Optimism and Abundance

Optimism and Abundance

When I worked at Open Society Foundations, we had a focus on defending rights, which derived from a worldview that assumes there are large institutions (mostly corporations and governments) that encroach upon our individual freedoms and our ability to live a...

Too Much Information – Week Ending April 29

Once a week the Information Program of Open Society Foundations sends out a weekly digest of news, analysis and events all about … you guessed it, information. It is usually prepared by the inimitable Becky Hogge, the former executive director of the Open Rights...
My Cloud Intelligence Talk at Ars Electronica

My Cloud Intelligence Talk at Ars Electronica

A video of my talk is available here. My slides are on SlideShare. What follows is a hyperlinked text of the notes in my slides. Darkness is our natural state. During the 200,000 years of human existence our species has only known electric light for .06% of that time....

A Gustito Con La Vida

It’s Sunday morning … and true to the name, the sunlight, roughly eight minutes after leaving its home, is blasting furiously outside. So is the wind. And my honey and I are taking refuge from both in the cool shade of our upstairs bedroom. What are we...