Playing with time

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Being Played Out Live On Twitter And Foursquare. Awesome.
“An account, @ferris_bueller_, started tweeting yesterday afternoon, noting, “Ugh… school’s really getting me down. less than an hour to go.” Bueller apparently went home and was quiet on Twitter until about 7 hours ago when he tweeted, “Really don’t feel like going to school today… Think I have a plan” If you’ve seen the movie, you know what happens from here. If not, watch it now and starting following the account, the day is still ongoing — they’re at the baseball game right now.”
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TechCrunch

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Genome issues

Your Personal Genome Is No Longer Personal
“Should college athletes be required to undergo genetic testing to find out they might be at an increased risk for collapsing and dying during vigorous exercise? A couple weeks ago, the NCAA voted to approve just such a policy, though individual athletes can sign a liability waiver to opt out of the tests. What’s striking about this new policy is the shift toward institutional responsibility toward personal genetics–pointing to a shift in the sorts of responsibilities organizational leaders are starting to feel toward managing genetic risks at population levels, but also toward some potentially conflicting challenges about the future of anticipatory medicine.”
Institute For The Future

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All in focus

Omni-focus technology set to bring video camera revolution
“Imagine viewing concert footage where the foreground vocalist is in the same sharp focus as the background musicians. With the simultaneous, real-time, near and far field focus capabilities offered by the Omni-focus video camera developed by Professor Keigo Iizuka, such a thing may not be too far off. Using a new distance mapping principle, an array of video cameras and some clever software the technique brings objects at varying distances into high resolution sharp focus.”
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Gizmag

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Info-branding

audree lapierre: infographic nutrition data
“montreal-based graphic designer audree lapierre in collaboration with data visualization company ffunction, has set out to redesign finds a way to integrate more interesting graphics onto packaging, but also branded it using the data. ‘the data visualizations offer a clean graphic approach of the caloric ratio, nutrient balance completeness, ingredients and their specific amount of carbohydrate, fat, protein and sodium preserving.’ her concept was applied to a milk container, utilizing an array of cool blues and greens with a minimal design layout.”
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Design Boom

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