What if all that remains is inventiveness?

...January 31, 2010

Every Sunday, I post an article dedicated to a contemporary thinker (philosopher, sociologist, economist, etc) who is currently in the news.  After Edgar (“Morin What if our disintegration becomes a metamorphosis?”) and Amartya Sen (“What if the pursuit of happiness wasn’t enough?”), I now turn to Michel Serres, who many consider to be the most […]

What if ideas came to us while we played?

What if ideas came to us while we played?

...January 29, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OinrOnjzH_A&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Thanks to Gil R who introduced me to this project through a pingback on his blog “Strategic Content”. If you were raised, like I was, in a Lego-centric home, you will appreciate the “Lego Click” project that has just been launched (see the above movie).  To celebrate the moment when an idea takes hold […]

What if the iPad was the future electronic backpack?

What if the iPad was the future electronic backpack?

...January 28, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poaUbmdUcCY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] The iPad’s unveiling (see above video) will most certainly reignite the debate on technology in the classroom.  Why carry a bag full of books when they can be contained within an iPad?  Why are middle and high schools still investing in computer equipment that is rapidly becoming obsolete, instead of investing in laptops for […]

What if Earth’s water fell from the sky?

What if Earth’s water fell from the sky?

...January 27, 2010

I read a fascinating article written by Serge Brunier in the February edition of Science et Vie magazine wherein Brunier questions a preconceived idea.  The notion that during Earth’s formation, water was put into the atmosphere during magma fusion, resulting in torrential rains is an idea that many scientists reject.  Rather, they believe that Earth’s […]

What if Foursquare became the new Facebook?

...January 26, 2010

Have you heard of Foursquare, the location-based social network that has just reached 300,000 members?  It has quickly become the darling of the US tech media, who have already tired of Twitter.  Foursquare is neither the only nor the first location-based social network: Aka-Aki, hugely successful in Germany, allows users to geographically locate their friends […]