Studying the Real World to Make a Virtual One

As part of the research for a new virtual world project this summer I worked with the Pulitzer-winning naturalist and Harvard professor emeritus Dr. E. O. Wilson, naturalist-author-guide Peter Alden and Don Henley‘s Walden Woods Project on Biodiversity Day. For...

Suffering Information Overload?

“Paying attention isn’t a simple act of self-discipline, but a cognitive ability with deep neurobiological roots – and these roots are in danger of dying” according to the interview with Maggie Jackson in WIRED this week about her upcoming book...

Happy 25th Birthday, Macintosh!

On January 24th, 1984 Apple introduced the Macintosh computer, the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command line interface. According to the entry for Macintosh in Wikipedia, “The...