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Billions in Change Official Film

Published on Oct 4, 2015
The world is facing some huge problems. There’s a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This film is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.

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Miniature Origami Robot Self-folds, Walks, Swims, and Degrades

Uh-oh! The self-folding miniature origami robots are here!

Life will never be the same.

How long will it be before we see a swarm of these attacking the good guy in a movie?

OK so why would I want to let these things into my house?
> To clean up all the dust bunnies and old rice kernels in the pantry closet?
> To scare the crap out of the mice and cockroaches living the walls and ceiling?

Me thinks this is just the beginning of a tsunami of technical change headed our way.

Look out folks, here comes the future.
Embrace it or get out of the way.

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Seeing Spaces

 

What if we designed a new kind of “maker space” — a space that isn’t just for putting pieces together, but also for seeing and understanding a project’s behavior in powerful ways?

  • seeing inside 
  • seeing across time 
  • seeing across possibilities 

“I think people need to work in a space that moves them away from the kinds of non-scientific thinking that you do when you can’t see what you’re doing — moves them away from blindly following recipes, from superstitions and rules of thumb — and moves them towards deeply understanding what they’re doing, inventing new things, discovering new things, contributing back to the global pool of human knowledge.” 

Presented at the EG conference on May 2, 2014. 

Art by David Hellman. 

Bret Victor — worrydream.com

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The Future of Making – SXSW Interactive 2014

The idea of making isn’t just reserved for handmade bikes, artisan pickles, and Arduino helicopters.

The future of making is a product of our human needs and the possibilities we create through technology.

This is about a larger shift towards making and the unexpected movements that might occur.

It’s about how everyone from you to your grandma might design, make and consume products or experiences in the next 10 to 15 years.

In this session Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab, and Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, will host a conversation that considers how we might fashion new tools for the future and then how those tools might influence our lives.

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Gloves that will “change the way we make music”, with Imogen Heap

“A video interview with Imogen Heap describing her homemade electronic interface gloves that control her music interface software by the movement and positions of her hands.”

Heap is kickstarting an open source hardware version of the gloves.

via Boing Boing

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A New Car UI: How touch screen controls in cars should work

A New Car UI
How touch screen controls in cars should actually work

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“Piero Lissoni” by Matthew Donaldson – NOWNESS

The filmmaker follows the Italian designer and architect to his sun-soaked Tuscan retreat to discuss simplicity, innovation and inspiration.

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