Archive for the ‘videos’ Category

Internet for peace

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
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www.internetforpeace.org

On the cover of Wired n.10 (December 2009) there’s a quotation from Shirin Ebadi: “io nomino Internet patrimonio dell’umanità” (I designate Internet heritage of humanity). It’s the sentence which opens an issue of Wired Italia, entirely written around their proposal of the Web as a candidate to the Nobel Prize for Peace 2010.

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memes and temes

Monday, June 29th, 2009
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A meme is a postulated unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, and is transmitted from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. Richard Dawkins first introduced the word in “The Selfish Gene” (1976) to discuss evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena.
The following are two videos dealing with memetics, which also present considerations about informatics, technology and human development.

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smart plugs

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

www.ted.com/talks/john_la_grou_plugs_smart_power_outlets_1.html

John La Grou unveils an ingenious way to use available and cheap technologies that will smarten up the electrical outlets in our homes, using microprocessors and RFID tags. The invention, Safeplug, promises to prevent deadly accidents like house fires, and to conserve energy.

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www.ted.com/speakers/john_la_grou.html

Ghana contamination

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
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www.greenpeace.org/international/news/poisoning-the-poor-electroni
Greenpeace’s analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous chemicals. The “Ghana contamination” report has just been diffused all over the world.

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gOS

Friday, March 21st, 2008
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www.thinkgos.com/index.html

www.thinkgos.com/downloads.php

On the desktop an icon opens the installer, which walks you through the install configuration. The boot process is unmistakably Ubuntu with a color and graphics change. However, the desktop is a customized version of Enlightenment DR17, one of the most underrated and underexposed desktop environments available; goS puts many of its advanced options and features to good use.

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green communication

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

quicktime format: sugar_batteries.mov

This video was chosen, above all, as an example of a digital product with sustainable contents and a high communication potential. Further informations about sugar batteries will soon be added.
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CGSociety: Framestore CFC gets together with Coast to produce a tightly packed promo for a new fuel cell; October 9th, 2007

Google’s efficiency

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

For the first time, Google showed some current design of custom power supplies used in their server farms. The company has a team of hardware engineers dedicated to the design of motherboards and other electronic components that go into Google’s servers to make them more power efficient. These engineers will then go to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and suppliers and order these custom-built servers.
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UberPulse: Power savings program at Google still in its infancy, admits fellow; June 12th, 2007