It’s part of a a new program called Imprimis Cares that will make over 7,800 FDA-approved generic drugs available at an affordable price.
A pharmaceutical company announced Thursday that it plans to introduce a significantly lower-cost version of Daraprim, the drug that made headlines last month after jumping from $13.50 per pill to $750.
The video game Qalupalikis based off of Inuit stories.]
Today multimedia platforms are being combined with Indigenous teachings and stories to bring forth exciting new quests in the form of video games. Even the classic Space Invaders got a makeover! Here are six video games paving the way for Indigenous inspired adventures:
Scheduled for release in June 2016, Honour Water brings together Anishinaabemowin songs and water teachings in a singing game for healing water. The graphics were created by Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe/Métis), Ph.D. who uses writing, design, and art in games, comics, and animation as a form of self expression. The songs featured were gifted by Sharon Day and the Oshkii Giizhik Singers. When released it will be available for free on iOS, Android, and other platforms.
Honour Water was developed by Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe/Métis)]
Another LaPensée gamer project includes Invaders, which was inspired by the classic arcade game Space Invaders. Invaders uses the art of Steven Paul Judd, and music of Trevino Brings Plenty. This was released in 2015 for web and mobile phone use and was featured at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2015. Check out this link to download Invaders and for more work done by LaPensée.
Qalupalik is an Inuit creature that kidnaps children who get too close to cracks in the ice. Pinnguaq Technology Inc brings together cultures and stories through the development of games, apps and other software. In this game, players set out on a mission to rescue a sibling who was taken by the Qalupalik. The game is soon to be released in 2016.
Never Alone was developed and designed by an Iñupiat community and Upper One Games.]
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
Forty Iñupiat Elders, storytellers and community members collaborated with About Upper One Games to develop the game Never Alone. Upper One Games is one of the first Indigenous owned commercial gaming company in the United States. The adventure follows a young Iñupiat girl and an arctic fox, who set out to find the source of an eternal blizzard which threatens the survival of everything they have ever known. Buy here
Startup Cell 411 Inc. (getcell411.com) has created a mobile app that makes it virtually impossible for governments, police and criminals to erase video which could serve as evidence of a crime or abuse.
The app, called Cell 411, has been around for a number of months but the newly-released version has features that are unseen in any other mobile apps used by activists, aiming to fight censorship and also criminal activity.
This device allows surgeons to take hearts from donors that formerly wouldn’t have been eligible. Possible donors have been limited because hearts were taken from people who were brain-dead but still had healthy bodies. The “heart in a box” can reanimate hearts that have stopped beating in bodies that have undergone “circulatory death,” where the heart itself is no longer functioning, not just the brain.
Machine learning plays a part in every stage of your life. If you studied online for the SAT college admission exam, a learning algorithm graded your practice essays. And if you applied to business school and took the GMAT exam recently, one of your essay graders was a learning system. Perhaps when you applied for your job, a learning algorithm picked your résumé from the virtual pile and told your prospective employer: here’s a strong candidate; take a look. Your latest raise may have come courtesy of another learning algorithm. If you’re looking to buy a house, Zillow.com will estimate what each one you’re considering is worth. When you’ve settled on one, you apply for a home loan, and a learning algorithm studies your application and recommends accepting it (or not). Perhaps most important, if you’ve used an online dating service, machine learning may even have helped you find the love of your life.