Video Games are Good for Children – EU Report

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Finally some scientific proof of what my intuition told me all along. Most people in my generation – born in the 80’s – has grown up playing video and computer games, and most of us turned out all right. As a matter of fact I think it did us good, or as the paper has it:

Video games can stimulate learning of facts and skills such as strategic thinking, creativity, cooperation and innovative thinking, which are important skills in the information society.


Memory Isn’t What it Used to Be

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Taking notes in the 21st century.


Masters of the Poker Face

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Writing poker playing bots is one hell of a creative way to earn money, I must admit.


The Primitive Appeal of The Color Red

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Situationist.

There is more to Valentines Day then finding the right gift. To dress proper is of equal importance, at least if you want to please your desire…


In New Procedure, Artificial Arm Listens to Brain

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the NY Times.

The possibility to communicate directly with the nervous system fascinates me. A couple of years ago I saw myself becoming a researcher of brain machine interfaces. (This podcast presented by Futures in Biotech is a good introduction to the subject.) Sorry to say that didn’t happen…

Anyhow, what grabbed my attention in this article was rather the strong connection between casualties of war and scientific development. The relationship between the two are so strong that one tend to forget them.


Lawrence English – Kiri No Oto

2009-02-12

Re–blog from Soundscaping.

I totally agree with Trym Asserson. Australian sound artist Lawrence English’s Kiti No Oto was one of last years best albums. I specially like Lullaby, a hypnotic piece dense in texture and highly repetitive.


How to Make Money on Facebook: Extortion

2009-02-12

Re–blog from Silicon Alley Insider.

There seem to be news about scams on and criminal usage of the social web every day. Please, be careful of what you share on the Web and with whom. And that goes offline as well; otherwise it might end up on the Web one day without you every knowing about it.


Wii-habilitation ‘Could Prevent Elderly From Falls’

2009-02-12

Re–blog from CNN.

Not only a path to better health, but also bridging the gap between generations and a lot of fun!


Twestival: Charity Begins at Twitter

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

A great initiative to use the social web for fundraising. I wish them all the luck!


Updated: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama [Has Not] Joined Twitter [Yet]

2009-02-10

Re–blog from ReadWriteWeb.

So it was fake. Why would anyone what to do that?