Transformers, Transform!!

It’s been a while since I was made to think so very hard.

“I don’t want this to sound like a TED Talk but you know what I mean,” I told Zul, a rare friend of mine who have been asking me the toughest of tough questions since we’ve known each other ten over years ago.

This time, it was different, I guess, there was a sense of urgency, our way of living threatened, our future muddied — we have to do something before something bad happens.

But how?
How is not the question, but why.

Why have we gotten this deep in our own mess?
Why have we not stopped it while we could?
Why have we been so stupid and not seen it coming?

So, here we are, in the juncture of time where we are all given a choice: to change, or not to change.
Do something before we perish.

So, transform, we must.

(This post is meaningless to anyone but those who were involved in our conversations.)

Design and Science

by Joichi Ito

First published on 01/12/16|Last Published on01/12/16

Can design advance science, and can science advance design?
On Professor Neri Oxman’s Krebs Cycle of Creativity of the relationship between the disciplines, design and science are opposite one another on the circle, and the output of one is not the input of the other as is often the case of engineering and design or science and engineering. I believe that by making a “lens” and a fusion of design and science, we can fundamentally advance both. This connection includes both the science of design and the design of science, as well as the dynamic relationship between these two activities.

One of the first words that I learned when I joined the Media Lab in 2011 was “antidisciplinary.” It was listed as a requirement in an ad seeking applicants for a new faculty position. Interdisciplinary work is when people from different disciplines work together. But antidisciplinary is something very different; it’s about working in spaces that simply do not fit into any existing academic discipline–a specific field of study with its own particular words, frameworks, and methods.
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都是大家的自由。

  
好吧,

不是所有的人上街都是為了「倒首相」的,至少我不是,我相信我有很多朋友也不是,首相不是我選出來的,納吉是首相的原因是因為我們的選舉制度出了問題,倒首相是治標不治本的手段,我們要的是一個公平、乾淨的選舉制度,我們要的是在必要時有挺身而出,大聲說不的權利,我要的就這麼簡單罷了。

所以,我上街,請別標籤我為「倒首相」的人,我不是紅衛兵,「倒XX」這種事情不是我做的。

話雖如此,國慶過後臉書上出現了「我上街遊行了」的專業,彷彿有上街就臉上貼金的感覺,事實上去了如何,不去又如何?

很了不起麼?

當然,你要高調炫耀自己上過街是你的自由,但人家不上街也是他的自由。自由是雙向的,你打著愛國旗號指責沒去的人不愛國又何嘗不是打壓的一種?

己所不欲,勿施於人。

切記。

日本雅虎和軟體銀行的先知先覺。

這是舊聞了。但是在 2006 年的第一天,且讓我們回顧網絡的重大事件:網際網絡終於成為主流媒體的廣播平台。在去年十二月二十日,日本雅虎和軟體銀行(Softbank)宣佈他們將利用網際網絡推廣映像節目。當天,雅虎推出了一個 Video Portal 以推廣超過十萬部錄影短片。

Softbank 總裁昌義 村在記者會上說,他們有信心網羅超過四億名觀眾。

隨著寬頻服務日漸通行,下載電影已不再是大學生們躲在宿舍裡幹的專利了。

南波杏:AV 女優進軍 Video Podcast

南波杏:AV 女優進軍 Video Podcast

再說,蘋果,Creative Labs,iRiver 等公司推出的新產品都已經在為這新的媒體鋪平道路。可能不諳日語的「外人」不會收看日本的節目,但是隨著這概念的流行,其他語文的節目也就很快面世了。

君不見 ABC,Disney Channel NBC,Sci Fi Channel 和 USA Networks 都已先後出現在蘋果 iTunes 的欄目上,而雅虎和孤狗都推出了 Video Services,所以我們還在等甚麼呢?

2006年,就讓我們成為這後電視時代的見證人罷!

source: Crisscross
南波杏出處:loso blog