This month's KGI newsletter focuses on Adam Guerrero, a gardener from Memphis, TN who is facing possible legal action for his code-violating, "nuisance" front yard garden. Adam happens to be a high school teacher who is using his garden to teach a few young men in his community about growing food, beekeeping and composting or, in other words, a true menace to society!
I know we're all pulled in 15 different directions, but if you care about gardens and have a moment to spare, I think we can win this one like we did in a similar case in Michigan earlier this summer when a mother of 4 faced a 93 day jail sentence for her garden. But please act now: Adam has until September 23rd to dismantle his garden which means we only have 3 days to get loud.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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