This work explores how forecasting through simulations and the modeling of human behavior might influence the way we manage and maintain relationships. This machine predicts the satisfaction in time one can expect to get out of a given romantic relationship. By applying a psychological model and a mathematical/predictive model this instrument learns to recognize patterns in the users behavior and desires and thereby learns to evaluate the relationship. The combination of user input, data input and embeddedness in the larger context allows for a fine-granular adjustment and feedback of desires,
My newest acquisition: a Muv Man leaning stool.
I’ve been using a standing desk for over two years, but I have still been spending some amount of time — maybe half of the day — sitting. Most recently my chair has been a Buoy from Steelcase. It involves active sitting, since it is rounded at the bottom. But it’s still sitting.
In the past few days with the Muv Man, I am either standing, or leaning like the woman in the picture. The neck telescopes, and the stool is canted forward about 4º. It supports about 1/3 of my weight, and I find myself in a new dynamic: I stand up to write, and I lean back into it when reading for a long period.
I now have no desk ‘chair’.
Anyone want to buy a slightly-used Buoy?
Very clever design.
John F Kennedy
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By Bonnie Berkowitz and Patterson Clark
We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.
Paul Krugman, The Hype Behind the Health Care Scandal