What We’re Reading This Week (Through Aug 23, 2014)

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to share stories and tech that we’ve been reading, thinking about, and passing round within the Singularity Hub team this week:

Omote: Real-time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping | Vimeo
“Project Omote is a collaboration between Japanese projection mapping specialist Nobumichi Asai, makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara and French digital image engineer Paul Lacroix.”

One way to tell how rich a country is: Look at its profusion of Android phones | Quartz
“The firm crunched the numbers and found that a country’s GDP per capita directly correlates to the level of fragmentation in the market.”

Why the Public Library beats Amazon–For Now | The Wall Street Journal
“Publishers have come to see libraries not only as a source of income, but also as a marketing vehicle. Since the Internet has killed off so many bookstores, libraries have become de facto showrooms for discovering books.”

Inside The World’s Most Intriguing (And Probably Only) Futurist Bar | Co.Exist
“‘We knew we wanted a chalkboard robot, and it turns out there is a guy that makes them.'”

The Future Of College? | The Atlantic
“I felt my attention snapped back to the narrow issue at hand, because I had to answer a quiz question or articulate a position. I was forced, in effect, to learn. If this was the education of the future, it seemed vaguely fascistic. Good, but fascistic.”

We’re bad judges, better teachers, and video games are pretty good for us | SciShow/YouTube
“So apparently if you want to learn just think about how to teach.”

[Image credit: Omote/Vimeo]

David J. Hill
David J. Hill
David started writing for Singularity Hub in 2011 and served as editor-in-chief of the site from 2014 to 2017 and SU vice president of faculty, content, and curriculum from 2017 to 2019. His interests cover digital education, publishing, and media, but he'll always be a chemist at heart.
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