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Kevin Kelly has been at 4 events

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Kevin Kelly545,926There'll be 8 of you joining us in the hangout. If you are interested in being one of the 8 sign up here: http://goo.gl/ANPzO6Brian Lam and Kevin Kelly on Wirecutter and Cool Tools2014-02-27 01:00:0012  
Kevin Kelly545,926Sign up to hangout on air with us: http://goo.gl/TR7xI7Tim O'Reilly and Kevin Kelly on Makers and Cool Tools2014-02-24 23:00:00107  
Kevin Kelly545,926Kevin Kelly converses with urban homesteader Lloyd Kahn about new cool tools.Lloyd Kahn and Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools2014-02-13 02:00:0083  
Trey Ratcliff8,414,671*Meeting Time:*  5:30 PM PT on May 14 *Meeting/Starting Location:*  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls  *Route Map:* http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9  *Ending Location:*  Union Square on the Geary Street Side *Hashtag:*   #GlassPhotoWalk   *How to Win Google Glass:*  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for @118191303233704861327 to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number!  Join @104987932455782713675 and @105237212888595777019 for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you! *The Plan*: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan: - _Focus on PhotoWalkers:_  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative! - _Photo Lessons_ - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera. - _Need Photo Advice_ - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help! - _Sharing_ - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with #GlassPhotowalk    We'll have a TON more details soon...  this will be a great celebration of photography! *Watch Live:* Can't make it?  @112471890387110967375 will be hosting a @106837773805813749834 session.  I'll share it live to my stream too! *What to Bring:* Any camera will do - from a mobile phone to a big DSLR.  It's all good! :) *Party Mode:* Put your Android or iPhone into Party Mode for the event! This means photos you take will be auto-uploaded to the event! Just see this video at http://goo.gl/VA858 in case you don't know how to do this.Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001374  

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2015-04-20 05:25:06 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I need some suggestions

Can you suggest a new media genre I have forgotten on this list? Something created in the last 20 years? A genre is a form that relies on a known stance of the audience.  What am I missing?

The 18 minute PowerPoint presentation 
LOL cats/doge
100+ hour serial dramas 
1-page blog post
Fan-Fic novels 
Remixed movie trailers
Screensavers
Gif
Listicles
Game playthroughs
Tweet storm
Lyric music videos
Ringtones
Binge-watched TV or movie series
Emoticons
Image memes
Temporarily extended commercials
Vine
40-Hour Video Game
Redubs/ Bad Lipsyncs
3 Minute video clips
140-Character tweets
Live video streaming from mobile
Supercuts
Timelapses
Machinima
Podcasts
Unboxing videos
VRml
Six word story
Chaturbate

Most reshares: 27

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2015-05-12 06:10:34 (8 comments, 27 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Hey, our jet packs are here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czy0pXRRZcs

Most plusones: 93

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2015-06-26 18:53:33 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Fans at my book signing in Shenzhen. The Chinese still buy paper books in a real bookstores. There were more fans on a level above!

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2015-06-27 04:30:25 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

More photos from my quick trip to China.

More photos from my quick trip to China.___

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2015-06-27 04:23:04 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

I just got back from a quick but intense trip to China. Two cities in Manchuria, plus Shanghai, plus two cities on the Pearl River delta. I was speaking in hotel rooms most of the time, but I got out for two afternoons for a stroll around. Here's a few images of what I saw.

I just got back from a quick but intense trip to China. Two cities in Manchuria, plus Shanghai, plus two cities on the Pearl River delta. I was speaking in hotel rooms most of the time, but I got out for two afternoons for a stroll around. Here's a few images of what I saw.___

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2015-06-26 18:53:33 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Fans at my book signing in Shenzhen. The Chinese still buy paper books in a real bookstores. There were more fans on a level above!

Fans at my book signing in Shenzhen. The Chinese still buy paper books in a real bookstores. There were more fans on a level above!___

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2015-06-26 18:39:04 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Scenes from the Shenzhen Marker Fair. It was held last week in a section of closed off streets in downtown Shenzhen (a very modern city of several million). Lots of electronics, 3D printers, and kits. It had a good vibe and was swamped by folks despite the steaming hot temperatures.

Scenes from the Shenzhen Marker Fair. It was held last week in a section of closed off streets in downtown Shenzhen (a very modern city of several million). Lots of electronics, 3D printers, and kits. It had a good vibe and was swamped by folks despite the steaming hot temperatures.___

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2015-06-26 18:35:08 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Bigger than life!

The Chinese like to do things big. On my recent speaking trip to China some of the venues were very large and had Dear Leader-like towering headshots of me as backgrounds. It is odd to see yourself as a billboard. I also had a lot of large crowds at book signings in actual bookstores.



Bigger than life!

The Chinese like to do things big. On my recent speaking trip to China some of the venues were very large and had Dear Leader-like towering headshots of me as backgrounds. It is odd to see yourself as a billboard. I also had a lot of large crowds at book signings in actual bookstores.

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2015-06-26 18:19:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Turns out that neural nets that can perceive objects in images can be reversed and used to create images. This function can also be used to peek inside a neural net to see how it works. Google researchers write:

We ask the network: “Whatever you see there, I want more of it!” This creates a feedback loop: if a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere.
Memo from Google here:
http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html

Turns out that neural nets that can perceive objects in images can be reversed and used to create images. This function can also be used to peek inside a neural net to see how it works. Google researchers write:

We ask the network: “Whatever you see there, I want more of it!” This creates a feedback loop: if a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere.
Memo from Google here:
http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html___

2015-06-26 18:02:46 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

This guys builds his own hut using only a rock as a tool. It's pretty cool. Load the whole sequence. He ends up with a pretty nice hut. But amazing as his achievement is, millions of people around the planet do (and have done) the same. 

http://imgur.com/gallery/oZ8ko

This guys builds his own hut using only a rock as a tool. It's pretty cool. Load the whole sequence. He ends up with a pretty nice hut. But amazing as his achievement is, millions of people around the planet do (and have done) the same. 

http://imgur.com/gallery/oZ8ko___

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2015-06-13 03:49:42 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Industrial Light & Magic is back to inventing new ways to make moving images and immersive environments. It’s the future.

https://youtu.be/7T9Dv1aLMbw

Industrial Light & Magic is back to inventing new ways to make moving images and immersive environments. It’s the future.

https://youtu.be/7T9Dv1aLMbw___

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2015-06-12 04:57:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The second half of this 38,000 word booklet is pretty good, especially if you need to manage software coders, or consult with them, or if you are learning to code yourself. Great insights such as this:

"But the choice of a main programming language is the most important signaling behavior that a technology company can engage in. Tell me that you program in Java, and I believe you to be either serious or boring. In Ruby, and you are interested in building things quickly. In Clojure, and I think you are smart but wonder if you ship. In Python, and I trust you implicitly. In PHP, and we sigh together. In C++ or C, and I nod humbly. In C#, and I smile and assume we have nothing in common. In Fortran, and I ask to see your security clearance. These languages contain entire civilizations."

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

The second half of this 38,000 word booklet is pretty good, especially if you need to manage software coders, or consult with them, or if you are learning to code yourself. Great insights such as this:

"But the choice of a main programming language is the most important signaling behavior that a technology company can engage in. Tell me that you program in Java, and I believe you to be either serious or boring. In Ruby, and you are interested in building things quickly. In Clojure, and I think you are smart but wonder if you ship. In Python, and I trust you implicitly. In PHP, and we sigh together. In C++ or C, and I nod humbly. In C#, and I smile and assume we have nothing in common. In Fortran, and I ask to see your security clearance. These languages contain entire civilizations."

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/___

2015-06-12 01:46:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is an interesting conundrum. Instead of monkey substitute "robot".

https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/monkey-selfie-crying-wolf

This is an interesting conundrum. Instead of monkey substitute "robot".

https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/monkey-selfie-crying-wolf___

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2015-06-05 22:49:44 (11 comments, 12 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Someday we'll look back on these infant robots falling over as they learn to walk and say how cute they were. 
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a15907/best-falls-from-darpa-robot-challenge/

Someday we'll look back on these infant robots falling over as they learn to walk and say how cute they were. 
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a15907/best-falls-from-darpa-robot-challenge/___

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2015-06-03 04:55:36 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

California is the least rural, most urban state in the US. 95% of its population live in urban areas. It is also the most wealth generating state. I suspect those two facts are related.

http://priceonomics.com/the-most-urbanized-states-in-america/

California is the least rural, most urban state in the US. 95% of its population live in urban areas. It is also the most wealth generating state. I suspect those two facts are related.

http://priceonomics.com/the-most-urbanized-states-in-america/___

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2015-06-03 04:42:28 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Light field is a newish technology for VR (and AR). It's complicated. In brief it is a clever way to generate 360 immersive video. This is the best explanation of it so far. 

http://www.fxguide.com/featured/light-fields-the-future-of-vr-ar-mr/

Light field is a newish technology for VR (and AR). It's complicated. In brief it is a clever way to generate 360 immersive video. This is the best explanation of it so far. 

http://www.fxguide.com/featured/light-fields-the-future-of-vr-ar-mr/___

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2015-06-01 19:04:43 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

In a few weeks our annual Quantified Self conference blasts off in San Francisco. This year its an expo as well as meetup and conference with talks. It all happens at Fort Mason on June 20. It's a great opportunity for anyone interested in the latest in sensors and self monitoring. I have a few "friends" discount coupons here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qs15-quantified-self-conference-and-exposition-tickets-6875146749?access=qs15friend&utm_source=ALL+QS&utm_campaign=90a2d53966-2013_QS_Global_Conference_Invite7_9_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9979d489f-90a2d53966-84961361

In a few weeks our annual Quantified Self conference blasts off in San Francisco. This year its an expo as well as meetup and conference with talks. It all happens at Fort Mason on June 20. It's a great opportunity for anyone interested in the latest in sensors and self monitoring. I have a few "friends" discount coupons here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qs15-quantified-self-conference-and-exposition-tickets-6875146749?access=qs15friend&utm_source=ALL+QS&utm_campaign=90a2d53966-2013_QS_Global_Conference_Invite7_9_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9979d489f-90a2d53966-84961361___

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2015-06-01 17:55:33 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Nicely drawn single chart view of the full spectrum of life in evolutionary time. http://cdn1.buuteeq.com/upload/12775/evo-large.gif

Nicely drawn single chart view of the full spectrum of life in evolutionary time. http://cdn1.buuteeq.com/upload/12775/evo-large.gif___

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2015-06-01 16:31:16 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Paul Ehrlich was wrong about the Population Bomb. So was Stewart Brand. But Brand admits his mistake, while Erlich won't. Good retro spective by the NYTimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/us/the-unrealized-horrors-of-population-explosion.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Paul Ehrlich was wrong about the Population Bomb. So was Stewart Brand. But Brand admits his mistake, while Erlich won't. Good retro spective by the NYTimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/us/the-unrealized-horrors-of-population-explosion.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0___

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2015-05-30 16:46:56 (8 comments, 16 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

I think gestures are the future of user inputs to our devices. This tiny radar chip is one sensor that will enable this shift away from keyboards.

http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/120211305176/project-soli-another-announced-project-from-google

I think gestures are the future of user inputs to our devices. This tiny radar chip is one sensor that will enable this shift away from keyboards.

http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/120211305176/project-soli-another-announced-project-from-google___

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2015-05-25 20:36:08 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Snowden's whistleblowing changed US government's privacy policy but it has not change individuals' privacy behavior. http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2015/5/186025-privacy-behaviors-after-snowden/fulltext

Snowden's whistleblowing changed US government's privacy policy but it has not change individuals' privacy behavior. http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2015/5/186025-privacy-behaviors-after-snowden/fulltext___

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2015-05-25 18:22:54 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I can see them now, the Mad Max Fury theme camps at Burning Man.

I can see them now, the Mad Max Fury theme camps at Burning Man.___

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2015-05-25 18:17:01 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

If true, this is an unexpected scenario: Africa becomes the main event later this century.

___If true, this is an unexpected scenario: Africa becomes the main event later this century.

2015-05-23 16:06:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is interesting. Outlaw Bikers Ex-Cops. 
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/22/atf-report-warned-military-government-membership-outlaw-motorcycle-gangs/

This is interesting. Outlaw Bikers Ex-Cops. 
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/22/atf-report-warned-military-government-membership-outlaw-motorcycle-gangs/___

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2015-05-21 06:31:37 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Feeling silly tonight.
http://twentytwowords.com/hilarious-yearbook-photos/

Feeling silly tonight.
http://twentytwowords.com/hilarious-yearbook-photos/___

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2015-05-18 18:21:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Quantified Self and science.

Don Norman being intervened by Susannah Fox on user-centered Design in digital health at Quantified Self Public Health conference at Calit2's Qualcomm Institute today.

Funded be the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.___Quantified Self and science.

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2015-05-18 18:16:15 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Cardboard and crumpled newsprint make a formidable giant robot at yesterday's MakerFaire. This event gets better every year.

Cardboard and crumpled newsprint make a formidable giant robot at yesterday's MakerFaire. This event gets better every year.___

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2015-05-12 06:10:34 (8 comments, 27 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Hey, our jet packs are here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czy0pXRRZcs

Hey, our jet packs are here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czy0pXRRZcs___

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2015-05-11 17:32:12 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

A really good article on the emerging role of computers in mathematical proofs. http://nautil.us/issue/24/error/in-mathematics-mistakes-arent-what-they-used-to-be

(Thanks +Wayne Radinsky )

A really good article on the emerging role of computers in mathematical proofs. http://nautil.us/issue/24/error/in-mathematics-mistakes-arent-what-they-used-to-be

(Thanks +Wayne Radinsky )___

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2015-05-11 06:14:25 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

If you are going to mess with VC funders, this long profile of Marc Andreessen will reveal a lot of the inner workings behind the "logic" of VCs.  It is long but worth it.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/18/tomorrows-advance-man

If you are going to mess with VC funders, this long profile of Marc Andreessen will reveal a lot of the inner workings behind the "logic" of VCs.  It is long but worth it.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/18/tomorrows-advance-man___

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2015-05-10 23:53:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Silver Cord got a great rave review in Boing Boing. I agree with Mark: the story is a wild ride. http://boingboing.net/2015/05/08/the-silver-cord.html

Silver Cord got a great rave review in Boing Boing. I agree with Mark: the story is a wild ride. http://boingboing.net/2015/05/08/the-silver-cord.html___

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2015-05-10 07:50:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Innovations in long term massive data storage, by Facebook. 

https://code.facebook.com/posts/1433093613662262/-under-the-hood-facebook-s-cold-storage-system-/

Innovations in long term massive data storage, by Facebook. 

https://code.facebook.com/posts/1433093613662262/-under-the-hood-facebook-s-cold-storage-system-/___

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2015-05-10 03:34:00 (2 comments, 15 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Pretty good list of 100 best documentaries:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/05/the-100-best-documentaries-of-all-time.html?a=1

Pretty good list of 100 best documentaries:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/05/the-100-best-documentaries-of-all-time.html?a=1___

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2015-05-09 23:30:42 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Blurring reality. Cheaters inside video game are executed inside video game. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/08/video-game-execution-guild-wars-2-arena-net

Blurring reality. Cheaters inside video game are executed inside video game. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/08/video-game-execution-guild-wars-2-arena-net___

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2015-05-07 21:56:17 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Return of the analog. Mark Frauenfelder​ and Carla Sinclair and I are gather the best physical toys, games and puzzles. You know fun stuff made of atoms. And we still have a prize for the random person finding our hidden word. Enjoy! http://winkfun.net/

Return of the analog. Mark Frauenfelder​ and Carla Sinclair and I are gather the best physical toys, games and puzzles. You know fun stuff made of atoms. And we still have a prize for the random person finding our hidden word. Enjoy! http://winkfun.net/___

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2015-05-06 17:43:45 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

The second whale carcass washed up on our beach last night. This one is a humpback (left). 3 weeks ago a sperm whale (right) washed up in almost the same place. The cause of death has not been determined for either.

The second whale carcass washed up on our beach last night. This one is a humpback (left). 3 weeks ago a sperm whale (right) washed up in almost the same place. The cause of death has not been determined for either.___

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2015-05-06 00:41:29 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Clever psychological ways to catch liars ethically. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-extract-a-confession-ethically/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam%2Fmind-and-brain+%28Topic%3A+Mind+%26+Brain%29

Clever psychological ways to catch liars ethically. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-extract-a-confession-ethically/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam%2Fmind-and-brain+%28Topic%3A+Mind+%26+Brain%29___

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2015-05-05 21:45:55 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Super high res macro photography. Tiled focus stacks.

http://gigamacro.com/gallery/

Super high res macro photography. Tiled focus stacks.

http://gigamacro.com/gallery/___

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2015-05-05 16:39:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Good peek into the future: unleashing the live stream pirates and another battle that copy protection will lose. http://mashable.com/2015/05/03/pacquiao-mayweather-periscope/

Good peek into the future: unleashing the live stream pirates and another battle that copy protection will lose. http://mashable.com/2015/05/03/pacquiao-mayweather-periscope/___

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2015-05-01 20:52:12 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Draw a map of the internet as you see it. I've collected 200 plus maps so far. Where's yours? http://www.businessinsider.com/internet-mapping-project-2015-4

Draw a map of the internet as you see it. I've collected 200 plus maps so far. Where's yours? http://www.businessinsider.com/internet-mapping-project-2015-4___

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2015-04-30 21:43:16 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Boy, did how-old.net get this wrong! I turned 63 a day ago.

Boy, did how-old.net get this wrong! I turned 63 a day ago.___

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2015-04-30 16:40:03 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Hey, we're giving away one of my favorite toys, a Perplexus 3D maze, to celebrate the launch of Wink Fun. Every weekday we recommend an analog toy, game, puzzle, or  something made of atoms that's fun.  Come join the fun!

WINK FUN http://winkfun.net/

Hey, we're giving away one of my favorite toys, a Perplexus 3D maze, to celebrate the launch of Wink Fun. Every weekday we recommend an analog toy, game, puzzle, or  something made of atoms that's fun.  Come join the fun!

WINK FUN http://winkfun.net/___

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2015-04-30 09:13:07 (12 comments, 27 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Katmandu was an intensely ornate city that is easily damaged. The carvings, details, public spaces were glorious. My heart goes out to its citizens who suffer with their city. As you can see from these images I took in 1976, the medieval town has been delicate for decades. Loosely stacked bricks are everywhere. One can also see what splendid art has been lost. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquake shook more than just buildings. 

If you look carefully you may notice something unusual about these photos. They show no cars, pedicabs, or even bicycles. At the time I took these images, Katmandu was an entirely pedestrian city. Everyone walked everywhere. Part of why I loved it. That has not been true for decades, so this is something else that was lost long ago. Also missing back then was signage. There are few signs for... more »

Katmandu was an intensely ornate city that is easily damaged. The carvings, details, public spaces were glorious. My heart goes out to its citizens who suffer with their city. As you can see from these images I took in 1976, the medieval town has been delicate for decades. Loosely stacked bricks are everywhere. One can also see what splendid art has been lost. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquake shook more than just buildings. 

If you look carefully you may notice something unusual about these photos. They show no cars, pedicabs, or even bicycles. At the time I took these images, Katmandu was an entirely pedestrian city. Everyone walked everywhere. Part of why I loved it. That has not been true for decades, so this is something else that was lost long ago. Also missing back then was signage. There are few signs for stores, or the typical wordage you would see in any urban landscape today. Katmandu today is much more modern, much more livable, or at least it was. 

Blessings on you, Katmandu!___

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2015-04-28 16:17:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Come play with us! New recommendations for analog toys, games, puzzles and fun with atoms. Wink Fun: http://winkfun.net/

Come play with us! New recommendations for analog toys, games, puzzles and fun with atoms. Wink Fun: http://winkfun.net/___

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2015-04-24 04:16:18 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Stewart Brand wrote a controversial piece you should read if you consider yourself an environmentalist, as many of us do. 
http://aeon.co/magazine/science/why-extinction-is-not-the-problem/?

Brand argues that using species extinction counts is not a useful tool. His argument is complex and subtle; I will oversimplify here to goad you to read it in full.

First, extinction is something we want to eliminate. Brand is spending his full time and considerable energies to reversing extinction. He and his wife Ryan Phelan have spearheaded a movement toward "de-extincting" a number of charismatic animals, such as the wooly mammoth. Eventually these techniques could be used widely.

But extinction is overrated as a way to measure ecological health. The science shows extinction rates are actually not as high as media headlines suggest, and sometimes not significant... more »

Stewart Brand wrote a controversial piece you should read if you consider yourself an environmentalist, as many of us do. 
http://aeon.co/magazine/science/why-extinction-is-not-the-problem/?

Brand argues that using species extinction counts is not a useful tool. His argument is complex and subtle; I will oversimplify here to goad you to read it in full.

First, extinction is something we want to eliminate. Brand is spending his full time and considerable energies to reversing extinction. He and his wife Ryan Phelan have spearheaded a movement toward "de-extincting" a number of charismatic animals, such as the wooly mammoth. Eventually these techniques could be used widely.

But extinction is overrated as a way to measure ecological health. The science shows extinction rates are actually not as high as media headlines suggest, and sometimes not significant biologically (because they are sub-species). A focus on extinction also emphasizes dread rather than hope, and there is much to be hopeful about in conservation. Brand runs through some of the ways our increased knowledge and technology is repairing what really counts, which is species populations, species abundance, and robust ecosystems.

I am oversimplifying. Read the piece. Stewart writes masterfully and clear. We don't want species to go extinct, to die. But instead of merely avoiding death, we can do a lot more in making ecosystems healthy -- and Stewart suggests a few ways.___

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2015-04-23 03:47:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Bob Dylan plus orchestra strings. I give him credit. He never stops trying.

Bob Dylan plus orchestra strings. I give him credit. He never stops trying.___

2015-04-20 05:25:06 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I need some suggestions

Can you suggest a new media genre I have forgotten on this list? Something created in the last 20 years? A genre is a form that relies on a known stance of the audience.  What am I missing?

The 18 minute PowerPoint presentation 
LOL cats/doge
100+ hour serial dramas 
1-page blog post
Fan-Fic novels 
Remixed movie trailers
Screensavers
Gif
Listicles
Game playthroughs
Tweet storm
Lyric music videos
Ringtones
Binge-watched TV or movie series
Emoticons
Image memes
Temporarily extended commercials
Vine
40-Hour Video Game
Redubs/ Bad Lipsyncs
3 Minute video clips
140-Character tweets
Live video streaming from mobile
Supercuts
Timelapses
Machinima
Podcasts
Unboxing videos
VRml
Six word story
Chaturbate

I need some suggestions

Can you suggest a new media genre I have forgotten on this list? Something created in the last 20 years? A genre is a form that relies on a known stance of the audience.  What am I missing?

The 18 minute PowerPoint presentation 
LOL cats/doge
100+ hour serial dramas 
1-page blog post
Fan-Fic novels 
Remixed movie trailers
Screensavers
Gif
Listicles
Game playthroughs
Tweet storm
Lyric music videos
Ringtones
Binge-watched TV or movie series
Emoticons
Image memes
Temporarily extended commercials
Vine
40-Hour Video Game
Redubs/ Bad Lipsyncs
3 Minute video clips
140-Character tweets
Live video streaming from mobile
Supercuts
Timelapses
Machinima
Podcasts
Unboxing videos
VRml
Six word story
Chaturbate___

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2015-04-20 05:21:28 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Cool. Might be useful.

NailO
Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad.

They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices when their hands are full — answering the phone while cooking, for instance. It could also augment other interfaces, allowing someone texting on a cellphone, say, to toggle between symbol sets without interrupting his or her typing. Finally, it could enable subtle communication in circumstances that require it, such as sending a quick text to a child while attending an important meeting.

Know more:
https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/wearable-thumbnail-sensor-controls-digital-devices-0417

Article:
http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/nailo-out-of-mit-turns-your-fingernail-into-a-mini-trackpad/

#scitech   #wearable   #trackpad  ___Cool. Might be useful.

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2015-04-19 23:27:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Trailer for coming-of-age story of a young girl caught between robots with souls and angels without bodies. Yes, that would be The SILVER CORD:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAV3sz3ReRw&feature=youtu.be

Trailer for coming-of-age story of a young girl caught between robots with souls and angels without bodies. Yes, that would be The SILVER CORD:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAV3sz3ReRw&feature=youtu.be___

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2015-04-18 19:14:49 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The best intro I've seen to the tech of AI deep learning is this 2-part lecture by Jeff Dean from Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvK-XOiKXOs&list=PLaZufLfJumb9A95nS5AmY6G5mqYnwIfZX&index=12

The best intro I've seen to the tech of AI deep learning is this 2-part lecture by Jeff Dean from Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvK-XOiKXOs&list=PLaZufLfJumb9A95nS5AmY6G5mqYnwIfZX&index=12___

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2015-04-18 07:06:19 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

The Gnarl has been piling up. I've been hiking around my neighborhood discovering all kinds of gnarl in my backyard, so to speak. Gnarl is everywhere!

The Gnarl has been piling up. I've been hiking around my neighborhood discovering all kinds of gnarl in my backyard, so to speak. Gnarl is everywhere!___

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2015-04-18 04:18:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Better picture of the Japan cover.

Better picture of the Japan cover.___

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2015-04-18 01:35:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I have a soft spot for Japanese design. The cover of the Japanese edition of my book What Technology Wants, which is called The Technium in this edition, won an award for best design in Japan. It is a very elegant and minimal design -- very classic Japanese I'd say. You can't tell from this image, but the spine is day-glo orange. Nice contrast. Congratulations to Katsura Hattori the translator and chief architect of this edition. This is my favorite cover of this book.

http://www.msz.co.jp/event/07753_kawazoe_kodansha-shuppanbunkasho/

I have a soft spot for Japanese design. The cover of the Japanese edition of my book What Technology Wants, which is called The Technium in this edition, won an award for best design in Japan. It is a very elegant and minimal design -- very classic Japanese I'd say. You can't tell from this image, but the spine is day-glo orange. Nice contrast. Congratulations to Katsura Hattori the translator and chief architect of this edition. This is my favorite cover of this book.

http://www.msz.co.jp/event/07753_kawazoe_kodansha-shuppanbunkasho/___

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