80 Teddy Ruxpin bears hung on a wall speaking actual quotes about human feelings scraped from the web

This 2012 art installation came up in conversation earlier today, when Henry told me about the day he visited Axman Surplus in Saint Paul and passed on the opportunity to buy 100 Teddy Ruxpin innards, including working mouth and cassette player. He should kick himself every day for passing up on that opportunity. Thanks to […]

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The 3 criteria all projects share at Google X, Google’s Innovation Lab

Generally speaking, there are three criteria that X projects share. All must address a problem that affects millions–or better yet, billions–of people. All must utilize a radical solution that has at least a component that resembles science fiction. And all must tap technologies that are now (or very nearly) obtainable. via The Truth About Google […]

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Alfred Spector on How Google Does Fundamental Research Without a Separate Research Lab

If you dig Brian Eno’s concept of Scenius, you’ll surely appreciate Google’s approach to innovation in 2014 by tapping into many minds from a like-minded community and fostering creativity by matching “thinkers” with the “doers.” Last summer it was widely reported Google was shifting away from the 20 percent time approach, but it appears they […]

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