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Fighting social apathy

Fourth Estate Summit 2011

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” – John F. Kennedy As a journalism and political science major in college, the clash between analyzing how our connected world communicates and deconstructing the social realities of our global community often caused my outlook on society to fluctuate from class-to-class, hour-to-hour. On one side I’d see how communication channels [...] Read More

State of the [interactive] Union

Barack Obama

I love politics almost as much as I love technology but I’d be naive if I said either were perfect. If you watched last year’s presidential debates, or have seen the disturbing amount of cat videos on YouTube, you know exactly what I’m talking about. However, both play a crucial role in our society and in the [...] Read More

Re-constructing imagination

creativity vs analytic brain photography art

I stumbled upon this article and now my brain is exploding with thoughts. Here’s one: creativity doesn’t depend on originality. Originality depends on creativity. The creative process can be tricky as there isn’t a right way to work within it. It also isn’t limited to those who work in the realm of creativity, but rather it [...] Read More

A virtual view of a connected world


London’s Design Festival annually brings together innovative architects and designers to amplify the city’s imaginative borders and to recreate the city’s most notable places. In September, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was invaded by a mysterious structure that lived off an invisible force. Prism, designed by London artist Keiichi Matsuda, was one of several large-scale interactive installations presented by [...] Read More

Study: who is best at using the internet?

The Web Index ranks countries on how well they use the Internet. Dark blue and purple ones scored highest and red the lowest.

Interesting article from CNN about a recent study: Which country is the best at putting the Web to use? That would be Sweden, according to a new report spearheaded by Tim Berners-Lee, the guy who basically invented the World Wide Web (and who had a role in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics). The [...] Read More

Technology for a healthier tomorrow

personal energy orb

In a culture where you could stay in bed all day and still not miss a beat of pop culture/news/what your friends ate for lunch, it’s easy to put exercise (or general outdoor wandering) at the end of your to-do list. When what we really should do is shut down our computers and enjoy real [...] Read More