links for 2009-02-14

  • I want one. And not just because it's an amazing gizmo. I can easily run a film fest for social change off of one of these puppies. It would be like Footprints, the peace building documentary festival I held in the Caucasus last year, but cutting out some of the complications. Efficiency, scalability, mobility, sustainability, and sleek design. I'm beside myself.
  • User-friendly face recognition software coupled with location awareness. I'm already seeing a mash-up with flickr for a crawler that finds friends in other places. Or lovers in precarious situations. Or…
  • Toys in Babeland – New York already launched its own condoms. Now it's promoting health and safety via social networking. Good that as the economy moves towards Keynes, the government isn't afraid to innovate.
  • This a great project from inauguration where Emily Troutman asked to take pictures of people holding any one of 26 signs reading: Alive, Angry, Anxious, Awed, Believe, Curious, Dancer, Excited, Grateful, Happy, Hopeful, Human, Humble, Jealous, Joyful, Love, Obama, Patient, Proud, Ready, Scared, Skeptical, Tired, Together, Wonder, Worried. Added suggestions included Abomination, Indifferent, Justice, Peace, Peaceful, Change, Inspired. Ginsberg did better in choosing Dylan than she did in choosing the Killers, but otherwise this was a great way to see a historic event that words can barely describe.

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