Originally posted on melt your mind:
Sam Van Aken’s art combines sophisticated technology with traditional modes of art-making. Van Aken’s projects cross boundaries between artistic genres, including performance, installation, video, photography, and…
The phrase “digital native” has evolved pretty effortlessly into the common lexicon in the last five years. But is it accurate or a misnomer? What we need to keep reviewing, I think, is how early we allow children to adopt technology. The idea of digitally colonising our kids may make us think again about how old they are before we let their minds be gobbled up by our smartphone interfaces.
Originally posted on DIV:INQ — Diversity Inquiry:
Most New Zealand secondary schools have a uniform of some kind or other. They have evolved over time (thank goodness) but they essentially do the…
Watch a rather moving commentary on the “evils” of technology by Gary Turk below. Ironically it’s had 42.5 million views on Youtube. Then watch the two rather clever parodies.
Technology. Is it so evil? Or is it just — technology?
Since watching and tweeting about a news report on a fatal car crash in the weekend, where alcohol and speed (180km/h) were factors, I haven’t been able to stop thinking how stupid and unnecessary the road toll is. In fact, I’d argue it could be almost eradicated quite easily.
Originally posted on I Think Differently:
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve…
We often hear people utter the mantra, “Think outside the box.” It’s become the hold-all for creative thinking, problem solving and even good leadership.
But how often do we often think about the box itself? How often do we consider that, by thinking outside it, we stray away from the box — even ignore it completely — and miss the truth of the matter.
New Zealand’s relatively small population, land mass and infrastructure creates so much opportunity to lead the world in recognising some fundamental changes that would improve society in general. Here’s my bucket list.
So there you are — sympathy, empathy, entitlement, worthiness, abuse, vulnerability, democracy, mental health, technology. Those were the key themes you were interested in reading about in 2013.
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