09 November 2014

Must Read: Rewilding Our Hearts by Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has written a new inspirational and constructive book called Rewilding our Hearts, Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence.

"We live in a wounded world that is in dire need of healing," as he makes an impassioned call to reverse unprecendented global losses of biodiversity and habitat by changing ourselves. Rewilding means "to make wild again" and it is frequently used in wildlife conservation to refer to re-creating wildlife habitat and creating corridors between preserved land for wildlife to travel through, thus allowing declining populations to rebound. Bekoff applies the Rewilding concept to human psychology and attitudes. We need to rewild both ourselves and other nature, Bekoff claims. He details the growing, global compassionate conservation movement and gives action oriented advice to individuals, city planners, governments, and business leaders.
I highly recommend you read this book and share with friends, business colleagues, political leaders, and on digital media. Let's all work to help rewild our hearts and make sure all of our decisions incorporate all species.
Purchase on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Rewilding-Our-Hearts-Compassion-Coexistence/dp/1577319540

07 November 2014

REGISTER: November 8 - 9 Chesapeake Climate Data Hackathon

Chesapeake Conservancy, Intel, Old Dominion University, Esri Host Weekend “Coding for Good” Event

WHO:    Old Dominion University Students
             Experienced Coders
             Representatives from the Chesapeake Conservancy, Intel and Esri

WHAT:   Climate Data Initiative: Chesapeake Bay Hackathon

WHEN:   November 8-9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day

WHERE: Old Dominion University’s Virginia Beach Center 1881 University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

WHY:   The weekend event will bring together some of the areas brightest minds in the high-tech industry, including students and professionals, to brainstorm and develop data-driven solutions that will help government officials better  understand and track flooding problems caused by climate change and sea level rise in the Hampton Roads region. Coders and students will create apps using many different data sets (forecasts, real time environmental and road closure data, public facing maps, etc.). These new tools will provide planners and managers with the information they need to make informed decisions and the public with the tools they need to understand when and where flooding will affect their daily lives.

REGISTER: http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/chesapeake-hackathon

12 July 2014

Bayan Soundbook Portable Bluetooth Speaker

If you're looking for a small, solid, and stylish bluetooth speaker with FM radio, check out the Bayan Soundbook. It streams audio from mp3 players, smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, PCs and notebooks, using smart bluetooth 4.0. It also has NFC auto-connecting/pairing features.

Soundbook includes a conference call capability that enables you to use a conference-call mode when a call comes in and resume playing your music when finished with the call. You also have up to 10 hours of wireless music or more with radio/AU on a charge.

Additional features include external aluminium and ballistic nylon casing, RoHS compliance, works with iOS, Android, Windows based devices, and two color options. Great for the office and travel.

05 June 2014

Video: Tim Chang on Building the Tech-Enabled Soul at Augmented World Expo (AWE)

Tim Chang Mayfield Fund and Co-Founder of Basis on Quantified Self, Gamification, Body Hacking, Data Visualization, Sensors and What Comes Next etc