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Opposable Mind

Shifting consciousness to grasp the situation.

Updated: 2009-07-21T23:29:49-05:00


Yahoo's new birthdate policy confuses/angers customers.


My wife noticed that she started receiving Yahoo ads for wrinkle cream, and said she knew someone else who had a similar issue on Facebook, so removed their age from their profile, but she couldn't find a way to do...

Cleaning stirs nostalgia (and dust of the past)


Getting ready for my daughters bat mitzvah in a couple of weeks, and cleaning out the spaces for the onslaught of family. As I do so, I uncover my old vinyl and decide it would be very nice background music...

Integral Vision Logic and Free Will


Sharing interesting links from the past couple of days: From my friend Len: If you haven't stumbled upon Seed Magazine yet, take a look: (really just a blurb). Here is a more in depth article (haven't read it...

Last day of voting for SXSW Panel Picker


You've got until Midnight tonight, Aug 29th, 2008, to vote for panels. My business partner, David Gallagher, has a submission this year for Situation Mapping, which is a framework that we've been working on for quite a while (he for...

Perceiving through synesthesia


While trying to understand a coworker today, I realized that the way that she made sense of her world was very foreign to me. In part, this realization struck me with more force than usual because I have lately been...

Riffing on Theory of Fun


Raw response to (and applications for): "Theory of Fun" podcast: [PREFACE: After 2007 SXSW keynote by Will Wright, 2008 SXSW keynote by Jane McGonigal, and listening to the above podcast from 2007 Etech by Raph Koster, I'm thinking there...

SXSW, Monday


Sitting in Room 8, for Games for Change. So far, have attended fewer of the sessions, and more discussions than in years past. Bill Anderson and I attended the Social Design Strategies talk yesterday, with Messina, Josh Porter, Daniel Burka...

Semantic Web: A Tinker Toy Elevator to the Moon?


I really appreciate that the discussion around the issues behind the Semantic Web (or GGG -- Giant Global Graph) are starting to mature significantly. Still, I find it very interesting and relevant that I stumble upon these discussions more frequently...

Web Consulting for Fun and Profit


Jon Lebkowsky, Bill Anderson and I met this morning for another round of "what specifically are our offerings at Polycot Associates?" These meetings are simultaneously fun and frustrating for me. The fun part is arguing about all kinds aspects of...

AI research headed in the right direction?


I stumbled upon Eliezer Yudkowsky's video presentation regarding the Singularity Institute's initiative to create a friendly strong AI. I heard him speak at the Accelerating Change conference in Sept. 2005, and my thoughts on the pragmatism of AI research have...