There's way more info here
I forgot to turn off my alarm last night, but luckily enough, when my alarm went off, the program on the radio was quite interesting. Follow this link to listen to a debate on the number of students who go to college (most of the them think too many, for too long). The debaters are Peter Thiel, Charles Murray, Vivek Wadhwa, and Henrey Bienen.
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Specifically their File Analyzer/Metadata harvester and their Video Frame Analyzer.
Read more about the tools in the announcement here.
This article in Boing Boing talks about the importance of the variety of hand movements in the future of interaction design.
Here's the full rant.
Earlier this year, I took a course in PHP/MySQL offered by a fellow Pratt Alum. Not only was the class interesting, but I learned about this program, Girl Develop It. It's not restricted to women, however its mission is to encourage more women to learn programming languages and participate in the development field. As with many science and technical fields, women are thin on the ground and they are trying to make an accessible friendly environment for people to learn coding.
As someone who took a class there, I was impressed by how affordable it was...
The New York Public Library has teamed up with The Floating University to provide NYPL patrons access to The Floating University's inaugural course "Great Big Ideas".
People not affiliated with the New York Public Library can gain access to these interesting courses for $495. That may not be an affordable price for everyone, but consider...
I don't even know how to write about this without bias, so I'm just going to lay it out there and provide some links. Michigan has passed some anti-bullying legislation, however they've also included an exception if the bullying is based on a strongly held religious or moral belief.
Many of you have already figured this out probably but I was just reading this article about Google Easter eggs.
Do a Barrel Roll
Has anyone found any other whispers of personality in the Google interface?
This article in the Chronicle talks about a SPARC report on the rise of homegrown scrappy publishing creations coming out of Academic Libraries.