We at CNN's "The Next List" celebrate innovators and agents-of-change. It’s our reason for being. It’s what we do both behind the scenes and on air. And like any good show team, we don’t always agree on which people to feature. Settling on the idea that Theodor Seuss Geisel - aka Dr. Seuss - could have been a Next Lister was the shortest discussion we’ve had to date.
Dr. Seuss, who would have been 108 years old on Friday, is a wonderful example of the many characteristics that make up a Next Lister - the term we use for the innovators we feature on Sundays at 2 p.m. ET.
Our love for Dr. Seuss is what drove us to step outside and ask a few New Yorkers, who we found in front of the iconic public library on 42nd Street, to read passages from his books. Check out the video above to see the impact the author has today - even on adults. FULL POST
By John D. Sutter, CNN
(CNN) - When technology knows your name, it's hard not to personify it.
That's what's so interesting about Shapeways' "What does Siri look like" contest: You get a little window into the minds of people who use Apple's voice-controlled "assistant." Some imagine Siri as a Superwoman. Some see her as more of a gender-neutral "it," like a standard robot.
One entrant, not shown here, created an image of Siri as Sarah Palin reincarnated, according to Carine Carmy, spokeswoman for Shapeways, the design and 3-D-printing company that organized this contest and recently posted the winners online.
"Everyone who is an Apple user is a very big fan (of Siri), so I think people feel they have a very intimate relationship with this technnology," she said. "He/she/it gets to really understand your needs. It's quite an impressive technology."
The image at the top of this post, created by SaGa Design, won the 3-D design contest. Here's the 2-D winner, which shows Siri as the rock-star version of an executive assistant and was created by @eddieadolf:
And here are a few more of our favorites. Take a look:
Which is your favorite? Or how do you picture Siri?