(Image Source) Autodesk is known for highly advanced design and 3D modeling software used by architects and designers the world over. So I definitely took notice when I read that they were designing a new innovation lab on the South Boston Waterfront (Rea...
(Image source) Apparently "epigenetic" infant robots are a thing. And a thing that allows researchers to study infant behavior without the hassle of diaper changes or feedings. Specifically, in the case of this learning study focused on how infants map words to objects (summarized in
(Image source) While the eBook flag has been flying at publishing houses big and small for a number of years now, young readers may not be fully sold. As the authors of a Washington Post report on the new book, "Word...
(Image: Screencapture from IDEO U homepage) IDEO has launched its first online course under their new "IDEO U" series of courses aimed at helping anyone increase their creative prowess (for $399 a course). (Read more in this FastCo. article) The first course, dubbed "Insights," which is a mix of multimedia content ...
(Image source) As knowledge workers and skilled managers are continually expected to "skill-up" to meet increasing changes in technology, there is also an increase in workplace burnout and dissatisfaction. Or, at least, this is the premise of Harvard Business Review's recent blog piece, "When Learning at Work Becom...
(Image Source) Everyone knows that wearables and fitness tracking software are helping users game the fitness and health fields, but, what if you apply the same leaderboard concepts, quantified "nudges" and dashboard metrics to the workplace? This is an emerging trend according to this,
(Image Source) Have you seen, or, do you plan to see Martin Blomkamp's, "Chappie?" Regardless, it is an interesting study in robot ethics and the potential for humans to act as moral teachers to their robot underlings. Less a pre-programmed worker with
In case you haven't heard, Slack is taking over workplace email. Long purported to be dead in the age of Google chat and other options for more instantaneous office communication, messaging app Slack, may finally be the nail in email's coffin. Slack is apparently a more transparent option for workplace chats and has a few compelling features that are missing from other options from Google, Apple and more. As
(Image: Source) Dubbed one of the "weirdest" libraries (perfect for #WeirdWednesdays) in the world and one with the most "serendipitous" (thematic cataloguing system), the Warburg Institute's Library in London is an amazing combination of both the origins of modern art history and the concept of the "icon." Here is more on the li...
(Image source) Today Apple unveiled final details re: the Apple Watch (thanks for the live blog heads-up, Brian!). What struck me is 1) it looks a bit like a