BJ Fogg is the founder of the Stanford Behavioral Lab (seen here with The real stars of the show: Monkey & Frog) He’s researching how people make new habits – and his message is fairly simple: Make tiny changes to form new habits. The big life-altering “change-who-you-are-in-two-weeks”-solutions mostly fail anyway. So pick a tiny habit, do…Continue readingTo succeed: Change your tiny habits, not who you are!
The Bettshow was full of both Wow! & WTF-factor. Here’s a taste of it all:Continue readingBETT 2013: Wow! and WTFs?
‘t was the second day of the show, and of Technology in Higher Education – and there was lively debate in the #BETTarena Schools and Real Computer Science (Simon Peyton Jones, Jo Twist & friends: Roger Davies, Nicki Maddams, Charlotte Avery) tackled the challenge of getting more kids interested in programming. Visual programming languages was…Continue readingBETT 2013 – another day at the show…
One of the highlights of day 1 at BETT 2013 was Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera – a start-up pioneering MOOCs offering courses from some of the most prestigious universities. Her initial talk in the Bett Arena was pretty standard – not much different from her TED talk: But the Q&A-session…Continue readingDaphne Koller: Coursera Q&A at #BETTshow
Conclusions after day 1: If you’re intersted in learning and technology – and anywhere near London: The BETT show is on until saturday, it’s free – and there are more goodies to come, so make it to the ExCel if you can!Continue readingBett 2013 – the show is on!
Just finished Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows… The first 50 pages almost made me quit reading it. And I highly suspect he wrote them that way on purpose (in the style of Eco’s The Name Of The Rose) to underline his point about our diminished reading skills. Since the internet is changing our brains, our reading, thinking & remembering.Continue readingThe internet is rotting your brain?
My selection from the SXSW bookstore – whether you’re into marketing, our mysterious brain, content/curation or just sorting out your work & life.Continue readingBooks to improve you digital life & work
I feel the same dilemma every time I attend a conference and particularly sales exhibitions: I want to document what I see, and what I think about it, but they’re exhausting to begin with, so tasking yourself with writing comprehensive blog posts or anything beyond twitter updates seem impossible. I found a different solution.Continue readingA catch-all for your thoughts
This Ph.D has an interesting idea. Why just like things on the internet, why not use the same game-like mechanics to learn things. Maria Andersen’s idea: Let’s put a “Learn This”-button on the web. Well I for one would like to see an implementation of this. More from Maria Andersen here: http://www.wfs.org/content/world-is-my-schoolContinue readingA “Learn This”-button?
Malmö in southern Sweden has for the last two days hosted MediaEvolution’s “The Conference” with an amazing line-up of international speakers and doing a good job of ordering the many different topics into 3 headlines: Who’s Next? Man & Machine and Creation – each kicked off by one of the magnificent Keynotes…Continue readingMedia Evolution – The Conference!