Positive Happy News 2020: Elephants on the rise in Kenya

Newspapers tend to report on short, dramatic news items. Slow, positive, happy events seldomly make it. Here “Happy News” about Kenya’s elephant population.

Kenya’s elephant population has doubled in 20 years

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The Happy Newspaper” is a medium dedicated to positive news created by Emily Coxhead. I am subscribed to the newsletter in the spirit of the teachings about news by late Hans Rosling, who educated me and many others about media bias.

Other news sources quote the elephant population in Kenya has doubled in the last 30 years (BBC, 2020-08-14).

Collaborative Blokus

Collaborative games are so much more fun than competitive. Less quarreling and fighting. More caring about the input of others, learning collaboration. So Ingrid and me turned blokus into a collaborative game

  • Rules are the same as normal Blokus
  • Goal is to play all stones
  • Collaboration is freely defineable
  • If you are two players, each player plays two color
  • Picking stones of other player is allowed if other player gives consent
  • Rearranging, undo are allowed

Rohrschacchino

“What do you see in it?” #Rohrschacchino is a coffee up to interpretation.

  1. Stick Nutella against the inside of a glass using a small spoon.
  2. Put milk in glass, microwave.
  3. Pour coffee on top, over the spoon, held close to the milk surface to soften the inpour and keep milk and coffee separate.
  4. Make photo.
  5. Upload photo to social media, tag it #Rohrschacchino, add message “what do you see in it?” Your friends will all win this participatory Rohrschach test.

Whatever happened to the Semantic Web? What chance have I missed with the Semantic Desktop?

This article “Whatever happened to te Semantic Web?” about the failure of the Semantic Web is interesting. I may note that my personal failure to realize the semantic desktop – an end user application to use data from the semantic web for personal information management – contributed to the overall fail.

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Medizinische Software oder Hardware an ELGA anschließen? Informationen über den Corona-Virus einfach erklären? Technikum Wien fragen!

Entwickeln Sie gerade eine neue medizinische Software oder Hardware und Patienten würden davon profitieren, wenn die Daten mit der österreichischen elektronischen Gesundheitsakte (ELGA) verbunden wären? Sie suchen jemanden, der weiß, wie das geht? Sie wollen komplexe Themen zu Sars-cov-2/Covid-19 didaktisch aufbereiten für eine breitenwirksame Kommunikation? Reden Sie mit dem Technikum Wien, FH-Professor Stefan Sauermann.

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Why I watch Sailing Channel Videos and not Netflix or TV anymore – because this is the future of media

It is noon on the 1st February 2020. I am honored to be the 500st person in the world to see the first private video about climate activist Greta Thunberg crossing the Atlantic Ocean. I am able to be in this position because since years, I believe that Sailing Channel Video makers do something right, that they are pioneering a model that will change the future of media creation, that other media like TV, Movies, or Netflix try hard to achieve and will never achieve. Do I like it? I like it a lot. 

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