Nelson Mandela passed away today at 95 after a long battle with a recurring lung infection.
Explore his life and legacy with FRONTLINE’s Nelson Mandela timeline, based on the 1999 FRONTLINE documentary “The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela.”
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Once upon a time we trusted a hotel chain like Hilton. The brand made people feel safe spending the night there. Increasingly we have less confidence in these established hierarchies. We have come to trust in the network, in the web of connections between people."
— Brad Burnham, Union Square Ventures | The decline of serial killers and rise of the sharing economy (via courtenaybird)
Take old videogame ‘Paperboy, add Oculus Rift VR headset, a Kinect and a bicycle for an immersive retro experience - video embedded below:
PaperDude VR is built in Unity with 3D assets created in 3D studio and textured in Photoshop. The KickR sensor detects the speed of the bike and has the ability to provide programatically controlled resistance. The KickR communicates speed and cadence through bluetooth to a nearby iPad which updates our app over OSC.
The Oculus Rift VR headset lets you look around your scene in a full 360 degrees and allows you to focus your newspaper aim. The Kinect controller tracks the positions of your hands and arms, and detects the paper-throwing gesture.
Created by Globacore, more can be found at their website here
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For rising high school juniors and seniors, choosing and applying to colleges can be both challenging and exciting. From interviews to campus visits, you may get caught up in the moment and not give much of a thought to the price tag of the life plan you’re launching. Once you add student loans…
On the day federal legislators let student loan interest rates double, Oregon’s legislators passed a bill to make student loans obsolete.
The proposal is really only a tiny, tentative first step in that direction—calling for a committee to decide to create a pilot project—but it’s nonetheless a conjunction of many inspiring rarities: A fresh idea, passed swiftly and unanimously, bringing real progress to increasingly crushing student debt. And it all started, fittingly enough, in a classroom full of debt-ridden college seniors at Portland State University.
This gives me hope.