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Applied Sciences NYC - Silicon Alley Grows

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Universities are competing for Roosevelt Island rights, among other places, as a part of a new economic corporation plan, Applied Sciences NYC:

The proposals contain plans for new facilities ranging from just under 400,000 square feet to over 2 million square feet. The institutions propose private investments of more than $800 million in the first phases of their projects, with long-term plans to involve private investment of more than $2.5 billion. The institutions propose to add hundreds of top-tier faculty members, and thousands of new graduate students. Proposals feature plans for new lab, classroom and research space, new public open space, and space for companies that will spin out from these institutions.

Responding institutions said they will be focusing on areas including information technology, digital media, sustainable urban growth, electrical engineering, public health, genome sequencing and computer science. Many proposals contain plans for establishing connections to local K-12 education programs, providing local residents with access to their institutions, and participating in local hiring and Minority and Women-owned Business contracting programs. While the exact amounts differ, all of the proposals envision acceptance of some combination of City-controlled land as well as City capital.

With cities becoming city-states, the true capital will be found in the mayors that bring a populous to life, but can New York City really par up?

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Posted: November 12th, 2011
at 3:36pm by mnp


Categories: green,architecture,science,competitions,education,entrepreneurship,innovation

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GigaOM RoadMap 2011

At the inaugural GigaOM RoadMap for 2011 conference it was a pleasure to hear influencers in the connected tech arena discuss the new standards that importantly are happening today and will be reaching mass audiences in the next 5-10 years. The value chain of creators and moderators is moving farther and farther away from mega companies (who are squandering to protect licensing rights) to small teams of personalized directional players in places like India. With advances in personalized human health care and easier to use industrial design, there is an increasing thirst for understanding how to humanize a super enthralled society from the waves of recommendations and gifting.

Jack Dorsey of Twitter fame, mentioned a Hakim Bey notion of temporary autonomous zones and how we are moving back to this facilitation. With a big problem being the creative itself, some see the cluttered world as place where a CBS can come out on top out of the muffle of the rising artisan movement. Om Malik noted that if you are in the media business, you might as well have something to sell… It seems as though we are moving from an ownership society to an access society, from a binary world, to somewhere in between. The uncanny valley was a topic of discussion as was the large amount of leverage that intellectual capital can have even for a small company without traditional merit.

Is the professional world going to trump the world of knitting? Is annotation of Second Life like book experiences going to shape future meta-data? The cloud is the mover here folks, and there is much to look forward to as we are still in early days…but will the canary begin to show some life?

Some ideas from the conference with, Om Malik, Mark Rolston, Richard Nash, Hosain Rahman, Matt Mullenweg, Frank Moss, Jack Dorsey- featured by myninjaplease.com:

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Onions and Infocologies

The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. Saves on introductions and goodbyes. The ride does not require an explanation, just occupants.

Another interesting read from SpaceCollective.

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Posted: November 9th, 2011
at 8:42pm by mnp


Categories: space,kilobytes

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Empathy and Reading a Story

Want an empathy workout for your brain? Read a book! : Continue reading :

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Posted: November 6th, 2011
at 3:12pm by mnp


Categories: science,reading is fun-damental

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My Ninja, Please! 11.5.11 : Ode to Brain

LOL- from the Symphony of Science, autotuned. MY NINJA PLEASE!

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Posted: November 5th, 2011
at 12:57am by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,music,science

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Unclear on the Concept : Dams

This should be watched in fullscreen if you can…

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Posted: November 4th, 2011
at 11:17pm by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,green,science,unclear on the concept

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Near-Earth Objects

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On 8 November, a 400-meter-wide asteroid dubbed 2005 YU55 will zip past Earth within just a few hundred thousand kilometers. This flyby will give astronomers and the public alike a rare look at what scientists call near-Earth objects. :Join the chat here:

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Posted: November 3rd, 2011
at 2:07pm by mnp


Categories: space

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The Antikythera Mechanism in Lego

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Posted: November 3rd, 2011
at 11:50am by mnp


Categories: too good to be true,space

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Deepak Chopra Radio

Deepak talks with authors Joel Primack and Nancy Abram, authors of The New Universe and the Human Future

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Posted: October 27th, 2011
at 1:01pm by mnp


Categories: life,mnp is for the children,fo' real?,9th dan,science,"ninja",et cetera,blogs,health,philosophy,kilobytes,peace

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