"The theme of the lecture addresses a question: how can we design spaces in the city which encourage strangers to cooperate? To explore this question, I'll draw on research in the social sciences about cooperation, based on my book, and relate this research to current issues in urban design."
(Harvard Graduate School of Design, 28 February 2012)
"Facebook also introduced new features aimed at marketing companies that let users monitor what their fellow members are watching and listening to online instantly. ...
'Retention of information online has always been a problem. If information comes and goes fleetingly there's less likelihood it will be used other than for the purpose you put it up, which is just to keep people in touch with what you're doing,' Mr Vaile said.
'This is in line with my concern about Facebook trying to change how people think and encourage them to normalise over-sharing and abandon any restraint on storage and use and exposure of private information.'"
(Andrew Colley, 24 September 2011, The Australian)
"Tokyo-DIY-Gardening is an open sourcebook and resource for urban gardening on a personal level - 'hands-on gardening for a crowded city'. It includes 'how-to' examples/instructions, photo essays, observations, interviews, articles and more with the aim of knowledge sharing and creation around low-cost, agile gardening in dense cities (with a focus on Tokyo).
The DIY element invites everyone to experiment, share, and create a garden regardless of how little soil, space, budget, or experience you have. Gardening is fun for seniors, children, cooks, bird-watchers, and all of us who spend most of our time in the city."
(Jared Braiterman and Chris Berthelsen)
"Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, 'What makes a life worth living?' Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of 'flow'."
Fig.1 recorded February 2004 in Monterey, California. Duration: 18:55
"Daniel Pink provides concrete examples of how intrinsic motivation functions both at home and in the workplace."
(Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, 8 April 2010)