What are the hidden motivations in all the decisions we make about technology? Pamela Rutledge, Co-Founder/Director, A Think Lab/Media Psychology Research Center, spells out why our intrinsic ability to get things done is really what gets us up in the morning. Hear in this talk what what drives creativity and innovation, what technology does with motivation, how this has implications at multiple levels, and how giving people more control over their lives increases commercial success.
Nokia Research teams up with Sesame Street to improve communications for dispersed families. "Would you like to be able to read Sesame Street books with your child when you are far away from home? Or have your child's grandparents or other loved ones read with your child from afar? The furry friends from Sesame Street have teamed up with Nokia Research Center to help children connect with their long distance loved ones." Jofish Kaye from Nokia describes the development and value of this project.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with linguist and author, Geoff Nurnberg about his new book, Ascent of the A-Word, where he dives into the history of a term with origins dating back to World War II.
Dr. Moira Gunn discusses how the power of surprise is breaking down barriers in business with Soren Kaplan, the author of Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs.
How To Be Black is a book that has shades of gallows humor, racism, satire, autobiography and self-help. But throughout the comical and anecdotal narrative of the book runs a low vein, an undertone that challenges the fallacious social beliefs about racial stereotypes. Its author Baratunde Thurston explains how the book began, what the book is about, why he wrote it, and how it evolved as he was writing and producing it. In the end it is a fascinating exploration of the future of publishing, today.
Dr. Moira Gunn sits down and discusses the new book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, with Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ed Humes.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks about the new book, Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us about Health and the Science of Healing, with author and UCLA Cardiology Professor, Barbara Natterson Horowitz.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about the extent of our obsession with technology and how to overcome it from research psychologist and author, Larry Rosen, from his new book, iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us.
How would you do an SQL query on a binary audio file? Kelly Fitzsimmons, founder of HarQen, explains how that is being done now, and that specially crafted systems can actually organize conversations in a way to get the data out. Hear how the technical and social aspects of human behavior merge to show that voice really matters for the future, starting now.
Humanity has been playing games such as chess, Mahjong, dominoes, and various card games, in some cases for thousands of years. These games are fundamentally social and tactile and have stood the test of time. David Merrill, President and Co-founder of Sifteo, proposes a new chapter in social games that he believes maintains human community while making full use of cutting-edge technology.