1. This just made my week. A true story, not something staged by an adult. It has made us realize that we need to form some sort of league that would be action oriented and for kids and all about making things and changing the world with our own two hands. So with that preamble… The Junior MAYAn Action League is forming now! William is a charter member who was banned from playing with his Leapster one day so he went into his room and designed his own game!
If you know someone who’s got what it takes have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out their first mission!
3. A little something that Harbor Research and MAYA have been percolating for the past few years with a select number of universities is getting closer to fruition…
“Marquette University plans to open a new center where the university can partner with manufacturers on problems related to systems integration, Craig said.”
Places to visit whilst in Britain… Bletchley Park, home of the code breakers… They’ve rebuilt something that Alan Turing built called The Bombe that was claimed to have shortened the war by 2 years. For a great historic fiction book about the geniuses at Bletchley Park (they helped win World War II by breaking enemy codes using newfangled things like “electronic computers”) read Cryptonomicon.
Sing along with IKEA… this makes me think that much of advertising is going to move in this direction. We’ll be singing at and tapping on magazines, Coke cans, and burger wrappers as soon as those flexible displays get as cheap as dirt (which they will). Pop up blockers will take on a whole new value when value meals won’t shut up.
Own your own choice is a site originally setup as part of a campaign to help teens learn about smoking (and how your choice tells you something about yourself and how it impacts others)… seems like its morphing into a choice visualization site.