We need to ‘pivot’: Joichi Ito, MIT Media Lab, says why. ‘Pivoting’ says Joichi Ito is the skill we all need to acquire. Serendipity is also important. Meet Joichi, the new director of MIT Media Lab. Joichi is recognised as one of the world’s leading thinkers and writers on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the internet. He is chair [formerly CEO] of Creative Commons, sits on the board of Mozilla Foundation, and was an early investor in Twitter and Flickr. Profile: Ilse Crawford, designer with soul Ilse Crawford is a designer sought after worldwide. She runs her own company, studioisle, and holds the rather intriguing post as Head of Department for Man and Wellbeing at the renowned Design Academy, Eindhoven. She has walked an intriguing path from her very early days as a sub-editor at the Architects Journal, followed by the World of Interiors — then catapulted into the job of launching Elle Decoration, in the UK, that went on to change the world of design magazines. She advises many of the world’s big design companies — Ikea and Volvo, for example — and has a list of private clients. Micromansions: The Hutwheels Project. In Trends this week we´re looking at a new push to encourage people to downsize into smaller homes, and an interesting project to reinvent the mobile home as an affordable and sustainable housing form. Listeners’ Letters Here is an audio clip of this week’s Listeners’ Letters. Enjoy. AA Gill on ingredients, restaurants and food culture Adrian Anthony Gill is restaurant reviewer and TV critic for the The Sunday Times in London and a frequent contributor to GQ and Vanity Fair magazines. He also writes for Australian Gourmet Traveller. Frequently controversial, he is a writer of noted and acerbic wit.
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In the new robot opera, “Death and the Powers,” humans are history. So is flesh and blood- as ‘so over’ as the dinosaurs.
The high-tech drama, composed by Tod Machover, tells the story of how one eccentric billionaire led the way, by refusing to die. He uploads himself – his mind – into the realm of digital immortality, and leaves his worldly body behind. Machover, known as “America’s most wired composer” and director of the Opera of the Future group at the MIT Media Lab, thinks of his character Simon Powers, as “a combination of Howard Hughes, Walt Disney and Bill Gates,” who rather than wanting to live forever, desired “to leave the world, but leave everything about himself here.”
World (Inter)View with Nicholas Negroponte: "Computing is no longer about computers. It’s about life."
With that opening slide, Nicholas Negroponte, creator of the MIT Media Lab and One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC), began an authoritative and compelling review of OLPC in tandem with his philosophy for bringing technology to the world. Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0700 Location: Amsterdam, PICNIC 2009, PICNIC Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2009/09/25/World_InterView_with_Nicholas_Negroponte