Create An Environment For Innovation: 6 Characteristics Of Truly Creative People

shockleewebpic_tinaseeligcharacteristicscreativityAccording to best selling author and Stanford University Professor Tina Seelig, ‘Workers are puzzle builders, stuck when missing a piece,’ she says. Truly creative people ‘are quilt makers — they can fit anything together.’

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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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Play With Your Music: Free Online Music Course Starts November 1st

shockleewebpic_playwithyourmusiccourseIf you’re interested in music production and audio engineering check out this free 6-week online course, a project organized by the folks at NYU and MIT that will take you through the basics of working in a DAW, editing, remixing and mixing. It all begins November 1st.

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More Trees Less Assholes

shockleestorypic_moretreesYou know what they say, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words…never been truer.

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Meet A 14 Year Old Prodigy Programmer Who Has Created 15 Apps

Santiago Gonzalez is a 14-year old developer in Littleton, Colorado who is fluent in a over a dozen programming languages and has created 15 apps to date. He entered college at age 13 and is expected to graduate with a computer science and electrical engineering degree by age 16 and will get his masters degree at 17.

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The Recycled Orchestra In Paraguay Transforms Garbage Into Harmony

This is truly inspirational…

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash.

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African Teen Reverse Engineers Junk To Improve His Community

Kelvin Doe is a 15 year old African teen who has recently become a shining example of how DIY and maker culture is really being used in situations of extreme scarcity to help build communities.

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The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be: Listen To This Historic Steve Jobs Speech From 1983

This talk was given by Steve Jobs on June 15th, 1983 at the International Design Conference [IDCA] in Aspen, Colorado where the theme appropriately was, The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be.

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