I recently fawned over Joi Ito’s NY Times story about how openness and the Internet change the way we approach innovation and daily life. However, the unabridged version he posted to his blog is actually much better. It’s interesting to think for a moment about this episode. First, the simple fact that this had to […]
I just finished reading Joi Ito’s great New York Times essay about the Internet and openness. This is clearly a piece that resonates with many of us at the Concord Consortium as well as in the creative technology community at large. Joi does an excellent job explaining and characterizing what it is about the Internet’s birth […]
In science, less isn’t more; more is more. That basic premise is supported by a recent report from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Separating signal and noise in climate warming. Earth’s overall temperature is affected by natural processes, such as La Niña and El Niño, as well as by human factors. From 1999 to 2008, Earth’s […]
That’s the title of an editorial by Daniel Botkin, president of the Center for the Study of the Environment and professor emeritus at the University of California, in today’s Wall Street Journal. With the ongoing polarization of science in today’s political environment, it’s more important than ever to remember that science is filled with uncertainty. […]
Developers at the Concord Consortium work on a wide variety of grants, and in the process we create reusable pieces of code. With a little work some of these reusable bits of code can be turned into spin-off projects that have a life of their own. In my opinion these spin-off projects have the best […]
The Fall 2011 @Concord is now available for download.
In 1981, Bob Tinker designed the first microcomputer-based real-time temperature data grapher for education. And an industry was born. We continue to research and develop probeware and its educational applications.
Carolyn Staudt presents Concord Consortium’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects at the 2011 Massachusetts STEM Summit, “Advancing the STEM Agenda Locally & Nationally,” on October 18 at the Boston Marriott in Newton.
Over the last week and a half, we – like everyone in the tech community – have been thinking a lot about Steve Jobs and his amazing legacy. Since we didn’t post about it on the date we first heard the news, it seems that the date of the memorial service is a fitting date […]
Concord Consortium President Chad Dorsey and Board Member Lev Sviridov will participate in the 2011 Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on October 13-14.