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Learn a new language for free and help translate the web, at the same time – Duolingo

An amazing, jaw dropping project which highlights the great possibilities of large scale collaborative projects, marrying great innovative thinking with tech and then scaling the project to make it have an enormous impact.In short learn a new language for free … Continue reading

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… came across the web/app translating service Smartling recently and took their free plan for a spin to see how it worked and holy macarony, it really works !!!My main website will hopefully soon be multi-lingual, with a Chinese, Japanese and … Continue reading

The world is a much better place now than ever…

Harvard Thinks Big 2010 – Steven Pinker – ‘Some Questions About Violence’ from James Smith on Vimeo. Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, speaks at Harvard Thinks Big 2010 on the question of whether social structures have rendered humanity more or … Continue reading

Two Cleverbots talking about God

Two robots talking to each other and one of the first subjects that come up is God !The two CleverBots were hooked up to each other at Cornells Creative Machines LabFull article here through Kevin Kelly’s the Technium

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The world is a much better place now. Costs of communication

This is the first commercially available mobile phone, the 1984 Motorola DynaTAC which (adjusted for inflation) today, would set You back about $ 9000,- I have no figures for the actual costs of making calls but compare that to todays … Continue reading

Webinar "… on fashion photography" Hosted by Andrej Glusgold / Berliner Teknische Kunsthochschule

 … a little reminder about the live webinar on wednesday dec. 15th. where I have been invited by artist/photographer Andrej Glusgold to have a conversation with his students on fashion photography and new media,  at the BTK (Berliner Teknische Kunsthochschule).There … Continue reading

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The world is full of interesting things !

This post is about one of the absolutely most jaw-dropping experiences I have had on the web and definitely cements my belief in humanity’s capacity for great things.If there are 2 posts post You have to check out on 11horses … Continue reading

Ted goes BitTorrent

No, contrary to what some say, the culture of sharing is not dead. One of my absolute favourite resources for information and knowledge “TED – ideas worth spreading – Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world “ have … Continue reading

Kid’s these days…

.. just a quick reflection on the overall resourcefulness and “just-do-it” attitude of kids these days. 18 year old blogger Juan Bernal at Alive and Absolute interviewed me recently and we all know 14 year old, superstar fashion blogger Tavi, … Continue reading

Ray Kurzweil on "Computing everywhere"

“My key point will be how we are moving towards computing everywhere,” said Kurzweil. “When I was a student at MIT there was one computer shared by everyone (an IBM 7094 with 32K of 36 bit words and one quarter … Continue reading