Now is shorter; soon comes swifter; and the past marches closer to the present. This is the theme of Stewart Brand’s manifesto “Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility, the Ideas Behind the World’s Slowest Computer”. He brilliantly makes the case that the human perception of time has become excruciatingly limited and focused, and [...]
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There is an undeniable power in games for harnessing the best attributes of humanity – and a great potential in directing those attributes towards improving the quality of our work, our lives, and our environment.
Real-time consumer feedback is being used in a revolutionary manner to reduce residential electricity and material consumption. In this presentation Petersen considers collaboration between researchers at Oberlin College, Lucid Design Group and the City of Oberlin to develop and assess the impact of multiples scales and modes of feedback that include social, economic and ecological contextualization as mechanisms for enhancing impact.
by Stewart Brand
Now is shorter; soon comes swifter; and the past marches closer to the present.
In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions.
Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup?
A drunkard’s walk is a type of random statistical distribution with important applications in scientific studies ranging from biology to astronomy. Mlodinow, a visiting lecturer at Caltech and coauthor with Stephen Hawking of A Brief History of Time […]
Daniel J. Siegal
From a pioneer in the field of mental health comes a groundbreaking book on the healing power of “mindsight,” the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. Mindsight allows you to make positive changes in your brain–and in your life.