Who Owns the Future ? by Jaron Lanier -
Computer scientist Jaron Lanier critiques his previous views and presents a new understanding of technology in his new book, Who Owns the Future?
The chatter around ‘humanist softie’ Jaron Lanier’s new book has us asking is the Internet movement as open as it claims to be ? Or does it operate more along the lines of a capitalist paradigm in which the elite networks benefit from middle sector sharing ?
TOP SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS -
In anticipation to tonight’s social media marketing workshop with Katya Constantine of DigishopGirl Media, it’s always important to learn from what others are doing when it comes to creating an effective social media marketing campaign. So here is a list of the top social media sharers as per Forbes.
An ode to Van Gogh
To round out an evening at the LAB dedicated to 3D Printing that included demonstrations from the Printrbot Jr. as well as WB Engineering’s 3D Systems Cube and a presentation by Pixil 3D , learn about a prototype artificial ear made out of an antenna and 3D printed cells. Michael McAlpine and his team have created an ear that can pick up radio waves. Eventually the ear could even attach to human nerve endings.
First, a happy Wednesday to all. Thank you to everyone who has followed our content stream. We are working to continue to spike your interest with stories ranging from technology and business to education and social innovation tinged with a heavy dose of creativity.
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This is the visual break down of what a productive week of social media management looks like, courtesy of Mark Smiciklas. At the LAB, we like to think this formula can create an active and engaged community of listeners and contributors.
Do you have similar or different strategies ?
Status Update: Facebook's Social Media Dominance Is Being Challenged By Newcomers -
One report claims that 6 million U.S. users ditched the site last month. Does this mean that the social media giant may be wanting for a new method to attract users ? How will it continue to compete ?
Michela Milani uses food scraps, like peanut shells, to create environmentally friendly dishes. Her Foodscapes are a much greener replacement to plastic or paper and encourage the conversation between food and consumption to veer toward more conservative horizons.
Happy Earth Day !
Please do not touch the model…
EdX: The Non-Profit Instant Grading Software -
Harvard and MIT have partnered, offering EdX, an online course platform that can grade essays right away. While students can benefit from instant feedback, this will enflame traditional opinions against automation in education. With automated grading systems for multiple-choice and true-and-false answers already in widespread use, it is only a manner of time before intelligent technology to grade written submissions takes hold.
Game Design dorkShop -
On Saturday, April 6th, theLAB is hosting a game design workshop. All skill levels are welcome to participate as University of Miami professors, Clay Ewing and Lien Tran, teach you the basics behind game and other interactive systems. You will leave this half-day workshop with a full belly, a happy brain, and a prototype for a game.
So stop wasting time and register here, http://gamedesigndorkshop.eventbrite.com/.
(Enter “labrats” code for half off the ticket price. Teachers and students are also welcome, use “labratkids” for a free ticket. )
Aakash Nihalani began plotting a career in business before fully following his artistic passions. Through perspective and dimension, Nihalani, gives his street installations a curious signature.