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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 Project315Welcome to the 8-week Peeragogy Accelerator! Bring your collaborative project to the hive and well, _accelerate_ it! *Details* Cycle: 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 Preamble 1) 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 19:15:0010  
Reinvent832,366Here'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 20:00:00191  

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2015-11-14 23:16:34 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

People 100 years ago had a weird obsession with turning people into birds it seems.

Most plusones: 3

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2015-10-23 02:21:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

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2016-01-28 00:29:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

if you still think the nytimes is honest, read this.

if you don't, it confirms your experience.

if you still think the nytimes is honest, read this.

if you don't, it confirms your experience.___

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2016-01-28 00:26:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Gene editing techniques repaired a defective gene in stem cells from an individual with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease. #Science #Technology #Health

Gene editing techniques repaired a defective gene in stem cells from an individual with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease. #Science #Technology #Health___

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2016-01-23 18:00:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Quantum Links in Time and Space May Form the Universe’s Foundation

In 2012, Jay Olson and Timothy Ralph, both physicists at the University of Queensland in Australia, laid out a procedure to encrypt data so that it can be decrypted only at a specific moment in the future. Their scheme exploits quantum entanglement, a phenomenon in which particles or points in a field, such as the electromagnetic field, shed their separate identities and assume a shared existence, their properties becoming correlated with one another’s. Normally physicists think of these correlations as spanning space, linking far-flung locations in a phenomenon that Albert Einstein famously described as “spooky action at a distance.” But a growing body of research is investigating how these correlations can span time as well. What happens now can be correlated with what happens later, in ways that elude a simplemechani... more »

Quantum Links in Time and Space May Form the Universe’s Foundation

In 2012, Jay Olson and Timothy Ralph, both physicists at the University of Queensland in Australia, laid out a procedure to encrypt data so that it can be decrypted only at a specific moment in the future. Their scheme exploits quantum entanglement, a phenomenon in which particles or points in a field, such as the electromagnetic field, shed their separate identities and assume a shared existence, their properties becoming correlated with one another’s. Normally physicists think of these correlations as spanning space, linking far-flung locations in a phenomenon that Albert Einstein famously described as “spooky action at a distance.” But a growing body of research is investigating how these correlations can span time as well. What happens now can be correlated with what happens later, in ways that elude a simple mechanistic explanation. In effect, you can have spooky action at a delay.___

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2016-01-23 17:59:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2016-01-22 02:20:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Why sports teams could be about to start taking digital supplements

Why sports teams could be about to start taking digital supplements___

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2016-01-14 02:49:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

It's just an orange, ffs. It's not like it's some broccoli.

It's just an orange, ffs. It's not like it's some broccoli.___

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2016-01-14 02:45:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

A team at RMIT University in Australia developed a device, swallowed like a pill, that measures gas concentrations in the intestine and sends its data to an outside receiver. #Science #Engineering #Health

A team at RMIT University in Australia developed a device, swallowed like a pill, that measures gas concentrations in the intestine and sends its data to an outside receiver. #Science #Engineering #Health___

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2016-01-04 01:58:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Start out the new year right. 
#programming   #learntocode   #Processing   #FIT   #newyorkcity  

Start out the new year right. 
#programming   #learntocode   #Processing   #FIT   #newyorkcity  ___

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2015-12-31 01:24:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

A winter walk

A winter walk___

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2015-12-22 17:29:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Late start ... Good morning everybody :)
via: http://i.imgur.com/ZLQX8Jb.gif

Late start ... Good morning everybody :)
via: http://i.imgur.com/ZLQX8Jb.gif___

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2015-12-22 04:01:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Elon on Mars & Energy

Elon on Mars & Energy___

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2015-12-21 18:57:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Villa A par Aurélien Villette - https://goo.gl/jFfD4v

Villa A par Aurélien Villette - https://goo.gl/jFfD4v___

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2015-12-17 17:13:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Virginia Della Balda and Hannah Williams of the Het Nationale Ballet
Ph. Alex Gouliaev
https://goo.gl/Z6yCh4

Virginia Della Balda and Hannah Williams of the Het Nationale Ballet
Ph. Alex Gouliaev
https://goo.gl/Z6yCh4___

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2015-12-17 17:12:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

19 December 2000: DELPHI detector dismantling starts as LEP makes way for its successor, the LHC.
 
#ThrowbackThursday #TBT
 
The Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider was closed down in November 2000 after 11 years of research.
One month later, on 19 December, this image shows DELPHI, one of the LEP detectors, being dismantled. With the end-caps removed, the inner parts of the DELPHI detector can be seen, including millions of wires needed to control the systems on the detector as readout data from the various components. DELPHI, which ran from 1989 to 2000 on the LEP accelerator, was primarily concerned with particle identification.
 
Find out more about the last days of LEP: http://cern.ch/go/jWb6
 
Image Laurent Guiraud/CERN © CERN - for terms of use see http://cern.ch/copyright

19 December 2000: DELPHI detector dismantling starts as LEP makes way for its successor, the LHC.
 
#ThrowbackThursday #TBT
 
The Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider was closed down in November 2000 after 11 years of research.
One month later, on 19 December, this image shows DELPHI, one of the LEP detectors, being dismantled. With the end-caps removed, the inner parts of the DELPHI detector can be seen, including millions of wires needed to control the systems on the detector as readout data from the various components. DELPHI, which ran from 1989 to 2000 on the LEP accelerator, was primarily concerned with particle identification.
 
Find out more about the last days of LEP: http://cern.ch/go/jWb6
 
Image Laurent Guiraud/CERN © CERN - for terms of use see http://cern.ch/copyright___

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2015-12-14 20:26:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI

It’s time to create systems that evaluate algorithmic biases and keep them in check. More accessible algorithms and transparent data policies are created only through wider collaboration that brings together companies, developers, designers, users and scientists alike.

Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI

It’s time to create systems that evaluate algorithmic biases and keep them in check. More accessible algorithms and transparent data policies are created only through wider collaboration that brings together companies, developers, designers, users and scientists alike.___

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2015-12-07 18:09:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Google and Facebook Race to Solve the Ancient Game of Go With AI

In playing Go, the grandmasters often rely on something that’s closer to intuition than carefully reasoned analysis, and building a machine that duplicates this kind of intuition is enormously difficult. But a new weapon could help computers conquer humans much sooner: deep learning. Inside companies like Google and Facebook, deep learning is proving remarkably adept at recognizing images and grasping spacial patterns—a skill well suited to Go. As they explore so many other opportunities this technology presents, Google and Facebook are also racing to see whether it can finally crack the ancient game.

Google and Facebook Race to Solve the Ancient Game of Go With AI

In playing Go, the grandmasters often rely on something that’s closer to intuition than carefully reasoned analysis, and building a machine that duplicates this kind of intuition is enormously difficult. But a new weapon could help computers conquer humans much sooner: deep learning. Inside companies like Google and Facebook, deep learning is proving remarkably adept at recognizing images and grasping spacial patterns—a skill well suited to Go. As they explore so many other opportunities this technology presents, Google and Facebook are also racing to see whether it can finally crack the ancient game.___

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2015-12-05 22:26:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Smart ways to combine Content Marketing with SEO - Infographic

#seotips   #blogging   #internetmarketing   #seo   #socialmediamarketing 

Smart ways to combine Content Marketing with SEO - Infographic

#seotips   #blogging   #internetmarketing   #seo   #socialmediamarketing ___

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2015-12-03 15:50:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Impossible routes

H/T: http://bigblueboo.tumblr.com/post/94535335639/a-study-on-penabrancas-impossible-routes

And http://penabranca.co/post/93871209080/impossible-routes

Impossible routes

H/T: http://bigblueboo.tumblr.com/post/94535335639/a-study-on-penabrancas-impossible-routes

And http://penabranca.co/post/93871209080/impossible-routes___

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2015-12-03 15:49:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-12-02 04:01:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

+Jef Oliver we.... we need these... like, now...

+Jef Oliver we.... we need these... like, now...___

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2015-12-02 03:50:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

The Rising Chair - Transforming Furniture
http://www.gadgetify.com/rising-chair/

The Rising Chair - Transforming Furniture
http://www.gadgetify.com/rising-chair/___

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2015-12-02 03:46:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-12-02 03:45:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Disturbing news about Google's data tracking via school Chromebooks.

EFF report says Google deceptive in its tracking practices of student Internet browsing, particularly on school Chromebooks. This could be a PR nightmare and the comp[any needs to act on this quickly.

https://www.eff.org/press/releases/google-deceptively-tracks-students-internet-browsing-eff-says-complaint-federal-trade

Disturbing news about Google's data tracking via school Chromebooks.

EFF report says Google deceptive in its tracking practices of student Internet browsing, particularly on school Chromebooks. This could be a PR nightmare and the comp[any needs to act on this quickly.

https://www.eff.org/press/releases/google-deceptively-tracks-students-internet-browsing-eff-says-complaint-federal-trade___

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2015-11-30 19:35:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-11-17 18:06:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Sweet Smile 

Sweet Smile ___

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2015-11-17 18:03:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

After Paris Attacks, Here’s What the CIA Director Gets Wrong About Encryption

After Paris Attacks, Here’s What the CIA Director Gets Wrong About Encryption___

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2015-11-17 18:03:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Careful with that back!

Careful with that back!___

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2015-11-17 18:02:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

your next popstar could be virtual ...

your next popstar could be virtual ...___

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2015-11-17 17:57:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Tesla Fire Dance
http://i.imgur.com/fatPSfm.gifv

Just how I like it :)

Tesla Fire Dance
http://i.imgur.com/fatPSfm.gifv

Just how I like it :)___

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2015-11-14 23:16:34 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

People 100 years ago had a weird obsession with turning people into birds it seems.

People 100 years ago had a weird obsession with turning people into birds it seems.___

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2015-11-14 23:15:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Meet the Dad Who Registered His Daughter's Birth on the Blockchain

San Francisco-based entrepreneur Santiago Siri celebrated the arrival of his baby daughter Roma in a rather different way this week – by registering her birth on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Meet the Dad Who Registered His Daughter's Birth on the Blockchain

San Francisco-based entrepreneur Santiago Siri celebrated the arrival of his baby daughter Roma in a rather different way this week – by registering her birth on the Bitcoin blockchain.___

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2015-11-14 23:10:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Neat trick and OCR is something I feel is gaining more mainstream ground, maybe that's just me ;).

I've used this workflow: upload pdf, assessment, activity, etc and converted to text, used doc to form to create assessments/activities with google forms. Bam.

Neat trick and OCR is something I feel is gaining more mainstream ground, maybe that's just me ;).

I've used this workflow: upload pdf, assessment, activity, etc and converted to text, used doc to form to create assessments/activities with google forms. Bam.___

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2015-11-13 16:35:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

At least it complied. It could have been the beginning of the robot revolution.

At least it complied. It could have been the beginning of the robot revolution.___

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2015-11-13 16:31:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Street art in Montevideo, Uruguay,
by artist Zësar Bahamonte.
Photo by Zësar Bahamonte.

Street art in Montevideo, Uruguay,
by artist Zësar Bahamonte.
Photo by Zësar Bahamonte.___

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2015-11-13 16:30:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The Vision of Charles and Ray Eames http://trib.al/i2g3LZt

The Vision of Charles and Ray Eames http://trib.al/i2g3LZt___

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2015-11-13 16:17:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

The ancient, intuitive understanding that music heals is undergoing a thorough scientific examination.

The ancient, intuitive understanding that music heals is undergoing a thorough scientific examination.___

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2015-11-07 15:11:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Read the three reasons you can thank Alan Kay for the computer you're using today.

Read the three reasons you can thank Alan Kay for the computer you're using today.___

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2015-10-30 15:53:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

A new method of making musically tuned metal bars in any shape, such as donkeys, whales, rhinoceroses, turtles, birds (hence "zoolophone"), and tea cups, using new computer algorithms and 3D printing, has been invented. The input to the algorithm is a metal material, a shape, an impact location, and a sound spectrum of the desired frequencies and amplitudes. The shape is scaled, in a non-linear "isotropic" fashion, to match the desired spectra, using a sound simulation system. The final shape can be milled with a CNC machine or made by metal 3D printing. Then the algorithm will also specify a stand for the fabricated piece, so the desired frequencies won't get dampened by the stand that is holding up the piece. The system can make non-harmonic overtones, enabling, for example, a piece to be made that plays a harmonic chord from a single strike. It can make shapes that emit different... more »

A new method of making musically tuned metal bars in any shape, such as donkeys, whales, rhinoceroses, turtles, birds (hence "zoolophone"), and tea cups, using new computer algorithms and 3D printing, has been invented. The input to the algorithm is a metal material, a shape, an impact location, and a sound spectrum of the desired frequencies and amplitudes. The shape is scaled, in a non-linear "isotropic" fashion, to match the desired spectra, using a sound simulation system. The final shape can be milled with a CNC machine or made by metal 3D printing. Then the algorithm will also specify a stand for the fabricated piece, so the desired frequencies won't get dampened by the stand that is holding up the piece. The system can make non-harmonic overtones, enabling, for example, a piece to be made that plays a harmonic chord from a single strike. It can make shapes that emit different notes when hit at different locations.___

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2015-10-23 02:45:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Cezanne study continued... 

Cezanne study continued... ___

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2015-10-23 02:21:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-10-23 02:21:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Individual effectiveness will ultimately dictate organizational results whether the governance system of choice is holacracy, teleocracy, sociocracy, workplace democracy, ROWE, agile management, horizontal management, self-management, wiki management, radical management, lattice management or any other approach.

The workplace of the future will demand many individual competencies (effective communication, for example), but there are other crucial, and often less visible competencies that will impact one's ability to navigate and perform well in a highly autonomous environment. Here are twelve items for consideration.

Individual effectiveness will ultimately dictate organizational results whether the governance system of choice is holacracy, teleocracy, sociocracy, workplace democracy, ROWE, agile management, horizontal management, self-management, wiki management, radical management, lattice management or any other approach.

The workplace of the future will demand many individual competencies (effective communication, for example), but there are other crucial, and often less visible competencies that will impact one's ability to navigate and perform well in a highly autonomous environment. Here are twelve items for consideration.___

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2015-10-06 18:16:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-10-06 18:15:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Why are democracies letting secret negotiations where corporations represent their interests but citizens are there to represent theirs?

Why are democracies letting secret negotiations where corporations represent their interests but citizens are there to represent theirs?___

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2015-10-06 18:13:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-09-29 15:48:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Would suggest checking out, "From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond".

21C Monday Magazine: Transactions & Transitions
Issue 67  - Mar 16, 2015   http://goo.gl/LTyVzc

"Our entire culture is predicated on the idea that ideas compete openly and fairly in free marketplace(s). This is the essence of democracy. The results of this healthy dynamic tend to be dramatic innovation, efficiency, emergence, productivity, and flourishing."
-- +Jordan Greenhall   http://goo.gl/wvUZeQ


Life in the Village, part 210: Crane Birds
+Pam WhimsicalVintage    http://goo.gl/X3KDqD

Life in the Village, part 208: Corner of Pot Hole Road & Discovery Avenue

"Rain rain go away. It's starting to dry up. Let's hope tomorrow is on. I think the city got most pot holes fixed."
-- +Stacey Blanchard    http://goo.gl/te4ybv

Life in the Village, part 207: Bleeding Heart
+Sherrill Duce    http://goo.gl/4h9vSF

Life in the Village, part 206: Mullaghmore
+Eileen O'Duffy    http://goo.gl/zswkNr

Life in the Village, part 205: How We Spend Our Afternoons
+Zara Altair  &  +Ron Scroggin   http://goo.gl/icidHO

Life in the Village, part 204: First White Rose
+Farinaz Parsay    http://goo.gl/s0EEPC

Life in the Village, part 203: La Plaine, Marseille
+Ooook Barnabé    http://goo.gl/oDg9FZ


"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
-- Anaïs Nin   via +Clay Forsberg   http://goo.gl/IpkjGF


"Without autonomy diversity declines, lowering resilience and destroying the richness of life."
-- +Steven Palmer    http://goo.gl/EdNvs4


21C Community: Retail & Suboptimal Placemaking
via +Mick Fealty   http://goo.gl/prRzZO

A mall is a social, immersive artifact with suboptimal placemaking. Increasingly, I hear friends complaining that they have trouble finding restaurants with "character". I usually manage to keep myself from delivering the placemaking enlightenment speech - and suggest we go to a place where they serve food. :)


Drugs & Lifespan
+Adam Black    http://goo.gl/RHAboi

The Four Horsemen
+Brian Koberlein  via +Bruce Marko   http://goo.gl/har13l

Awake yet empty
+Michael Galli    http://goo.gl/cTewm8

Wednesday Addams & True Love
via +Roger James Thornton Brown    http://goo.gl/WURmC8

At the Prancing Pony
+Linda Rogers    http://goo.gl/uozV7l

Wunderkammer
+Dirk Puehl    http://goo.gl/u4ndRM

Time Lost and Regained
Reflections on Proust by +Hoda Maalouf  http://goo.gl/SDptmT

Flit like vanishing wings
+Pietro Montevecchio    http://goo.gl/znFwwB

Pause Between Birdsong
+Mara Rose    http://goo.gl/1ub1Tx

"Fail and stumble your way to to your own greatness in you."
-- +David Frank Gomes   http://goo.gl/73ETVW


21C Design: Hearing for the deaf

"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them.
But do not let them master you."
-- Helen Keller    via +Ali Adelstein    http://goo.gl/cjIH59

21C Design: Crayon The Grids
via +Hans Youngmann    http://goo.gl/GqlBph

21C Design: Beyond Dystopia
via +Richard Harlos    http://goo.gl/mjDDsp


"One person's vision for his restaurant where people can go to appreciate the music and where he himself can make good friends and converse."
-- +Simon Robinson    http://goo.gl/Q01RNH


21C Literacies: Everything Around You

"When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and you're life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again."
-- Steve Jobs via +Adam Scislowicz  http://goo.gl/ANL2Tt

1. How am I looking at things?
2. How can I orient myself in the world in a slightly differen way?
3. How can I unlearn and relearn making decisions?
4. What's my heart telling me is my next step?
5. Can I open up myself and listen to generative feedback from others?


CCTW
‏@Theconnecting:
We are defined in terms of how we respond to our challenges. There is no 'right/wrong" answer. Just more( or less) efficient learning.

‏@johnkellden:
@Theconnecting yes. Play, sense, respond, enact, play, ...

‏@Theconnecting:
@johnkellden Hi John, hope all is well with you. Many changes/events to come over the next 18 months.. ( some are quite "good" relatively)

‏@johnkellden:
@Theconnecting all's well! Increasingly, feeling we're "on track" - though some much needed institutional adjustments.

‏@Theconnecting:
@johnkellden I think we are "on track" but continuing resolution of many heavy distortions will be very disconcerting - growth is hard work


21C Literacies: Social Presencing

"Here is what Lemov sees in the video: he sees Hinton placing herself at the vantage points from which she can best scan the faces of her pupils (“hotspots”). He sees that after she first asks a question, hands that spring up immediately go back down again, in response to an almost imperceptible gesture from Hinton, to give the other children more time to think (“wait time”). He sees her repeat the question so that this pause in the conversation doesn’t slow its rhythm."
-- Ian Leslie  via +Mark Oehlert    http://goo.gl/hmisRU

21C Literacies: Writing Ourselves Happy
via +Giselle Minoli    http://goo.gl/V4UmLt

21C Literacies: Digital Identities And Slicing

"My all time favorite digital identity post is still Bonnie Stewart's 'Digital Identities: Six Key Selves of Networked Publics', from change11 . It was/still is central to my "identity integration" (more gravitas than "who am I anyway?") project."
-- +Vanessa Vaile    http://goo.gl/W22CUf

21C Literacies: Linguistic Analysis Tool
via +Zara Altair  &  +Iblis Bane    http://goo.gl/4WchEi

21C Literacies: Glossary
+Jay Cross   http://goo.gl/ev4ruI


21C Platforms: Automatic of, by and for the People

+Kevin Kelly  :
Larry, I still don’t get it. There are so many search companies. Web search, for free? Where does that get you?

+Larry Page  :
Oh, we’re really making an AI.
http://goo.gl/OGsys9

"We are right now in the early stages of an AI boom, similar in some ways to the dot-com boom of the late nineties. Before long, we will be surrounded by countless applications of artificial intelligence, embedded in most of the services and products we interact with on a daily basis. Most of these applications will be quite narrow and specialized in focus, but not this one that Google is setting out to build. For it to succeed, this AI will need to be general purpose in scope, and it will need to learn from us in a free and scalable way."
-- +Gideon Rosenblatt    http://goo.gl/nYWohE

21C Platforms: Digitizing Everything
+Richard Turnock    http://goo.gl/Wkxo14

21C Platforms: Access, Augment, Advance
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21C Workflow: Generativity
via +Joe Raimondo    http://goo.gl/dVB3yP

21C Enaction: Beauty Is In The Artists Eye
+David Amerland   http://goo.gl/Du163S


In memory of Ben Woolf
+Marcy Luikart    http://goo.gl/NmsV4K

Here and Now
+Tami Smith    http://goo.gl/gAzGlp

Flow of Time
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Being In The World
+Donald Lee   http://goo.gl/RLsCpj

Free Dive
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Gaia: Plastic Water Bottles
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Gaia: Archangel Archive
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Gaia: Baby Galapagos Tortoises
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The Dangling Conversation
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http://kelldentours.com/tour/rain___Would suggest checking out, "From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond".

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Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse and Lightning Storm
Image Credit & Copyright: Jose Antonio Hervás
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150929.html

What's more rare than a supermoon total lunar eclipse? How about a supermoon total lunar eclipse over a lightning storm. Such an electrifying sequence was captured yesterday from Ibiza, an island in southeastern Spain. After planning the location for beauty, and the timing to capture the entire eclipse sequence, the only thing that had to cooperate for this astrophotographer to capture a memorable eclipse sequence was the weather. What looked to be a bother on the horizon, though, turned out to be a blessing. The composite picture features over 200 digitally combined images from the same location over the course of a night. The full moon is seen setting as it faded to red in Earth's shadow and then returned to normal. The fortuitous... more »

Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse and Lightning Storm
Image Credit & Copyright: Jose Antonio Hervás
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150929.html

What's more rare than a supermoon total lunar eclipse? How about a supermoon total lunar eclipse over a lightning storm. Such an electrifying sequence was captured yesterday from Ibiza, an island in southeastern Spain. After planning the location for beauty, and the timing to capture the entire eclipse sequence, the only thing that had to cooperate for this astrophotographer to capture a memorable eclipse sequence was the weather. What looked to be a bother on the horizon, though, turned out to be a blessing. The composite picture features over 200 digitally combined images from the same location over the course of a night. The full moon is seen setting as it faded to red in Earth's shadow and then returned to normal. The fortuitous lightning is seen reflected in the Mediterranean to the right of the 400-meter tall rocky island of Es Vedra. Although the next total eclipse of a large and bright supermoon will occur in 2033, the next total eclipse of any full moon will occur in January 2018 and be best visible from eastern Asia and Australia.___

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Diagrammatic ramblings of an unnamed patient at Cambridgeshire Asylum. Featured in On the Writing of the Insane (1870) by G. Mackenzie Bacon. More here: http://buff.ly/1MDcV2B

Diagrammatic ramblings of an unnamed patient at Cambridgeshire Asylum. Featured in On the Writing of the Insane (1870) by G. Mackenzie Bacon. More here: http://buff.ly/1MDcV2B___

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2015-09-29 15:43:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Turkle is at it again with a new book. I guess it's new, but it sounds like deja vu all over again.
quote Face to face conversation is the most human and humanizing thing that we do; it's where we learn to put ourselves in the place of the other.
The privileging of face to face communication strikes again... in written form (where are the Irony Police when we need them?). Face to face communication can be great, and it can also be ... not great. I learned to put myself in the place of others by encountering those others in the books that I read rather than in friendless face to face encounters throughout my childhood (in which I never was at the same school for more than two years, and often just one year or a half-year). I'm all for examining the ways in which people are not getting what they need in the digital world, but we also need to be aware that the opposite can be true:peo... more »

Turkle is at it again with a new book. I guess it's new, but it sounds like deja vu all over again.
quote Face to face conversation is the most human and humanizing thing that we do; it's where we learn to put ourselves in the place of the other.
The privileging of face to face communication strikes again... in written form (where are the Irony Police when we need them?). Face to face communication can be great, and it can also be ... not great. I learned to put myself in the place of others by encountering those others in the books that I read rather than in friendless face to face encounters throughout my childhood (in which I never was at the same school for more than two years, and often just one year or a half-year). I'm all for examining the ways in which people are not getting what they need in the digital world, but we also need to be aware that the opposite can be true: people who would otherwise feel quite alone need not feel so alone in a world where digital communication is possible.
http://www.npr.org/2015/09/26/443480452/making-the-case-for-face-to-face-in-an-era-of-digital-conversation___

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