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Can the octopus help us understand intelligence? by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on December 21st, 2010 | Here’s a fascinating artic ... Read on »
Marriage, books, articles, website, etc. by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness OK, here’s the latest news. I got married on October 10th to my adorable wife Victoria, and we went to the Virgin Islands for a honeymoon. It rained most of the time! ... Read on »
A rowdy Saturday night in Philadelphia by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Sirens are howling. Philadelphia’s feelin’ rowdy tonight. I call my dorm at UPenn “Moscow State University” but it does have its charms, such as a 24th-floor lounge with a ... Read on »
Twitter, and networking by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness You should never believe an author when he says his book is “finished.” There’s always something more to do. In my case, I’m now waiting for the second-round draft to come ... Read on »
The latest news: finished book, got engaged. by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I finished my book, which is slated for release in early 2011. It’s not quite finished, since I still have to format the citations and do the illustrations, but it’s close ... Read on »
My latest article in Wired, “Powered by Photons” by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Wired’s just published my latest article, Powered by Photons, in its November 2009 issue. This article is about the emerging technology of optogenetics, which allows neurosc ... Read on »
Just moved to Washington D.C. by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I’ve been off my blog for months now, but there’s a good reason for it: I’ve been writing for Wired and working on my second book, which is due at the end of the year. Other ... Read on »
Incredible video about wearable technology. by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is a fascinating video of a prototype device that projects information onto things in the world around you, like a book’s Amazon rating onto the book itself, and a pers ... Read on »
Questions from Steve Potter’s class by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A student in Steve Potter’s class at Georgia Tech asked me, “Which character in Frank Herbert’s Dune do you most relate to? Has that changed since you got the cochlear impla ... Read on »
The Performance Artist of Memory. by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On Wednesday and Thursday I visited Georgia Tech and Emory in Atlanta, and it was a trip full of happy surprises. I went to visit Steve Potter , who is best known for cre ... Read on »
In which I discover podcasts. by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness During Gallaudet’s long winter break — with the campus empty, the gym shuttered, and the cafeteria closed — I’ve taken to walking around the athletic track for exercise. It ... Read on »
Joe Quirkand I were editing each ... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Joe Quirk and I were editing each other’s books yesterday over his dinner table. I have a passage in mine musing what life might be like if brains could be interconnected ... Read on »
I just spent two packed days in ... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I just spent two packed days in L.A. seeing friends and giving a talk at the Biomimetic Microelectronics Systems conference. (”Biomimetic” is a synonym for “bionic”.) I ... Read on »
I’ve been talking about Jo ... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I’ve been talking about Josh Swiller’s The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa a lot, but you know, some things are worth talking about a lot. It came out last week. ... Read on »
On October 19, 2007, Aetna, a ma ... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On October 19, 2007, Aetna, a major insurer, changed its policy to cover bilateral cochlear implantation. Its Clinical Policy Bulletin now reads, Aetna considers uni ... Read on »
So I’ve been wearing my Ha ... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So I’ve been wearing my Harmony processor with Hi-Res 120 for about a week now. These are just preliminary notes written in some haste late at night. I’ve got three ma ... Read on »
Technology Review asked me to di ... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Technology Review asked me to discuss a new set of headphones from Able Planet that have a unique new method of enhancing speech by adding high-frequency harmonics to spee ... Read on »
Norman Mailer died at 4:30 am on ... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Norman Mailer died at 4:30 am on Saturday the 10th in New York. At the same moment — 1:30am California time — I was in bed reading his book Of A Fire on the Moon, which i ... Read on »
Last week I covered the first Bo ... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last week I covered the first Body Computing Conference held at USC. Read my report on it here. Read on »
Today is the shortest day of the ... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today is the shortest day of the year. In 1633 John Donne wrote in his Nocturne, The world’s whole sap is sunk; The general balm th’ hydroptic earth hath drunk… ... Read on »