Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I'd love to see / hear the discussion... So far I've only managed to find this short segment on YouTube. Please send me any links that you are aware of.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Community: How can we help connect people, build communities and protect unique cultures?
Opportunity: How can we help people better provide for themselves and their families?
Energy: How can we help move the world toward safe, clean, inexpensive energy?
Environment: How can we help promote a cleaner and more sustainable global ecosystem?
Health: How can we help individuals lead longer, healthier lives?
Education: How can we help more people get more access to better education?
Shelter: How can we help ensure that everyone has a safe place to live?
Everything else: Sometimes the best ideas don't fit into any category at all.
The winners will be picked in part by votes from the public who will identify the top 20. An advisory panel consisting of Google employees aided by industry experts will then choose the winner(s). The $10 million will be divided among the entries chosen as winners, if 2 are chosen they will get $5 million, 4 chosen and they each receive $2.5 million, etc... the awards will be used to bring your ideas to life.
The criteria for judging submissions is:
Reach: How many people would this idea affect?
Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How urgent is the need?
Attainability: Can this idea be implemented within a year or two?
Efficiency: How simple and cost-effective is your idea?
Longevity: How long will the idea's impact last?
Put your thinking caps on and change the world!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
"You've got display, sound and interaction all combined to create this fully immersed digital experience," explains Tino Schaedler, one of the designers at NAU.
"It is completely different from me sitting in front of a screen, looking at a little picture and typing something in -- almost like the experience is reduced to my brain and my fingers. In the Cocoon we have the whole body immersed inside."
NAU hopes to have a prototype by October of 2009 and expects that commercial versions will be available in 2014!