This site's a compendium of people, places, ideas and things I love (at least noticed) and want to share. About Emily
Links and notes from XMediaLab in Auckland, a combination think-tank and creative workshop with a focus on the design, development and business of digital media ideas across multiple platforms.
Looking at C,mm,n, a sustainable collaborative mobility concept; “Anatomy of Sharing” interview with Robin Chase; and Adam Greenfield’s 14 Elements of networked urbanism.
The Creature Crisis In New Zealand we could discover and name a new species every day for a long time, with the right level of resources applied to the task. New Zealand ranks among Conservation International’s top-25 biodiversity hotspots – “the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on Earth”. About 80% […]
Street with a View Reality intervention: Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of Google Street View. Then neighbors and passers-by noticed what was going on and got in on the action, devising their own unplanned scenarios. (tags: art googlemaps maps artisticintervention technology mapping fiction streetwithaview) transfercar – […]
transfercar – from a to b for free Great idea – Transfercar makes it easy for rental car companies that need to relocate vehicles and travelers that want to save money to find each other. Travelers get a free ride driving "relocation cars" for the rental companies, which saves them costs as well. (tags: free […]
Al Gore and the Purpose-Driven Web Forget about swapping party pictures on Facebook and other “gee-whiz stuff,” says former Vice President Al Gore. “Web 2.0 has to have a purpose.” “The purpose, I would urge all of you — as many of you as are willing to take it up — is to bring about […]
openeverything.net Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. It gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, media, philanthropy, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the society we live in: everything. It's about thinking, doing and being open. (tags: open opensource participatory art science community)
Friendly Invaders When Europeans began arriving in New Zealand, they brought with them alien plants — crops, garden plants and stowaway weeds. Today, 22,000 non-native plants grow in New Zealand. Most of them can survive only with the loving care of gardeners and farmers. But 2,069 have become naturalized: they have spread out across the […]
Shapeways | passionate about creating Print-on-demand fabbing service where you can upload or create 3D designs and order plastic printouts of them. (tags: design art technology community diy tools service 3d manufacturing fabricating prototyping rapidprototyping sculpture fabrication models printing crowdsourcing)
littleBits ittleBits is an opensource library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny circuit boards. Just as Legos allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together. With a growing number of available modules, […]
Greening the Grocery Store Our throw-away society functions on a presumption: somebody else is taking care of this waste. Investigation suggests otherwise. The landfill is a flawed design. Even recycling, in its current mode, is deficient. Only when people become aware of facts, no (tags: design recycling sustainability graphicdesign graphics green plastic supermarket retail shopping […]
2008 World Science Festival in NYC Fantastic lineup of interesting events for World Science Festival May 28-June 1, 2008 New York City. Only wish I could go to more than one scheduled at the same time. (tags: science festival events)
Journey with Robert Thurman in Bhutan, a film that explores the inner science of Buddhism and Gross National Happiness, is now available for purchase as DVD and MP4 download (also on Amazon). Featuring at the International Buddhist Film Festival in Sri Lanka May 24-26, 2013