“In this prophetic talk from 2003, roboticist Rodney Brooks talks about how robots are going to work their way into our lives — starting with toys and moving into household chores … and beyond.”
And these children, with a history so different from mine, have become my friends, and helped me grow up. I have seen many choose the right path, finding the strength to fight against their perennial insecurities and difficulties of daily life. Others have failed to get rid of the nightmares of the past and find shelter from the storms of this. All, however, have told me something. This experience has made me the person I am now. It gave me the lens through which to view the world. It has convinced me that the right to family and education are crucial, just like the right to food.
An HDR image is commonly made by taking three photos of the same scene, each at different shutter speeds. The result is a bright, medium, and dark photo, based on the amount of light that got through the lens. A software process then combines all the photos to bring details to the shadows and highlights both. This helps to achieve the same task in the final photograph that the human eye can accomplish on the scene.
Marilyn Tenenoff is an exciting, emergent voice in American poetry. She has been called ‘a poet to be reckoned with; bright, feisty compassionate.’ (Michael Hoover, The Evening Sun, Hanover, PA) and ‘a very intelligent soul whose poetry comes alive on the stage.’ (Allen Taylor, worldclasspoetryblog.com) Marilyn has published two books of poetry in the last [...]
Jessica Schnurr is a copywriter and has a number of her projects displayed on her personal website. She describes her work as, “convey[ing] [a] message in a way that actually connects with people in the appropriate manner.” Source: Jessica Schnurr
“This song was written by Florence Reece, the wife of a Kentucky union organizer during a mine workers’ union strike in 1931, in order to aid the movement. Mrs. Reece continued a life of activism and speaking out on behalf of labor and other social issues until her death in 1986.” Which Side Are You [...]
Amy Wade: I have really been wanting to send you things for your Creative Arts section but I haven’t really come across anything that has wowed me. Until now… here is a link to a project that is really cool. People have taken childrens crayon drawings and illustrated them realistically. I think its amazing! [...]
Lyrics originally by Joe Hill. Joe Hill was a Swedish labor activist associated with the Wobblies (I.W.W). He wrote quite a few songs for the labor movement. He was eventually framed for murder in Utah and executed in 1915, even though President Wilson intervened twice to try to prevent the execution. I have heard it [...]
Since then he [Nick Kocher] has teamed up with Brian McElhaney to form BriTANick , a group which has posted a number of videos over the internet. Their latest sketch, which has gained them an appearance in TIME magazine, is a combination of themes and elements from past Oscar-winning movies wrapped into one (Rain Man, A Beautiful Mind, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, and Good.Will.Hunting). The video has been viewed over 600,000 times on Cracked.com and another 250,000 times on YouTube.