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...
Why We Do This For Free

Why We Do This For Free

This is the first of three book reviews I’ll be publishing this week in preparation for my Wednesday talk at Internet Hungary on “The Artisan Internet and Digital Craftsmanship.” Here is a (slightly outdated) blurb: “Facebook, Amazon, and...
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....