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Conversation with Steven Johnson and Tom Malone about Emergence and Collective Intelligence »

I recently invited Steven Johnson, author if Emergence and Tom Malone, the Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence to join a conversation about Emergence over Authority, one of the principles in our new book Whiplash. This was part of a series of experiments that we are conducting in the Facebook group for the book. We used a software system call Soapbox.tv to stream the video to Facebook Live. You can find the audio on iTunes and SoundCloud....

Conversation with Virginia Heffernan »

I first met Virginia in 2015 when she and I were on a panel with Fareed Zarkaria at the Connecticut Forum. Late last year, she and Panio from Heleo reached out to see if I'd join Virginia in a conversation over Skype. Heleo "curates compelling, candid conversations between writers and thinkers about their work, research, and interests." You can see their great summary of the conversation on their website. After the conversation, I asked if I could repackage the audio as a Podcast which you can find on iTunes and SoundCloud. Virginia and I had recently gotten each other's...

Conversation with Shaka Senghor »

I recently had a Facebook Live conversation with Shaka Senghor, a Media Lab Director's Fellow and author. Shaka spent 19 years in prison for second-degree murder. In prison Shaka found a path to redemption initially through reading and then writing. I met him just after he had come out of prison. You can read more about this in the foreword to his book that I wrote. Shaka's an amazing leader, writer, inspiration and an important voice behind the fight against the systematic mass incarceration in the US. We talk about prison, his book, Writing My Wrongs and a bit...

Conversation with Christopher M. Schroeder »

Conversation with Christopher M. Schroeder about Whiplash The Book, entrepreneurship, the Middle East, media and many other things. Audio available on iTunes and SoundCloud....

Conversation with Michael Harren of Mikeypod talking about Whiplash »

I had my third podcast conversation with Michael Harren for his podcast Mikeypod and streamed it on Facebook while recording it for my own podcast (iTunes/Soundcloud). My first podcast co-production! (I sometimes call him Mikey because of his podcast name, but I think I'm supposed to call him Michael.) Michael is an activist, vegan and loves animals. We've inspired each other over the years and it was great to catch up with him after he read Whiplash. We talked about podcasting, veganism and lots of other stuff....

Conversation with Kevin Esvelt about CRISPR Gene Drive and Whiplash »

Talking to Media Lab faculty member, Kevin Esvelt who runs the Sculpting Evolution group about his work in developing safe and ethical ways to deploy technologies like CRISPR gene drive. He is currently working in Nantucket with communities there to have a conversation about how to move research and deployment forward to try to eradicate Lyme disease. We talk about his work and how it connects with Whiplash. Audio available on iTunes and SoundCloud....

Safecast Conversation with Sean and Pieter from Safecast about Whiplash »

Conversation with my Safecast co-founders, Sean Bonner and Pieter Frank about Whiplash and citizen science. Safecast is an international, volunteer-centered organization devoted to open citizen science for the environment. After the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck eastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, accurate and trustworthy radiation information was publicly unavailable. Safecast was formed in response, and quickly began monitoring, collecting, and openly sharing information on environmental radiation and other pollutants, growing quickly in size, scope, and geographical reach. Our mission is to provide citizens worldwide with the...

Conversation between co-authors Joi and Jeff with researcher Chia »

A few days ago, I did a Facebook Live Q&A about our book with my co-author Jeff Howe and our fabulous researcher who helped us with the book, Chia Evers. We talked about what it was like to work on the book together and answered some questions including what we learned that was the most surprising. It was a fun conversation. Here's a YouTube video of it. The audio of the conversation is also on iTunes and SoundCloud....

Conversation with Reid Hoffman about Whiplash »

Reid Hoffman has been a friend and a companion on my journey through the tumultuous rise of the Internet. We sat down over Skype to have a conversation about Whiplash. Audio available on iTunes and SoundCloud....

Report from Marrakech »

By Feliciano Guimarães from Guimarães, Portugal (Patterns Uploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Last week, I was invited to join a kind of alternative conference running alongside COP22 in Marrakech. Unlike COP22, which was governments and NGOs in green rooms and blue rooms negotiating policy and agreements, the meeting I attended was a "Do-Fest," a collection of action-oriented people gathering to figure out what we can do without waiting for permission or incentives. With galleys of Whiplash and a refurbished violin in hand, I headed off to the meeting to give a presentation in the first...
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