Interesting non-profit that recognizes the negative and positive potential of patent wars and their explicit impact on the ‘health’ of developing countries. The concept of ‘health’ may be abstracted to economic health - can these thoughts be applied to patents that stifle market production?
Polar Bears always get the message across A very dark public awareness campaign on reducing consumption of sugary beverages. Interesting angle taken to appeal to the public.
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aaronleaf: lukesimcoe: Between Amanda Todd, Adrian Chen’s outing of Violentacrez and a small campaign against another creepshot mod here in Toronto, it’s been a big week for headlines about internet trolls. I haven’t really had the time to process it all, but I just re-read the Chen piece and wanted to talk… Good poing
But there is another side to the Valley. One where people are building truly...– Disruptions: Looking Beyond Silicon Valley’s Bubble - NYTimes.com (via anxiaostudio) OMG YES I’m nearly a month late to comment on this, but what’s described here - the bubble phenomenon of Silicon Valley as an industry town, and the double edge of the cult of entrepreneurship - is still relevant....
alex clare - too close (bbc radio 1 live) heard...
sunsetbeachstrawberryblonde: i think people are in awe at articulation. articulation of things they think, believe, want to believe, see, feel, wonder about. i often truly understand something, but when someone else articulates it so well, i feel a surge of speechlessness…. as i could not have concisely conveyed my understanding in as elegant a form…. whether or not that actually speaks to...
You can’t just add twitter and water and watch democracy grow.– Peter Fein at #PDF12 on why Democracy is obsolete, why Adhocracy is like sex (because “you don’t really know what it’s like until you do it”), and why politics is no longer left vs. right - it’s Internet vs. TV. Provocative stuff! (via libawr)
This phenomenon of Jewish-Asian intermarriage comes as a startling change for...– Studying and Living Jewish-Asian Intermarriage - NYTimes.com I’m super annoyed at this paragraph. In an article about academics doing a proper study of marriages between Jews and Asians in America, (which is actually not uninteresting: the majority of Jewish-Asian couples have graduate degrees,...
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Video Games- Lana Del Rey I don’t care...
The internet is taking the news industry back to the conversational culture of...– The Economist
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull...– max ehrmann
The Internet Medium Can No Longer be America’s...
Written by: Marie Leaf “Conventional wisdom has always held that the state with the largest military prevails. In an information age, however, it may be the state (or non-state) with the best story that wins.” –Joseph Nye Building social capital is thought to bring a promising line of action towards democracy building. Social capital represents a propensity for mutually beneficial collective...
Melting of the Global Salad Bowl
Written by: Marie Leaf Politicians and social scientists are running down a path of hyper-contextual and frustratingly inconclusive ‘multiculturalist’ debates. Liberal states have taken a defeatist attitude on the issue. “State-sponsored multiculturalism has failed”—that proclamation by British Prime Minister David Cameron, follows similar renunciations of multiculturalism by German Chancellor...