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Inflection Point on Truthiness

Well I believe there is a truth we share. I think it’s our sense of jus­tice. I think of the great Paul Newman depic­tion in The Verdict, his clos­ing argu­ment when he speaks to the jury and says, You are the law. I believe there is jus­tice in our hearts.” So the truth, the ver­dict. Vera dic­tos, speak the truth. That’s what juries are told to do.

Campbell Brown’s Advice for the Next President

Two out of three 8th graders in this coun­try can­not read or do math at grade lev­el. We are not prepar­ing our kids for what the future holds.

Transforming the Classroom with Ubiquitous Sensing

Education has remained large­ly unchanged for mil­len­nia. In any class­room, you see a set of stu­dents gath­ered around a teacher who’s writ­ing on the board, or maybe now we’ve added a PowerPoint deck. But, as in many oth­er fields that have been slow to change, the data rev­o­lu­tion is com­ing for edu­ca­tion.

Mindful Cyborgs #69 — Materials Science & Plastic‐making Bees with Deb Chachra

Designers do spend a fair bit of time think­ing about what mate­ri­als to use, but they don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly think about why those mate­ri­als have the prop­er­ties that they have.

Taeyoon Choi at p5js Diversity

I like to diver­si­fy the way that we work with tech­nol­o­gy, and I like to think of it as an art object, and an instal­la­tion where we rethink and rein­vent com­pu­ta­tion, espe­cial­ly focus­ing on alter­na­tive pos­si­bil­i­ties of the com­put­er as not dri­ven by war agen­das or cor­po­rate mass pro­duc­tion.

Epic Jefferson at p5js Diversity

Puerto Rico has been devel­op­ing an inter­est­ing art and tech­nol­o­gy com­mu­ni­ty for the past few years, and it would not have hap­pened at all if it weren’t for two peo­ple, Carola Cintrón Moscoso and Alejandro Quinteros.