Category Archives: Meta Zeitgeist

The Kids are Alright (Without These 5 Obsolete Technologies)

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Tweet 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 […]

Zeitgeist Panel — Human/Machine Interaction

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Tweet 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 […]

From Ben Franklin to Jetpacks: Highlights from All Day Buffet’s Feast On Good

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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.

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 […]

Innovation Gaps: Healthcare and the No-Fly List

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Tweet 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 IT Director, a Developer, and a Social Media Strategist Walked into a Bar…

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Tweet … 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. […]

The Death of the Author (Long Live the Commenter!)

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Tweet 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 […]

Digital Culture Now

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Tweet 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 […]

Whiteboard Brainstorming Session

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Whiteboard Brainstorming

Tweet Let it never be said that allowing a transformational network of unprecedented individuals inhabiting a new environment to emerge is a simple undertaking.