virginiacommonwealthuniversity

virginiacommonwealthuniversity:

VCU Squared and VCU Entrepreneurship Clubs hosted the Entrepreneurship Group at the University of Virginia on a tour of some of RVA’s startups, incubators, and coworking spaces. Sweet video ensues. 

Go ahead. Allow the nasal tones of my voice to envelop you. All self-deprecation aside, we loved having these students visit the office and ask great questions. It’s energizing to be around such passionate young people who seem to have a clear vision for what they want to do. Tumblr <3 VCU!

marc
Removing eye movement associated with traditional reading methods not only reduces the number of times your eyes move, but also decreases the number of times your eyes pass over words for your brain to understand them. This makes Spritzing extremely efficient, precise, convenient and comfortable.

Omfg? Really excited about Spritz. I can do the 500 wpm one when I relax!  Looking like it’s public debut will be with the release of the Samsung Galaxy s5. 

Their website is here.

(via cat)

Looks pretty amazing!

(via marc)

Into it.

Once you see this pattern—a new story rearranging people’s sense of the possible, with the incumbents the last to know—you see it everywhere. First, the people running the old system don’t notice the change. When they do, they assume it’s minor. Then that it’s a niche. Then a fad. And by the time they understand that the world has actually changed, they’ve squandered most of the time they had to adapt.
explore-blog

explore-blog:

“Shouldn’t everybody be on the internet? YESSS.”

Kids in adorable 90s haircuts predict the future of the internet (“by the time we’re in college, the internet will be our telephone, television, shopping center, and workplace”; “…and I even found a recipe for catfood cupcakes”) in an oddly prophetic PSA from 1995.

Then, see Arthur C. Clarke predict it way back in 1964.

I’m a little older than these kids but I was just as excited about the internet. Still am, apparently.

unfamiliarize

The IRL Fetish

unfamiliarize:

Fantastic article.

curiositycounts:

Seems to be today’s theme…

Excerpt:

But as the proliferation of such essays and books suggest, we are far from forgetting about the offline; rather we have become obsessed with being offline more than ever before. We have never appreciated a solitary stroll, a camping trip, a face-to-face chat with friends, or even our boredom better than we do now. Nothing has contributed more to our collective appreciation for being logged off and technologically disconnected than the very technologies of connection. The ease of digital distraction has made us appreciate solitude with a new intensity. We savor being face-to-face with a small group of friends or family in one place and one time far more thanks to the digital sociality that so fluidly rearranges the rules of time and space. In short, we’ve never cherished being alone, valued introspection, and treasured information disconnection more than we do now. Never has being disconnected — even if for just a moment — felt so profound. 

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