To a new year “Trust Breeds Magic” Do Lectures with Tina Roth Eisenberg
Announced: Meet the Tech Challenge Winners Alert
Meet the individuals and groups who led the winning proposals for the alert challenge, which sought new and innovative ways to develop simple, affordable and scalable technologies to allow NGOs and human rights activists to gather and verify information from hard-to-access areas. These six winning concepts are not ranked, and cash prizes have not been awarded to these lead ideators, in keeping with the OpenIDEO community’s spirit of open ideation and collaboration for social good. The Tech Challenge will explore with these winners how to potentially develop and implement their ideas.
Excited to be part of this challenge and honored to featured here!
How big is the universe, really? An animated explanation from Minute Physics, who gave us this fantastic open letter to President Obama on the state of science education and have previously explained why the color pink doesn’t exist, why the past is different from the future, the science of touch, and why it’s dark at night.
This episode is based on astronomer Janna Levin’s How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space.
At tech-free camps, people pay hundreds to unplug.
The overwhelming and endless stream of electronic alerts and messages on our computers, phones and tablets is driving demand for anew kind of summer camp for adults. “Technology-free” camps that force their campers to surrender their gadgets, wallets and that nagging “fear of missing out”—FOMO—are booking up fast.
In June, The Digital Detox held it first session of Camp Grounded, a three-day break from electronic devices in the Redwoods of Northern California. At a price tag of $350, the event sold out.
"You read articles about being present and being in the moment, and you kind of nod your head and you agree. But I don’t think you know what that means until you put everything away and you’re okay with where you are," says Anastasia Savvina, who attended the June camp.
(Photo courtesy of Scott Sporleder. Since digital cameras aren’t allowed at Camp Grounded, this is a scanned image shot by a film camera.)