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Journal: The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow

Journal by sortadigital
The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow: An Instant Message with Excitable Music is a play written by Rolin Jones that features an agoraphobic, obsessive-compulsive (perhaps also mildly autistic) girl genius who decides to seek out her birth mother in China by creating a robot to go on the journey for her. She's also a secret subcontractor for the Department of Defense and relies on the help of a horny Mormon (who's on a conversion mission in China) and a malcontent Russian professor of artificial intelligence, and tries to deal with her adoptive parents along the way. It's funny, compelling, well-acted and, dare I say, touching without being too mushy. It's been extended until June 3 at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, so if you're in Chicago you should definitely check it out.
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Journal: Open source innovation in business: a panel discussion

Journal by sortadigital
Innovation and Growth in a Flat World: get an inside look at how web 2.0, open source, mash-ups, and global collaboration challenge conventional business models and learn how innovation thrives in a world that demands ever more agility, openness and collaboration. Featuring panellists Thomas L. Friedman, author of the run-away bestselling business book, The World is Flat, Tim O'Reilly, Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of , CollabNet and respected open source guru, Devin Wenig, Chief Operating Officer, Reuters Group P.L.C.
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Journal: Game Girl Advance

Journal by sortadigital
While wandering through the internet wilderness I came across a site in a blogroll whose name caught my fancy: Being as I have a soft spot for Game Boys (uhm-in both senses of the term? *cough*), I clicked the link to disover a fascinating blog about video game culture, specifically how it relates to the women who love it and the pop-culture that influences and surrounds it.

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