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Designing For Our Bodies

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color — and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.  Neil Harbisson’s “eyeborg” allows him to hear colors, even those beyond the range of sight, such as ultraviolet and infrared frequencies.

His story is unbelievable; a remarkable use of modern technology.  This is just one example of a growing trend of technology integration with our biological “hardware”.  I want to talk about encouraging the innovation that will push the boundaries between technology and our world.  To do this, we have to start designing for our bodies, for our native ecosystems.  There is a lot of material in this post, so make sure you catch all of the exciting developments! Listen to Neil’s story, and get excited! Continue reading

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What Does Healthy Behavior Cost?

I am really bad at being healthy. Exercise? Diet? Healthy lifestyle?  My motivation is always low. One of the talks at TEDxJNJ was about looking at why it is so hard to be healthy.  It’s not like we don’t know what’s good for us.  Implementing a lifestyle that we know is healthier than our current one always falls to the wayside. Is it because we lack the energy, or the time, to be healthy?  In the spirit of the new year, and new year’s resolutions, let’s talk about how to get over the procrastination hump and start living healthier, based on a talk from the TEDxJNJ Main Event on 12/12/12. Continue reading

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TEDxJNJ: Mindfulness at Work

UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM… I don’t know about where you work, but I didn’t think there are many places where you are going to see the Zen Master meditating on his desk before the staff meeting…  To kick off my TEDxJNJ experience, I went on an adventure to learn about this skill set called mindfulness, and how I could apply it to my life. Continue reading

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Pursuit of You

There is an image in my head of  who I want to be, who I’m supposed to be, and who I’m going to be five years from now. In a certain job, in a certain shape, the list goes on.. After a long talk with an old friend this week, I found myself trying to understand how to stress less about these versions of me I have in my head.

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