The Everyday Calendar

Simone Giertz, the robotics enthusiast who initially became known for her useless robots, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a device called the Everyday Calendar. The device allows you to touch a day on the screen to illuminate the hexagon for that day. The idea is the device aids you in keeping to habits and routines. The project has already 10x'd its goal and has 28 days to go.

IPCC Climate Change Report

We have 12 years to stop catastrophic climate change. The IPCC released their Global Warming of 1.5°C report which may well turn out to be one of the most important documents of modern times. The report describes the predicted effects of a 1.5°C increase in global temperature above the pre-industrial average versus a 2°C increase, written by 91 co-authors across 40 countries and backed by 6000 scientific references.

The Copenhagen Catalog

The Copenhagen Catalogue is a collection of 150 principles that define a new direction for the tech industry. The principles were crowd-sourced by 150 people during the Techfestival in Copenhagen and address topics such as human rights, environment responsibility and open data. (H/T to Mikael for sharing this).

You Could Be A Feminist!

You could be a feminist! A new online project is seeking responses from those who think differently because they might be a feminist, even if they don't know they are. It may come as a surprise that anyone could be a feminist, irregardless of gender. I recommend you read the project description and think about submitting a response.

Croke Park Hawks

The Irish Times has an interesting feature on the hawks used before, during and after events at Croke Park to deter seagulls from entering the ground and in particular to stop them from raiding the litter left by us filthy humans. They also use kites, acoustic systems and lasers to dis-incentivise the gulls. I can't wait to see phase 2, where they put the lasers on the hawks!

The 25% Rule

Coglode have published a new behavourial insight page called the 25% rule. According to the research, in a system where consensus is incentivised, a consensus of a 25% minority is all that is needed to change the consensus of the whole group. One quarter of the people in a group can change how the whole group thinks or acts.


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