Microsoft’s Social Computing Symposium is one of my favorite conferences of the year. It’s small, invitation only, curated by some of the smartest people in… Read More »The Globalization of Sumo – My talk at MSR SCS 2013
It’s a good time to be PSY. The Korean rapper has become an international celebrity with the unexpected success of Gangnam Style, the absurdly catchy… Read More »What to make of Ai Wei Wei’s “Gangnam Style”?
I’m considering starting a new business venture. It’s called “Long Flight” and it’s based on my experiences writing on airplanes. I’ve hit a point in… Read More »“Long Flights” – a somewhat serious business idea
In my class today, celebrated science journalist Alister Doyle shared an insight that crystalized for me a line of thinking I’ve been exploring about media… Read More »An idea worth at least 40 nanoKardashians of your attention
Center for Civic Media meetings start with an icebreaker question: you introduce yourself, and tell us whether you prefer pirates or ninjas, homemade or canned… Read More »My new quest – replacing QR codes with tartan
Dear Chris, June, Bruno – One of my students at the Center for Civic Media and I were discussing the need for more conference venues… Read More »An open letter to TED organizers on #TEDHighConcept