February 23, 2012



The Wikipedia Education Program works to help students build out their classroom curriculums using wikis. With the help of program ambassadors, students learn to cite sources, enter pages into creative commons, and to measure their project stats. 
The line between writers and readers is blurring, particularly with students. This project goes to show that the classroom is about to get much, much bigger.


(Source: GOOD, via gjmueller)

The Wikipedia Education Program works to help students build out their classroom curriculums using wikis. With the help of program ambassadors, students learn to cite sources, enter pages into creative commons, and to measure their project stats. 

The line between writers and readers is blurring, particularly with students. This project goes to show that the classroom is about to get much, much bigger.

(Source: GOOD, via gjmueller)

February 23, 2012

This chair looks like it’s made of the internet. Just saying. 

This chair looks like it’s made of the internet. Just saying. 

(Source: kaleidoscope-mind)

February 22, 2012

Excellent.

(via shortformblog)

February 22, 2012

"Even as they are rendered obsolete by the ubiquity of smartphones, I’m interested in pay phones because they are both anachronistic and quotidian. But they can also be a place of opportunity, something to reprogram and somewhere to come together and share a good book with your neighbors."
- Architect John Locke, who is turning run-down NYC phone booths into communal libraries.
via PSFK

"Even as they are rendered obsolete by the ubiquity of smartphones, I’m interested in pay phones because they are both anachronistic and quotidian. But they can also be a place of opportunity, something to reprogram and somewhere to come together and share a good book with your neighbors."

- Architect John Locke, who is turning run-down NYC phone booths into communal libraries.

via PSFK

February 22, 2012

Now I Know is a quick and informative newsletter that tells you new knowledge tidbits - like the fact that carrots used to be purple.
via Neatorama

Now I Know is a quick and informative newsletter that tells you new knowledge tidbits - like the fact that carrots used to be purple.

via Neatorama

February 22, 2012

“You never change things by fighting the existing model. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”



— Buckminster Fuller, an American engineer, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. 
“You never change things by fighting the existing model. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Buckminster Fuller, an American engineer, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist

(Source: quotevadis)

February 21, 2012

Albert Einstein, 1938

Albert Einstein, 1938

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February 21, 2012

Always ask questions - a good manifesto.

Always ask questions - a good manifesto.

(Source: nategarvison)

February 21, 2012

Didn’t know you can look at old versions of The Whole Earth Catalog online! Nice.

(Source: mdbh, via newtoolslab)

February 21, 2012


Harvard’s got a robot bee, or as they describe it, a ”Monolithic Robo-Dragonfly.”
It’s significance, research wise? “Tiny robots can now be built by slightly bigger robots,” they explain. 
via Mashable

Harvard’s got a robot bee, or as they describe it, a Monolithic Robo-Dragonfly.”

It’s significance, research wise? “Tiny robots can now be built by slightly bigger robots,” they explain. 

via Mashable