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Brooklyn Skillshare: Learning, Sharing, Doing

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2009 | 11:29 AM

In the true spirit of DIY culture, skillshares operate under the notion that access to education is a right rather than a commodity and that everyone has knowledge to share, making every individual both a student and a teacher. Their mission is to bring people together and create a reciprocal...

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Information Addiction and Our Quest for Relevancy

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2009 | 5:03 PM

This article originally appeared on PSFK.com.

Turns out there might be a biological imperative to explain our addiction to information that leads us to obsessively check our Facebook profiles for updates and inexplicably lose hours at a time searching for obscure bits of information on Google. Scientists refer to...

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Pics)

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2009 | 2:55 PM

We had an opportunity to visit the new Mets Stadium, Citi Field, over the weekend and have to admit, walked away feeling a bit ambivalent about the current state of America's pastime. While the space itself was certainly impressive and well-designed, featuring clear sight lines from virtually anywhere...

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Digital Immortality and Death 2.0

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2009 | 12:47 PM

This article originally appeared on PSFK.com.

Without coming across as too macabre and curmudgeonly, we'll simply say that with dawn of the internet, the business of death has gotten a lot more complicated these days. Consider that wills once existed for the sole purpose of ceding ownership of physical...

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Nokia Technopolis Innovation Mill Helps Free Inspiration Free

(2) Comments | Posted May 21, 2009 | 7:51 PM

This article originally appeared on PSFK.com.

At a time when the worldwide economy could sorely use a boost, we were excited to learn of a recent announcement made by Nokia that they will start freely sharing their unused research and development to companies across Finland. The initiative called The...

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Why Do We Pay for Stuff on Our Phones, But Not Our Computers?

(13) Comments | Posted April 10, 2009 | 5:50 PM

This article originally appeared on PSFK.com.

When we look at the discussion happening around monetizing content on the web, payment models from the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports and Apple's iTunes are the successes that are most often held aloft as potential saviors for an entire...

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Digital Textbooks for Your Online Education

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2009 | 6:25 PM

This article originally appeared on PSFK.com.

We've written about a variety of learning tools that have been popping up on the web in recent months from institutional examples like Academic Earth and iTunes University to more grassroots models like Moontoast and the

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Are Our Ideas About Sustainable Food Out of Date?

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2009 | 3:47 PM

This article originally appeared on PSFK.com.

The ways our food is produced, packaged and shipped stand at the center of an ongoing debate about the health of our planet and ourselves, but the key to creating a sustainable system may rely on our collective ability to accept a realistic...

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Is Offshoring America's Healthcare Next?

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2009 | 4:31 PM

This article originally appeared on PSFK.com.

Citing the rising cost of healthcare in the United States, several insurers have taken a page out of travel guides for "medical tourism" and begun toying with the idea of sending their patients abroad for routine surgeries. In essence,...

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The Psychology of Sharing

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2009 | 3:57 PM

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At some point the anonymity of the Internet transformed into a social networking clearinghouse of daily minutiae and most of us willingly opted in, choosing the ease and comfort of virtual intimacy over a lonely existence of real world disconnectedness. And these communities...

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