Experience Responsibility
Do not go Gentle into that Good Night… and Yourself
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Interstellar is a great movie, and its something that you need to watch at least 3 times to capture part of its true meaning. One of the most important scene of the movie, is a short one, and is when Michael Cane reads a passage of the poem from Dylan Thomas “Don’t Go Gentle into that Good Night”.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

The reason why we should understand the words of this poem, is that is an invocation to never settle, even if we see no options or few possibilities of success. Dylan wrote this piece of art to address the need to face the real problems and “to not be gentle at the end of things“.

In the movie interstellar the meaning was slight different, as the crew had not to be gentle with themselves as they have to the final sacrifice by leaving their families and probably never come back, in a way that all the rest could have a tomorrow.

A New Frontier on Digital Communication?

Animated Gifs are no mystery, they are around form a lot of time and in the past were used a lot to provide a dynamic feel to the webpages. Then arrived Flash and looked like those were going to disappeared. Then Flash is almost disappeared and animated Gifs are back…

BTW – They look Cool! 🙂


Photography Relationships
Trough a Different Point of View #dontforget
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This week-end I have been able to have some fun with the GoPro thank to it waterproof capabilities. Indeed during a little walk on the countryside where I grow up, I stumbled upon an old fountain that in the past was used by women to wash clothes. As good old tradition, the water comes directly from a ground river (I don’t know the english terminology), meaning that is very clean, abundant and free for all.

As the water is clean, it managed to create an ecosystem where some algae managed to grow over the decades, reaching a stability with the closed environment.

What made me think is that fact that for the first time, thank to this film, I have being able to observe the bubbles of oxygen that those algae are creating trough photosynthesis. Simply Amazing.

Then while writing this blog post, I started to think how this can apply to the everyday life of every one of us, so the resulting two cents quote is:

Sometimes we forget that important things are done silently, and because we don’t notice them we don’t give the right consideration.

This is wroth both to plants, but mostly to people that surround us (far away or near us), that help and support us but we are too blind to remember what they do.

Edoardo Photography
Slow Motion Video with a #GoPro
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Finally I have been able to purchase a GoPro, so to being able to record some quick HD videos. In this way I can stop using my phone or reflex to capture those moments.

Why I choose to #gopro? Simple, as Jeff Besoz said regarding the kindle, if you love doing something, you should have a specific device to do that… in the best way. As I’m in love with photography and video recording, I have decided to choose a product that could express at best my ideas 🙂

Here is a quick video, with no editing. But I will work on more versions to make the results always better!

Experience Innovation
When Gaming can help your Workspace
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It’s not a mystery that gaming is something I like and that I have being doing for some time (furthermore I write for and own Gamers.it). In those days is happening the biggest conference in the world, the #e3, where new gaming previews and cutting edge technologies are going to be presented.

On an innovation level, till now I have seen and observed what Oculus Rift has done with Microsoft (video above), that in my opinion this is a great market move (will write about 🙂 ).

I think that, what shown, can generate also some work-related possibilities, that we could use on the following years (or even months). As you can see in the picture below, a person that is playing an Xbox game on a virtual room, and this could represent something game changing, the possibility to create virtual spaces and desktops.


Think about the possibility for everyone to turn on the PC, wear the Oculus and become part of a virtual environment, where you can create virtual monitors to be used, or open a webpage or a wall… in other words some of the possibilities and implications would be:

  • customize your workspace as you want without limits at your command
  • improve your privacy, as everything is shown on your desk or virtual environment is shown only to you
  • limit the number of items that you have to buy, as if you need a third monitor, you just open it, you don’t have to buy it
  • use, unusable spaces, as you can create a room with a view on the sea, also on your basement

On the other hand, what is needed to make it real are:

  • An important processing power, as all the motion and the objects need to be rendered dynamically
  • A way to track your hands, so you can perceive the space in a perfect way
  • A way to work with your input devices, as mouse, keyboards…

Is this a dream? I don’t think so.

Innovation Strategy
How Hardware and Software are Shifting
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A lot of people are trying to define and predict what would be future technological trends, so to being able to understand how the market could move with the aim to find a place where to make future investments. As you can imagine this task can’t be simple, but yesterday while watching the Bloomberg YouTube Channel, I stepped into this truly interesting discussion, that is pure food-for-thoughts (video below).

I suggest you to watch it entirely, but the main concept is that hardware, whom was dominant (and expensive) in the last decades as it was the tool that everyone had to own to create value, now it become a simple commodity (and cheaper), as now we have available cheap cloud power & storage and the competition among hardware producers are getting harsh, making hardware units on average cheap. Now the tools needed to create value are the services that we use.