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"The electric light bulb did not come from the continuous improvement of candles." — Dr Oren Harari
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“The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.” —Carl Sagan (1934-1996) youtu.be/GO5FwsblpT8
デジタルアートの先駆者であり、時をテーマとした作品も多数あり、パテックマガジンでもメインで特集されたこともあるジョン・マエダ @johnmaeda の巻いている時計が気になる。これなんだろう…全く想像つかない。まさかオリジナル…?
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Imperfection is the preferred state when computationally thinking and making. youtu.be/mpoOq_q972M
Last episode of my 6-part summary on “How To Speak Machine: A Gentle Intro to AI/ML”'s core concepts drops on Tuesday (June 20). The first 5 micro-episodes are here: youtube.com/playlist?list=… HT @JasonMayden for introducing me to driving-while... videos ...
1995: “The emerging civic structures of the digital era will profoundly affect our access to economic opportunities, the character and content of public discourse, and the experiences that gives shape and texture to our daily routines.” —W.J. Mitchell (1944-2010) HT @janewolfson2
In the inaugural #ResilienceTech Report, @johnmaeda highlighted the growing business ecosystem being built by a new breed of technologists who intend to bring greater resilience to individuals, organizations, and entire countries.
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Computation is an “alien” material that can be broken down into six concepts. Part 5 went up yesterday youtu.be/28XlA7Kv0fM and Part 6 goes up this weekend. It's nice to finish a little something ...
“[LBJ] had this genius for turning or transmuting compassion into law. A lot of politicians have liberal desires. Very few know how to turn that into laws.” —Robert Caro (2019) time.com/5564169/histor… I’m grateful to @maryannemarsh for intro-ing me long ago to Caro’s LBJ musings.
Our in-house @misaludai psychologist teaching us how to use people-first and stigma reducing language in how we talk about mental health -- which impacts how we communicate in our product design. It all starts language first!
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“JFK’s science adviser, Jerome Wiesner, later told me he had a deal with the President: If Kennedy did not claim that Apollo was about science, then he, Wiesner, would support it. So if not science, what? ” —Dr. Carl Sagan (1934-1996) on Science × Politics parade.com/249407/carlsag…
Building for Everyone, by @Its_Me_AJB “When we’re intentional about creating infrastructure to build for everyone—with everyone—that’s when product inclusion happens.” design.google/library/buildi…  HT @johnmaeda
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Tina Roth Eisenberg’s famous “Friday Linkpack” features prompt cards (just ✅purchased), a cordless gluegun, and a sinkhole in China with a forest that was found inside. swiss-miss.com/link-pack
Born on this day in 1815, Julia Margaret Cameron pioneered soft-focus photographic portraiture after receiving a camera for her 50 birthday. The art before the filters. Her niece, Virginia Woolf, wrote the far-seeing preface to her monograph: themarginalian.org/2019/04/03/vir…
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The most popular software for writing fiction isn't Word. It's Excel.
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"The mission and the idea behind @littleBits was 'Can we make technology and engineering fun? Can we make it creative? Can we make it playful? Can we make it inclusive?'" Media Lab alum @ayahbdeir talks to @daniellenewnham about her career. …nielle-newnham-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/ayah-…
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“It’s always so much more satisfying to educate than to promote,” says @joyehoward. “The challenge is how we @earlymajority grow and generate a return when our model is based on degrowth.” via @voguebusiness voguebusiness.com/sustainability…
“In strategy what counts is what would *have to be* true—not what is true.” –@RogerLMartin in his superior latest book “A Guide to Superior Management Effectiveness / A New Way To Think”
Learned about “Dreamachine”@Drea_m_achine from Dua Lipa’s newsletter. 猪子寿之 @inoko21’s チームラボ @teamLab_net pioneered many ideas that have gone mainstream. Their Odaiba installation “Borderless” is the “Guernica” equivalent of the 21c borderless.teamlab.art twitter.com/dualipa/status…
“Recover Fast” is more important than “Fail Fast.” Weekend drive summary of ”How To Speak Machine” chapter 5 is now up 👉 youtu.be/28XlA7Kv0fMhtt…m4
Early plotter piece from my 2003 show at Cristinerose Gallery because I didn’t own an @EMSL Axidraw yet ... blog.ted.com/4-works-from-j… via @TEDTalks blog
“Standardize the best ways you work.” —@justmadhu notion.so/blog/notion-pr…
I mean this with all my heart. It’s been a tough week, month, heck it’s been a tough few years. Please don’t try to process all your feelings about everything that’s going on alone. Reach out to someone to talk to! twitter.com/NBA/status/153…
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Dr. Wendy Suzuki @wasuzuki explains on @hubermanlab how exercise is a 🫧 bubble 🫧 bath 🫧 for your brain, bathing it in neurochemicals that keep your brain big, strong, and well functioning as you akEM
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“A human-centered approach means being humble, asking questions, and letting those with the lived experiences guide the way. Center the experiences of underrepresented communities, and build with, not for.” —@Its_Me_AJB twitter.com/hallekho/statu…
Thinking computationally with @p5xjs is super convenient esp with such a terrific community. editor.p5js.org/johnmaeda/sket…
if you're interested in working on the p5.js editor, you've got more time to apply to our one-year fellowship. applications now due June 22nd! Apply at: bit.ly/p5jseditor twitter.com/p5xjs/status/1…
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"Lucky means many iterations of failure." @johnmaeda today at @EdelmanPR's #FridayVibes session for our global creative team, with @whothehellisjj and Taj Reid.
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"Hopefulness isn't being an optimist. It's being a realist knowing that the improbable, is possible." —Marshall Ganz
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Ziwe’s art reminds me of work by Marina Abramović, Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik but stands out on its own as a completely new form. Two interviews with deeper context on origins of her work: youtu.be/E1uo0ynWg_E (AV) youtu.be/i8SIujdoLl8 (Colbert)
I heard a great quote today… “The distance between you and your competition is shorter than the distance between you and your full potential.” Reminds me to always stay on the learning curve and focus on improving my ability through practice, reflection, grit, and gratitude.
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In praise of imperfection 👉youtu.be/mpoOq_q972Mpf
“…so starting from two and a half billion years ago, little by little these bacteria spread across the planet and converted all that carbon dioxide in the air into the oxygen that we now have. And it was a very slow process.” —Tom Chi youtu.be/rPh3c8Sa37M via TED
ClojureScript 1.11.51 out. Lots of goodies ported over from Clojure 1.11 and some internal reworking to avoid some unintended dependency conflicts clojurescript.org/news/2022-05-1…
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Perfection isn’t as good as understanding. youtu.be/mpoOq_q972M
“Mike [Fink] came to teach @risd in 1957 as a @BrownUniversity graduate student with dual degrees from @Yale and @Harvard as well as a year at the @Sorbonne_Univ_. While he was born and raised in Providence, for him, ‘being at RISD is being at home.’” alumni.risd.edu/news-events/mi… 👏twitter.com/projo/status/1…k
“When choosing the right mix, it’s not just about playing to your strengths. It is important to play to your *advantages*, which may require playing to your weaknesses more often. This becomes even more important as your strengths improve!” web.williams.edu/Mathematics/sj… #RafaelNadal??�H
アイデアがあって、それを絵にするのではありません。 アイデアは、描くことで出来ていくのです。 twitter.com/johnmaeda/stat…
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“We don’t have an idea, then draw it. Ideas develop *through* drawing.” —Professor @kynaleski Author “The Storm of Creativity” past.poptech.org/popcasts/kyna_…
Former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and I were interviewed by NPR All Things Considered. Bottom line: The Mass Shooting Protocol (UnitedOnGuns.org) helps mayors prepare for and respond to a mass shooting. npr.org/2022/05/21/110… #massshooting
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Today in cursed programming things I just learned my friend @csvoss made this: github.com/csvoss/oneline…
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“In the summer of 1957, my uncle teaching printmaking at @risd introduced me to its president, John Frazier. My idea was to combine the idea of drawing with the invitation to use words to accompany the details perceived and observed.” —Professor Mike Fink gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/20/01/…
“Graphical Causal Models (GCMs) are a formal framework developed by Turing Award winner Judea Pearl to model cause-effect relationships between variables in a system.” www-amazon-science.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.amazon…
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