Individual@home: Videos
My Complete Video Blog

Archive for November 2007

Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical Literacy: Finland leads. Israel has a serious problem.

November 30, 2007

Yes, Finland once again took the lead in OECD’s three-yearly PISA test of 15-year old secondary-school students, followed by Hong Kong (China) and Canada in second and third place. The tests we focused on science but also examined math and reading orientation. I happen to know one of the great teachers they have there and […]

2007 International Robot Exhibition: seeing the light in the practical use of robots

November 30, 2007

We all got used to the vast difference between the kind of future Hollywood has been promising us for years and what this future looks like today. Can any of us have a fun ride on one of those cool personal flying vehicles we seen so many times? Has any of us beamed himself from […]

Jeremy Mayer: Cyborg robotic figures from disassembled typewriters

November 29, 2007

I have always been fascinated by robots and even more by Cyborgs so this fellow got my attention in just about two seconds. Living and working in Tahoe City, California in USA, Jeremy Mayer disassembles typewriters and then puts them back together as those amazing full size cyborg robotic figures. He also does that using […]

Annapolis Conference: all eyes are on, but also the doubts

November 28, 2007

Could it be that this time, the who know which time, some real good will grow out of the current global penguin politicians parade? Looking at what is still going on in the West Bank and listening to what the Israeli settlers and right-wingers have to say, watching the way the Palestinians in the West […]

The end of advertising as we know it

November 27, 2007

According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value study titled The end of advertising as we know it, and based on IBM global surveys of more than 2,400 consumers and 80 advertising experts, it seems the Advertising industry is about to be changed completely in the near future when: “spending on interactive, one-to-one advertising […]

Japanese Puzzles by Hands-On Mobile: are Paint-by-Number puzzles going mainstream?

November 27, 2007

Seven years ago when I started collaborating with Dave Green and Conceptis, the company had just this one picture logic puzzle type they called Pic-a-Pix and it only came with black and white pictures. It was year 2000 but in the west no one had a clue what we were talking about when we showed […]

Vincent Galewick in Africa – Safari Ants

November 26, 2007

Wow… yakki

Amazon Kindle: read on the go with a wireless high-res e-paper display

November 26, 2007

Amazon made a big move today with the official release of Kindle – a new wireless portable reader that downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a high-resolution electronic paper display. Claiming to look and read like real paper even in bright sunlight, this new gadget from the largest book shop on earth is available […]

SweetSecondLife: ranking SecondLife news

November 25, 2007

Sweet Second Life use the SocialRank technology to monitor Second Life sites by analyzing how sites and users link, connect, and discuss each other’s content and determine today’s hottest articles and bloggers in the field. How else could we possibly know, for example, that the crime for President John F. Kennedy’s shooting, has just been […]

Money Origami: art of money instead of the usual visa versa

November 24, 2007

Origami, derived from the Japanese words “ori” (“to fold”) and “kami” (“paper”) is the ancient Japanese art of paper pattern folding, preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper medium. Here is some light Origami soul food for your Saturday morning coffee, right from my friend Vincente of the Random Good Stuff: Making […]