Why Explore Space? A 1970 Letter to a Nun in Africa: An awesome letter. “Ernst Stuhlinger wrote this letter on May 6, 1970, to Sister Mary Jucunda, a nun who worked among the starving children of Kabwe, Zambia, in Africa, who questioned the value of space exploration.”
(Via StartupDigest, August 16, 2012)
- LEDs at Olympics Stadium: The stadium-wide LEDs were one of the coolest things about the Opening Ceremonies for me. I did a bit of digging to find some articles about them: DesignBuild Network-London 2012 Olympic Stadium, United Kingdom; London Olympic stadium integrates LEDs, seating for landscape video, +Robert Scoble,
That’s a Big Boulder, Indy: Steven Spielberg on the Imax Rerelease of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’: Woohoo Indy on the big screen the week of Sept. 7. The original that is. Stephen Spielberg says:
“‘Raiders’ is a movie of my own, that I can actually stand to watch from beginning to end,” Mr. Spielberg said. “In that sense, it has a special place in my heart. I don’t rewrite it in my mind; I’m not kicking myself for what I didn’t do. I’m just going along for the ride like everybody else. It’s one of the few films that I’ve directed that I can sit back objectively and observe and enjoy with my family or whoever I’m with, or even alone. Most of my other films, I’m hypercritical of them.”
Temporarily Preserve Avocados with a Slice of Lemon: This one, I’m going to have to try.
- Sour economy gives rise to extreme commuters: I should probably kick myself for linking to UselessA Today. But the story is something I did, back in 2004. Been there, done that. My 2.5 days of work in Utah, and 2 days of work in Berkeley.
Brandon Muramatsu builds connections at the intersection of learning, technology, innovation and scale. His work focuses on online and digital learning to improve teaching and learning with a focus on open education. He has been involved in the development of learning technologies and education technologies, curriculum and course development, open education / open educational resources and educational digital libraries over the last 25+ years. His work has a focus on engineering and STEM education, both nationally and internationally, and at all education levels.
Brandon Muramatsu leads the design and implementation of local, national and international strategic education initiatives at MIT for MIT Open Learning, and he consults on open education and educational innovation and technology.