Hamid Haghshenas

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Loyola Marymount University wall with pro-immigrant slogans is defaced

A demonstration at Loyola Marymount University meant to express support for students who entered the country illegally became the site of controversy this week, after a wall that was part of a presentation was defaced.<p>Students at the Westside campus had planned a number of activities as part of "No …

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

6 to Follow: Social Media Masters

Like blogs, social media has matured and become a major source of news and information for people. What was once a way to keep up with the Joneses became a lucrative, serious media platform for publishers, businesses and entrepreneurs. If you’re trying to spread the word about your company, looking …

Germany's Angela Merkel faces discontent at home over refugee crisis

She is one of the most powerful women in the world, and from the outside looking in it might appear that she is at the peak of her powers after 10 years as the leader of Europe's biggest and steadily growing economy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown open the gates to a million refugees …

These Are the Funniest Memes From the State of the Union

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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness