(Berlin "Brain" Source: Felix Krumbholz)
...the role architecture plays in shaping how today's library is used, accessed and perceived is also building our understanding of how university libraries will be used in the future.
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Three weeks ago, I attended SIGGRAPH conference, which is one of the largest computer graphics conferences in the world. The conference was held in Anaheim, CA. I'd attended the same conference in 2012 in Los Angeles but this time I was chosen as a student volunteer, which was a really prestigious opportunity.
The conference had lots of different types of sessions catering to variety of interests. Some of these were:
1. Technical papers: The chosen best technical papers from the past year in areas related to Computer Graphics (CG) presented by their researchers.
2. Courses: Short dur...
Named one of the "10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013" earlier this year by Inc. Magazine, Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. "Maximize human potential" is Dr. Ming’s creed and she has embodied this through her groundbreaking work in fields ranging from machine learning and co...
August 17, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Rules for robograding.
Full story from Hechinger Report
2. Salman Kahn on humanizing classrooms and the future of Khan Academy.
We don't seem to realize how Cell Towers, TV Towers and Wifi Hotspots are important to our communication devices, but also numerous signals and waves go to waste. This technology created by students from the University of Washington wants to recycle the waves and signal to power types of sensor and other types of wireless devices.
These wireless and battery-less sensors can be used to make money transfers between people. For example, a circuit board was registered with imagina...
Successful entrepreneur, market and inventor Steve Jobs, the founder, and former CEO of Apple talks about how all members of an organization should work together to ensure the organization or business reach its maximum potential. Organization is a main factor and everyone involved in the business must be trusted to deliver their part when needed. Working as a team involves everyone coming with an idea and every idea counts towards the overall success of the business. "You have to be run by ideas not hierarchy, the best ideas have to win" — Steve Jobs
To celebrate the 40-year anniversary for hip hop on 11th of August, Kool Herc, the founder of hip hop, organized a big tribute concert in Central Park. Other great hip-hop icons participated as well. The tribute was to thank hip hop for all the positive impact it has had on their lives and also to show how much it has changed over the years.
The video below is part of a set of videos I've been creating around the cultural and social influence of hip hop for both my mSchool course and as part of the Vialogues Ambassador program.
Earlier this week, US District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled that the NYPD's controversial Stop & Frisk program was illegal as it violated the rights of New Yorkers. In her opinion, Scheindlin held that:
In their zeal to defend a policy that they believe to be effective, they have willfully ignored overwhelming proof that the policy of targeting `the right people' is racially discriminatory.
I believe that she should have never ment...
I've been creating a set of videos about new technology we will eventually see in the classroom of the future as part of the Vialogues Ambassador Program. My recent video, posted below, is about the importance of technology in classrooms. The video provide statistics about technology and education in America and explains the importance of technology in classrooms. What are your thoughts on the statistics shown? Are you surprised? Please feel free to join the discussion on Vialogues.
I still can't believe my eyes after watching this video. I feel like this is the best inspirational video that I have ever watched in my entire life. For someone with no arms to move and go about like any ordinary person with hands and feet. It is just amazing and inspirational. This video basically encourages us to never doubt or limit ourselves because there is something extraordinary instilled in every person. If that was not the case, then Richi would not have been able to drive with no hands and work for one of the best organizations that create cars for NASCAR drivers. We all have someth...