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Chia Goes to Uni

What ended up supposed to take the whole year went through so many design iterations through advisor negotiation I don’t think it became all it could have been.

However, I do think that my research and application is sound, more… I know that it is. What I hoped to gain from the work I have done and the time I have spent on the project has helped me get a much better understanding of how difficult it is to address what seems like just one issue, when in fact it is several and each branches off in multiple directions, all of which need solving in order to alleviate the larger, original problem, “how do we get kids to code?”. It’s a case of enabling the education, and allowing the learning environment to be such that it is useful to everyone, and that teachers who don’t have the time to attend even more training sessions can understand too.  

There is strong evidence, some presented in the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2012, that a more connected world would be far more prosperous and pass along to future generations a host of cultural and other non-economic benefits.

Track Connectedness Today to Deliver a Better Tomorrow | Delivering Tomorrow (via futuristgerd)


The World’s Quietest Room

Scientists at Minneapolis’ Orfield Labs created their own soundless room, an anechoic chamber. Their studies have found that when putting subjects within the chamber, they begin to hallucinate within 30 minutes. 

With an average quiet room having a sound level of 30 decibels, the anechoic chamber’s sound level is -9 decibels. The ceiling, floor, and walls of the chamber absorb sound rather than have it bounce off as normal objects do. The chamber is so quiet that the subjects can even hear their own organs functioning.

Although extremely interesting, the experience is rather unpleasant. Not one subject has spent more than 45 minutes in the chamber alone. Leaving a person to only their thoughts, the chamber could drive them insane.



This looks kinda cool


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Where do I begin? I spent the last thirty minutes listening to a group of arrogant and condescending non educators disrespect my colleagues and profession. I listened to a group of disingenuous people whose own self-interests guide their policies rather than the interests of children. I listened to a cabal of people who sit on national education committees that will have a profound impact on classroom teaching practices. And I heard nothing of value.

“I’m thinking about the current health care debate, “I said. “And I am wondering if I will be asked to sit on a national committee charged with the task of creating a core curriculum of medical procedures to be used in hospital emergency rooms.”

The strange little man cocks his head and, suddenly, the fly on the wall has everyone’s attention.

“I realize that most people would think I am unqualified to sit on such a committee because I am not a doctor, I have never worked in an emergency room, and I have never treated a single patient. So what? Today I have listened to people who are not teachers, have never worked in a classroom, and have never taught a single student tell me how to teach.”

2009 National Teacher of the Year Anthony Mullen, describing his experience at a national conference on the future of teaching in his blog post, “Teachers Should Be Seen and Not Heard.” This should be read. (via politicalprof)

iSignia - Swot analysis


  • Unique
  • Versitility, can be applied to all subject areas and age groups
  • Malleable, variation and redesign capable
  • both niche and general
  • Fits into the communication market, communication being a core of today
  • Can build strong relationships with suppliers and buyers


  • Subject to trends
  • Makes no sense to the non-digital market
  • Not easily produced
  • Cost, investments higher risk


  • Push the boundary of digital in the physical world
  • New connections between supplier, consumer and product
  • New Social network potential
  • Push development of current social networks 
  • integration into a huge range of networks
  • development for other areas, medical, sport, etc


  • High risk
  1. Have to dominate the market and continue being on top
  2. Have to stay on top of trends and fashion as well as digital developments
  3. Cost
  4. Maintaining Unique
  • State of Economy determining potential customer numbers, disposable income
  • Future Competitors, even social networks
  • Company tied too closely to product & it’s success