A crash course in changing the world.
Added by Thomas Pinkerton on April 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
First, a digital poster of the discretionary budget of the US. The circles are scaled, so that the 600 billion dollar Dept. of Defense budget is visibly much bigger than the meager 6 billion dollar Dept. of Ed. budget.
Second, we have a site that uses computer generated climate models to look at future trends as well as our impact on future trends. As they say at the opening…Continue
I just saw a photo by TJ Roshan on a human-powered dynamo. One that generates electricity by walking: http://www.urgentevoke.com/photo/human-dynamo-how-energy-from-1?xg_source=activity
This got me thinking... what if you could scale that idea back even further? A pedometer that generates electricty just by walking, through linear induction -- like a "shakey…Continue
This is the US Government Printing Office. Well, part of it, anyway.
This is where I hope to work in 10 years. It's a place that is rapidly changing the way Americans get information about their government, as well as how they access it. For those that don't know, this is the largest publisher in the world -- it…Continue
Added by Thomas Pinkerton on March 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments
While looking for a good social innovator to follow, I noticed that where my expertise lies -- research and libraries -- and where most social innovators expertises lie do not intersect. True, research skills and knowledge management are important to any field, but someone studying cheap, sustainable desalination would need engineers and environmentalists much more than a librarian.
Then, I saw Derek Lomas and Playpower. They're trying to design instructional, educational…Continue
Added by Thomas Pinkerton on March 18, 2010 at 5:24am — No Comments