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LearnTechLib - The Learning & Technology Library

The Learning and Technology Library is an online digital library of over 100,000 journal articles, conference papers, ebooks, and dissertation abstracts all focused on the use of technology in learning and education. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Feb 17, 2016 - 0 comments

Meet LBRY: An Open-source Protocol For Art + Knowledge

LBRY (pronounced "Library") is an open-source protocol providing a decentralized marketplace. LBRY allows anyone to publish content and anyone to buy it from anyone else, but with an economic design to combat piracy and benefit artists. If you are an OSX or Linux user you can test LBRY yourself. You can also learn more about LBRY or join our list.
posted by christonabike on Dec 21, 2015 - 2 comments

FACTHOLE: Entirely true news about politics and technology

Facthole makes other news outlets seem mainstream. Join us for stunning exposes that will literally make you wonder what you are reading.
posted by Cosmo7 on Nov 21, 2015 - 1 comment

StartCards flashcards for entrepreneurs

StartCards are free flashcards for serious entrepreneurs. Founders use them to quickly memorize key concepts so they can spend less time reading books and more time growing their business. [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on May 20, 2015 - 1 comment

Massive Head Canon

Intelligent discussion of movies, books, games, and technology. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Mar 22, 2015 - 0 comments

Myanmar's Second Wind

I've had the good luck to have spent a bit of time in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma (and no, please don't ask me why I don't use that word, it's a long story). I work in tech. So, here's a series of stories I'm writing about it. You may or may not have known that in spite of all the incredible challenges the country still faces, there's also – what shall we call it? — a glimmer, of hope? That a lot has changed? That for example, a SIM card cost $2500 a few years ago, and $250 a year back (when I got mine), and now it's $1.50 AND available also to foreigners at the airport when you land? It is an incredible country. I hope you'll get to see a little bit of it through this. I really should update it more (I have about 5 more interviews/profiles lined up).
posted by popagandhi on Mar 13, 2015 - 2 comments

IGNITE: Women Fuelling Science and Technology

IGNITE aims to highlight women and girls working in STEM in various ways - as developers, artists, activists, community organisers, educators, and much more. We're also collecting #BeTheSpark stories on how you got interested in STEM, so if you have a story to share please contribute!
posted by divabat on Nov 19, 2014 - 0 comments

Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, California: My brewery tour

I took my first brewery tour at the Firestone Walker Brewing Company and tweeted my experience. This tour took place Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Paso Robles, California. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 28, 2014 - 0 comments

A Robot That Puts Pie Charts Onto Actual Pies

My article for The Creators Project (VICE's arts and technology blog) about a robot that illustrates the gender divide by placing pie charts into actual pies. [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana on Aug 7, 2014 - 1 comment

'Status' (short film)

"In the near future social networking has moved out of the virtual world and into the physical. A confronting portrait of a world we may soon know too well. Welcome to the evolution." Winner of the Jury Prize Best Sci-Fi Short Maelstrom IFF 2011 - Winner Best Screenplay Dark Carnival Indiana IFF 2011 - Official Selection 14 International Festivals including Fantasia Montreal, Bermuda IFF, London Lift Off 2012, Chashama New York, - Eng - 19mins - Director: Richard Williamson- Online Release May 6th 2014. Hope you like it.
posted by neonmuse on May 6, 2014 - 1 comment

Boston Startups Guide

A searchable list of Boston-area startup companies, sortable by if hiring, industry, neighborhood, and more. [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Sep 18, 2013 - 2 comments

Tech Superfecta

Villanova Tech Trifecta Superfecta Team, Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University is once again proud to announce a series of events, nicknamed the Tech Superfecta, taking place during the week of October 14th, 2013 in Villanova PA. [more inside]
posted by mfoight on Aug 30, 2013 - 0 comments

Record your answers to silly questions about clones.

I've put seven questions together on the topic of clones. There is a tool on the website that lets you record your own answers to these questions. The answers will be edited into the first episode of the Machine Court Podcast, an audio program with sketch comedy and interviews related to technology and ethics. [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000 on Jan 11, 2013 - 0 comments

The Brief - A daily briefing of technology news worth caring about

For years I've been disappointed with the quality and substance of technology news. The vast majority of it is far too niche interest (regular updates on AAPL) or marketing disguised as news (new Android tablet everybody!), and much of what's left is just not interesting to the average person interested in technology. The Brief is my answer to that. Every day I collect the news that is actually news and summarise and link to it. [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Nov 3, 2012 - 1 comment

Studies in Semicolons: On the habits, tools and technologies of doing idea work better

I've started a blog about the world of technology available for academics, researchers and other people who deal with ideas for a living. While there's plenty out there on technology for writers and programmers, I wanted to bring a special focus toward brainstorming, document management and notetaking. I'm gradually expanding into non-technology stuff as the blog grows and progresses. [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Oct 16, 2012 - 0 comments

Visualizing the Web Index

Today you might have noticed Tim Berners-Lee and the Web Foundation (previously) announcing the launch of the Web Index, a global ranking for measuring the benefits and impact of the Web on the world's nations and peoples. If you've visited the website, you might also have played with the visualizations, brought to you by a couple of Mefites.
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth on Sep 5, 2012 - 0 comments

Textizen - Citizen feedback for the digital age

Textizen is an open-source platform for collecting citizen feedback via text message. Holding in-person meetings can be expensive, time-consuming, and often results in non-representative feedback. Working with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, my team at Code for America decided to build a better way to connect citizens to their city. Now, all residents and community members need is a few spare moments and a cell phone that supports text messages (~92% of Philadelphia households). In a city where 43 percent of residents don’t have internet access at home, we see text messaging and other mobile technologies as critical doorways to digital citizen participation. Do you see a use for Textizen in your community? Get it in touch with us on Twitter, or at Textizen.com. Developers can join us on GitHub, where we’ll continue to develop the Textizen code. Textizen in one animated minute [more inside]
posted by yuletide on Jun 7, 2012 - 0 comments

The Linux Setup

I love reading about people's desktop Linux setups, so I started sending out interview requests to Linux users, asking them to answer some questions about the hardware and software they use. [more inside]
posted by puckupdate on Feb 18, 2012 - 8 comments

Audio Grains

Audio Grains is dedicated to interesting Music Technology. Providing in-depth information and commentary topics ranging from equipment, software, audio theory, techniques and research. While leaning heavily on the technology side, we will also bring you music which uses technology in more interesting and creative ways. [more inside]
posted by TwoWordReview on Feb 2, 2012 - 1 comment

GroupsFinder - All of the Groups/Events Near You

GroupsFinder helps you find and track all of the groups near you, and the events that the groups host. [more inside]
posted by coolgeek on Dec 15, 2011 - 2 comments

Startups in Boston

A searchable list of Boston-area startup companies, sortable by neighborhood, industry, hiring, and more.
posted by ElfWord on Dec 12, 2011 - 4 comments

Uncle Mark 2012 Gift Guide and Almanac

The 9th-annual Uncle Mark guide has recommendations for all the technologies you might buy, or gift, this season: e-reader, iPhone/iPad apps, extra "essential" tech items - as well as tips on how to learn Chinese, how to buy a TV, and how to prevent a sneeze. Bonus: spot mention of Matt Haughey on page 4. Here's the PDF download.
posted by mark7570 on Dec 6, 2011 - 2 comments

How Facebook Homogenizes Identity

This paper explores how the technological design of Facebook homogenizes identity and limits personal representation. I look at how that homogenization transforms individuals into instruments of capital, and enforces digital gates that segregate users along racial boundaries. Using a software studies methodology that considers the design of the underlying software system, I examine how the use of finite lists and links for personal details limits self-description. In what ways the system controls one’s visual presentation of self identity is analyzed in terms of its relation to the new digital economy. I also explore the creative ways that users resist the limitations Facebook imposes, as well as theorize how technological changes to the system could relax its homogenizing and limiting effects.
posted by whitmix on Sep 25, 2011 - 2 comments

Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide

I wrote a book! It's at the printers. I made a website for it that contains the appendix, some supporting information/handouts/links and some other stuff. I used the INFLUX one-pager design (thanks ArcAm) and then I tampered with it. It's fine if you don't buy it. I'm just so happy it's finished.
posted by jessamyn on Apr 19, 2011 - 18 comments

The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

A year in the making, the book I co-edited is now out! The book includes inventive, thoughtful, and funny pieces in which Jonathan Lethem, Rivka Galchen, Benjamin Kunkel, Joe Meno, Deb Olin Unferth, and many others consider the landscape as the literary world faces a revolution, a sudden change in the way we buy, produce, and read books. [more inside]
posted by cmaxmagee on Mar 2, 2011 - 2 comments

Comfortable Chair

Electro-mechanical art regarding activism and apathy. At first glance it is a forgettable art work about war..but flipping the switch causes a 5 bottles of beer to emerge, revealing the true motivation of the work. Watch the video!
posted by junkfunnel on Nov 9, 2010 - 0 comments

Curating Blue Technology

We couldn't find a blog dedicated to blue technology, an industry that's rapidly growing and offering many innovative, holistic solutions. So we started one. [more inside]
posted by Galen on Jun 1, 2010 - 0 comments

Electric Sheep Podcast

I'm starting a podcast about how technology affects people's lives, any feedback is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Oct 6, 2009 - 0 comments

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