… and met up a whole bunch of other digital people at the Zeitgeist Social…
Thanks to everyone for coming out to our first New York event last week! Drinks were consumed, new contacts were made, and all manner of digital culture was discussed.
We also asked attendees to address something that’s on our mind a lot these days: If it’s “the future,” what should we have solved by now? The answers were diverse, ranging from concerns about infrastructure and large-scale social problems (hunger, clean water), to technology voids (“doing health care data manually”), as well as design innovation (“umbrellas that break with the wind”), and even a truly imaginative solution to enduring style challenges (“figure out how to put your unfashionable clothing on a jump drive or LaCie until it becomes fashionable again.“)
You can find pics of more contributions over at our Flickr group – which you can join, too!
All this brainstorming begs the question: as digital people, how can we support – or even lead – problem-solving in the real world? (And where does the digital world end and the real world begin these days, anyway?) We’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
Please mark your calendars for our next event: a digital culture panel discussion on Tuesday, October 19th, 7 pm, @ Hive at 55 in Manhattan. Details coming soon! Stay tuned to our blog, too… we’ve got posts on poetry and music in the digital age, planned obsolescence, and interviews with smart people on the horizon!