Book+Tech: A Mixed Feelings Relationship
Digitalized brains vs. “Stone Age” tools
By this time, there is no doubt that Literature is not as popular as it was during the past centuries. …
QR Codes are not just trendy design bits. This is a technology which can offer nonprofits creative possibilities for engaging their public.
This is a list of ideas for using QR Codes in order to bring people together with the purpose of connecting and mobilizing for a good cause.
1. Use QR codes in order to…BUILD IDENTITY
QR codes can help target a specific group, by reaching solely its members, wherever they are physically close to each other or united in a virtual community.
The codes could be posted in the community’s meeting places and/or in the areas most frequented…
Part I- The concept
What is this idea about?
Simply put, it is about converting public rating and consumption time of creative works into financial support for the authors.
Visibility+favorable rating =>direct funding for the creator.
The key-proposal: monetizing consumption time
People invest time in following their favorite creators and rating their work. This time could be monetized in favor of both public and authors.
Consumers could get free access to (nowadays copyrighted) content in exchange of their willingness to provide feedback and build authentic public opinion trends.
Authors could be paid based on the visibility and positive reception of…
Although urban ills such as exclusion, alienation, racism or criminality cannot be linked directly to the city’s face, specialists dare to affirm that the urban environment does influence significantly our moods, behavior and communication style.
Taking it to the street
Any attempt at exploring…
An Innovative Tech Solution for Fresh Food Transport
One major cause of World Hunger is avoidable and unnecessary food wastage.
FAO estimates that one third of all food produced (1.3 billion tones) is never consumed, wasting not just the opportunity to feed the hungry, but also the planet’s natural resources involved in producing it.
Food: discarded not donated
In middle and high-income countries, food waste at the retail and consumer level tends to be highest. In every such household, at some point, edible products get thrown away.
The reasons for discarding food may well be subjective (such as…
English is not my mother tongue and Earth is not my home. Forgive the language mistakes and read my words. I write for the people I do not know.