My husband is easily moved by objects such as the blue translucent Motorola pager he used to stay connected back when he first moved to Brooklyn in the early 90s. He saves it, along with Walkmen, Diskmen and other paperweights, in a clear plastic crate … Read More →
Category Archives: Meta Zeitgeist
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our second event last Tuesday evening! Big ups to our panelists, Irwin Chen (@irwin), Ian Spalter (@ianspalter), Jill Nussbaum, and Dan Paluska (@thesixmill), for some fascinating presentations and scintillating discussion, and a huge thank you to … Read More →
To quote Eric Zimmerman, “If the last era was summed up by cinema, the next one will be summed up by gaming because it’s participatory.” We can extend that — if the 20th century was about creating and selling more consumer goods, the 21st century is about unlocking human potential and solving social problems, and in order to understand this, we need a new kind of economics that can create value from human flourishing.
Earlier this week, Sanofi-Aventis announced the impending arrival of the IBGStar, a nifty little device that plugs in to an iPhone and will allow diabetics to upload information from their blood glucose tests (a pinprick blood test that many diabetics must perform daily) to an … Read More →
… 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 … Read More →
The barriers to authorship are lower than ever — anyone can expound at length for free on any number of public platforms, and if you’re not the long-winded sort, microblogging pushes word-count pressure in the opposite direction. What I am finding very interesting at the … Read More →
We are digital people. We think in interfaces, systems, organized complexity, code, interaction, behavior. We dream, write, design, build, and solve – and we do it all with unprecedented efficiency and speed, using exciting tools that organize information in new ways. We inhabit a new … Read More →
Let it never be said that allowing a transformational network of unprecedented individuals inhabiting a new environment to emerge is a simple undertaking.