My picks, 2016-12

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting.

  1. Creativity – Microsoft Research Talks
  2. How the Human Ear Works
  3. Why Porsche Is Revisiting the Hybrid Car It Also Invented
  4. The Nazi Engineer Who Created the First Ballistic Missile
  5. Nuclear War & Fermi Paradox – Mutually Assured Destruction

Creativity – Microsoft Research Talks

The Role of Creativity in the Changing World of Work
Anton Andrews, Director of Office Envisioning at Microsoft, sets up the key questions to be explored at the Salon and puts them in context of the major transformations impacting the world of work.

The Role of Culture in Enabling Creativity
Aaron Dignan, founder at The Ready, shares research findings of companies with responsive organizational operating systems.

Design for Ai: Challenges & Opportunities
Kate Crawford and Kati London from Microsoft Research present key questions around maximizing human agency for systems that think and act like humans and think and act rationally.

Promoting Creativity with Physical Environments
Adam Day, Strategic Workplace Design at Nike and Christine Congdon, Director and Editor of the 360 Magazine at Steelcase, discuss the tensions of creative work and implications for design of work environments.

What Should Tools for Creativity Look Like
Jer Thorp, co-founder of The Office for Creative Research, explores what it would take to create medium-sized, bespoke tools that can that be shaped by all users for their unique needs.

The Messy Minds of Creative People
Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific Director, Imagination Institute, shares research findings of the habits and practices of creative people.

Teams, Trust, & Creativity
David DeSteno, psychology Professor at Northeastern University, explores the role of trustworthiness in the workplace and discusses the latest scientific research on how emotional cues can alter people’s willingness to cooperate and trust each other.

Wrap & Next Steps
Leetha Filderman, President at PopTech, and Anton Andrews, Director Office Envisioning at Microsoft, end the Salon and share next steps.

How the Human Ear Works

World Science Festival

The 2016 Flame Challenge asked the world’s top scientists to answer a deceptively simple question: What is sound? In response, scientific communications expert Eddie Goldstein explained the intricate inner workings of the human ear and helped the audience marvel at the animals who can hear sounds that a human never will.

Why Porsche Is Revisiting the Hybrid Car It Also Invented

Smithsonian Channel

Though Porsche isn’t naturally associate with hybrid cars, it actually invented them in 1900. Now, the luxury car brand is looking to the past for its new model.

The Nazi Engineer Who Created the First Ballistic Missile

Smithsonian Channel

Wernher Von Braun became interested in space flight from an early age. This passion would lead him to become a key figure in the development of one of the Nazi’s most devastating weapon: the V2 rocket.

Nuclear War & Fermi Paradox – Mutually Assured Destruction


Mutually Assured Destruction and the Fermi Paradox – Nuclear Deterrence and Nuclear War

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