Eternal life for rechargeable batteries?

By David Rothman
August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

That’s what MIT and Samsung are together aiming for. No, you would not recharge your iPad once and be done with it forever. But if MIT and Samsung succeed, your tablet or phone wouldn’t retain less and less juice as it aged. You’d always get a full charge. Good news for cash-strapped [...]

Sensory fiction: Books that let you feel love and despair

By Susan Lulgjuraj
January 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Media Lab at MIT may have been a year or two late on its Sensory Fiction project. Its aim is to physically enhance the reader experience with new technology. Sensory Fiction requires a connected book and a wearable type of gadget that fits like a vest. The book portrays scenery and mood while [...]

The Suicide of Computer Genius Aaron Swartz: Time for presidential peacemaking in the online copyright wars

By libertyc
January 14, 2013 // 22 Comments

After Henry Louis Gates, Jr., an African-American Harvard professor, was erroneously arrested for breaking and entering, Barack Obama spoke up. The President at first overdid his criticism of the police, but in the end played the meritable role of peacemaker, inviting both Prof. Gates and the [...]

Aaron Swartz suicide represents gross miscarriage of justice

By libertyc
January 13, 2013 // 2 Comments

On Friday, Aaron Swartz was found dead in his apartment; he’d apparently hanged himself. Swartz was only 26, a brilliant and troubled young man who suffered from clinical depression, and also an Internet activist who spoke out and acted out in favor of making access to public information more [...]

Participation and collaboration: The future of storytelling?

By libertyc
June 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

Over at Nieman Reports, assistant editor Jan Gardner has an interview with V. Michael Bove, Jr., a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab. Bove discusses interaction, user participation, and collaboration as components of the future of storytelling. The first part of the interview involves an idea [...]

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