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  1. Read for Later- Coding Education, Trusting News, and Changing Spaces

    I’m a day late, but hopefully not content short. It was a bit of a scramble this week to scan and synthesize some very interesting news on everything from new live streaming options to new coding and computer science education sources in between meetings ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/28/2016 - 23:05 - Libraries Transform

  2. Read for Later- More Streaming, Future Forests, and Tiny Apartments

    Streaming seemed to be a pretty dominant theme in this week’s news – the growing influence of Netflix, changes to the Grammy Awards, and a Broadway show moves online. There were also individual stories that point to big changes – researchers consider what ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/20/2016 - 16:20 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later- Binge Watching and Reading, Anonymity and the Web, and McDonald's as Community Centers

    I’ll admit that it’s hard to think about the future when we are confronted by very difficult realities in our present. The tragedy in Orlando has made me think of many things, but, from a futures perspective, it reminds me that we will achieve nothing if ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/13/2016 - 20:29 - Libraries Transform

  4. Read for Later- Mary Meeker's Internet Trends, Still Living at Home, and Cities' Growth

    This week’s (or past two weeks’) mix includes insights from Mary Meeker’s 2016 internet trends report, two interesting reports from Pew Research Center (addressing social media as a news source and 18-to-34 year-olds living at home), and some really great ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/07/2016 - 01:01 - Libraries Transform

  5. Read for Later- Google Advances, Americans and the Sharing Economy, and the Best Cities for Jobs

    This week’s mix includes announcements from Google’s I/O developer conference (the Google assistant, Allo and Duo, Home, and Daydream) that advance trends in artificial intelligence, encryption, and virtual reality. Pew Research Center’s always invaluable ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/23/2016 - 18:18 - Libraries Transform

  6. Read for Later – Facebook’s “Trending” Stories, Emotional Artificial Intelligence, and What People Are Doing in Coffee Shops

    One of the big stories this week – accusations that Facebook manipulated its trending stories section to exclude conservative news – has fascinating implications for the information work we all do every day. One of the smaller stories – two friends who su ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/17/2016 - 00:13 - Libraries Transform

  7. Read for Later- Long-Form and Graphic Journalism, Games in Museums and Bars, and Transgender Rights

    Some news around journalism- the draw of long-form, the complexity of graphic, the melding of content and (ingredient) delivery. Gaming culture popping up in museums and bars. The implications of transgender rights on corporate influence and college admis ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/10/2016 - 00:04 - Libraries Transform

  8. Read for Later- Stories and Emotional Intelligence, Adult Coloring and Community, Subject Experts and Answers

    Stories build emotional intelligence. Adult coloring (and other activities) helps build community. Subject experts have the answers. Library professionals facilitate group learning. Some things aren’t news. But it’s nice to see them in the news, presented ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/02/2016 - 19:23 - Libraries Transform

  9. Read for Later- Mixed Reality, Grade Inflation, and the Power of Prime

    A good mix this week, including some interesting news in education (grade inflation, digital textbooks in NYC schools, and the prospects for the Class of 2016), new access implications for Amazon Prime, and a fascinating look at Magic Leap and the future ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/25/2016 - 20:27 - Libraries Transform

  10. Read for Later- Messenger Bots, Tenure in Higher Education, and Water Scarcity

    Facebook’s F8 developer conference  shared new products and tools from the social network, including the integration of bots into its Messenger product, something that got a lot of news coverage. This week’s publishing and media coverage seemed to tip tow ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/18/2016 - 15:01 - Libraries Transform