August 5, 2008 at 5:30 am | In cities, copywrong, creativity, innovation, links | Comments Off on Diigo Bookmarks 08/05/2008 (p.m.)
Technology Review: 3-D Printing for the Masses
From p.2 of this article:
“Ultimately, I think people will have these [3-D rapid prototyping] printers at home,” says Lipson. The idea is that people will pay a nominal amount for blueprints and then download them, in much the same way that music is shared over the Internet now, he says.
Exciting, especially in relation to Larry Lessig’s REMIX ideas — see his TED presentation, 11/07, where he talks about culture getting the creative remix treatment. Having RPT technology enter the home-use market means manufacturing will get that same treatment. Interesting days ahead…
Pattern Recognition: Latest Trends (July 08) | PSFK – Trends, Ideas & Inspiration
PSFK’s round-up of trends (recent, 2008). Top of the heap in the list: lists, aka data (how to sort, how to represent, how to use); next, urbanism (varieties).
San Francisco & Entrepeneurialism | Marktd
I watched this video a couple of days ago (via PSFK’s Twitter feed), and loved the emphases brought to light by the interviews.
– Entrepreneurs liked the density of the city — the ability to encounter colleagues by chance, run into folks, rub shoulders;
– Some talked about liking the “small” aspects of San Francisco: that there isn’t *so* much going on to distract one’s attention from the tasks (work) at hand
I thought that latter point was kind of intriguing, something to remember when someone once again goes off on how it’s such a bad thing that *this* isn’t as happening a place as NYC or Toronto.
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