Author Archives: Tammy Oler

Monday Maps: Google’s College Basketball Tournament 2011

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Tweet We’re big infographics nerds here at Zeitgeist, and we love interactive maps so much we’re going to feature them on a weekly basis.  Welcome to Monday Maps! For this first installment, I wanted to showcase a map about another of my big loves: March […]

Interviews with Smart People: Paul Fugelsang, Psychotherapist

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“You’re communicating with one another through a glowing screen and practicing the craft in ways that were unthinkable a short time ago. Every client I’ve seen online seems to agree, however, that the initial awkwardness fades away quickly as the therapeutic relationship takes center stage. I practice a mindfulness-based type of therapy so throughout a session I ask my clients to be curious about their experience in the moment and share that curiosity with me. Working together through our computers provides a different element of phenomena to explore, which in turn provides its own richness.”

We Like Students for Free Culture

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Tweet Here’s a shout out to the Students for Free Culture Conference taking place this weekend in New York City.  They’ve got a great line-up with panels on remix culture, music, and the arts, open education/open access, fashion and free culture, and keynotes from Greg […]

NYC BigApps: Rethinking Data and the Public/Private Divide

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Tweet It’s impossible for us not to be excited by the NYC BigApps competition.  The initiative itself is great – a competition that rewards creative, meaningful, and effective development of applications using the City of New York’s NYC.gov Data Mine – but what it represents […]

Interviews with Smart People: David Dufresne of Bandzoogle and Backfed

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“Lots of people say that the Internet has devalued music. I disagree. I think it has devalued the traditional music product: packaged recorded music (CDs, mp3s). But the Internet opens up so many ways for artists to build a narrative around their creative output, communicate it to their fans and prospective fans, and then create contexts where that music can be enjoyed and where it actually gains value. The challenge is to find ways to earn a living from creating those “contexts.””

Poetry in the Digital Age: Update & Fine Linkage

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Tweet Earlier this month, we published two posts on poetry in the digital age: the first focused on technological challenges and opportunities for poetry, and the second focused on how to approach the publishing model.  The response was huge: Publishers Weekly posted a call for […]

The Cost of Poetry in the Digital Age

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Tweet Yesterday we posted the first in a two-part discussion about poetry in the digital age.  In that post, I explored some of the technological issues related to poetry.  In today’s guest blog, Jonathan Farmer, founder and poetry editor for At Length magazine, discusses the […]

Poetry in the Digital Age

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Tweet An ongoing project of Zeigeist is to identify innovation gaps, places where technology falls short or doesn’t address problems at all. We place a premium on real-world issues, but we want to make sure that we address artistic and aesthetic ones, too. So we’re […]

Interviews with Smart People: Mozilla’s Brian Crowder

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Tweet Developers are the unsung heroes of any Web project, but they’re really the heart and soul of Mozilla, the ambitious open source software project behind the ever-extensible Firefox browser.  The Mozilla goal is both lofty and entirely sincere: to bring together thousands of dedicated […]

The Future of the Human/Machine Interface: A Zeitgeist Panel Discussion

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Tweet We’ve got a panel discussion! The Future of the Human/Machine Interface Tuesday, October 19th, 7-9 pm Hive at 55, 55 Broad Street, 13F, NY NY 10004 RSVP here. Panelists: Irwin Chen, Jill Nussbaum, Dan Paluska, Ian Spalter For many decades, we thought our future […]