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“How does time perspective shape our lives?” is the question…

Thanks, Adam for this video from @GoogleTalks, through the Authors@Google series.

In The Time Paradox, Drs. Zimbardo and Boyd draw on thirty years of pioneering research to reveal, for the first time, how your individual time perspective shapes your life and is shaped by the world around you. Further, they demonstrate that your and every other individual’s time zones interact to create national cultures, economics, and personal destinies.

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My friend Jessiena, just sent me a link to Hunch. She’s so great, up on what’s cool in digital. (She better, she works at Popular Front. They only like smart people.)

So far there’s not much to Hunch – it hasn’t fully launched but has started sending invitations to people who sign up. The landing page says

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Hunch helps you make decisions and gets smarter the more you use it.

Check out more info on the Fact Sheet. Over-generalizing, it sounds like it’s a much smarter, technologically-oriented Magic 8 Ball. After giving users 10 questions, Hunch will “will propose a concrete and customized result for hundreds of decisions of every kind”. By utilizing user-created responses (edits, ideas, suggestions, etc.) and customizing results per user, Hunch aims to harness group think and machine learning – with the ultimate goal being to help you and I out with decision making.

The idea of Hunch sounds fascinating – harnessing group think/collective intelligence to help people solve problems makes sense, right? And the fact that results will be based on structure — algorithm, increased user involvement, etc. — makes for a potentially convincing and useful service. I think Hunch is one to watch – Flickr co-founder Catarina Fake, is co-founder, so you’d think these people believe in design, usability, and solutions.

Today I sat in on my 1st Fallon Brainfood presentation, which focused on mobile media. While planner Aki Spicer and producer Marty Weatherall scooped us on the ever-growing usage and utility of mobile media/marketing, viewers (live and virtual) sent in photos which were added to the Fallon Brainfood Mobile gallery. You can still send in pics by texting/emailing to Fallon@fanchatter.com. Check them out here. For the live presentation, watch here. You can also find the slideshow there or on SlideShare. Click on Spock!

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  • If you’re looking for some different/challenging pumpkin carving patterns, check out these politically charged designs at Campaign-O-Lanterns.

 

  • Love this product and what it communicates: Create your own message with the DIY Screenprinted LCD Card. 4 lines of 5-character fields lets you personalize your digital greeting. Cards are printed on 100% recycled paper. 5 for $15. From San Francisco shop Yellow Owl Workshop


At Surya in London, clubbers generate 60% of the energy needed to power the club. The piezoelectric dancefloor utilizes quart crystals and ceramics to help create energy. Blocks under the floor produce currents, which then feed batteries, and as these are recharged, more power is generated. 

But Surya can’t claim being the world’s 1st sustainable club. That right belongs to Watt in Rotterdam. 

via inhabitat

see more on ‘green clubbing’: Club4Climate and SustainableDanceClub.com

Diana over at Dee’s Delightful Blog is Hulu.com’s newest fan. A joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corporation, Hulu.com launched in the spring of 2007. Their mission is “to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium video content when, where and how they want it.” About a month ago, they announced the release of several widgets, which hits the nail on the head as far as satisfying the when/where/how components. There are four different widgets: Player, Summer, Show, and Picks widgets.

Player Widget allows users to watch content directly from the widget and track featured, most popular or recently viewed videos. Additionally, you can search for videos not found on Hulu.com This widget can be embedded to the Apple dashboard, iGoogle, soon Facebook, among others.

Summer Widget features a unique video each day, so this widget is not customizable.

Show Widget serves up your favorite show, by episode or clip. When new videos are added to Hulu.com, the widget automatically updates as well.

Picks Widget allows you to choose from today’s highest rated, most popular, or recently added videos.

All widgets can be embedded into your blog/site.


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