China’s Web Junkies: An Internet Addiction Documentary

shockleewebpic_chinawebjunkiesWatch this short documentary from the NY Times about a boot camp treatment facility for internet addicted youth in China where since 2008, internet addiction has been declared a clinical disorder and a top health threat to teenagers.

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High Tech Trash: Your Computer Parts Are Toxic

shockleewebpic_ewasteproblemAs this year comes to a close and you might add a few new gadgets to your collection, here is something to take into consideration when it’s time to get rid of your old ones.

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We’re Live from CES – Live Stream The Innovation Policy Summit

The Innovation Policy Summit is live from CES this week and if you’re not in Las Vegas you can still check out the panels being streamed right here courtesy of our friends at the Consumer Electronics Association and The Innovation Movement.

Watch these important panels on issues affecting innovation including the technology economy, e-waste, pro-innovation policy, facial recognition, job creation, mobile, patents and copyrights [featuring our own Hank Shocklee on the panel - Beyond SOPA: Creating a Pro-Innovation, Pro-Artist Copyright Policy - Tuesday, January 8th at 2:00pm PST].

If you’re in town for the show, make sure to stop by!

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Boys Noize – ICH R U

Using 200 recycled keyboards, over 1 week to make a pair of pants, 70 hours to make the head and 150 hours to make the turntable, a character called Keyboy was created for this mixed stop-motion and live action music video for Berlin based Boys Noize’s new video for his song ICH RU.

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[NYC] Electronics Recycling Events In May

NYC Apple computer superstore and electronics retailer Tekserve has teamed up with the Lower East Side Ecology Center and together they’ve organized electronics recycling events throughout the month of May.

Make the extra effort if you can and drop off your old junk so it doesn’t wind up poisoning the planet!

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