Rob Walker

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First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 57 mins ago - 5 reports

Researchers use online maps to monitor last uncontracted tribes

Members of an uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian state of Acre, as seen from satellite images. Photo courtesy of Government of Brazil. The researchers were able to find the area on Google maps and estimate the population. The world's last uncontacted ... [Published Whats On Xiamen - 57 mins ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Need to adjust your privacy settings on Facebook? 'Digital Shadow' will let you know

How public is the information you post on Facebook?A new Facebook app called "Digital Shadow," which video game development company Ubisoft launched to promote the game "Watch Dogs," answers this question, according to Dave Thier at Forbes.The app website ... [Published Brockton Enterprise - 6 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Facebook Knows Everything About You, And If You Don't Believe Us Here's Proof

A marketing stunt for the upcoming Ubisoft game " Watch Dogs " is inadvertently allowing users to check how well they've set up their Facebook privacy settings.The campaign called " Digital Shadow " requests permission to access a user's account and then ... [Published Yahoo! News - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

The Brand Story: What We Can Learn from Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut, American WriterStories are the playbook for life.  Stories are the way we teach, the way we communicate, the way we entertain, and the way we impart value.  Some marketers have known the value of story for many years.  Researchers tell ... [Published Business 2 Community - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

Describing Public Domain Works As 'Pirated' And 'Illegal' Is Bad For Everyone

from the stop-that dept Yahoo Tech has an interesting column about an "art project" in Germany, where a bunch of folks are printing out 250,000 academic papers from JSTOR , which they're describing as the JSTOR Pirate Headquarters . Of course, as I'm ... [Published Techdirt - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Scruci is one of eight finalists for Pickerington Local superintendent job

Francis Scruci, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools superintendent, is one of eight candidates who are considered finalists for the superintendent post at Pickerington Local Schools.The Pickerington Board of Education, with help from a private consultant, ... [Published This Week Gahanna - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Education Insider | Gifted-program story: Give me rewrite!

Lean in close. It’s time for a little back story.This week, Columbus schools officials postponed a new (and immediately controversial) gifted-education model for a year . But they did not mean to, at first.Here’s what happened: The E-Team was working ... [Published Columbus Dispatch - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

Do 3D-Printed Guns Warrant a Limit on Open-Source Design? | News & Opinion

Guns don't kill people, people kill people is what guns advocates say. But the guns, well, the guns do play an essential role in killing people. How much blame to place on objects of design is at the heart of MoMA's Design and Violence[1] ongoing online ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Upshur Rural continues as strong electric cooperative

Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative remains strong, and continues to provide reliable electric service at some of the lowest rates in the nation, co-op members were told at their annual meeting Thursday.Before an audience that filled the auditorium here ... [Published Gilmer Mirror - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Employment Street jobs fair and employment forum

Around 35 local employers and apprenticeship providers, plus other organisations such as The Prince's Trust and BITC's Ready for Work will give advice and present opportunities available locally.Anyone seeking a job or information about local employment ... [Published Business in the Community - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

Join The Debate: 3D-Printed Guns Or Government Regulation?

Here’s the question: in a world where the design of a 3D printed gun is freely available on the internet, can we — or should we — regulate open source design? Or are limits impossible in a world of anonymous file sharing? Does any attempt at control go ... [Published Gizmodo Australia - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Federal funds flowing to sewage plant

Courtesy Nassau CountyOne of the projects slated for the sewage plant is the construction of an 18-foot tall floodwall around the facility. Marjorie Lane runs across the bottom of the diagram, and Harbor Road is at left.The problems at the Bay Park Sewage ... [Published LIHerald.com - Mar 27 2014]

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...housing, and compared their data with similar estimates for 71 other Brazilian indigenous communities have have been monitored in the past. "we found that the estimated population of the village is no moremore than 40 people" Rob Walker, who led the study, said...
"We found that the estimated population of the village is no moremore than 40 people," Walker said. "a small, isolated village like this one faces an imminent threat of extinction. however, forced contact from the outside world is ill-advised, so a non-invasive means of monitoring the tribe is recommended. a remote surveillance program using satellite images taken periodically of this group would help track the movements and demographic health of the population without disrupting their lives."

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King cites challenges facing Upshur Rural [Published Gilmer Mirror - Apr 11 2014]
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Describing Public Domain Works As 'Pirated' And... [Published Techdirt - Apr 10 2014]
Yahoo Tech has an interesting column about an "art project" in Germany, where a bunch of folks are printing out 250,000 academic papers from JSTOR , which they're describing as the JSTOR Pirate Headquarters . Of course, as I'm sure you know, JSTOR ...
Design and Violence debates [Published Kottke.org Blog - Apr 01 2014]
The MoMA is hosting a series of debates on the intersection of design and violence . The first one took place last week and pitted Rob Walker against Cody Wilson on the topic of open source 3D printed guns . The next two center on a machine that ...
Please enjoy this massive online trove of Class... [Published Boing Boing - Mar 25 2014]
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OBlog: Design and Violence Debate [Published Design Observer: Main Posts - Mar 25 2014]
What happens when design and violence intersect? A debate about the world’s first 3-D printed gun between the gun's designer and critic Rob Walker.         ...
Rob Walker: The Neighborhood Watch symbol is po... [Published Design Observer: Main Posts - Mar 12 2014]
The Neighborhood Watch symbol Boris The Burglar is powerfully familiar; what does that mean when it's subverted?         ...
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