reflections on the technium

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay

Brown Bag at the Movies – Selected technical topics(6)

For this installment of Brown Bag at the Movies we will be viewing (abstract below):

  • VW’s Transparent Factory in Dresden
  • Dr. NakaMats: Patently Strange: The World’s Most Prolific Inventor
  • The Art of Innovation from the Hacker’s Perspective
  • Did you know

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CEP COMMENT: A auto factory with hard wood floors!?!? and no wires???… Also see ‘Looking at Transportation in New Ways’ in the Future Candidates page.

VW’s transparent factory in Dresden
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5WGLWNllA>
6:43
ABSTRACT

Discovery Channel looks at VW’s transparent factory in Dresden.

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transparent_Factory>
<http://www.caranddriver.com/features/03q3/vw_s_transparent_factory-feature>
<http://www.vwinthenews.com/video-volkswagens-incredible-glass-factory/>

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CEP COMMENT: First invention at 5 years old.

Dr. NakaMats: Patently Strange: The World’s Most Prolific Inventor
<http://www.motherboard.tv/2010/3/3/dr-nakamats-patently-strange-the-world-s-most-prolific-inventor>
8:14
ABSTRACT

The mastermind behind over a world-record breaking 3,000 patents, Yoshiro Nakamatsu (中松 義郎) began inventing at the age of five, and is responsible for a universe of genius gadgets you probably use every day, like the “PyonPyon” spring shoes, the karaoke machine, CinemaScope, the “Cerebrex” armchair, the sauce pump, the taxicab meter, and a hydrogen-powered engine. And if you’ve ever happened to use a digital watch, a floppy disk, a CD or DVD, you’ve also got him to thank.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshiro_Nakamatsu>

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CEP COMMENT: Wide ranging presentation by a self-taught individual. Interesting perspective on innovation. Cool shots of using home brew technology to zap mosquitos.

The Art of Innovation from the Hacker’s Perspective
<http://fora.tv/2010/04/14/The_Art_of_Innovation_from_the_Hackers_Perspective>
36:25
ABSTRACT

The Art of Innovation from the Hacker’s Perspective delivered by Pablos Holman.

World Entrepreneurship Day is the internationally-recognized day for the celebration of the world’s entrepreneurial heroes.

Bio of Paul Holman
Pablos is a futurist, inventor, security expert, and notorious hacker with a unique view into both breaking and building new technologies. At Komposite, he consults on invention and design projects that assimilate new technologies – making wild ideas a bit more practical and vice versa. Previously, Pablos helped build the world’s smallest PC; spaceships at Blue Origin; and artificial intelligence agent systems. He is a member of The Shmoo Group of security experts, and helped create the Hackerbot, a WiFi-seeking robot.

By day, Pablos is working at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory where a wide variety of futuristic invention projects are under way including a fission reactor powered by nuclear waste; a machine to stop hurricanes; a system to reverse global warming; and tools to help eradicate malaria. By night, Pablos is a highly sought after speaker for events all over the world.

Relating the unique mindset and powers of hackers to all aspects of invention and innovation, he terrifies and delights all audiences.
<http://intellectualventureslab.com> <mailto:pablos@komposite.com>

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CEP COMMENT: Interesting way to present information. Life is a race, we’re always running…

Did you know
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8>
4:46
ABSTRACT

<http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/> The wiki also will connect you with some resources to learn more about the shifts that are occurring in our world and their implications for K-12 and higher education.

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Written by Chuck Petras

May 30, 2011 at 12:42

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