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The Newest Tech Innovations at NYC Media Lab's Third Annual Summit

Samy Nemir Olivares | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Samy Nemir Olivares

Last week, dozens of talented students and professors gathered at NYC Media Lab's Third Annual Summit, hosted at The New School, to present innovative designs and concepts such as games, web platforms, and apps.

Coding Is the New Writing for Developing Self-Expression, Communication, Imagination and Solving Hard Problems

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Putting coding on a par with the basic 'three Rs' is a trend in education-talk recently (Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately Coding, NYT, May 10,...

Serendipity at TED

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

What could we do with a billion dollars invested in a "Deploy or Die" campaign aimed at the world's poorest communities? Would it be a better and more powerful way to address inequality?

'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills:' What Should Be Taught and Tested?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal adaptability is a necessity.

Alone Together: Interviewing Sherry Turkle and Michael Bugeja.

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Giles Slade

Sherry Turkle. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other. (New York, Basic Books, 2011): $28.95. 384 pages. Michael...