We tend to teach people that everything that matters happens between your ears when in fact it actually mostly happens between people.
via Anesthesia alone is $7k – 9GAG.
Just a couple of days ago Twitter sent me an email notifying me my 7th birthday (or anniversary of my subscription) on their platform, sharing this slice of cake to party… Over the years my relationship with this
social network … has changed a lot. Love, hate, indifference, love again… I’ve been through all of them! Nowadays I’m using it basically as a broadcast point for sharing my contents or stuff I care about, while every 1:1 tweeting is done with friends. Then last year I’ve opened a (free, basic) account over App.net which gives me a more intimate, personal, conversation with my contacts and fellow subscribers…
This brings me to a broader point: in an age of personal technological revolution, we all need a more explicit philosophy for adopting tools. Without this clarity, we run the risk of drowning in a sea of distracting apps and shiny web sites.
My philosophy — to only adopt tools that solve a major pre-existing problem — has served me well.
I use e-mail, for example, because the ability to communicate asynchronously with people around the world is quite important for my work. E-mail solves this problem.
I don’t use Twitter, however, because the ability to have short, casual interactions with many people I don’t know well is not that important to my work.
Cal Newport ☞ Why I’ve never joined Facebook
Sustainia100 is an annual guide to 100 innovative solutions from around the world that presents readily available projects, initiatives and technologies at the forefront of sustainable transformation.
Our 2013 edition of Sustainia100 was launched June 9th in London. Sustainia received 500+ submissions from 79 countries for this year’s guide. The final 100 solutions are deployed in two thirds of the world’s countries – including Kenya, India, Mexico and South Africa, making the Sustainia100 guide reflect innovation from the traditional western hubs as well as parts of the world that are normally not well covered.
Identifying 100 innovative, sustainable solutions in 10 key sectors, spanning from energy, transportation to fashion, food and education. Sustainia100 gives investors, regional developers, business leaders, politicians, and consumers in-depth insights to the most promising projects and technologies within their field.
Download Sustainia100 here: sustainia.me/solutions
The fine folks at iFixIt have published a post on this Sustania initiave on their blog. Sustainia is an innovation platform in Copenhagen that celebrates today’s top visionaries. These are people who are chipping away at the world’s biggest problems using tangible solutions—all in the pursuit of a sustainable future.
Five hundred applicants, in over 79 countries, sought to be in the running for the 2013 Sustainia Award. Some of this year’s finalists include Liter of Light, TaKaDu, Netural.com, and Tvilight. And iFixit is incredibly humbled and honored to be in the running with them!
Voting is runs from September 19-October 31. The finalist will be decided on and announced by honorary Chair, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as the Sustainia committee on November 2, 2013.
Originally posted on The Daily Post:
From lines to patterns. We see lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made. Sometimes we don’t realize they’re there: on the street, across the walls, up in the sky, and along the ground on which we walk.
Today’s challenge is inspired by Evan Zelermyer‘s stunning urban, abstract, and architectural images from his “Shape, Line, Texture, Pattern” post published earlier this week. I’d love to see your interpretations of these elements, so grab your camera, get outside, and snap a great shot of shapes or lines that you stumble upon, or a cool texture or pattern that catches your eye.