Kevin Kelly: How does technology evolve

A TED Video with a lecture by Kevin Kelly on how technology evolves. TED stands for: Technology, Entertainment and Design. Kelly is a visionary on technology and admired for his original perspective. He is exec editor at Wired and wrote “Out of Control”. Kevin Kelly uses evolutionary theory to discuss the purpose and value of […]

10 “Save the Planet” technologies

Now Global Warming is such a hot topic (pun intended), Live Science has a list of emerging ‘Save the planet’ technologies. Make Oil from Just about Anything. Desalination, removing the salt and minerals out of seawater. Hydrogen fuel cells. Solar power developments. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. Harness Waves and Tides. Plant Your Roof. Roof gardens […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.