“Instead of looking at technologies programmed to enable human beings to better navigate the world I see technologies optimized to help corporations better navigate and manipulate human behavior. That’s not technology’s fault but a question of who and what we’re allowing to build our applications and whether or not we’re willing to look at them from the perspective of human need.”
Staying Human in the Machine Age: An Interview With Douglas Rushkoff, by Andrew O’Keefe
This art installation made me look. I wouldn’t mind doing this in my apartment, painting half way and over my art. (Obviously, I would first go to the thrift store to replace my current art)
In this MentalFloss video you learn names for 48 things you might have not known had names. I just learned that a Semordnilap is a word that reads one way forward and another way back. Example: desserts.
This pin made me laugh! Don’t we all know some people that should probably wear it? Undateable!
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
– Scott Adams
Roasting a marshmallow over a fire is a volatile task. If you’re not careful, you can burn it to a crisp, or get an undercooked center with a charred shell. Thanks Lifehacker for this post teaching us how it’s done.
Every time I grab my MacBook and see our custom CreativeMornings tabtag, it puts a smile on my face. I am usually not someone that would E-V-E-R put a sticker on anything I own, but the concept of tabtags won me over: They are glowing (!) and reusable MacBook stickers. You can remove them without a trace and reuse them over and over. SO MUCH FUN!
A big thank you to my friends at Maker’s Row for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.
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Always reminding my children of this, in different words though. Maybe I should try it this way.
A thrilling glass slide at 1,000 feet above Los Angeles jusy opened to the public. OH MY!
Jonathan Whitfill is the force behind this book rainbow. Really wonderful. Made me look.