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A Zero-Emissions House That Charges Itself and Your Electric Car Too

Architecture firm Snøhetta has put its stamp on some pretty high profile places, with some very high profile projects: The Oslo Opera House, of …

Best Advice I Ever Got: Trust in the Process of Failure and Learning | Inc.com

<i>Originally from Bristol, UK, Kiran Panesar began programming in his early teens with a focus on developing iOS apps. At the age of 18, Kiran co-founded MobileX Labs, an app solutions company. Kiran was recently granted an O-1A work visa, which is reserved for people with truly extraordinary ability</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling

The book suggestion of this week is about storytelling, the title is Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling by Chris Crawford. The reason I …

Data Visualization

4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Founded in 1995, Slant Studio’s projects range in scale from houses to live/work conversions to residential and commercial interiors. We work in a …

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

A unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in life.<p><b>Yeah that’s right; you heard me… I’m talking to you… I’m calling you out.</b><p>I’m looking you in …

Focus

Wyh Yuo Sholud Raed Mroe…<p>We’ve all seen the picture that goes around Facebook with words intentionally misspelled. The caption says something like, …

Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

Use Language to Shape a Creative Culture

Language is the crystallization of thought. But the words we choose do more than just reflect our thought patterns—they shape them. What we say—and how we say it—can deeply affect a company’s culture. To change attitudes and behaviors, it helps to first change the vernacular. To spark innovation, …

Culture Code: What Makes a Company Great?

Join the conversation: Upload your company culture deck and tag it #CultureCode.<p>Five years ago, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings published a 126-page slidedeck outlining how he hires, fires and rewards employees. The level of insight into the inner workings of a company’s culture was unprecedented, and …

MIT Engineers Invent A Cameraless Tracking System That Sees Through Walls

WiTrack, a prototype designed at MIT, can track your movements anywhere in a house, even through walls.<p>In the Iron Man movies, Tony Stark never has to worry about interacting with JARVIS, the artificial intelligence in his “smart home,” by making sure that he stays in proper view of a …

Iron Man

The Cubli: a cube that can jump up, balance, and 'walk'

Robotics

Moonshot

When describing the process of disruptive innovation, Clay Christensen set about to also describe the process by which a technology is developed by …

Let's Bring The Polymath — and the Dabblers — Back

I noticed recently that books with the phrase “The Last Man Who Knew Everything” all share in common that their subjects lived during the period …

Why John Maeda Is Leaving RISD For A Venture Capital Firm

We talk to Maeda about his new job in Silicon Valley, what he regrets about his tenure at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the school’s outlook for the future.<p>Rhode Island School of Design’s visionary, digitally savvy president, John Maeda, announced Wednesday that he’ll be leaving his …

Startups

Creative Leadership

Last week I was in Asia where I sat with a gifted creative leader. As we talked, I scribbled notes on the back of a menu that I can barely read now, …

What would you create if you weren’t afraid?

We all have incredible creative potential waiting to be harnessed.<p>Sometime when we were in elementary school, our creative endeavors took a halt.<p>What …

Energy

We All Have Valleys To Walk Through.

I was downtown this morning for a perfectly routine day of running errands and having coffee. I don’t drive, and so I ride the El to and from every …

All the Ways of Being in the World