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Category: Technology

Vangelis Katsoulis ‎- Minimal Suite (1986)

Vangelis Katsoulis ‎- Minimal Suite (1986)

“Since 1983, the use of music technology becomes gradually apparent in his compositions, exploiting technological advancements, without diminishing the importance of the human factor and the creative involvement of the performer. Today, he is striving for simplicity, trying to express the most, using the least.” – source

Look to the Future & Elevate Human Nature // extravehicular activity 1984

McCandless II EVA

NASA Challenger 1984 Space Walk

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature; for life is never so low or so little as when occupied with the present.—L. E. Landon.

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism – Jeremy Rifkin NYT

 

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Ji Lee; original painting by Eugène Delacroix

What makes the social commons more relevant today is that we are constructing an Internet of Things infrastructure that optimizes collaboration, universal access and inclusion, all of which are critical to the creation of social capital and the ushering in of a sharing economy. The Internet of Things is a game-changing platform that enables an emerging collaborative commons to flourish alongside the capitalist market.

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism – NYTimes.com.

Google’s Road Map to Global Domination – NYTimes.com

The Google team on the Colorado River.

The Google team on the Colorado River.

What came first, conquered by Google’s superior search algorithms. Who was next, and Facebook was the victor. But where, arguably the biggest prize of all, has yet to be completely won.

Google’s Road Map to Global Domination – NYTimes.com.

Standing Tree Desk – Instructables

Standing Tree Desk.

Well everyone (especially around instructables) always talks about how bad sitting is for you, so everyone makes standing desks. But, you know what else seriously lowers your quality of life? Being trapped indoors all the time! Now you can go do your work, stand up, and enjoy the amazing world around you! – digital naturalism

Illustration by Paul Sahre
via All Is Fair in Love and Twitter – NYTimes.com

Illustration by Paul Sahre

But in Silicon Valley, luck can be a euphemism for something more sinister. Twitter wasn’t exactly conceived in a South Park playground, and it certainly wasn’t solely Dorsey’s idea.