Art

The Travelling Classroom Project

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German Post: http://ideas.redwired.org/DasReisendeKlassenzimmer In recent times we have witnessed a real crisis in education reform: In Austria, the US (Bill Gates speaking about Education in the USA) and in other parts of the world, the debate over tenure, incentive strategies, teacher evaluation, and public opinion has and continues to be a heated one. The disparity […]

Ideas and Engineering

Cover Design of my Book "inVENterviews"

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So, I have been wondering on how to write a book and what to write… Ein Buch Schreiben – Teil 1 Ein Buch Schreiben – Teil 2 I thought a good way of starting to think what the book should be about, for me at least, would be start out with the cover-design of the […]

Ideas and Engineering

Great Wearable Tech of the Future OR NOT

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http://www.ted.com This demo — from Pattie Maes‘ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine „Minority Report“ and then some. I am not sure if this is as great as it looks, […]

MIT

Latke VS Hamantaschen – MIT Debate 2009

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What a debate! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latke VS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamantash … for those of you, who have not yet tried these delicious treats! MIT has fought a debate for the past 7 years over which is better: Latke or Hamantaschen Two teams of three prestigious MIT professors each, fight in this debate and try to win by scientifically explaining […]

Art

Snow Crash – Gargoyles

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So, I heart that Snow Crash is a must read for every MIT student. I purchased the book and I did some research on the infamous Gargoyles described in the book: http://flickr.com/photos/49502995517@N01/500284320 and http://flickr.com/photos/79644790@N00/263640774 (see the image descriptions!) Then I found this: This ultralight spherical video camera attaches to a headband, providing a third eye […]

Ideas and Engineering

Researching Hearing TO "See" like a Bat

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Through a class that I am taking at MIT I got really interested about our senses. The class is called Networked Cultures: Collision – Body vs Network (http://collision.mit.edu/) So, I started to… Research HEARING: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearing_(sense) Hearing (or audition) is one of the traditional five senses. It is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations […]

MIT

Ein Samstag in Cambridge

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Angekommen! Nach einer 19 Stunden Reise (9:00 Graz – 4:00 Boston)…! Aber es ist eh immer die gleiche Routine. Allerdings muss ich sagen, dass ich jetzt doch schon laenger nicht mehr hier war (seit Juli 2008). Das macht das ganze wieder irgendwie interessanter! Durch die Gaenge des MIT zu spazieren ist immer interessant! Gleich habe […]

Design

Siftables and Other

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0. In my last blog I interviewed David Merrill (PhD Candidate at the MIT MEDIA LAB), who is the creator of SIFTABLES. Having been in the i-team, finding a way for Siftables to enter the Market, I keep a close look for the NEW in this area and what I consider worth sharing at the […]