A great animation explaining why people can’t walk straight when blindfolded together with the results of an experiment.
Try this: Put a blindfold on someone, take them to a park or a beach or a meadow and ask them to walk for as long as they can in a straight line.
read the full article at NPR
- Video: Life-Space-Invaders and Life-Pong
- Quote of the day: Life
- Life: Fake Work in the wild
- Life: Academic Salaries
Guillaume Reymond, head of the Swiss communication agency NOTsoNOISY had a great idea for their participation in the 2006 Belluard Bollwerk International festival in Fribourg. After their success with Life-Pong in 2005 they got almost 70 people together and created a Life version of arcade game classic Space Invaders. Unfortunately the videos are not shown on their web site anymore, but after looking around a bit we found them on the web (links below)…
I‘ve been around quite a bit and seen people from many walks of life. There have been good times and not so good ones, but when I could and saw fit I’ve always tried to give back and helped others. And they have been taking freely when things were going well but left me for [...]
Fake Work – the best description for a cancer / plague often seen in large monolithic organizations. It is also very popular in organizations that have far to many people for the tasks assigned to them, but justify their existence with such counterproductive activities.
We’ve observed its most extreme use with a so-called Public-Private-Partnership in Geneva where 600 people are “working hard” to burn through Billions of tax payers funds while doing the work of 50. The sadest thing about such environments is that those who don’t do anything productive will most of the time get the recognition while the few others working hard are often treated like dirt.
Here’s the best definition we found …
Another proof who the most important or at least the most appreciated people are in many academic institutions.