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September 24, 2012  1:50 PM

Where has being reasonable ever gotten us, anyway?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
culture, energy, green, green tech, Uncategorized

I was recently contacted by  Donna Morton, an indigenous peoples activist and CEO of the green tech company First Power. (She was commenting on my use of the word "savage" to refer to ill-mannered...

November 15, 2008  4:21 PM

g-speak: Oblong brings the “Minority Report” operating system to science reality



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, cool, creativity, culture, data, demonstration, display, entrepeneurship, fun, futurism, geek, immersive 3D worlds, innovation, interactive media, interesting, interface, Internet, invention, media, multimedia, operating systems, science, Technology, tool, video, virtual, virtual reality

William Gibson noted recently that the cyberpunk fiction he'd been writing over the past quarter century has now become science fact. Pattern Recognition and Spook Country are both set in near-futures with technology and social norms that...


October 15, 2008  9:00 AM

What is Blog Action Day? A chance to help fight global poverty.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blogging, business, buzz, communications, cool, culture, Development, education, entrepeneurship, event, free, green, Internet, learning, media, open source, politics, resource, science, small business, Technology, tool, useful, volunteer, Web 2.0

Blog Action Day is, according to its founders, "an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day."

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September 5, 2008  7:19 AM

Rapping about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider? Not the end of the world as we know it.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, cool, culture, free, fun, futurism, geek, humor, learning, MP3, music, science, Technology, video, YouTube

Need a breath of fresh air and humor heading into the weekend? Check out this hilarious video of the Large Hadron Rap on YouTube. Hat tip to Cosmos Magazine for the


August 19, 2008  12:42 AM

Bizzwords: Business lingo describes the state and style of the information age



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzzword, college, commentary, communications, conversation, cool, creativity, crowdsourcing, culture, exploration, fun, futurism, geek, Google, history, humor, Internet, languages, Silicon Valley, social networking, Technology, Web 2.0, WhatIs.com, widgets, wiki, word meanings

Isn't it amazing how the business lingo of the times reflects the technologies, anxieties and energies of a period? My local NPR station, WBUR, featured a...


June 27, 2008  8:42 AM

Have you got your avatar yet? Gartner says you will.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
business, culture, futurism, gaming, immersive 3D worlds, interactive media, multimedia, new media, participation, predictions, social networking, virtual reality, virtual worlds, Web 2.0

lara-croft.jpgIt's 2008. Do you know where your avatar...

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June 15, 2008  11:27 AM

What is Twitter? Is this distributed microblogging platform ready for the enterprise?



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, applications, blogging, business, buzz, buzzword, collaboration, communications, community, conference, conversation, cool, culture, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, exploration, forum, free, fun, geek, howto, innovation, interactive media, interesting, Internet, IT marketing, media, messaging, Mobile, Networking, new media, news, resource, reviews, service, Silicon Valley, small business, social, social networking, software, Technology, tool, trend, tutorial, useful, video, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web services, widgets, wiki, wireless, word meanings

Given that I've become an avid user of Twitter, I'm frequently asked what, exactly, Twitter is and what in the world it's useful for. Isn't it just it a presence messaging on steroids? What...


June 11, 2008  3:56 PM

Video: What is Intellipedia? Burke and Dennehy explain how wikis are being used at the CIA



Posted by: GuyPardon
collaboration, community, culture, enterprise 2.0, geek, government, information, innovation, invention, learning, tool, trend

Download Title Sometimes celebrity is all about context. Stars of film, sport...


April 23, 2008  8:46 AM

Video: Exploring presence technology with tele-immersive dance in cyberspace



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, college, cool, creativity, culture, demonstration, event, fun, geek, innovation, interactive media, interesting, Internet, invention, learning, mashup, media, music, new media, participation, science, Technology, video, virtual, virtual reality, YouTube

Often the title of a video alone raises an eyebrow. Today's video selection certainly does -- it's a presentation from two tele-immersion labs, one at UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the...


April 11, 2008  8:14 AM

Video: Internet addiction, measured with the K-scale



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, culture, gaming, Internet, trend, video, YouTube

If you're online for more than 30 hours of non-work surfing every week, experience withdrawal symptoms and find your relationships with friends, family and coworkers suffering, you might be an Internet addict. This video, hosted by Kimberly S. Young, introduces


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