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Cool Toys Pic of the Day – Branch
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Image by rosefirerising
Branch:
branch.com/

What is Branch.com? Well, that is what I’m still trying to figure out
honestly. It seems to be something of a curation tool (similar to Storify)
mixed with a question and answer forum (like Quora) with a dash of comment
threads (see Disqus) thrown in for good measure. This site allows you to
add some content, it could be a Tweet, webpage, or original content. You
then invite people to the conversation and watch it take on a life of its
own by branching off into tangents or as the genesis to new conversations.

You can invite as many or as few participants as you would like. You can
close a thread at any time. If you have excluded someone from the thread,
they can still branch off of a comment to start their own thread. There
was some talk about using it as an enterprise sharing system because of the
hyper-curational moderation abilities and it could possibly be used for
project management.

The new “Groups” feature allows you to invite people to groups and then
share amongst each other at any time. This I could see as being
particularly handy for building relationships in teams like those I had to
work in my first semester as a grad student. We didn’t have a lot of time
outside of class to get to know each other, so using a tool like this would
have been helpful to get background information or build consensus in the
group without taking up valuable meeting time. At the same time, we could
share other things that we wanted to get their opinion about and get to
know each other personally as well as professionally.

Branch suggests using its service for publishing original ideas, asking
friends for advice, having a public debate, and sharing media and memories.
Much like Storify, branches can be embedded in other media, so they can be
published to blogs or websites once the conversation has ended. The
service is still trying to gain some traction, but the early adopters seem
to really enjoy it. The staff seems very responsive and are visible
commenting on several branches about the service itself.

There are discovery tools for viewing new branches as well as popular ones.
From the small amount I have done, there also seems to be a recommendation
tool that populates branches you might like based on the content of
branches you have started. Overall, we will have to see if it can find a
niche, but I would definitely consider using it for small group work
especially when laying initial groundwork using a branch can help open up
agenda time for other matters.

This is a guest post by Chris Bulin (@Arduanne), a graduate student
assistant at the Taubman Health Sciences Library.

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Cool Toys Pic of the Day – Branch
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Image by rosefirerising
Branch:
branch.com/

What is Branch.com? Well, that is what I’m still trying to figure out
honestly. It seems to be something of a curation tool (similar to Storify)
mixed with a question and answer forum (like Quora) with a dash of comment
threads (see Disqus) thrown in for good measure. This site allows you to
add some content, it could be a Tweet, webpage, or original content. You
then invite people to the conversation and watch it take on a life of its
own by branching off into tangents or as the genesis to new conversations.

You can invite as many or as few participants as you would like. You can
close a thread at any time. If you have excluded someone from the thread,
they can still branch off of a comment to start their own thread. There
was some talk about using it as an enterprise sharing system because of the
hyper-curational moderation abilities and it could possibly be used for
project management.

The new “Groups” feature allows you to invite people to groups and then
share amongst each other at any time. This I could see as being
particularly handy for building relationships in teams like those I had to
work in my first semester as a grad student. We didn’t have a lot of time
outside of class to get to know each other, so using a tool like this would
have been helpful to get background information or build consensus in the
group without taking up valuable meeting time. At the same time, we could
share other things that we wanted to get their opinion about and get to
know each other personally as well as professionally.

Branch suggests using its service for publishing original ideas, asking
friends for advice, having a public debate, and sharing media and memories.
Much like Storify, branches can be embedded in other media, so they can be
published to blogs or websites once the conversation has ended. The
service is still trying to gain some traction, but the early adopters seem
to really enjoy it. The staff seems very responsive and are visible
commenting on several branches about the service itself.

There are discovery tools for viewing new branches as well as popular ones.
From the small amount I have done, there also seems to be a recommendation
tool that populates branches you might like based on the content of
branches you have started. Overall, we will have to see if it can find a
niche, but I would definitely consider using it for small group work
especially when laying initial groundwork using a branch can help open up
agenda time for other matters.

This is a guest post by Chris Bulin (@Arduanne), a graduate student
assistant at the Taubman Health Sciences Library.

[image: Inline image 1][image: Inline image 2]

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“Bing Necklace 1″ of Recycled Aluminum Cans ~ 2 of 2 photos
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Image by Urban Woodswalker
Continued from last photo….

Necklace made of various aluminum cans, and 1 red pull tab. The charms are backed in EVA foam and the necklace is light as a feather.

This is just about my fav thing made this year. I have ADD and it sums up what my brain deals with every day. I named it "Bing" after those new TV search engine commercials …I absolutely love that ad campaign about our 21st century society and information overload. It doesn’t take much to over load me…but I have had nearly 53 years of practice now.

I pick up aluminum cans off the streets, and out of trash bins, bring home and wash throughly. Then I create something of value with them.
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Thank you for blogging about my necklace Bead Dreamer!
thebeaddreamer.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/jewelry-trashonis…

FINIS

+ HOPP SCHWIIZ! +
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Image by Mickie Quick
This giant bookmark for our giant book of prints, a bit of a joke to make our folder look like a giant book, since all our neighbours were selling books, an we, oddly were selling big prints off of a table.

The scarf was retrieved the previous night from the street, where it had just fallen from a drunk Swiss soccer fan on his way home from watching the nation’s team play in the World Cup. He was too drunk to be aware of a whole bunch of people calling after him that he dropped his scarf. Only slightly tipsy from an evening out in Basel, Mickie then picks it up and adorns it himself!

Art Basel – Off Press – 2010

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20120227-NodeXL-Twitter-#NICAR network graph
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Image by Marc_Smith
From: www.connectedaction.net
Link: www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/6937396055/sizes/l/
Data set: nodexlgraphgallery.org/Pages/Graph.aspx?graphID=445

These are the connections among the Twitter users who recently tweeted the word #nicar when queried on February 27, 2012, scaled by numbers of followers (with outliers thresholded). Connections created when users reply, mention or follow one another. The data set starts on 2/21/2012 00:36 and ends on 2/27/2012 23:18 UTC. Green lines are "follows" relationships, blue lines are "reply" or "mentions" relationships.

Layout created with the "Group Layout" feature of NodeXL which tiles bounded regions for each cluster. The Harel-Koren layout algorithm positioned each vertex: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force-based_algorithms_(graph_drawing).

Clusters calculated by the Clauset-Newman-Moore algorithm are also encoded by color. Clauset-Newman-Moore algorithm is defined here: pre.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v70/i6/e066111

A larger version of the image is here: www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/6937396055/sizes/l/

Betweenness Centrality is defined here: en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrality#Betweenness_centrality

Top most between users:
@ericg
@hbillings
@harrisj
@eads
@elthenerd
@marc_smith
@fishnette
@keaggy
@nicar_
@schwanksta

Top keyword pairs by frequency of mention
V1, V2, WEIGHT
#nicar, conference, 7
golden, age, 6
open, source, 6
finally, put, 6
jquery, tablechart, 6
tablechart, plugin, 6
easy, charts, 6
html, tables, 6
tables, https, 6
google, maps, 5
jjkd, ltc, 5
first, #nicar, 4
ire, members, 4
members, share, 4
share, advice, 4
data, viz, 4
union, station, 3
data, journalists, 3
journalists, push, 3
open, data, 3

Graph Metric, Value
Graph Type, Directed
Vertices, 57
Unique Edges, 185
Edges With Duplicates, 65
Total Edges, 250
Self-Loops, 58
Connected Components, 9
Single-Vertex Connected Components, 8
Maximum Vertices in a Connected Component, 49
Maximum Edges in a Connected Component, 241
Maximum Geodesic Distance (Diameter), 7
Average Geodesic Distance, 2.825239
Graph Density, 0.053884712
Modularity, 0.32806
NodeXL Version, 1.0.1.201

More NodeXL network visualizations are here: www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/sets/72157622437066929/ and here:
www.nodexlgraphgallery.org/Pages/Default.aspx

A gallery of NodeXL network data sets is available here: nodexlgraphgallery.org/Pages/Default.aspx?search=twitter

NodeXL is free and open and available from www.codeplex.com/nodexl

NodeXL is developed by the Social Media Research Foundation (www.smrfoundation.org) – which is dedicated to open tools, open data, and open scholarship.

Donations to support NodeXL are welcome through PayPal: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_bu…

The book, Analyzing social media networks with NodeXL: Insights from a connected world, is available from Morgan Kaufmann and from Amazon.

Marc Smith on Twitter.

Battle of the Bulge: Achilles Tank (M10 Tank Destroyer)
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Image by Dog Company
East of Bastogne is the Bastogne Historical Center and the Mardasson Memorial to the Battle of the Bulge. There is a collection of tanks there, including this one, an Achilles, better known as the M-10 Tank Destroyer.

The M-10 and the M-18 Tank Destroyers were really busy in Bastogne, fighting alongside Shermans and light tanks against the German panzer divisions. One of the interesting points is that General McAuliffe of the 101st Airborne (remember, General Taylor was back in the US when they were deployed) and Col. Roberts (I believe he was a Colonel) of the 10th Armored formed a working relationship after the fight at Noville so that the infantry of the 101st and the armored infantry and tanks of the 10th would be used optimally. They issued orders and advice to all of the commanders and that helped the Americans optimize the use of tanks. One of the lessons they learned was to keep the US tanks in a sort of reserve and deploy them up on the line when an attack occured, rather than to have them in a static position. That allowed the Americans to concentrate their armor in sectors where the Germans were attacking, in effect neutralizing the numerical advantage the Germans had. Luckily the Americans had just enough gasoline to pull this off. After any deployment, gasoline was drained from the American vehicles, including tanks, jeeps and trucks, in the event they were destroyed by artillery or aerial bombing. Then they’d be gassed up and sent into action. At the nadir, the Americans were down to 500 gallons of gas left, but the December 23rd air drop helped.

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Participem da minha comunidade no orkut: Fávera Fotógrafo
pickup girls

Image by RodrigoFavera
Fotografo sua festa, confraternização, aniversário, de qualquer estilo, particular ou não, EM TODO O BRASIL.

Entre em contato pelo e-mail/msn: rodrigotallica@hotmail.com

Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

Apoiem meu trabalho, participem da minha comunidade no orkut: Fávera Fotografo ou me add

comunidade:

www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=43073846

Profile:

www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=3862796306190219396

Participem da minha comunidade no orkut: Fávera Fotógrafo
pickup girls

Image by RodrigoFavera
Fotografo sua festa, confraternização, aniversário, de qualquer estilo, particular ou não, EM TODO O BRASIL.

Entre em contato pelo e-mail/msn: rodrigotallica@hotmail.com

Faço ensaios fotográficos/books externos, conheçam alguns de meus trabalhos na sessão: "Ensaios fotográficos" aqui mesmo no meu flickr.

O foco principal das minhas fotos é a espontâneidade. Mas nem sempre é possível mostrar as fotos ou avisar a 100% das pessoas fotografadas. SE VOCÊ, POR QUALQUER MOTIVO, NÃO QUISER SUA FOTO AQUI, entre em contato comigo por e-mail que prontamente deletarei a foto. Obrigado!

Apoiem meu trabalho, participem da minha comunidade no orkut: Fávera Fotografo ou me add

comunidade:

www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=43073846

Profile:

www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=3862796306190219396

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I Haven’t Had My Coffee Yet !! …item 2a / 2b.. Drowning Pool – Bodies (Let The Bodies Hit The Floor) …item 3.. Taking It Out on the Spouse (August 3, 2012 / 15 Av 5772) …
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Image by marsmet541
But even more, I need to feel excited and joyful, whatever the circumstances. That’s where the really important effort takes place – and the really valuable rewards. Frustration and anger drag us down into people we don’t want to be, into selves we certainly have no desire to actualize.
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You Only Live Twice or so it seems, One life for yourself and one for your dreams. You drift through the years and life seems tame, Till one dream appears and love is its name.
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…..item 1)…. youtube video … Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice … 2:47 minutes … canthecan1968

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFtQPgHyek

You Only Live Twice or so it seems,
One life for yourself and one for your dreams.
You drift through the years and life seems tame,
Till one dream appears and love is its name.

And love is a stranger who’ll beckon you on,
Don’t think of the danger or the stranger is gone.

This dream is for you, so pay the price.
Make one dream come true, you only live twice.

And love is a stranger who’ll beckon you on,
Don’t think of the danger or the stranger is gone.

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…..item 2a)…. youtube video … Let The Bodies Hit The Floor (Lyrics) … 3:20 minutes …

www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8-sMJZTYf0

Uploaded by mikolover1000 on Dec 2, 2008

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…..item 2b)…. youtube video … Drowning Pool – Bodies … 3:40 minutes …

www.youtube.com/watch?v=04F4xlWSFh0

Uploaded by emimusic on Jun 21, 2010

Music video by Drowning Pool performing Bodies (Video).

Category:
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Taking It Out on the Spouse
Don’t take your closest relationships for granted.
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August 3, 2012 / 15 Av 5772
by Emuna Braverman

www.aish.com/f/mom/Taking-It-Out-on-the-Spouse.html

I got a little frustrated with my husband recently. It wasn’t a big deal. He did something that annoyed me and I over-reacted. But, in the midst of our aggravation, we don’t always maintain perspective. So when the phone rang, I quickly picked it up and gave him a piece of my mind.

Only I hadn’t checked the caller ID on my cell phone. And it wasn’t him. I had just leashed my sarcastic tirade on a new acquaintance! Luckily it was a bad connection and the caller hadn’t heard my rant (at least she said she didn’t) but I was bright red from embarrassment.

And the lesson hit home loud and clear – always check to see whose calling before answering the phone!

In processing how much more embarrassed I would have been had she heard my actual words, I had to ask myself the obvious question. Why do I care more about what a relative stranger thinks of me than I do about my husband?

Clearly I had my priorities backwards. If I was going to lose my temper with anyone (not a behavior I’m advocating), it would be better to do so with a stranger or a mere acquaintance than with my life’s partner.

And over what did I react so strongly? Without humiliating myself further with the petty details, let’s just say that it was something trivial, something so minor in the grand (and even small) scheme of things that many would say it didn’t even merit a reaction at all (I’m blaming it on the jet lag and exhaustion).

But I’m actually grateful – not for my bad behavior but for the relatively painless wake-up call. It brought me back to reality. It gave me perspective. It refocused me on more appropriate behavior.

It’s too easy to take our close relationships for granted, not to be careful enough because, after all, he’s “stuck with me.” Or he’s the convenient recipient of my frustration just because he’s there or because I feel so comfortable I’ve let down my guard.

But I don’t want my husband to feel stuck with me! I want him to be excited and joyful about our relationship. And that’s what I need to communicate – no matter how I feel at any particular moment.

But even more, I need to feel excited and joyful, whatever the circumstances. That’s where the really important effort takes place – and the really valuable rewards. Frustration and anger drag us down into people we don’t want to be, into selves we certainly have no desire to actualize.

For relationships that are precious to us, we need to be on our guard against these dangers. There’s too much at stake not to answer the phone – and every other situation – with a smile and a cheery hello. And to mean it.
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“Bing Necklace 2″ made of Recycled Aluminum Cans ~ 1 of 2 photos
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Image by Urban Woodswalker
I used at least 3 different found cans in this one.
Beer, energy drink, and diet cola.

I pick up aluminum cans off the streets, and out of trash bins, bring home and wash throughly. Then I create something of value with them.

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Image by jurvetson
At Google this weekend. Seeing a CMU telepresence robot now.

Some details from the scifoo Wiki:

I’d like to discuss an idea I’m formulating to improve climate modeling called "Global Swarming." The core idea is to deploy tens of thousands of ocean probes by leveraging the creative smarts and logistics coordination of the web.

As someone who served as an expert witness in the Dover "Intelligent Design" trial, and who has worked in the "creation-evolution" arena for a long time, if there is any interest I would be happy to run a session on "What happens post-Dover?" What will be the next wave of anti-evolutionism and anti-science? What needs to be done to combat it and raise the American public’s awareness of the evidence for evolution? Why is this issue critical to the success of basic research in this country? How do scientists, educators, and tech folks fit in?

I’d like to brainstorm about programmable matter ProgrammableMatter. Programmable matter is any substance which can be programmed to change its shape or physical properties. We are currently working on constructing programmable matter and investigating how to program it. I would be most interested in talking about how one might program ensembles.

I’d like to present on OpenWetWare, a wiki promoting open research among biologists and biological engineers. With 65 labs and 1200 users on OpenWetWare, I can provide practical examples of how scientists are currently making use of the web(2.0) to support research and education in new ways. I’ll also talk about where the site is headed in the future, and how foocampers could help make it easier for scientists to share more of their secrets online.

I’ll bring a memory stick with the recent radar images of what appear to be hydrocarbon-filled lakes on Saturn’s moon, Titan, and some movies from Titan. I’m also happy to discuss the interesting phenomenon of "instant public science" done by enthusiasts everywhere who have instant access to the latest space science data from the web. BTW, Nature magazine’s piece on exciting questions in chemistry (this week) included a mention of Titan, which should be on every organic chemists’ hit list for places to visit.

I am interested in discussing the dichotomy of design and evolutionary search as divergent paths in complex systems development. – jurvetson.blogspot.com

I could begin a session about Systems Biology, with a general theme of building towards whole cell or whole organisms models in biology. I have some (whacky) ideas about this in addition to having done some real science on this subject.

I could present about novel circuit-focused neurotechnologies I’m developing, for advancing the study of brain function and consciousness, and for treating neurological and psychiatric disorders. Although I’ve been exploring this question in academic research settings – and I’m gearing up to set up my own university laboratory – I’d like to brainstorm about how to build the significant community of clinicians, engineers, scientists, and psychologists that we’d need to make strong scientific progress on the timeless, unyielding problem of understanding the nature of consciousness.

I could talk about/demonstrate: digital fabrication in the lab and its impact in field fab labs around the world, mathematical programs as a programming model for enormous/unreliable/extended systems and their application in analog logic circuits and Internet 0 networks, and microfluidic logic to integrate chemistry with computation

I could contribute to a session on powerlaws in nature, markets and human affairs. They’re found nearly everywhere, from earthquakes to species distributions to cities to wars. We used to think the world was mostly defined by gaussian distributions (bell curves) with neat medians and standard deviations. But now we see that powerlaws, where low-frequency events have the highest amplitude, are far more common, and they’re infinite functions where concepts like "average" are meaningless. What are the factors that create powerlaws and what does nature have in common with economics and social networking in this instance?

I’d like to talk to the assembled folks about a project we are running to help scientists move large datasets without using the internet (which can be very slow or expensive.

I hope to demo a viral database and talk about efforts to build real time surveillance via the WHO.

I’d like to discuss the range of applications being discussed in HE (HigherEd) that permit faculty and research groups to store and share a wide range of scholarly assets, including research data, texts (articles such as pre-prints and post-prints), images, and other media. These next generation academic apps provide support for tagging, community-of-use definitions, discovery, rights assertions via CC, and new models of peer review and commentary. Early designs typically implicate heavy use of atom or gdata for posting and retrieval, lucene, and ajax.

I can offer a brief introduction to the Human Genome, and the field of Comparative Genomics which focuses on comparing our own genome to that of other species. I’ll try to give a taste of some of the startling revelations, seeming paradoxes, and many open questions that make working with this three billion letter string a ball.

I could offer the opposite point of view, looking at the very simplest organisms, what they do, how they work, and what life looks like when the genome fits on a floppy.

I would like to talk about the future of the scientific method. How the scientific method was one invention the Chinese did not make before the west, and how the process of science has changed in the last 400 years and will change even more in the next 50 years. I’d love to hear others’ ideas of where the science method is headed.

I could offer some (possibly naive) ideas on how we could design evolvability into the scientific process by learning from the evolution of cellular complexity. I can also include some examples from language evolution and software evolution.

I can describe our general approach for open collaborative biomedical research at The Synaptic Leap.

I have in mind a presentation related to my project on Milestones in the History of Data Visualization – an attempt to provide a comprehensive catalog documenting and illustrating the historical developments leading to modern data visualization and visual thinking. The talk might encompass some of (a) some great moments in the history of data visualization, (b) ‘statistical historiography’: the study of history as ‘data’, (c) a self-referential Q: how to visualize this history. The goal would be more to suggest questions and aproaches than to provide answers – in fact a main reason to present would be to hear other people’s reactions.

As we’re on the topic of visualizations, I could give a talk about the rise of the geobrowser/virtual globe and how it is revolutionizing the geospatial visualization of information. I can showcase some of the best examples of scientific visualizations, show how geobrowsers are helping humanitarian causes and discuss the social-software aspect of Google Earth and other expected ‘mirror worlds’, where geospatial information is shared, wiki-like. Above all, I would love to brainstorm the possible use of geobrowsers in the projects of other campers.

I’m willing to give a talk about imaging projects in the Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory, such as our large array of cameras, our handheld camera whose photographs you can refocus after you take the picture, and our work on multi-perspective panoramas (the Google-funded Stanford CityBlock Project). These projects are part of a trend towards "computational photography", in which computers play a significant role in image formation.

I’m a Hugo Award-winning science-fiction writer, and I’m working on a trilogy (my 18th through 20th novels) about the World Wide Web spontaneously gaining consciousness once the number of interconnections it has exceeds the number in a human brain. I’d love to talk a bit about my ideas of how such a consciousness, at first an epiphenomenon supervening on top of the web infrastructure, might actually come to access the documents and input sources available online and how it might perceive external reality, and I’d love to brainstorm with people about what sort of interactions and relationships humanity might have with such an entity.

I could talk about the current and future generation of astronomical surveys that will map the sky every three nights or so (e.g. the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope). They are designed to be able to address multiple science goals from the same data set (e.g. understanding cosmology and dark energy through to indentifying moving sources such as asteroids in our Solar System). With hundreds of thousands of variable sources detected each year (on top of the ten billion non-variables) the flow of data presents a number of challenges for how we follow up these sources.

I could talk about insights gained as part of the NSF-funded Pathways research project (Cornell U, LANL) that looks at scholarly communication as a global workflow across heterogeneous repositories and tries to identify a lightweight interoperability framework to facilitate the emergence of a natively digital scholarly communication system. Think introspecting on the evolution of science by traversing a scholarly communication graph that jumps across repositories. I could also talk about work we have been doing with scholarly usage information: aggregating it across repositories, and using the aggregated data to generate recommendations and metrics.

I’d love to show the prototype of an NSF-sponsored web-based simulation designed to help students learn about the nature of science. I’ll bring the server on my laptop; we can all connect and play cosmologist. Advice welcome. More at NatureOfScienceGame

Making Open Access Affordable (free): There is a move afoot to put all science literature in the public domain (it is mostly funded with tax-free or tax money). There is a move afoot to put all science data in the public domain (ditto). These are unfunded mandates. We can not do much about the funding, but we computer scientists can do a LOT to drive the needed funds to zero by making it EASY to publish, organize, search, and display literature and data online. This also dovetails with Jill Mesirov’s approach to reproducable science – future science literature will be a multi-layer summary of the source data – words, graphs, pictures on top and derivations + data underneath. Many working on these issues will be at this event. We should have a group-grope.

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for small labs with BIG data. It is embarrassing how many scientists use Excel as their database system – but even more embarrassing is how many use paper notebooks as their database. New science instruments (aka sensors) produce more data and more diverse data than will fit in a paper notebook, a table in a paper, or in Excel. How does "small science" work in this new world where it takes 3 super-programmers per ecologist to deploy some temperature and moisture sensors in a small ecosystem? We think we have an answer to this in the form of pre-canned LIMS applications.

Related to this I could talk a bit about how our work on myGrid has been aiming at taking the escience capabilities offered to large well funded groups down to a more ‘grass roots’ level – grid based science is traditionally the realm of people and groups with serious money but we don’t think this has to be the case.

I could present a software demo of a new web-based collaborative environment for sharing drug discovery data – initially focused on developing world infectious disease research (such as Malaria, Chagas Disease, African Sleeping Sickness) with technology that should be equally applicable for scientists collaborating around any private or public therapeutic area. This demo is a collaboration initiated between Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc and Prof. McKerrow at UCSF which could shift drug discovery efforts away from today’s fragmented, secretive, individual lab model to an integrated, distributed model while maintaining data and IP protection.

Our present vaccine production infrastructure leaves us woefully unprepared to deal with either natural or artificial surprises – think SARS and avian influenza (H5N1), which can both easily outpace our technological response. There are superior technological alternatives that will not be widely available for years to come due to regulatory issues, and I would like engage the other campers on ways to address this problem. In particular, I would like to explore the potential contribution of distributed, low cost science – garage science – to improving our safety and preparedness.

The "Encyclopedia of Life" is a buzz phrase being bandied around by biologists – the idea is having an online resource that tells you what we know about each species of organism on the planet. It’s an idea that seems obvious, but how would we achieve this given the scale of the task (number of known species about 2 million, those waiting to be found maybe 2-100, we really don’t know), the rapidly dwindling number of experts who can tells us something about those organisms, the size of the literature (unlike most sciences, taxonomists care about stuff published back as far as the 18th century), and the widely distributed, often poorly digitized sources of information? I’d willing to chat about some of the issues involved, and some possible solutions

I would like to share briefly with you the results of a five year project to create and publish the world’s first totally integrated Encyclopedic vision of food – its origins, variations, complexity,nutrients, dimensions, meanings, enjoyment, history and a thousand and one stories about food. The result is a new kind of truly multidimensional Encyclopedia of Food and Culture that I edited with a whole team of scientists and scholars, and Scribner’s (Gale /Thompson) published in 2003. The Encyclopedia has been well reviewed and we won, among many awards, the Dartmouth Medal (the top prize in the reference world) in July 2004. I am bringing a three volume HARD copy with me and will put it on display at the “Table” for everyone to peruse at your leisure -(it is designed to ‘catch you’ – so if you are a browser and you love food you may have trouble giving it up for others to read!)I would also be delighted to talk about a new kind of World Food Museum that is designed to make the Encyclopedia come alive (please seem my bio statement for more).

I would like to present Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Citizen Science work as an example of several of the broader citizen science interests described in the Wiki. These include: Challenges of involving the public in data collection for professional research, scientific tradeoffs and possibilities, internet data collection tools, dynamic graphing and mapping tools, data mining, sustainability, webcommunity building plans for the future, and recruitment models within the contexts of conservation science and ornithology.
I would also like to demonstrate the new Pulluin software chip that fits in a TREO palm cell phone. It has a bird ID tool, lets you hear vocalizations, see pictures, and enter data into one of our citizen science projects, eBird. The ideal way to show you this toy would be to take interested campers on an early morning bird walk. If I can get enough signups, I will try to get eBird project leader, Brian Sullivan, to come up from Monterey, providing he is available. We would probably carpool to the shore to bird. If you are interested, email me and tell me which days, Sat., Sun., or both, you would be available.

Who are we? I’d like to give a short talk to argue for the importance of addressing an old question with a new meaning: What is it like to be human? Why do we dare, care and share? Why are we curious, generous and open? We have to deal with these questions before artifical intelligence, genetic engineering and the globalisation of cultures have changed us irreversibly. Many areas of activity in science, technology and the arts offer new perspectives: Sexual selection, algorithmic information theory, perception, nutrition, experimental economics, game theory and network theory, etc. They point to a coherent view of humans as flows and processes, rather than things and objects. Openness is essential. Attention is essential. Time is ripe for a new collective effort at producing a view of human being relevant to our age.

Robotics for the Masses – I would like to present two new technologies that we are public-domaining imminently. One is Gigapan, a technology for taking ultra-high-resolution panoramic images with low-cost equipment. We can generate time lapses of an entire field with enough detail to see individual petals in detail as they bloom and wither. The second is the TeRK site, which is designed to enable non-roboticists to make robots for tools without becoming robotics experts. I will bring Gigapans and TeRK robots with me and would love to show them doing their techie things. Both of these strands have the potential to be useful scientific tools.

Science, not near as much fun as math! :~) But without it the world remains untouchable. Do you want your child with maximum understanding? We better equip the rest to understand her, so that she is heard when speaking about this exquisite world. But how to reach as many as can be reached? Free is not near enough, full access comes close. The challenge is to deliver science, as the compelling, engaging, tantalizing world that it is, the very first frontier to cross into who we are. The quality of that experience needs freedom of expression. NASA World Wind is a bold step towards that. We are delighted to share the not-so-secret secrets thereof.

I could discuss how our fundamental discoveries on bipedal bugs and octopuses, gripping geckos and galloping ghost crabs have provided biological inspiration for the design of robots, artificial muscles and adhesives. I can include a demo of artificial muscles from Artificial Muscle Incorporated. I will bring two robots in development – a gecko-like climbing robot from our collaboration with Stanford and an insect-like hexapedal robot built by our UPenn colleagues. I will carry with me live death-head cockroaches that serve as our inspiration. I could facilitate a discussion of neuromechanical control architectures. I will introduce briefly our new center at Berkeley (CIBER – Center for Interdisciplinary Bio-inspiration in Education and Research) and a new journal – Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. I welcome this group’s creative suggestions not only for the next generation of robots, but also for novel designs using tunable skeletal structures, artificial muscles and dry adhesives

I would be interested in discussing and debating technical and nontechnical issue involving Social Semantic Search and Analytics. There is a significant interest in Social Search, and some interest in Semantic Search. Here is a scenario that probably involves more futuristic capabilities but a modest verion of this can lead to lower hanging fruits involving "little semantics" and "weak semantics" which would involve less infrastructure in creating and maintaining ontologies (albeit my experience shows building and maintaining large ontologies is doable, see Semantic Web: A different perspective on what works and what doesn’t: (a) a research paper is published ;Eg: Semantics Analytics on Social Networks www2006.org/programme/item.php?id=4068], (b) there is a popular press article with numerous factual errors and unsupported conjuctures e.g., this one, (c) there are several versions on popular web sites along with numerous blog postings containing emotional reactions See for example, (d) Tim O’Reilly digs into the facts and sets the record staight in Datamining Social Networking Sites. How can we track the string of these stories along various dimensions [thematic, spatial, temporal] while provding overview, ranking based on various criteria, contextual linking, insights on individual postings, and more? I am interested in more than clustering and linking through statistical analysis which are good to put some stories in font of a reader,but would not sufficiently help someone who needs to creat a cogent understanding of an event or a situation.

I’d like to discuss the planning of a Mountain View Consensus, in response to Bjørn Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus, a ranking of where to spend money on the world’s biggest problems. The frustrating thing about the Copenhagen Consensus is that it is published as a report – so if you think the compund interest rate should be 2% higher, you can only speculate on what the effect would be of changing it. For the Mountain View Consensus we would publish findings as a collaborative spreadsheet, with annotations for the values that different participants place on each variable, and the opportunity for anyone to add annotations. Also, while Lomborg invited only economists, we would include scientists and engineers who understand the technologies, and venture capitalists who understand risk factors and chances of technology bets.

I have two projects I’d like to share at Science Foo–and i’m eager to hear your thoughts on how best to build and deploy them both:
1) An open source project–the Family Medical History Tool –that could graphically capture essential medical data and which could be shared by family members (with this goes a myriad of challenging issues around privacy, HIPPA laws, etc.
2) We’re initiating a "citizen science" approach to a retrospective clinical trial providing open and transparent results real-time. We believe that additional data could be rapidly collected to demonstrate a correlation between drug metabolism and genotype for the 2D6 gene and the drug tamoxifen. Preliminary data shows that 5-10 % of women who are 2D6 poor metabolizers taking tamoxifen (to avoid a reoccurrence of cancer) may be getting nothing more than a placebo effect, and worse, run a 3 times greater risk of a cancer reoccurrence.

I could give a talk and lead a discussion on the status and prospects for advanced nanotechnologies based on digital control of molecular assembly. I’d start by describing machines that already do this (in biology) and how they are being exploited to make nanostructures. I’d then outline a path forward to some very powerful technologies that today can be studied only by means of physical modeling and computational simulation. There are potential applications on a scale relevant to the climate change problem.

Churchill Club Top 10 Tech Trends Debate
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I just got back from the Churchill Club’s 13th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends Debate (site).

Curt Carlson, CEO of SRI, presented their trends from the podium, which are meant to be “provocative, plausible, debatable, and that it will be clear within the next 1-3 years whether or not they will actually become trends.”

Then the panelists debated them. Speaking is Aneesh Chopra, CTO of the U.S., and smirking to his left is Paul Saffo, and then Ajay Senkut from Clarium, then me.

Here are SRI’s 2011 Top 10 Tech Trends [and my votes]:

Trend 1. Age Before Beauty. Technology is designed for—and disproportionately used by—the young. But the young are getting fewer. The big market will be older people. The aging generation has grown up with, and is comfortable with, most technology—but not with today’s latest technology products. Technology product designers will discover the Baby Boomer’s technology comfort zone and will leverage it in the design of new devices. One example today is the Jitterbug cell phone with a large keypad for easy dialing and powerful speakers for clear sound. The trend is for Baby Boomers to dictate the technology products of the future.

[I voted YES, it’s an important and underserved market, but for tech products, they are not the early adopters. The key issue is age-inspired entrepreneurship. How can we get the entrepreneurial mind focused on this important market?]

Trend 2. The Doctor Is In. Some of our political leaders say that we have "the best medical care system in the world". Think what it must be like in the rest of the world! There are many problems, but one is the high cost of delivering expert advice. With the development of practical virtual personal assistants, powered by artificial intelligence and pervasive low-cost sensors, “the doctor will be in”—online—for people around the world. Instead of the current Web paradigm: “fill out this form, and we’ll show you information about what might be ailing you”, this will be true diagnosis—supporting, and in some cases replacing—human medical practitioners. We were sending X-rays to India to be read; now India is connecting to doctors here for diagnosis in India. We see the idea in websites that now offer online videoconference interaction with a doctor. The next step is automation. The trend is toward complete automation: a combination of artificial intelligence, the Internet, and very low-cost medical instrumentation to provide high-quality diagnostics and advice—including answering patient questions—online to a worldwide audience.

[NO. Most doctor check-ups and diagnoses will still need to be conducted in-person (blood tests, physical exams, etc). Sensor technology can’t completely replace human medical practitioners in the near future. Once we have the physical interface (people for now), then the networking and AI capabilities can engage, bringing specialist reactions to locally collected data. The real near-term trend in point-of-care is the adoption of iPads/phones connected to cloud services like ePocrates and Athenahealth and soon EMRs.]

Trend 3. Made for Me. Manufacturing is undergoing a revolution. It is becoming technically and economically possible to create products that are unique to the specific needs of individuals. For example, a cell phone that has only the hardware you need to support the features you want—making it lighter, thinner, more efficient, much cheaper, and easier to use. This level of customization is being made possible by converging technical advances: new 3D printing technology is well documented, and networked micro-robotics is following. 3D printing now includes applications in jewelry, industrial design, and dentistry. While all of us may not be good product designers, we have different needs, and we know what we want. The trend is toward practical, one-off production of physical goods in widely distributed micro-factories: the ultimate customization of products. The trend is toward practical, one-off production of physical goods in widely distributed micro-factories: the ultimate customization of products.

[NO. Personalization is happening just fine at the software level. The UI skins and app code is changeable at zero incremental cost. Code permeates outward into the various vessels we build for it. The iPhone. Soon, the car (e.g. Tesla Sedan). Even the electrical circuits (when using an FPGA). This will extend naturally to biological code, with DNA synthesis costs plummeting (but that will likely stay centralized in BioFabs for the next 3 years. When it comes to building custom physical things, the cost and design challenges relegate it to prototyping, tinkering and hacks. Too many people have a difficult time in 3D content creation. The problem is the 2D interfaces of mouse and screen. Perhaps a multitouch interface to digital clay could help, where the polygons snap to fit after the form is molded by hand.]

Trend 4. Pay Me Now. Information about our personal behavior and characteristics is exploited regularly for commercial purposes, often returning little or no value to us, and sometimes without our knowledge. This knowledge is becoming a key asset and a major competitive advantage for the companies that gather it. Think of your supermarket club card. These knowledge-gatherers will need to get smarter and more aggressive in convincing us to share our information with them and not with their competitors. If TV advertisers could know who the viewers are, the value of the commercials would go up enormously. The trend is technology and business models based on attracting consumers to share large amounts of information exclusively with service providers.

[YES, but it’s nothing new. Amazon makes more on merchandising than product sales margin. And, certain companies are getting better and better at acquiring customer information and personalizing offerings specifically to these customers. RichRelevance provides this for ecommerce (driving 25% of all e-commerce on Black Friday). Across all those vendors, the average lift from personalizing the shopping experience: 15% increase in overall sales and 8% increase in long-term profitability. But, simply being explicit and transparent to the consumer about the source of the data can increase the effectiveness of targeted programs by up to 100% (e.g., saying “Because you bought this product and other consumers who bought it also bought this other product" yielded a 100% increase in product recommendation effectiveness in numerous A/B tests). Social graph is incredibly valuable as a marketing tool.]

Trend 5. Rosie, At Last. We’ve been waiting a long time for robots to live in and run our homes, like Rosie in the Jetsons’ household. It’s happening a little now: robots are finally starting to leave the manufacturing floor and enter people’s homes, offices, and highways. Robots can climb walls, fly, and run. We all know the Roomba for cleaning floors—and now there’s the Verro for your pool. Real-time vision and other sensors, and affordable precise manipulation, are enabling robots to assist in our care, drive our cars, and protect our homes and property. We need to broaden our view of robots and the forms they will take—think of a self-loading robot-compliant dishwasher or a self-protecting house. The trend is robots becoming embedded in our environments, and taking advantage of the cloud, to understand and fulfill our needs.

[NO. Not in 3 years. Wanting it badly does not make it so. But I just love that Google RoboCar. Robots are not leaving the factory floor – that’s where the opportunity for newer robots and even humanoid robots will begin. There is plenty of factory work still to be automated. Rodney Brooks of MIT thinks they can be cheaper than the cheapest outsourced labor. So the robots are coming, to the factory and the roads to start, and then the home.]

Trend 6. Social, Really. The rise of social networks is well documented, but they’re not really social networks. They’re a mix of friends, strangers, organizations, hucksters—it’s more like walking through a rowdy crowd in Times Square at night with a group of friends. There is a growing need for social networks that reflect the fundamental nature of human relationships: known identities, mutual trust, controlled levels of intimacy, and boundaries of shared information. The trend is the rise of true social networks, designed to maintain real, respectful relationships online.

[YES. The ambient intimacy of Facebook is leading to some startling statistics on fB evidence reuse by divorce lawyers (80%) and employment rejections (70%). There are differing approaches to solve this problem: Altly’s alternative networks with partioning and control, Jildy’s better filtering and auto-segmentation, and Path’s 50 friend limit.]

Trend 7. In-Your-Face Augmented Reality. With ever-cheaper computation and advances in computer vision technology, augmented reality is becoming practical, even in mobile devices. We will move beyond expensive telepresence environments and virtual reality games to fully immersive environments—in the office, on the factory floor, in medical care facilities, and in new entertainment venues. I once did an experiment where a person came into a room and sat down at a desk against a large, 3D, high-definition TV display. The projected image showed a room with a similar desk up against the screen. The person would put on 3D glasses, and then a projected person would enter and sit down at the other table. After talking for 5 to 10 minutes, the projected person would stand up and put their hand out. Most of the time, the first person would also stand up and put their hand into the screen—they had quickly adapted and forgotten that the other person was not in the room. Augmented reality will become indistinguishable from reality. The trend is an enchanted world— The trend is hyper-resolution augmented reality and hyper-accurate artificial people and objects that fundamentally enhance people’s experience of the world.

[NO, lenticular screens are too expensive and 3D glasses are a pain in the cortex. Augmented reality with iPhones is great, and pragmatic, but not a top 10 trend IMHO]

Trend 8. Engineering by Biologists.
Biologists and engineers are different kinds of people—unless they are working on synthetic biology. We know about genetically engineered foods and creatures, such as gold fish in multiple other colors. Next we’ll have biologically engineered circuits and devices. Evolution has created adaptive processing and system resiliency that is much more advanced than anything we’ve been able to design. We are learning how to tap into that natural expertise, designing devices using the mechanisms of biology. We have already seen simple biological circuits in the laboratory. The trend is practical, engineered artifacts, devices, and computers based on biology rather than just on silicon.

[YES, and NO because it was so badly mangled as a trend. For the next few years, these approaches will be used for fuels and chemicals and materials processing because they lend themselves to a 3D fluid medium. Then 2D self-assembling monolayers. And eventually chips , starting with memory and sensor arrays long before heterogeneous logic. And processes of biology will be an inspiration throughout (evolution, self-assembly, etc.). Having made predictions along these themes for about a decade now, the wording of this one frustrated me]

Trend 9. ‘Tis a Gift to be Simple. Cyber attacks are ever more frequent and effective. Most attacks exploit holes that are inevitable given the complexity of the software products we use every day. Cyber researchers really understand this. To avoid these vulnerabilities, some cyber researchers are beginning to use only simple infrastructure and applications that are throwbacks to the computing world of two decades ago. As simplicity is shown to be an effective approach for avoiding attack, it will become the guiding principle of software design. The trend is cyber defense through widespread adoption of simple, low-feature software for consumers and businesses.

[No. I understand the advantages of being open, and of heterogencity of code (to avoid monoculture collapse), but we have long ago left the domain of simple. Yes, Internet transport protocols won via simplicity. The presentation layer, not so much. If you want dumb pipes, you need smart edges, and smart edges can be hacked. Graham Spencer gave a great talk at SFI: the trend towards transport simplicity (e.g. dumb pipes) and "intelligence in the edges" led to mixing code and data, which in turn led to all kinds of XSS-like attacks. Drive-by downloading (enabled by XSS) is the most popular vehicle for delivering malware these days.]

Trend 10. Reverse Innovation. Mobile communication is proliferating at an astonishing rate in developing countries as price-points drop and wireless infrastructure improves. As developing countries leapfrog the need for physical infrastructure and brokers, using mobile apps to conduct micro-scale business and to improve quality of life, they are innovating new applications. The developing world is quickly becoming the largest market we’ve ever seen—for mobile computing and much more. The trend is for developing countries to turn around the flow of innovation: Silicon Valley will begin to learn more from them about innovative applications than they need to learn from us about the underlying technology.

[YES, globalization is a megatrend still in the making. The mobile markets are clearly China, India and Korea, with app layer innovation increasingly originating there. Not completely of course, but we have a lot to learn from the early-adopter economies.]

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Nice Relationship Advice photos

A few nice relationship advice images I found:

Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer Portscapes
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The project by Swiss artists Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer emerges from the medium of the collective human voice, the tradition of the aspirational social anthem alongside the artists’ long standing interest in energy use. The project started with the transportation of a wooden stage along the Rhine from Basel (where the Rhine begins), near the artists’ home, to Rotterdam (where the Rhine joins the sea). Upon arrival a local choir performed this anthem of hope-in-action (composed by the artists in collaboration with musician Mathias Vette) on the stage, against a backdrop of local industry, to mark man’s changing relationship with fossil fuels and energy use.

The choir performances took place on the 7th and 8th November in Rotterdam’s Haven Museum and in Maasvlakte respectively.

Roman Keller and Christina Hemauer’s participation has been made possible thanks to the support of Pro Helvetia.

portscapes.nl/eng/roman-keller-christina-hemauer
www.lttds.org/projects/current/Portscapes/Portscapes.html

‘Portscapes’ is commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space) and is curated by Latitudes.

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org, some are courtesy SKOR / Photo: Paloma Polo, please check individual credits

Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer Portscapes
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Image by latitudes-flickr
The project by Swiss artists Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer emerges from the medium of the collective human voice, the tradition of the aspirational social anthem alongside the artists’ long standing interest in energy use. The project started with the transportation of a wooden stage along the Rhine from Basel (where the Rhine begins), near the artists’ home, to Rotterdam (where the Rhine joins the sea). Upon arrival a local choir performed this anthem of hope-in-action (composed by the artists in collaboration with musician Mathias Vette) on the stage, against a backdrop of local industry, to mark man’s changing relationship with fossil fuels and energy use.

The choir performances took place on the 7th and 8th November in Rotterdam’s Haven Museum and in Maasvlakte respectively.

Roman Keller and Christina Hemauer’s participation has been made possible thanks to the support of Pro Helvetia.

portscapes.nl/eng/roman-keller-christina-hemauer
www.lttds.org/projects/current/Portscapes/Portscapes.html

‘Portscapes’ is commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space) and is curated by Latitudes.

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org, some are courtesy SKOR / Photo: Paloma Polo, please check individual credits

Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer Portscapes
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Image by latitudes-flickr
The project by Swiss artists Roman Keller & Christina Hemauer emerges from the medium of the collective human voice, the tradition of the aspirational social anthem alongside the artists’ long standing interest in energy use. The project started with the transportation of a wooden stage along the Rhine from Basel (where the Rhine begins), near the artists’ home, to Rotterdam (where the Rhine joins the sea). Upon arrival a local choir performed this anthem of hope-in-action (composed by the artists in collaboration with musician Mathias Vette) on the stage, against a backdrop of local industry, to mark man’s changing relationship with fossil fuels and energy use.

The choir performances took place on the 7th and 8th November in Rotterdam’s Haven Museum and in Maasvlakte respectively.

Roman Keller and Christina Hemauer’s participation has been made possible thanks to the support of Pro Helvetia.

portscapes.nl/eng/roman-keller-christina-hemauer
www.lttds.org/projects/current/Portscapes/Portscapes.html

‘Portscapes’ is commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space) and is curated by Latitudes.

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org, some are courtesy SKOR / Photo: Paloma Polo, please check individual credits

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A few nice the pick up artist images I found:

A Man in Hand … — Susan Hayden Daniels, 54, of Jupiter … Panacea, Florida 32346 (Jul 25, 2012) …item 2.. Wakulla Sheriff’s Office Looking into Possible Deepwater Horizon Fraud Case (25 July 2012 07:29) …
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During the course of the two meetings, Daniels ordered 75 meals from Posey’s Steam Room. Daniels provided a credit card to pay for the meals but her card only partially covered the cost.

WCSO investigators discussed the outstanding bill with Daniels by telephone and she refused to return to Wakulla County to address the issue.

As a result, Daniels has an active warrant for defrauding an innkeeper.
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"She did not talk to people on an individual basis. We were all in a room as a group and she stood in front of the group as a spokesperson," said a concerned citizen. "She told everybody that it doesn’t matter what your address is, make sure you have Wakulla County 32346 on there. She told us exactly what to circle. She told us to put our estimated lost wages would be 250000 or more."

The Florida Bar said based on the forms Daniels is handing out, she appears to be presenting herself as legal representation.

"You can’t do that in Florida unless you are a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. And so it’s problematic that this contract, your contracting with someone for them to provide you legal services that they can’t provide," said Lori Holcomb of The Florida Bar.
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…..item 1)…. WCTV News … www.wctv.tv/home … Coverage You Can Count On ! …

Posted: Tue 5:59 PM, Jul 24, 2012 … Reporter: Jacquie Slater …
Updated: Wed 1:52 AM, Jul 25, 2012

Oil Spill Victims Question Woman’s Advice

…EXCLUSIVE: FL Bar Looks into Claims Woman Offered Oil Spill Advice 7-24 11pm
…EXCLUSIVE: FL Bar Looks into Claims Woman Offered Oil Spill Advice 7-24 6pm
…EXCLUSIVE: FL Bar Looks into Claims Woman Offered Oil Spill Advice 7-24 5pm

www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/WCTV-EXCLUSIVE-Woman-Alleged–…

[UPDATE] July 24, 2012- 11pm
Susan Hayden Daniels set up shop in Panacea last week. In town hall style forums residents say she claims chemicals sprayed following the BP Oil Spill are making them sick and that it isn’t safe for them to stay in Wakulla County or work on the water.

"There’s some of us ain’t been to work, you know, in four five days. You know, we don’t wanna kill nobody.We don’t wanna sell nobody no bad seafood, or eat seafood, or get any more of this stuff on as possible," said a Panacea based fisherman.

"She was basically warning people about the chemicals that are being sprayed over our waters. That it’s gonna kill us within five years. I mean she had us terrified," said a concerned citizen.

Daniels set up shop in Panacea last week. Through word of mouth, residents heard about a woman promising to help them in law suits against BP.

Most of the people attending the meetings are commercial fisherman. Daniels says around fifty percent of them have difficulty reading or writing.

"I help them fill out the claim forms for this BP Oil Spill. I take them to the hospital when they get sick," said Daniels.

Some people at the meeting began questioning the legality of what she was presenting them. On forms Daniels hands out, she says she is with a group called The Mediators out of Jupiter, Florida. She also handed out forms saying people would be represented by Brent Coon and Associates, a law firm based out of Texas. A call to the Florida Bar revealed Daniels hasn’t been authorized to practice law in Florida since August of 2011. Eyewitness News reporter Jacquie Slater confronted Daniels at one of her meetings.

"I came here to help the people," said Daniels
"So you’re gonna say this paper didn’t come from you?" Slater asked.
"Ma’am, with all do respect, I have not given legal advice, tax advice, or medical advice. I am not….." said Daniels.
"You didn’t tell anybody how much to write down on these forms?" asked Slater.
"I beg your pardon?" asked Daniels.

"You didn’t tell people to write down 250000 in lost wages on a form?" asked Slater

"I talked to every person individual," said Daniels.

"She did not talk to people on an individual basis. We were all in a room as a group and she stood in front of the group as a spokesperson," said a concerned citizen. "She told everybody that it doesn’t matter what your address is, make sure you have Wakulla County 32346 on there. She told us exactly what to circle. She told us to put our estimated lost wages would be 250000 or more."

The Florida Bar said based on the forms Daniels is handing out, she appears to be presenting herself as legal representation.

"You can’t do that in Florida unless you are a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. And so it’s problematic that this contract, your contracting with someone for them to provide you legal services that they can’t provide," said Lori Holcomb of The Florida Bar.

Some residents are concerned Daniels is creating panic.

"She’s come in here and she’s told people cause you have a laceration on your arm, that’s cause of the water and you’re not gonna get healed up," said a citizen.

They want other people that were at the meetings to think before they sign over their personal information to Daniels.

"I believe we’re gonna get help. Somebody’s gonna come through for us. Um, but, uh, I don’t think she’s the one that’s gonna give it to us," said the concerned fisherman.

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[UPDATE] July 24, 2012- 6pm

Susan Daniels has not been authorized to practice law in Florida since August of 2011. The Florida Bar says that means she may have been misleading people in Wakulla County by saying she could help them file lawsuits against BP.

Daniels set up shop in Panacea late last week and recruited people to attend group meetings. People who were there say Daniels gave them packets of forms to fill out, saying they could make hundreds of thousands of dollars if they file a lawsuit. Those in attendance said Daniels instructed them how to fill out the forms, including how much to put down for lost wages. The Florida Bar said with an inactive status, Daniels would not be in a position to legally offer advice or services to prospective clients.

"You can’t do that in Florida unless you are a member of the Florida Bar in good standing. And so it’s problematic that this contract, your contracting with someone for them to provide you legal services that they can’t provide," said Lori Holcomb of The Florida Bar.

Daniels also handed out forms saying residents would be represented by Brent Coon and Associates, a law firm based out of Texas. The Florida Bar said without a Florida based attorney in their firm, Brent Coon does not have any legal right to solicit clients in the state of Florida. Eyewitness News called that firm and they claim they did not authorize Daniels to be holding these meetings.

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July 24, 2012- 5pm

Susan Hayden Daniels set up shop in Panacea last week. In town hall style forums residents say she claims chemicals sprayed following the BP Oil Spill are making them sick and that it isn’t safe for them to stay in Wakulla County or work on the water. Residents tell us Daniels said she could help them receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements against BP. Some people said it all sounded too good to be true and contacted us for help.

On papers given to residents, Daniels says she is affiliated with a group called The Mediators out of Jupiter, Florida. Residents say they were confused as to who would be representing them, Daniels or Brent Coon and Associates, a Texas based law firm. One paper given to residents said any settlements would be paid to The Mediators. Another said payments would go through Brent Coon and Associates.
Daniels’ license to practice law in Florida has been inactive since August of 2011.

While looking at the forms herself, Lori Holcomb of the Florida Bar said Daniels seems to be practicing unlawfully.
Holcomb said anyone who gave Daniels their information can file a formal complaint with the Florida Bar Association.
A call to Brent Coons and Associates led to the law firm releasing the following statement:
"We are not aware of her efforts to conduct town hall meetings regarding the oil spill or to represent to the general public that she is somehow directly associated with our law firm. "
They do admit to working with Daniels as a consultant in the past. They say they do not support her claims that the chemicals are the cause of the illnesses.

They said, "We encourage Ms. Daniels and others dedicated to this cause to temper their comments and actions to the known facts and science."

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for Susan Daniel’s arrest. They say she didn’t pay all of her bill at a local hotel and is being charged with defrauding an innkeeper for less than 0.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is encouraged to contact the WCSO. Coming up tonight at 6 we’ll hear more on the Florida Bar’s reaction to this story.
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…..item 2)…. Wakulla News … www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_News

Wakulla Sheriff’s Office Looking into Possible Deepwater Horizon Fraud Case
Written by Keith Blackmar, Public Information Officer, WCSO Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:29

www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_News/Local_News/Wakulla_Sheriff’s…

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate a possible fraud that occurred on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and July 21 at the Moose Lodge in Panacea, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.

A woman, Susan Hayden Daniels, 54, of Jupiter, met with Panacea fishermen claiming she was representing a Texas law firm handling Deepwater Horizon claims.

During the course of the two meetings, Daniels ordered 75 meals from Posey’s Steam Room. Daniels provided a credit card to pay for the meals but her card only partially covered the cost. WCSO investigators discussed the outstanding bill with Daniels by telephone and she refused to return to Wakulla County to address the issue. As a result, Daniels has an active warrant for defrauding an innkeeper.
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WCSO investigators have been in contact with representatives of the Florida Attorney General’s office and Florida Senator Bill Nelson’s office in an effort to determine if any illegal activity has occurred related to the claims process or personal information received from Panacea area commercial fishermen.

State aquaculture officials report that any information regarding dangers of catching or eating Florida seafood is false. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials continue to monitor water quality and report that the water and seafood are not tainted in any way.

The public is strongly encouraged to carefully verify anyone claiming to represent their interests in litigation over the Deepwater Horizon claims process which is now based at U.S. District Court in New Orleans. Avoid giving out personal information at any time.

An official site for fraud complaints related to Deepwater Horizon is available to anyone who thinks they may be a victim. The telephone number is 877-623-3423. The line is active and they are accepting calls. A web site is also available for citizens to visit: www.deepwaterhorizoneconomicsettlement.com/fraud.php.

The overall investigation is ongoing and efforts are underway to bring Daniels back to Wakulla County to face charges in Crawfordville.

WCSO will forward the investigative report and it will be assigned to Federal Law Enforcement officials
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…..item 3)…. The Florida Bar … www.floridabar.org … Protecting Rights, Pursuing Justice, Promoting Professionalism … Saturday July 28, 2012

An electronic digest of media coverage of interest to members of The Florida Bar compiled each workday by the Public Information and Bar Services Department. Electronic links are only active in today’s edition. For information on previous articles, please contact the publishing newspaper directly.

July 25, 2012

–The Florida Bar–

www.floridabar.org/DIVCOM/PI/PINEwssummary.nsf/41bc6044e7…

FLORIDA BAR VOTERS’ GUIDE GIVES INFORMATION ON JUDICIAL RACES, MERIT RETENTION– The Florida Bar, news release, www.floridabar.org, July 24, 2012. [Also: FLORIDA BAR OFFERS VOTERS' GUIDE-- Naples Daily News, www.naplesnews.com, July 25, 2012].
This year The Florida Bar is helping to answer voters’ questions about judges and judicial elections and merit retention in several ways. The Bar has available A newly published voter guide, "The Guide for Florida Voters: Questions and Answers about Florida Judges, Judicial Elections and Merit Retention" in English and Spanish; a web page on merit retention in English and Spanish; and online statements provided by trial court judicial candidates. [Spanish version of release]
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FLORIDA BAR, SHERIFF’S OFFICE LOOK INTO CLAIMS WOMAN OFFERED OIL SPILL ADVICE– WCTV Tallahassee, www.wctv.tv, July 25, 2012.
Susan Hayden Daniels set up shop in Panacea last week. Through word of mouth, residents heard about a woman promising to help them in lawsuits against BP. Some people at the meeting began questioning the legality of what she was presenting them. She said she helps residents fill out claims forms. On forms Daniels hands out, she says she is with a group called The Mediators, based in Jupiter. She also handed out forms saying people would be represented by Brent Coon and Associates, a Texas law firm. Florida Bar records show Daniels hasn’t been authorized to practice law in Florida since August 2011. However, based on the forms Daniels is handing out, she appears to be presenting herself as legal representation. Additionally, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Daniels for possible fraud.
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–Civil Justice Issues–

JUDGE RECUSES HIMSELF, CITES ATTORNEY’S EMAILS– The Gainesville Sun, www.gainesville.com, July 25, 2012.
Eighth Circuit Judge Victor L. Hulslander recused himself Tuesday [July 24] from an ongoing public records trial against the city of Gainesville, citing a series of emails that the plaintiff’s attorney sent out a day earlier. In the emails, attorney Gabe Kaimowitz argued that Hulslander had "failed" in his "judicial responsibility" to preserve the public records law and had shown "abject disregard" for the law by not immediately scheduling a hearing after the lawsuit was filed in January. "I have a reasonable doubt whether I can be impartial to Mr. Kaimowitz at this time," Hulslander said when announcing his recusal.

IN MISSING MILLIONAIRE’S ABSENCE, LAWYERS CONTINUE TO WRANGLE– Sun Sentinel, .www.sun-sentinel.com, July 25, 2012.
The turbulent seas that may have caused Fort Lauderdale investor Guma Aguiar to vanish last month had another effect: His absence has caused new lawyers to enter the battle over his 0 million fortune, and in one case, a judge questioned why two of Aguiar’s legal adversaries wanted to push their lawsuit forward when he’s not around to defend himself. In the seven state and federal court cases that Aguiar has, two judges have granted 90- to 120-day pauses in legal filings, and other judges may consider such requests.

JUDGE DENIES GAG ORDER REQUEST IN COLE CASE– WFSU, www.wfsu.com, July 25, 2012. [Also: JUDGE TELLS ATTORNEYS IN CASE INVOLVING FLORIDA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TO TONE DOWN WORDS-- The Palm Beach Post, www.palmbeachpost.com, July 25, 2012; NO GAG ORDER IN CASE INVOLVING EX-AIDE TO LT. GOV. JENNIFER CARROLL-- Tampa Bay Times/ Miami Herald, www.miamiherald.com, July 25, 2012].
From the WFSU article by News Service of Florida: Second Circuit Judge Frank Sheffield in Tallahassee on Tuesday [July 24] denied a request by State Attorney Willie Meggs to bar attorneys in the case of Carletha Cole from talking to the media. Sheffield has set a Sept. 25 for a status conference in a case against Cole, a former aide to Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll who faces felony charges for disclosing tape recorded conversations to a Jacksonville reporter. The case has gained attention after Cole made damaging allegations that she was fired as retaliation. Meggs requested the gag order after Cole’s attorneys gave repeated interviews earlier this month. Cole’s attorney, Steven Andrews, said the judge admonished both sides in a private meeting in his chambers, telling them to adhere to the rules of The Florida Bar.

–Criminal Justice Issues–

KILLER PAUL BEASLEY JOHNSON TO GET DEATH PENALTY HEARING– The Ledger, www.theledger.com, July 25, 2012.
A jury won’t decide until next year whether triple murderer Paul Beasley Johnson should again be sent to Florida’s Death Row for a 1981 drug-fueled killing spree. The 63-year-old Eagle Lake man remains convicted of the fatal shootings of three people, including Polk County sheriff’s Deputy Theron A. Burnham. In 2010, the Florida Supreme Court lifted the death sentences against Johnson. His first trial was in 1981, held in Lake County because of intense pretrial publicity. He was sentenced to death but the Supreme Court later ordered a new trial because jurors hadn’t been properly sequestered during deliberations. A new jury must be chosen to recommend whether Johnson should be executed or receive life imprisonment. Lawyers are scheduled to begin picking jurors on Feb. 11, according to court records.

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: South hangar panorama, including Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher seaplane, B-29 Enola Gay
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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher:

The Kingfisher was the U.S. Navy’s primary ship-based, scout and observation aircraft during World War II. Revolutionary spot welding techniques gave it a smooth, non-buckling fuselage structure. Deflector plate flaps that hung from the wing’s trailing edge and spoiler-augmented ailerons functioned like extra flaps to allow slower landing speeds. Most OS2Us operated in the Pacific, where they rescued many downed airmen, including World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker and the crew of his B-17 Flying Fortress.

In March 1942, this airplane was assigned to the battleship USS Indiana. It later underwent a six-month overhaul in California, returned to Pearl Harbor, and rejoined the Indiana in March 1944. Lt. j.g. Rollin M. Batten Jr. was awarded the Navy Cross for making a daring rescue in this airplane under heavy enemy fire on July 4, 1944.

Transferred from the United States Navy.

Manufacturer:
Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division

Date:
1937

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 15ft 1 1/8in. x 33ft 9 1/2in., 4122.6lb., 36ft 1 1/16in. (460 x 1030cm, 1870kg, 1100cm)

Materials:
Wings covered with fabric aft of the main spar

Physical Description:
Two-seat monoplane, deflector plate flaps hung from the trailing edge of the wing, ailerons drooped at low airspeeds to function like extra flaps, spoilers.

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Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":

Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.
Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.

Date:
1945

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

Materials:
Polished overall aluminum finish

Physical Description:
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.

Iron Man: Hypervelocity Cover
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A great cover print I picked up and the artist signed it.

Iron Man: Hypervelocity Cover
11" x 17"

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Sino Foreign Management Magazine interview with Philip McMaster, Da Long
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Article by Li Yuan about 3 Finger "Peace Plus One" Sustainability Symbol and the World Sustainability Project in "Sino-Foreign Management Magazine www.zwgl.com.cn/article_info.asp?nid=913

Here is the Original Chinese, with Google Translation into English:

NOTE: Philip McMaster’s Chinese name is "Da Long" or "Tai Lung" (Big Dragon)

Sustainable development, everyone’s responsibility
作者:本刊记者李源发布日期:2010-2-8  点击数:145 Author: reporter Li Yuan Release Date :2010-2-8
本刊专访商务可持续发展麦克马斯特学院创始人Philip McMaster Sustainable development in business with Sinorama Philip McMaster, founder of McMaster Institute for Sustainable Development in Commerce

Philip McMaster(大龙)来自加拿大,他是商务可持续发展麦克马斯特学院的创始人。 Philip McMaster (Tai Lung) from Canada, he is a business sustainable development, the founder of the McMaster Institute for Sustainable Development in Commerce. 作为热心推广可持续发展理念的人士,他创建了三根手指“和平加一”可持续手势符号。 Passionately committed to promoting the sustainable development concept as a person, he created a 3 finger "Peace Plus One" sustainable gesture symbols. 就是在表示胜利、和平的V手势中加入一根手指,当有人做出这个手势时,就表示支持社会、商业、环境的和谐发展。 Is that the victory of peace V-sign to add a finger, when someone made this gesture, the respect of support for social, business, environment, harmonious development. 作为香港中文大学的MBA教授,Philip McMaster和他的组织对亚太商务人士就可持续发展理念做了一项调查,“结果令人堪忧,这让人更认识到推广可持续发展有多重要。”大龙对《中外管理》说。 The Chinese University of Hong Kong MBA professor, Philip McMaster and his organization of the Asia-Pacific business people on the concept of sustainable development to do a survey, "The result is worrying, it makes more aware of how important the promotion of sustainable development." Tai Lung on "Chinese and foreign management", said.
那么,针对调查的结果,大龙将给出哪些建议呢? So, for the results of the survey, Tai Lung will give what proposal?
中国哲学更适合未来发展 More suitable for the future development of Chinese Philosophy
《中外管理》:能先给我们介绍一下您针对商务人群所做的研究和调查吗? "Chinese and foreign management": Can you give us brief for business studies and surveys done by the crowd do? 这项调查的主要结论是什么? The survey’s main conclusions?
大龙:我们这个调查研究的主题是为个人或商业行为的可持续发展寻找方法。 Big Dragon: The theme of our research is for personal or business practices to find ways of sustainable development. 这项调查让我们看到商业发展在未来的三个趋势。 The survey Let us see the business development in the next three trends. 在未来,成功的商业将是那些注重差异化竞争、个人社会责任和企业社会责任的。 In the future, a successful business will be those that focus on competitive differentiation, personal social responsibility and corporate social responsibility.
第一个问题对全球来说都是一样的,特别是中国。 The first question to the world as a whole are the same, especially China. 增长模式已经相当有限,成功的企业必须找到新的盈利模式,提高效率,聆听市场真实的需求。 The pattern of growth is quite limited, successful companies must find new profit model, improve efficiency, to listen to real market demand.
在这一点上,中国胜出的机会非常大。 At this point, the Chinese winning would be great. 因为到目前为止,中国的商业模式效率还有很大可提升的空间。 Because so far, China’s business model can improve the efficiency of there is a great space. 但是如果中国抓住以上三个趋势,提高生产中的附加值,完成从OEM到ODM(原始设计加工)再到OBM(自由品牌制造)的发展,创造具有知识产权的产品和服务,就能成为可持续发展的领跑者。 But if China to seize the above three trends, raising production value-added, complete from OEM to ODM (original design processing) and then to OBM (Free brand manufacturing) growth and creating new products and services with intellectual property rights can be leader of sustainable development. 还有更重要的是,中国企业应该积极适应国际标准的管理和治理模式。 There are even more important is that Chinese enterprises should actively adapt to the international standards of management and governance models.
中国的很多公司仍然在旧的理念中挣扎,还没有真正认识世界的真实现状。 China, many companies are still struggling in the old concept, has not really understand the real situation of the world.
西方的商业模式已经有了明显的缺陷,如果中国企业不具备辨识和修复这种缺陷的能力,那么他们的产品质量、环境质量、社会和谐以及中国的声誉,甚至世界贸易能力都会严重受损。 Western business model has had obvious defects, if the Chinese enterprises do not have the recognition and the ability to repair this defect, their product quality, environmental quality, social harmony and China’s reputation, and even the world’s ability to trade will be seriously damaged. 这就是我们致力于让中国公司“可持续思维”,并成为世界的领跑者和创新者的原因。 This is why we committed to making China’s "sustainable thinking" and become the world’s leader and innovator reasons. 因为只有平衡人类、地球和利益(社会、环境、经济)才能拯救商业。 Because only a balanced human beings, the earth and interests (social, environmental, economic) in order to save the business.
《中外管理》:根据你的调查,亚太地区的商务人士在环保、社会责任可持续发展上的认识、态度和表现怎么样? "Chinese and foreign management": According to your survey, the Asia-Pacific region, business people in environmental protection, social responsibility, sustainable development, knowledge, attitudes, and how did it perform?
大龙:根据我们的调查,亚洲商务人士的社会责任意识很差,对可持续发展的态度很不积极,而环保方面的表现也很有待提高。 Tai Lung: According to our survey, the Asian business people poor sense of social responsibility, sustainable development, attitudes are very positive, while the environmental performance is also to be improved. 因为中国和其他太平洋地区的国家一直在用西方的发展模式,而忽略了他们自己的智慧和数千年的文化传统。 Because China and other Pacific region countries have been using the Western model of development, while ignoring their own wisdom and several thousand years of cultural traditions. 我 们调查了很多著名的“思想领袖”,并和他们讨论商业和经济,他们的忠告永远是:“不要盲目跟从西方,睁开你的眼睛,看看这个世界其他的地方发生了什么,看 看整个地球的状况。你将看到中国传统的和平、和谐和平衡思想,以及先贤的智慧在今天是多么重要。不仅是在中国,对于全世界都一样。” We investigate a lot of the famous "thought leaders" and their discussion of business and the economy, and their advice is always: "Do not blindly follow the West, opened your eyes, take a look at other places in the world what happened, take a look at throughout the state of the planet. you will see the Chinese tradition of peace, harmony and balance of thought, as well as the wisdom of sages how important it is today. not only in China, the same for the world. "
商人要树立个人社会责任 Merchant must establish individual social responsibility
《中外管理》:那么您的建议是什么,他们该怎么做呢? "Chinese and foreign management": So what is your suggestion, how they should do?
大龙:要成为一个优秀的商人,中国公司要建立起在中国传统的道家、儒家、佛家基础之上的智慧和有意义的声誉。 Tai Lung: To become a good businessman, the Chinese company to set up in the traditional Chinese Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism based on the wisdom and meaningful reputation. 中国商人要成就“Dragonpreneur”——这是我创建的一个项目,Dragonpreneu意味着具有中国特色的企业家精神。 Chinese businessmen to success "Dragonpreneur" – This is what I created a project, Dragonpreneur with Chinese characteristics means that the entrepreneurial spirit. 它有五个要素就像龙爪的五个手指,包括:优秀的沟通、优秀的关系、优秀的财富管理、优秀的创新和创造,以及优秀的领导力。 It has five elements like the Talon of the five fingers, including: good communication, good relationships, good wealth management, outstanding innovation and creativity, as well as excellent leadership.
《中外管理》:除此之外,您对于商务人士的生活方式和可持续发展之间的关系有什么建议? "Chinese and foreign management": In addition, your way of life for business people and sustainable development of the relationship between the have any suggestions?
大龙:让商务人士高兴的事儿就是挣钱。 Tai Lung: Let the business people happy to do is to make money. 但是最富有的人会发现钱不能买来健康和快乐。 But the most rich people will find that money does not buy health and happiness. 人们把财富仅仅定义成钱。 It is only defined as money, wealth. 但是对钱的重视超过了限度,它就更容易失去它的意义,而生活中的其他部分,如时间和健康就变得更加重要。 But the importance of money over the limit, it is more likely to lose its meaning, and life in other parts, such as time and health becomes more important. 时间是有限的,它对我们每个人都是公平的。 Time is limited, it is fair to each one of us. 但是健康不同,我们可以为好身体、好环境投资,并得到回报。 But health is different, we can provide good health, good environment for investment, and be rewarded. 相反则我们早晚会受到惩罚。 On the contrary then we will sooner or later be punished.
拥有健康的可持续生活方式(LOHAS)善于平衡知识、计划、组织和工作。 To have a healthy and sustainable lifestyle (LOHAS) good balance of knowledge, planning, organization and work. 改善商务人士的生活方式很简单:学习个人的社会责任,并在日常生活中实践。 To improve the business people’s way of life is very simple: to learn individual’s social responsibility, and practice in everyday life.
我一直在大学里,业务领域里以及生活里推广企业的社会责任,但是我现在不认为企业的社会责任能解决所有商业社会和环境的问题,但我相信个人的社会责任可以。 I have been at the university, business areas, as well as life to promote corporate social responsibility, but I do not think that corporate social responsibility to resolve all of the business community and the environment, but I believe that an individual’s social responsibility can be.
公司是不完美的,我们个人也是不完美的,所以我们必须采取更积极更前瞻的行为,我们可以从错误中学习,建立起个人的智慧、知识和经验,引导我们的公司走向更可持续发展的未来。 Company is not perfect, we as individuals are not perfect, so we must take a more active and forward-looking behavior, we can learn from our mistakes and build personal wisdom, knowledge and experience to guide our company toward a more sustainable development future. 作为一个商人,我们对家庭、社区、国家,甚至这个世界负有责任。 As a businessman, we are family, community, country, and even the world’s responsibility.
责任编辑:刘宏君 Editor: Liu Hongjun

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Interview with Philip McMaster by reporter Li Yuan of SINO-FOREIGN MANAGEMENT Magazine about the 3 Finger "Peace Plus One" Sustainability Symbol and the World Sustainability Project in "Sino-Foreign Management Magazine www.zwgl.com.cn/article_info.asp?nid=913

Here is the Original Chinese, with Google Translation into English:

NOTE: Philip McMaster’s Chinese name is "Da Long" or "Tai Lung" (Big Dragon)

Sustainable development, everyone’s responsibility
作者:本刊记者李源发布日期:2010-2-8  点击数:145 Author: reporter Li Yuan Release Date :2010-2-8
本刊专访商务可持续发展麦克马斯特学院创始人Philip McMaster Sustainable development in business with Sinorama Philip McMaster, founder of McMaster Institute for Sustainable Development in Commerce

Philip McMaster(大龙)来自加拿大,他是商务可持续发展麦克马斯特学院的创始人。 Philip McMaster (Tai Lung) from Canada, he is a business sustainable development, the founder of the McMaster Institute for Sustainable Development in Commerce. 作为热心推广可持续发展理念的人士,他创建了三根手指“和平加一”可持续手势符号。 Passionately committed to promoting the sustainable development concept as a person, he created a 3 finger "Peace Plus One" sustainable gesture symbols. 就是在表示胜利、和平的V手势中加入一根手指,当有人做出这个手势时,就表示支持社会、商业、环境的和谐发展。 Is that the victory of peace V-sign to add a finger, when someone made this gesture, the respect of support for social, business, environment, harmonious development. 作为香港中文大学的MBA教授,Philip McMaster和他的组织对亚太商务人士就可持续发展理念做了一项调查,“结果令人堪忧,这让人更认识到推广可持续发展有多重要。”大龙对《中外管理》说。 The Chinese University of Hong Kong MBA professor, Philip McMaster and his organization of the Asia-Pacific business people on the concept of sustainable development to do a survey, "The result is worrying, it makes more aware of how important the promotion of sustainable development." Tai Lung on "Chinese and foreign management", said.
那么,针对调查的结果,大龙将给出哪些建议呢? So, for the results of the survey, Tai Lung will give what proposal?
中国哲学更适合未来发展 More suitable for the future development of Chinese Philosophy
《中外管理》:能先给我们介绍一下您针对商务人群所做的研究和调查吗? "Chinese and foreign management": Can you give us brief for business studies and surveys done by the crowd do? 这项调查的主要结论是什么? The survey’s main conclusions?
大龙:我们这个调查研究的主题是为个人或商业行为的可持续发展寻找方法。 Big Dragon: The theme of our research is for personal or business practices to find ways of sustainable development. 这项调查让我们看到商业发展在未来的三个趋势。 The survey Let us see the business development in the next three trends. 在未来,成功的商业将是那些注重差异化竞争、个人社会责任和企业社会责任的。 In the future, a successful business will be those that focus on competitive differentiation, personal social responsibility and corporate social responsibility.
第一个问题对全球来说都是一样的,特别是中国。 The first question to the world as a whole are the same, especially China. 增长模式已经相当有限,成功的企业必须找到新的盈利模式,提高效率,聆听市场真实的需求。 The pattern of growth is quite limited, successful companies must find new profit model, improve efficiency, to listen to real market demand.
在这一点上,中国胜出的机会非常大。 At this point, the Chinese winning would be great. 因为到目前为止,中国的商业模式效率还有很大可提升的空间。 Because so far, China’s business model can improve the efficiency of there is a great space. 但是如果中国抓住以上三个趋势,提高生产中的附加值,完成从OEM到ODM(原始设计加工)再到OBM(自由品牌制造)的发展,创造具有知识产权的产品和服务,就能成为可持续发展的领跑者。 But if China to seize the above three trends, raising production value-added, complete from OEM to ODM (original design processing) and then to OBM (Free brand manufacturing) growth and creating new products and services with intellectual property rights can be leader of sustainable development. 还有更重要的是,中国企业应该积极适应国际标准的管理和治理模式。 There are even more important is that Chinese enterprises should actively adapt to the international standards of management and governance models.
中国的很多公司仍然在旧的理念中挣扎,还没有真正认识世界的真实现状。 China, many companies are still struggling in the old concept, has not really understand the real situation of the world.
西方的商业模式已经有了明显的缺陷,如果中国企业不具备辨识和修复这种缺陷的能力,那么他们的产品质量、环境质量、社会和谐以及中国的声誉,甚至世界贸易能力都会严重受损。 Western business model has had obvious defects, if the Chinese enterprises do not have the recognition and the ability to repair this defect, their product quality, environmental quality, social harmony and China’s reputation, and even the world’s ability to trade will be seriously damaged. 这就是我们致力于让中国公司“可持续思维”,并成为世界的领跑者和创新者的原因。 This is why we committed to making China’s "sustainable thinking" and become the world’s leader and innovator reasons. 因为只有平衡人类、地球和利益(社会、环境、经济)才能拯救商业。 Because only a balanced human beings, the earth and interests (social, environmental, economic) in order to save the business.
《中外管理》:根据你的调查,亚太地区的商务人士在环保、社会责任可持续发展上的认识、态度和表现怎么样? "Chinese and foreign management": According to your survey, the Asia-Pacific region, business people in environmental protection, social responsibility, sustainable development, knowledge, attitudes, and how did it perform?
大龙:根据我们的调查,亚洲商务人士的社会责任意识很差,对可持续发展的态度很不积极,而环保方面的表现也很有待提高。 Tai Lung: According to our survey, the Asian business people poor sense of social responsibility, sustainable development, attitudes are very positive, while the environmental performance is also to be improved. 因为中国和其他太平洋地区的国家一直在用西方的发展模式,而忽略了他们自己的智慧和数千年的文化传统。 Because China and other Pacific region countries have been using the Western model of development, while ignoring their own wisdom and several thousand years of cultural traditions. 我 们调查了很多著名的“思想领袖”,并和他们讨论商业和经济,他们的忠告永远是:“不要盲目跟从西方,睁开你的眼睛,看看这个世界其他的地方发生了什么,看 看整个地球的状况。你将看到中国传统的和平、和谐和平衡思想,以及先贤的智慧在今天是多么重要。不仅是在中国,对于全世界都一样。” We investigate a lot of the famous "thought leaders" and their discussion of business and the economy, and their advice is always: "Do not blindly follow the West, opened your eyes, take a look at other places in the world what happened, take a look at throughout the state of the planet. you will see the Chinese tradition of peace, harmony and balance of thought, as well as the wisdom of sages how important it is today. not only in China, the same for the world. "
商人要树立个人社会责任 Merchant must establish individual social responsibility
《中外管理》:那么您的建议是什么,他们该怎么做呢? "Chinese and foreign management": So what is your suggestion, how they should do?
大龙:要成为一个优秀的商人,中国公司要建立起在中国传统的道家、儒家、佛家基础之上的智慧和有意义的声誉。 Tai Lung: To become a good businessman, the Chinese company to set up in the traditional Chinese Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism based on the wisdom and meaningful reputation. 中国商人要成就“Dragonpreneur”——这是我创建的一个项目,Dragonpreneu意味着具有中国特色的企业家精神。 Chinese businessmen to success "Dragonpreneur" – This is what I created a project, Dragonpreneur with Chinese characteristics means that the entrepreneurial spirit. 它有五个要素就像龙爪的五个手指,包括:优秀的沟通、优秀的关系、优秀的财富管理、优秀的创新和创造,以及优秀的领导力。 It has five elements like the Talon of the five fingers, including: good communication, good relationships, good wealth management, outstanding innovation and creativity, as well as excellent leadership.
《中外管理》:除此之外,您对于商务人士的生活方式和可持续发展之间的关系有什么建议? "Chinese and foreign management": In addition, your way of life for business people and sustainable development of the relationship between the have any suggestions?
大龙:让商务人士高兴的事儿就是挣钱。 Tai Lung: Let the business people happy to do is to make money. 但是最富有的人会发现钱不能买来健康和快乐。 But the most rich people will find that money does not buy health and happiness. 人们把财富仅仅定义成钱。 It is only defined as money, wealth. 但是对钱的重视超过了限度,它就更容易失去它的意义,而生活中的其他部分,如时间和健康就变得更加重要。 But the importance of money over the limit, it is more likely to lose its meaning, and life in other parts, such as time and health becomes more important. 时间是有限的,它对我们每个人都是公平的。 Time is limited, it is fair to each one of us. 但是健康不同,我们可以为好身体、好环境投资,并得到回报。 But health is different, we can provide good health, good environment for investment, and be rewarded. 相反则我们早晚会受到惩罚。 On the contrary then we will sooner or later be punished.
拥有健康的可持续生活方式(LOHAS)善于平衡知识、计划、组织和工作。 To have a healthy and sustainable lifestyle (LOHAS) good balance of knowledge, planning, organization and work. 改善商务人士的生活方式很简单:学习个人的社会责任,并在日常生活中实践。 To improve the business people’s way of life is very simple: to learn individual’s social responsibility, and practice in everyday life.
我一直在大学里,业务领域里以及生活里推广企业的社会责任,但是我现在不认为企业的社会责任能解决所有商业社会和环境的问题,但我相信个人的社会责任可以。 I have been at the university, business areas, as well as life to promote corporate social responsibility, but I do not think that corporate social responsibility to resolve all of the business community and the environment, but I believe that an individual’s social responsibility can be.
公司是不完美的,我们个人也是不完美的,所以我们必须采取更积极更前瞻的行为,我们可以从错误中学习,建立起个人的智慧、知识和经验,引导我们的公司走向更可持续发展的未来。 Company is not perfect, we as individuals are not perfect, so we must take a more active and forward-looking behavior, we can learn from our mistakes and build personal wisdom, knowledge and experience to guide our company toward a more sustainable development future. 作为一个商人,我们对家庭、社区、国家,甚至这个世界负有责任。 As a businessman, we are family, community, country, and even the world’s responsibility.
责任编辑:刘宏君 Editor: Liu Hongjun

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I’ve been waking up at 5am every single day for a while now. I get bored hearing people around me snore. Sooo… I tag myself on this :)

Pick your Artist: Morrissey

1. Are you a male or female:
girl least likely to

2. Describe yourself:
The end of the family line

3. How do you feel:
maladjusted

4. Describe where you currently live:
we’ll let you know

5. If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
moonriver

6. Your favorite form of transportation:
Interesting drug

7. Your best friend is:
used to be a sweet boy

8. You and your best friends are:
lost

9. What’s the weather like:
sunny

10. Favorite time of day:
tomorrow

11. If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
that’s entertainment!

12. What is life to you:
everyday is like sunday

13. Your relationship:
whatever happens, I love you

14. Your fear:
nobody loves us

15. What is the best advice you have to give:
Hold on to your friends

16. Thought for the Day:
sing your life

17. How I would like to die:
first of the gang to die

18. My soul’s present condition:
suedehead :)

19. My motto:
such a little thing makes a big difference

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