Link: “Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out”

“Facebook, the vast online social network, is poised to file for a public stock offering on Wednesday that will ultimately value the company at $75 billion to $100 billion, cashing in on the fuel that powers the engine of Internet commerce: personal data.”

Von Somini Sengupta, Evelyn M. Rusli > Weiter bei The New York Times

Link: L House – Buenos Aires

“This residence was completed in January this year, yet it exudes a classic, modernist elegance that will ensure it will look just as timeless 50 years from now. Located in Buenos Aires, the “L House” by architect Mathias Klotz and associate architect Edgar Minond is the main residence of a small family.” > Weiter bei The Cool Hunter

BBC: The Beauty of Maps

The Beauty of Maps is a 4 part BBC series [...]. The documentary takes us through the staggering four million map collection of the British Library in London.” LikeCool (inkl. Video).
> Weiter bei BBC Four

‘Informationen zur politischen Bildung’ erschienen: Schwerpunkt Massenmedien

Die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung hat ein Heft zum Schwerpunkt “Massenmedien” veröffentlicht. Es ist in der Reihe “Informationen zur politischen Bildung” erschienen und enthält zahlreiche Beiträge renommierter Autoren. Das Heft steht im Volltext zum Download zur Verfügung, kann aber auch in gedruckter Form kostenlos bestellt werden. Weiter >

New York Times: Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books

“Google’s ambition to create the world’s largest digital library and bookstare has run into the reality of a 300-year-old legal concept: copyright.”

Von Miguel Helft. > Weiter bei The New York Times

A Brief Introduction to Genetics

“‘A Brief Introduction to Genetics’ is a short documentary film that explores the history of genetics & genomics and the underlying concepts that provide the foundational knowledge that today’s research is built upon. The film describes the history of genetics, from Gregor Mendel, to concepts such as DNA and the genetic code. Having introduced the fundamental ideas of genetics, the film moves on to describe the current techniques used to study genetics. Finally, the film explores the connection of these core concepts to genomics and bioinformatics.” By David Murawsky

Link: Can Angela Merkel hold Europe together?

“Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has the future of Europe in her hands. As the biggest creditor country, Germany holds the key to resolving the euro zone’s sovereign-debt crisis. As the continent’s economic giant, it is the biggest determinant of the European Union’s direction. And right now Europe may be embarking on a path that could tilt the union away from economic liberalism, risking a split and, ultimately, even a British exit.”
> Weiter bei The Economist

IPad 2: Meinungen

iPad 2 Hands On: It Really Is Different
Kat Hannaford, Gizmodo

Hands-On With Apple’s Skinnier, Faster iPad 2
Brian X. Chen, Wired

Apple iPad 2 (Bilder)

Forrester analyst agrees that iPad 2 will dominate
Anthony Ha, VentureBeat/Mobile Beat

All the Details on Apple’s iPad 2: Specs, Pricing, Release Date
Audrey Watters, ReadWriteWeb

Jobs Takes the Stage to Pitch New iPad
Miguel Helft,

Bild: Courtesy of Apple.

Link: Print me a Stradivarius

“Three-dimensional printing makes it as cheap to create single items as it is to produce thousands and thus undermines economies of scale. It may have as profound an impact on the world as the coming of the factory did.”

> Weiter bei The Economist

Klipp — Kamera der Zukunft

Ein Designkonzept von Mac Funamizu. > Mac Funamizu bei Neue Gegenwart

Link: Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch [TED]

“It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.” Zum Video auf

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