Peace on Earth?

Raising three sons with a similar commitment to attachment style parenting, which means a lot of close physical touch through kangaroo carrying packs, extended breastfeeding, eye-contact, family beds, large extended circles of adults, close community bonding, homeschooling, unschooling…there is a lot to see in evidence.

Innovation at the dinner table?

This is a story of family and ideas…of a dad, Alan Kingstone, ¬†who was researching how humans related to the eyes/faces of others….when his son suggested that by putting the eyes OFF the face, he could better judge if it was the face or the eyes attracting us to shift our gaze. How so? Well, […]

Getting stuck?

I came across this post by Katherine Sharpe of WIRED about a group of d-school students from Stanford that took their laser-cutters and 3-d printers on the road to visit elementary and middle schools. Initially their goals were to introduce the kids to these whiz-bang new technologies…. http://www.wired.com/design/2012/11/sparktruck-design-skills/ Only one of the SparkTruck team had […]

The “Technium”

Just like plants like light, and tend to lean towards it….Does Technogy lean??? That’s really the issue here.

Biology, like technology, has tendencies. Complexity, increased diversity, specialization, mutual-ism, ubiquity and sentience just to start naming a few. Turns out even computer code evolves. Microsoft Office, ubiquitous as it is, evolved code within itself. Codes created other codes with tendencies to write other codes… Tendency is probably not the right word, but ‘who knew?’.

Cool Summers?

Here in Portland we’ve had a pretty cool summer. Cool in all ways! Besides the chilly evenings and great sleeping weather, there have been some terrific events going on. But first I want to share this photo collection posted by Brian Libby on the blog ‘Portland Architecture’… http://chatterbox.typepad.com/portlandarchitecture/2010/03/8xpdx-photographs-of-portland-architecture-at-aia-center-for-architecture.html The AIA Center for Architecture has sponsered […]