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Amazon’s growth on full display in greenhouse where exotic plants are raised for its Spheres – GeekWire

It’s no secret that Amazon knows how to grow a business, based on what the company has achieved over its almost 23-year history. But how does the tech gian

Source: Amazon’s growth on full display in greenhouse where exotic plants are raised for its Spheres – GeekWire

Guest Lecture at James Cook University, Singapore. ‘Living well with nature in a wired world’ 18 May 2017

I’m excited to be invited as a Visiting Professor this May at James Cook University, Singapore. As part of my work there I will present a public lecture on Thursday, 7pm 18 May 2017. If you’re in Singapore then and would like to come along, please follow the link below to the University website.

Living well with nature in a wired world: an introduction to technobiophilia
Do you worry that wired life is taking you away from nature? You may be surprised to learn that you could be getting your daily dose of the natural world through your screensaver, or in virtual reality, or simply by ‘liking’ pictures of sunsets on Facebook. This talk explains the concept of biophilia, the deep genetic memory of our early evolution in the ancient wild, and introduces the concept of technobiophilia. Dr Thomas explains how our ancestral attraction to nature can soothe our connected lives and help us to feel better without logging off.

“Introducing Dawn Chorus”

A museum-based alarm clock app. Looks great! I’m giving it a go..

“Mobile technology has changed the way we interface with museums. Nowadays, institutions are looking for compelling ways to digitize and deliver collections to users on the popular devices we carry with us each day. For example, museum visits can be simulated by browsing online collections or downloading audio guide apps. However, many of these approaches contain a high level of friction (discovery, download, etc.) and lack the basic elements of engagement required to draw users back on a consistent basis.”

https://studio.carnegiemuseums.org/dawn-chorus-ec5d2a25df7a