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Blowing Stuff Up With More than Vinegar and Baking Soda

Looking for decent chemistry sets for my 13 yr old I found this video from the Chemical Heritage Museum. It pretty much explains my frustration with chem sets that have 0 chemistry in them.

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Win This HD Camcorder from Life in Perpetual Beta

*revised to include text entries 2/11/09
As many of you know, picking up and using my family’s camcorder (hereto affectionately known as the “famcam”) changed my life. Had I not brought the famcam with me when I went to meet Daniel Pink, I would have never thought to make the film Life In Perpetual Beta and in the process met so many amazing people and experienced such great opportunities. Maybe it’s just great luck, but I have this thought that for me, holding a video camera granted me a kind of power & access to information that I would not have gotten to experience otherwise.

What I’d like to do is give you the opportunity to experience this empowerment too, so I’ve devised a little contest for you.

You can win an HD Camcorder like the one that Panasonic gave me.

All you have to do is respond either by text or video to this post (record a comment right here on the blog by clicking the Seesmic record button.) Just answer two of these three questions:

1. What does it mean to live Life In Perpetual Beta?

2. How has technology changed the way you think of yourself?

3. How has technology changed the way society behaves in general?

If you need an example, look at this video (Bill is not a contestant)

Submissions will be judged on creativity, authenticity, and probably some random trait the judges draw out of a hat on selection day which is Friday February 20th at 11:59pm CST

PS. If you want help getting the best quality video recording and such, go to www.LivinginHD.com and get tips from normal non tech people who have figured it out along the way, just like me! It’s been a very helpful site for me. And if you join the community, please look me up and friend me.

Technology changes things. Technology changes the way we think about ourselves and our society. Technology restructures the way we interact with one another. Technology changes lives. How has it changed yours?

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When Geek Becomes Chic, Things are Weird

Plaid cars. 

Mascots that could impail you on the shuttle bus

Mentioning people by their virtual identity and website instead of the name their mama gave them… even when sitting right beside them.

Potato cams

This is only the beginning.  The line between bitchin’ Cameros and people who eat glue is blurring. Holy shit.