Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

The politics of truth and science in America

Sunday, October 30th, 2011An extraordinary story of how science is becoming highly politicised is told by Shawn Lawrence Otto.First off less than 2% of Congress totaling 535 members, have professional backgrounds in science, whereas there are 222 lawyers.When in 1987 the Federal Communications ...

Hacking Microsoft’s Kinect

Sunday, December 5th, 2010Over 10 million people bought a Kinect in the first 10 days of launch, a reward ($1000) was offered by Adafruit, for Hackers to get Kinect to run on alternative operating systems. Microsoft announced it would bring in the legal ...

tattoos, identity and meaning [2]

Saturday, October 9th, 2010I am writing this post as my old friend David O'Hanlon asked a question to my post on Tattoo's, identity and meaning that I think requires a somewhat in-depth response. Patrick Skinner is a PHD student at Cambridge University, his ...

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

Monday, October 4th, 2010Didier Marlier writes,Daniel relates an interesting study run by the famous M.I.T. seeking to understand the impact of financial incentives on employees’ motivation. Participants were offered low, medium or high financial reward depending on their results in a series of ...

The future of ui

Friday, July 2nd, 2010John Underkoffler speaking about the way in which ui will change how we interface in the world

GSK and the exporting of mental illness

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010After writing about Naomi Klein yesterday and the superbranding of politics. I came across a thought piece in New Scientist called Invasion of the mind snatchers by Ethan Watters.His story is one that around the world in different cultures, we ...

Ecotopia

Monday, November 16th, 2009My good friend Andy Middleton is organising an event called Ecotopia - December 4th 2009So if you want to follow the No Straight Line rule of doing something. Get over to and get stuck in with Ecotopia.Become the change you ...

Humanity a meme/gene machine

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009Copying, with variation and selection. Susan Blackmore gives a highly entertaining presentation.Meme machines and gene machines and Techno-memes is the her passion.She says that we are merging with technology... how far will we converge?

Making sense of the world we live in through micro narratives and data

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009Cognitive Edge

Commonwealth in the networked society [3] Big pharma

Sunday, October 11th, 2009Big banks, big pharma, big problems, writes John Martin,MONEY has thrown society out of kilter. Banks that once appeared to have mountains of cash have collapsed. As a consequence of the global recession, governments now recognise that banking is too ...

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