Funny and in a strange way kinda sad.
“Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.”
Via: ABC News
Katerina Kamprani’s project “The Uncomfortable” illustrates nicely how the details of a design can make or break a product.
More examples and further reading: Weburbanist – Bad by Design
Josh Clark of Globalmoxie shares some great thoughts on wearables, smart watches and our near future prospect of complete data-overload.
Technology should bend to our lives instead of vice versa. Instead of using the cold and creepy terms of enhancement or augmentation, I suggest wearables should aim to amplify our humanity. They should let us be who we already are, only more so. They should give us greater control, mastery, and understanding over our environment and ourselves. They should reinforce connections with the people we love and the places we visit, instead of isolating us under a torrent of data. They should draw us into the world instead of drawing our eyes to a screen.
Further reading: Globalmoxie: Smart Watches, Wearables, and That Nasty Data Rash.
Whoa, who would have thought I’d ever share a speech by a “Conservative Southern Baptist from Alabama”?
Via: A Note To My Kid