots movement in the Internet Age create the pressure such a change would require? How would the people who brought the Internet to scale tackle this problem?"Joining Larry in his effort is a veritable who's who of internet know-how, the folks who have built & scaled networks for change: internet pioneer Tim O'Reilly, Change.org Founder Ben Rattray, Moveon.org Executive Director Anna Galland, VC Brad Burnham, Executive Producer of TED Media June Cohen, Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent, and Markos Moulitsas, Founder of Daily Kos. Reinvent Money in Politics2013-07-11 20:00:00195 

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Andrey Mashnich105,731Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle....  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-26 09:51:52408441990
Nothing but Circles8,892Welcome to +Nothing but Circles   Note:  If you have been shared in  this circle before, you will not be included in another. The circle is of people that just started following our page and every welcome circle will have different people in them.PLEASE take the time to read the about page, I will not answer any questions that have already been answered on the about page.The Welcome circles will be larger than normal until I get caught up...2013-02-08 15:21:10500201031
Grow Your Community273Whether you have a Google+ Community, personal profile or page +Grow Your Community is here to help you reach out to new people.Follow +Grow Your Community and share this circle now to Public, your Community or both!And you'll be in it tomorrow. It's that easy! :)+1 and comment to be sure you don't get missed!#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle http://goo.gl/M48qJ #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #publiccircle  2012-12-10 14:14:43169585477
Marilyn Fenn9,388My Top 100Just sharing the top 100 people with whom I interact (or who interact with me; not sure which way it goes).  I left out pages, and oops - accidentally deleted some pages from my permanent mega circle.  Did I lose you?And should you be here?  ;)2012-07-24 02:30:531012008
Nikon Shooters4,304Nikon Shooters Circle 2We only share one circle at a time, since you can only add 500 people per day to your circles. Once we've shared them all, we start the rotation again at Circle 1. The Nikon Shooters Circles and Page continues to grow. We now have over 4,000 members! There are currently 10 Nikon Shooter circles. There's a 500 person for adding people to your circles each day, so we've limited the circles to 450 each so they're easy to share and to add to your circles.To be included one of the Nikon Shooter circles, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.) Once you do that, you'll be added to our circles on our next update.The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles during our next update. #Nikon, #Photography , #Camera2012-04-02 19:29:13449006
Nikon Shooters3,572Nikon Shooters Circle 2The Nikon Shooters Circles and Page continues to grow. We now have over 3,000 members! There are currently 8 Nikon Shooter circles. There's a 500 person for adding people to your circles each day, so we've limited the circles to 450 each so they're easy to share and to add to your circles. There's no difference between any of the circles.To be included one of the Nikon Shooter circles, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.) Once you do that, you'll be added to our circles.The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles. #Nikon, #Photography , #Camera2012-03-14 14:21:47452091
Nikon Shooters2,979Nikon Shooters Circle 2The Nikon Shooters Circles and Page continues to grow. We now have over 2800 members! There are now 6 Nikon Shooter circles. There's a 500 person for adding people to your circles each day, so we've limited the circles to 450 each so they're easy to share and to add to your circles. There's no difference between any of the circles.To be included one of the Nikon Shooter circles, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.) Once you do that, you'll be added to our circles.The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles. Since you can't add 2800 people to your circles at once, we publish the circles on a one circle per day basis. After they've all been published, we start the rotation again.2012-02-24 01:03:17450104
Nikon Shooters1,451Circle 2 of The Nikon Shooters Circle and Page. We now have over 1400 members! There are now 4 circles, since there's a 500 person adding people each day, so we've limited the circles to 450 each to try and avoid problems. There's no difference between the circles, just a way to keep them all under 500 members each so they're easy to share and add to your circles.To be included in this circle, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.)The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles. #Nikon, #Photography, #Camera2012-01-22 01:49:23450003
Nikon Shooters1,262Circle 2 of The Nikon Shooters Circle and Page. We now have over 1250 members! There are now 3 circles, since there's a 500 person limit on sharing circles. There's no difference between the circles, just a way to keep them all under 500 members each so they're easy to share.To be included in this circle, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.)The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles. #Nikon, #Photography, #Camera2012-01-14 18:13:07476033
Nikon Shooters935Circle 2 of The New Nikon Shooters Circle and Page. We now have over 900 members! I'll be starting circle #3 real soon, since there's a 500 person limit on sharing circles. There's no difference between the circles, just a way to keep them all under 500 members each so they're easy to share.To be included in this circle, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages) The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049#Nikon, #Photography, #Camera2012-01-05 14:56:17436423

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2014-08-24 02:02:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If A Computer Can Diagnose Cancer, Will Doctors Become Obsolete?

The “computational pathologist,” a computer software program known as the C-Path, can examine thousands of tissue scans at lightning speed to diagnose patients with breast cancer and even predict their survival rates. Some believe the C-Path, which is built on digital imagery, is as good as or even better than a human doctor.

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Portrait of Jean Cocteau with Ricki Soma and Leo Coleman, 1947 

Portrait of Jean Cocteau with Ricki Soma and Leo Coleman, 1947 ___

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2014-10-26 15:16:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"The Black Eagle"!
Have a really nice sunday!!!!

+BTP Other Pro curated by +Rinus Bakker +Nancy Dempsey +Chester Omorodion #BTPOtherPro 
+Fantastic & Surreal Photos curated by +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
+Fine Art Fantastic Photos curated by +Heimo MAUSER +Martha Wagner #fineartfantasticphotos 
+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez +Sarah Sever #hqspphotoart 
+Photo Mania Germany curated by +Nicole Gruber +Sandra Deichmann +Markus Landsmann +dietmar rogacki +Photo Mania Germany #PhotoManiaGermany 
+Texture Blend Photography 

"The Black Eagle"!
Have a really nice sunday!!!!

+BTP Other Pro curated by +Rinus Bakker +Nancy Dempsey +Chester Omorodion #BTPOtherPro 
+Fantastic & Surreal Photos curated by +Gemma Costa +Rob Heron #fantasticandsurrealphotos 
+Fine Art Fantastic Photos curated by +Heimo MAUSER +Martha Wagner #fineartfantasticphotos 
+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Anja Wessels +Enrique Pelaez +Sarah Sever #hqspphotoart 
+Photo Mania Germany curated by +Nicole Gruber +Sandra Deichmann +Markus Landsmann +dietmar rogacki +Photo Mania Germany #PhotoManiaGermany 
+Texture Blend Photography ___

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2014-10-11 03:35:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Neil Gaiman’s advice, “as quickly as you can, start telling the stories only you can tell.”

And - finish things.

Neil Gaiman’s advice, “as quickly as you can, start telling the stories only you can tell.”

And - finish things.___

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2014-10-11 03:35:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

122 Free Online Philosophy Courses from Top Universities. Download and live the examined life. http://is.gd/3LOHDQ 

122 Free Online Philosophy Courses from Top Universities. Download and live the examined life. http://is.gd/3LOHDQ ___

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2014-10-11 03:34:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Today we celebrate the birthday of Ed Wood, a filmmaker whose terribly memorable films made him into the immortal director he always dreamed he'd be 

Today we celebrate the birthday of Ed Wood, a filmmaker whose terribly memorable films made him into the immortal director he always dreamed he'd be ___

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2014-10-10 02:24:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

These wonderful twisted photos were created by a glitch art guru:

http://wrd.cm/1CZaP7X

These wonderful twisted photos were created by a glitch art guru:

http://wrd.cm/1CZaP7X___

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2014-10-10 02:22:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Pro
http://www.reddit.com/user/poppzE

Pro
http://www.reddit.com/user/poppzE___

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2014-10-10 02:21:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

10 Great Performances From 10 Legendary Jazz Artists: Django, Miles, Monk, Coltrane & More http://goo.gl/n5C1o  

10 Great Performances From 10 Legendary Jazz Artists: Django, Miles, Monk, Coltrane & More http://goo.gl/n5C1o  ___

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This is super amazing pencil drawing by Diego faiso

Please Follow: +Wonderful World 


This is super amazing pencil drawing by Diego faiso

Please Follow: +Wonderful World ___

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2014-10-02 04:20:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Eating Spaghetti  - Advanced Level
http://cheezburger.com/8331375360

Actually, this is not the worst idea I have seen.

Eating Spaghetti  - Advanced Level
http://cheezburger.com/8331375360

Actually, this is not the worst idea I have seen.___

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2014-10-01 23:09:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

revolution 

revolution ___

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2014-10-01 22:48:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The view from a Leaf by Kobi Refaeli
http://goo.gl/vNtOLv   #forest #leaf #macro

The view from a Leaf by Kobi Refaeli
http://goo.gl/vNtOLv   #forest #leaf #macro___

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2014-09-29 19:32:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-17 03:34:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

(MOON) .Image was taken when shuttle was approaching ISS

IMAGE CREDIT:NASA 

(MOON) .Image was taken when shuttle was approaching ISS

IMAGE CREDIT:NASA ___

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2014-09-17 03:34:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Corridor 

Corridor ___

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2014-09-17 03:31:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Self #4" by Natalie Tacarigua: http://goo.gl/CWT0hQ #photography

"Self #4" by Natalie Tacarigua: http://goo.gl/CWT0hQ #photography___

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2014-09-17 03:30:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-17 03:30:01 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Stairway to heaven

#Savespace 
#Savespaceidea #interiordesign #apartmentliving #licorice_gr #newhouse #architecture #homedecor #newideas #Decoration #statue #designing #furnituredesign #Bed #office ___Stairway to heaven

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2014-09-17 03:29:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Abandoned palace in Guzów, Poland

Abandoned palace in Guzów, Poland___

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extra!

extra!___

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2014-09-16 16:27:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Adding posts to my tumblr stream.

Adding posts to my tumblr stream.___

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2014-09-13 14:56:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The average redwood tree lives to be between 500 and 800 years old. However, there are some old-growth trees that have lived even longer. The oldest living redwood trees are between 2,000 and 2,200 years old. Protecting these old-growth trees is considered essential by scientists because 96 percent of all old-growth redwoods have been killed by loggers. Today, old-growth redwood trees are protected by Redwood State and National Parks in Northern California.

Redwood trees have survived the ages due to their adaptability to fire, flood and fog. Redwood trees produce dormant buds, called burls, encouraging new growth after injury by forest fire. When the root system of a redwood tree is covered in layers of soil and silt after a flood, the tree begins a new set above the top of the old roots, closer to the surface, allowing the tree to live on. Redwood trees also utilize the dense fog that blankets... more »

The average redwood tree lives to be between 500 and 800 years old. However, there are some old-growth trees that have lived even longer. The oldest living redwood trees are between 2,000 and 2,200 years old. Protecting these old-growth trees is considered essential by scientists because 96 percent of all old-growth redwoods have been killed by loggers. Today, old-growth redwood trees are protected by Redwood State and National Parks in Northern California.

Redwood trees have survived the ages due to their adaptability to fire, flood and fog. Redwood trees produce dormant buds, called burls, encouraging new growth after injury by forest fire. When the root system of a redwood tree is covered in layers of soil and silt after a flood, the tree begins a new set above the top of the old roots, closer to the surface, allowing the tree to live on. Redwood trees also utilize the dense fog that blankets the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Redwoods pull moisture from fog, getting up to 40 percent of their water needs from fog during the dry summer months. The long lifespan of redwood trees is made possible by its adaptability. ~by Casandra Maier, Demand Media

So much beauty to behold...so much life has marched past these wondrous trees...

Imagine for a minute you are a 2000 year old redwood...what would you have to say to humanity today?

#amazing___

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2014-09-13 14:49:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The mathematics behind the Droste effect
http://www.josleys.com/article_show.php?id=82

In 1956, M.C. Escher completed a drawing called “Print Gallery”. The drawing depicts a young man looking at a print in a gallery that is deformed almost beyond recognition. There is an enigmatic white area in the center of the image.

In 2003, a group of mathematicians at Leiden University, led by Prof. Hendrik Lenstra succeeded in unraveling the mathematical structure of the image. Once this structure was known, they could ‘complete’ the image by filling in the famous white spot with the help of a computer algorithm.

A summary of their method was published in a paper, and received a lot of acclaim, not only in academic circles, but also in the general press.
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The mathematics behind the Droste effect
http://www.josleys.com/article_show.php?id=82

In 1956, M.C. Escher completed a drawing called “Print Gallery”. The drawing depicts a young man looking at a print in a gallery that is deformed almost beyond recognition. There is an enigmatic white area in the center of the image.

In 2003, a group of mathematicians at Leiden University, led by Prof. Hendrik Lenstra succeeded in unraveling the mathematical structure of the image. Once this structure was known, they could ‘complete’ the image by filling in the famous white spot with the help of a computer algorithm.

A summary of their method was published in a paper, and received a lot of acclaim, not only in academic circles, but also in the general press.
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2014-09-13 14:49:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Link to one of my Flipboard mags.

Link to one of my Flipboard mags.___

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2014-09-08 02:36:47 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2014-08-25 18:46:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Orson Welles Turns "Heart of Darkness" Into a Radio Drama, and Almost His First Great Film http://goo.gl/5rGeWd  

Orson Welles Turns "Heart of Darkness" Into a Radio Drama, and Almost His First Great Film http://goo.gl/5rGeWd  ___

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2014-08-24 02:17:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

So close, yet still so far.

So close, yet still so far.___

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2014-08-24 02:13:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Your privacy or your private life belongs to you. Some of it you may choose to make available, some of it should be made available, because it's in the public interest to make it known. The rest should be yours alone. And if anyone takes it from you, that's theft and it's the same as the theft of property."

A thoughtful discussion of privacy in the age of Facebook and in the wake of the Google "right to be forgotten" decision. 

"Your privacy or your private life belongs to you. Some of it you may choose to make available, some of it should be made available, because it's in the public interest to make it known. The rest should be yours alone. And if anyone takes it from you, that's theft and it's the same as the theft of property."

A thoughtful discussion of privacy in the age of Facebook and in the wake of the Google "right to be forgotten" decision. ___

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2014-08-24 02:02:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If A Computer Can Diagnose Cancer, Will Doctors Become Obsolete?

The “computational pathologist,” a computer software program known as the C-Path, can examine thousands of tissue scans at lightning speed to diagnose patients with breast cancer and even predict their survival rates. Some believe the C-Path, which is built on digital imagery, is as good as or even better than a human doctor.

If A Computer Can Diagnose Cancer, Will Doctors Become Obsolete?

The “computational pathologist,” a computer software program known as the C-Path, can examine thousands of tissue scans at lightning speed to diagnose patients with breast cancer and even predict their survival rates. Some believe the C-Path, which is built on digital imagery, is as good as or even better than a human doctor.___

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2014-08-24 02:00:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to understand Twitter's bad new direction.

Twitter this week made two changes: http://goo.gl/XFcSvm

These seemingly small changes indicate a big shift in direction for Twitter.

The first was a two-part change: Twitter started suspending the accounts of users who posted a video showing the execution of an American journalist, and it adopted a new policy and process for handling requests from people who ask to have images of deceased family members removed from Twitter.

The second is that Twitter now adds tweets to users' timelines from people they don't follow. The posts are selected by Twitter for their popularity.

These aren't just isolated changes, but an entirely new direction for Twitter. And that direction is toward Facebook, even as Facebook pulls away in the same direction. 

It makes me wonder whether... more »

How to understand Twitter's bad new direction.

Twitter this week made two changes: http://goo.gl/XFcSvm

These seemingly small changes indicate a big shift in direction for Twitter.

The first was a two-part change: Twitter started suspending the accounts of users who posted a video showing the execution of an American journalist, and it adopted a new policy and process for handling requests from people who ask to have images of deceased family members removed from Twitter.

The second is that Twitter now adds tweets to users' timelines from people they don't follow. The posts are selected by Twitter for their popularity.

These aren't just isolated changes, but an entirely new direction for Twitter. And that direction is toward Facebook, even as Facebook pulls away in the same direction. 

It makes me wonder whether instead of social media being a place for exploring and understanding other people and the world, it instead becomes a dumbed-down information equivalent of "soma" in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" -- the place where we go to forget all our troubles and get distracted by frivolity.

Marketers know that happy people spend more money. It seems like we're headed for a world in which social media sites are increasingly happy and nonthreatening places -- places that present people with a highly sanitized, sugar-coated view of the world.

Don't worry about all those horrible things going on in the world -- just focus on your bread and circuses and buy, buy, buy! Be a consumer, not a citizen.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250598/How_to_understand_Twitter_s_bad_new_direction___

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2014-08-24 01:56:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It’s not a fairytale: Seattle to build nation’s first food forest

Seattle's food forest will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking.

(take part) Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest.

“This is totally innovative, and has never been done before in a public park,” Margarett Harrison, lead landscape architect for the Beacon Food Forest project, tellsTakePart. Har... more »

It’s not a fairytale: Seattle to build nation’s first food forest

Seattle's food forest will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking.

(take part) Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest.

“This is totally innovative, and has never been done before in a public park,” Margarett Harrison, lead landscape architect for the Beacon Food Forest project, tells TakePart. Harrison is working on construction and permit drawings now and expects to break ground this summer.

The concept of a food forest certainly pushes the envelope on urban agriculture and is grounded in the concept of permaculture, which means it will be perennial and self-sustaining, like a forest is in the wild. Not only is this forest Seattle’s first large-scale permaculture project, but it’s also believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.

“The concept means we consider the soils, companion plants, insects, bugs—everything will be mutually beneficial to each other,” says Harrison.

That the plan came together at all is remarkable on its own. What started as a group project for a permaculture design course ended up as a textbook example of community outreach gone right.

http://www.thrive-living.net/2014/07/its-not-fairytale-seattle-to-build-nations-first-food-forest.html

#foodforest #seattle #permaculture #foodforeveryone  ___

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2014-08-24 01:55:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-08-15 20:15:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

New York City Photos - New York City Photo Impressions
#NYCPI #NYCiPhoto #NYCPhotos #iPhoneography
nycphotoimpressions.com

New York City Photos - New York City Photo Impressions
#NYCPI #NYCiPhoto #NYCPhotos #iPhoneography
nycphotoimpressions.com___

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2014-08-15 19:15:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Nice!

Bill Gates is a goofball___Nice!

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2014-08-15 19:10:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Het is weer zover... Het weekend staat weer voor de deur... ;-)

En #Caturday  dus ook... ;-)

Het is weer zover... Het weekend staat weer voor de deur... ;-)

En #Caturday  dus ook... ;-)___

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2014-08-15 19:05:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I Believe I am ready to be there #burningman  

I Believe I am ready to be there #burningman  ___

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2014-08-15 19:05:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Red means STOP!!!

Red means STOP!!!___

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2014-08-15 19:04:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Picture may be blurry due to laughing. 

Picture may be blurry due to laughing. ___

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2014-08-15 19:03:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

There are a staggering number of possible carbon-based molecules, apparently around 10 to the power of 60! Scientists have been able to synthesize only a fraction of that. A dramatic goal would be to build a machine capable of synthesizing any of them.

http://www.dial-a-molecule.org/wp/
http://www.nature.com/news/organic-synthesis-the-robo-chemist-1.15661

There are a staggering number of possible carbon-based molecules, apparently around 10 to the power of 60! Scientists have been able to synthesize only a fraction of that. A dramatic goal would be to build a machine capable of synthesizing any of them.

http://www.dial-a-molecule.org/wp/
http://www.nature.com/news/organic-synthesis-the-robo-chemist-1.15661___

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2014-08-15 18:58:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I wrote this post on Tom Hanks' virtual typewriter.

Actor Tom Hanks shipped an iOS app yesterday called Hanx Writer. It's a writing app for iPad that simulates and old typewriter, with the visuals and typefaces and animations and, most of all, sounds -- for example, when you get to the end of a line, the app goes "ding!" and slides back to the other side of the page, one line down.

The app is surprisingly appealing to use. Think of it as the cheap version of this bad boy: http://youtu.be/WprQVTEn6kg

The app is free. You can add background colors for $2.99 or pay $4.99 for what they're calling the Writer's Block Bundle, which gives you multiple document support, text alignment, title page and picture support, ribbon colors and background colors. 

I can't wait to annoy my co-workers with this. 
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I wrote this post on Tom Hanks' virtual typewriter.

Actor Tom Hanks shipped an iOS app yesterday called Hanx Writer. It's a writing app for iPad that simulates and old typewriter, with the visuals and typefaces and animations and, most of all, sounds -- for example, when you get to the end of a line, the app goes "ding!" and slides back to the other side of the page, one line down.

The app is surprisingly appealing to use. Think of it as the cheap version of this bad boy: http://youtu.be/WprQVTEn6kg

The app is free. You can add background colors for $2.99 or pay $4.99 for what they're calling the Writer's Block Bundle, which gives you multiple document support, text alignment, title page and picture support, ribbon colors and background colors. 

I can't wait to annoy my co-workers with this. 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hanx-writer/id868326899?mt=8___

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2014-08-15 18:57:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Project Minerva: Changing the way online courses work.

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/08/the-future-of-college/375071/ 

Project Minerva: Changing the way online courses work.

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/08/the-future-of-college/375071/ ___

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2014-08-15 18:52:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Звездопад Персеиды на плато Бермамыт. Автор фото: Павел Богданов.

Спокойной ночи!

Звездопад Персеиды на плато Бермамыт. Автор фото: Павел Богданов.

Спокойной ночи!___

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2014-08-15 18:50:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million FCC Net Neutrality comments...

Open text analysis of data is incredibly difficult. Simple keyword clustering or simple sentiment clustering is rarely enough. Nuanced approaches include looking at more sophisticated methods to identify intent, argument threads, being able to understand the context surrounding an idea/opinion and more.

The analysis below is a good example of visualizing themes in open text comments, and a nice summary of 1.1 million comments. I found the analysis of the "template letters" to be quite fascinating as well. 

If you do analysis of any kind, or are just interested in extracting human intent from written text, this is a, short, excellent read: http://goo.gl/3bY8oG

A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million FCC Net Neutrality comments...

Open text analysis of data is incredibly difficult. Simple keyword clustering or simple sentiment clustering is rarely enough. Nuanced approaches include looking at more sophisticated methods to identify intent, argument threads, being able to understand the context surrounding an idea/opinion and more.

The analysis below is a good example of visualizing themes in open text comments, and a nice summary of 1.1 million comments. I found the analysis of the "template letters" to be quite fascinating as well. 

If you do analysis of any kind, or are just interested in extracting human intent from written text, this is a, short, excellent read: http://goo.gl/3bY8oG___

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2014-08-15 18:49:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Scientists discover that plants may have their own language at a genetic level that allows parasitic plants to communicate with and hack into the plants that they're invading before sucking them dry.  (As you saw depicted in Brightness Reef!)    

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/13140/20140815/plants-may-communicate-to-each-other-through-their-own-language.htm

Scientists discover that plants may have their own language at a genetic level that allows parasitic plants to communicate with and hack into the plants that they're invading before sucking them dry.  (As you saw depicted in Brightness Reef!)    

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/13140/20140815/plants-may-communicate-to-each-other-through-their-own-language.htm___

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2014-08-15 18:48:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

People fake to look real on social media

Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery according to a new study. During the study, researchers discovered that being authentic is very important for social media users. At the same time, users also admitted faking parts of their online image in order to conform to social norms and expectations.

People fake to look real on social media

Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery according to a new study. During the study, researchers discovered that being authentic is very important for social media users. At the same time, users also admitted faking parts of their online image in order to conform to social norms and expectations.___

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2014-08-15 02:01:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"For the rest of us non-surgeons, it will be one of the hundred lives you'll live through the Rift!"

"For the rest of us non-surgeons, it will be one of the hundred lives you'll live through the Rift!"___

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