Archive for the ‘technology’ Category
“How does time perspective shape our lives?” is the question…
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.
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
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!
- 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.
- This is a great idea for giving a special someone (or just yourself, because you’re special and you know it) a unique gift. The Mechanical Musical Box Kit lets you create your own tune, even if you’ve got the musical sensibility of a fruit fly. The kit comes with blank paper and instructions on how to create any tune. Find at The Curiousity Shoppe: Crafts, Kits, Curios for the Creatively Inclined. (thanks Jessiena!)
I’d previously been resisting posting only links, but lately I find myself tossing out links like a madwoman on Facebook…so, here. Have some linkage…a bit old, but take a peek.
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.