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Benjamin Farahmand
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Faza: A Cooperative Sci-Fi Board Game
Hi Everyone! For the past year I've been working on a side project, which I've been calling Faza . It's a cooperative board game set in a science fiction future. I'm hoping to have it up and running soon, and I've already put together a website. Please chec...
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Binaural Beat Generation, Creating an Illusory Sound with Code
A little while ago I came across a phenomenon known as binaural beats . It's an auditory illusion that's created when two tones are presented to each ear separately, meaning one ear can't hear what the other ear is hearing. I was curious in exploring this a...
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Balance Bike Reaches 250 Downloads!
It's been a while since I've written anything about Balance Bike , the educational android app I released last year. Young kids engage through pictures, touch, and sound to learn words, colors, numbers, and letters.  This project was my way of teaching myse...
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User Research Presentation by Michael Margolis
I came across this really great presentation and explanation on how to quickly do user research in the context of the startup. The presenter, Michael Margolis, is a Google Ventures partner and has been doing this kind of work for more than twenty years. He ...
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I Don't Always Farm, But When I Do, It's Vertical
Two weekends ago I had the bright idea to grow some of my own vegetables in a cardboard box. After a quick trip to the hardware store to get some soil and seeds, I was on my way. I grabbed the easiest veggies to grow: radish, spinach, microgreens, and mixed...
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Exploring Tuva's Embed Feature
At Tuva , we've heard from users they want to use Tuva's tool for analyzing their own data. Now, anyone can do that. We also noticed that occasionally, people analyze a dataset that they want to share in an interactive format. So, we explored this feature, ...
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Board Games: Competitive vs Cooperative
I'm feeling a general sense of frustration with competitive board games, like Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, Risk, and the like. When I play these games I end up in last place, or near to last place, and I'm left with nothing to do during the game. The rest o...
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What are animals thinking and feeling?
Of all the TED talks I've seen, and I've seen pretty much every single one, I found this one especially moving. Carl Safina passionately holds up a mirror to who we are and the effect we have on the animals we live with. If you have 20 minutes to watch some...
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It's been a while since I've shared this. Check out this app I created for little kids to learn about animals, letters, numbers, colors, and much, much more!
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