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Gary Shteyngart: Confessions of a Google Glass Explorer : The New Yorker

Gary Shteyngart: Confessions of a Google Glass Explorer : The New Yorker.

photo by emiliano granado

Great article by someone who isn’t a deep geek/nerd. He’s a writer and was able to win some kind of Twitter contest and got his hands on Google Glass. He still had to pay the $1,500.

Glass or something similar (hello Apple) is going to happen and happen big. It’s one step away from implanted chips.

Technology for Learning vs.Technology for Education via Remake Learning

Photo of Sylvia Todd doing an experiment

The authors note that the data-driven “accountability” rhetoric so dominant in education reform both is part of, and compels the spread of, technologies for education. But since the benefits of self-directed, creative, and project-based learning don’t necessarily show up on standardized test scores, accountability pushes schools away from technologies for learners.

So what we are saying here is let’s not allow real learning (self-directed, creative, project-based) to get in the way of testing systems that track and prove that you are learning.

Read the rest of the article at Technology for Learning vs.Technology for Education | Remake Learning.

Patent lawyers: Help! The evil Makers won’t let us apply for bullshit 3D printing patents! – Boing Boing

Conceptual image of a lawyer wearing grey suit & top hat

Generally, 3DP works by fusing layer upon layer of materials, such as plastics, powder metals, and ceramics, to build a final, fully formed product, much as Athena sprung full-blown from the head of Zeus.

Love that Athena line.

via Patent lawyers: Help! The evil Makers won’t let us apply for bullshit 3D printing patents! – Boing Boing.