Now this is a kind of technology I could certainly live with. I would especially find it helpful during the morning while getting ready in the bathroom to find out the latest headlines that morning.
This video shows the latest experiment from the lab, where Brian House, The Times Co.’s Creative Technologist for R&D, demonstrates the data-bearing mirror. The device uses Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing technology to read physical cues from its user; it uses voice recognition technology to detect verbal cues. The mirror also uses the the Times’ powerful APIs to serve up information on-demand.
The device, within its notional home, would replace the standard bathroom mirror. And like the R&D Lab’s screen-topped table, it’s all about bringing a new kind of intimacy to the news experience. You can use it, say, to browse Times headlines, or watch Times videos, while you’re brushing your teeth.
This very interesting article talks about how childhood experiences influence the way we respond to power.
Being a careful people and behavior observer, I believe we are a product of our environments, meaning we can be shaped by what happens to us and the people we meet throughout life, remaining true to how we group, always. Yes, obvious you might say. In this article the author outlines the different types of power styles we may have such as: The Pleaser, The Charmer, The Commander and The Inspirer.
A great ready by author Maggie Craddock, check it out if you’re into leadership and management, whatever your particular field really.
Whether you are trying to get ahead at your existing firm or land a job in a new organization, it’s helpful to understand that many of your instincts for giving and taking power stem from ways you were conditioned in the first system you experienced in life — your family system. Through my research for my upcoming book Power Genes, I discovered that the building blocks of anyone’s signature power style are rooted in the ways they have been conditioned to respond emotionally and behaviorally to the first authority figures they encountered in life, namely, their caregivers.
“Some of the newest evidence suggests that people who focus on living with a sense of purpose as they age are more likely to remain cognitively intact, have better mental health and even live longer than people who focus on achieving feelings of happiness.”
To improve feelings of happiness and eudaimonia, focus on relationships and work that you love, Dr. Diener says, adding, “Quit sitting around worrying about yourself and get focused on your goals.”
Finally got time to read the Wallpaper mag I recently bought. This March issue is a must buy, so happy I got it. There’s a beautiful poster alphabetically aligning this seasons color trends with each fashion brand. The design is stunning. Plus great articles inside of course, but I loved the colors on the poster, as I am a color druggie.
I'm Ana Cecilia, Born & raised in beautiful Porto, Portugal. Currently I'm working at Made by Many as a Service Designer. In June this year I graduated from the Digital Media program at Hyper Island in Stockholm.
This blog started as a way to document my journey as a Hyper Island student and my learnings & experiences. I've continued to use it as a means to explore and document my surroundings and things that inspire me.