Affinity Diagramming

Affinity diagramming is a participatory method where concepts written on cards are sorted into related groups and sub-groups. The original intent of affinity diagramming was to help diagnose…

Affinity Diagramming

The 64-degree poached eggs

Eggs cooked with an immersion circulator are not, strictly speaking, cooked sous vide, since they aren’t vacuum sealed. But they are an excellent candidate for the long-time/low-temperature approach…

The 64-degree poached eggs

All About Polymorphics

Simon Ramo’s concept of “polymorphic” computing is laid out in stop-motion animation, accompanied by acoustic guitar. The film anticipates parallel, distributed processing and the architecture of…

All About Polymorphics

The Milosevics

The text for “The Milosevics” is an exact transcript of telephone conversations among members of the Milosevic family that were recorded in 1997 by Croatian intelligence agents and released in…

The Milosevics

Animation « XVIVO

One of the best parts of XVIVO’s creation of MOAs is the front row seat we have, interviewing the scientists who invent today’s medical marvels. They, in turn, appreciate our ability to understand…

Animation « XVIVO

NE-TON

Ne-ton | That’s not the way to do business: Ne-ton (Non-tone) is an independent music label that focuses on free music in the broadest sense of the term. It encompasses various music genres such as:…

NE-TON

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Malcolm Gladwell Is #Wrong

Malcolm Gladwell’s take on social media is like a nun’s likely review of the Kama Sutra — self-righteous and misguided by virtue of voluntary self-exclusion from the subject. But while the nun’s…

Malcolm Gladwell Is #Wrong

EDF Climate Corps

EDF Climate Corps bridges this resource gap. We match trained students from leading business schools with companies that need to develop practical, actionable energy efficiency plans.

EDF Climate Corps

I’ll believe in people settling Mars at about the same time I see people setting the Gobi Desert. The Gobi Desert is about a…

“I’ll believe in people settling Mars at about the same time I see people setting the Gobi Desert. The Gobi Desert is about a thousand times as hospitable as Mars and five hundred times cheaper and easier to reach. Nobody ever writes“Gobi Desert Opera” because, well, it’s just kind of plonkingly obvious that there’s no good reason to go there and live. It’s ugly, it’s inhospitable and there’s no way to make it pay. Mars is just the same, really. We just romanticize it because it’s so hard to reach.”

Bruce Sterling

DASH7 - Wikipedia

DASH7 is a new wireless sensor networking technology using the ISO/IEC 18000-7 standard for active RFID, operating at in the 433 MHz unlicensed spectrum. DASH7 provides multi-year battery life, range…

DASH7 - Wikipedia

The Utopian Blues

The bards or poets ranked with aristocrats and even royalty, but musicians were merely the servants of the bards. In Dumezil’s tripartite structure of Indo-European society, as reflected in Ireland,…

The Utopian Blues

The Anti-Caliph

and Khezr, the Hidden Prophet, the Green Man, King of Hyperborea, wily servant of Moses, trickster-cook of Alexander, Khezr who drank from the fountain of life in the Land of Darkness. Flowers and…

The Anti-Caliph

On Random Forests

The Random Forests algorithm was proposed by Leo Breiman in 1999. The algorithm can be used for both regression and classification, as well as for variable selection, interaction detection,…

On Random Forests

The Phenomenology of Error

I am often puzzled by what we call errors of grammar and usage, errors such as different than, between you and I, a which for a that, and so on. I am puzzled by what motive could underlie the unusual…

The Phenomenology of Error

Data Visualization Montage

Great visualizations achieve a harmonious balance of information, granularity, motion and audio. Great visualizations possess an ambient simplicity that transcends time and will remain memorable for…

Data Visualization Montage

Roombots

This project intends to design and control modular robots, called Roombots, to be used as building blocks for furniture that moves, self-assembles, self-reconfigures, and self-repairs. Modular robots…

Roombots