Why The Free Content Era Has To End – Tim Wu & The Attention Merchants

June 5, 2017 / 0 comments

“Author Tim Wu on how the early Utopian potential of the internet gave way to naked capitalism Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University, best known for coining the term net neutrality, and for tracing the history of modern communications in his last book, The Master Switch. In his new book, The Attention…

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TOMATAN: WEARABLE ROBOT THAT FEEDS YOU TOMATOES

March 3, 2016 / 0 comments

A Japanese vegetable juice company has designed a new a wearable robot that dispenses tomatoes for people to eat while on the go. Tomatan is a robot that can be worn as a backpack. Weighing 8kg (18 pounds), it features a tomato shaped head with a mouth that opens to dispense the tomato into circular…

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MOVING GOLF COURSES

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

Out in Arizona, Caterpillar built a driving range where not only the green but also the trees and the sand traps are on the move, carried around by big ol’ trucks. In the video below, pro golfers Erimo and Marimo Ikeuchi take on the driving range challenge and try to land a ball on the…

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THE MEN WHO MADE US SPEND

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

The Men Who Made Us Spend – Episode 1 In the first of this three-part series investigating consumer spending, Jacques reveals how the concept of ‘product lifespan’ holds the key to our ever-churning consumerism. Exploring the historical origin of planned obsolescence, when some of the world biggest electrical manufacturers formed a light bulb cartel in…

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THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Herbert Marshall Mcluhan (*1911 – +1979) lecture recorded by ABC Radio National Network on 27 June 1979 in Australia. For the best resource collection of his work check out the page Mcluhan on Maui (MOM) here: http://www.mcluhanonmaui.com/ The best documentary about Mcluhan (in four parts) is definitely CBC’s Life and Times: Understanding Mcluhan here: part…

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METAL MASTER

February 1, 2016 / 0 comments

This video is an advertisment for 3M, showing a motorbike engine being slowly striped away layer by layer in a stop motion animation…. its awesome

ADVERTISERS ADMIT IT: WE MESSED UP THE WEB

January 31, 2016 / 0 comments

As countless iPhone users have flocked to ad-blocking technology to try to escape from slow-loading, insecure online advertisements, a top trade group for advertisers is apologizing for having “messed up” the Web. The systems that allowed marketers to track and target advertisements “have slowed down the public internet and drained more than a few batteries,”…

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