Quinn Norton discusses a future of education that addresses the as yet unknown needs of the future rather than one that continues to be built on twentieth century institutions. This in the context of current self-organized communities online and off, such as Anonymous and Burning Man. Well worth the time.
William Gibson speaks to Tasneem Raja of Mother Jones magazine on the occasion of the pubication of his newest book, The Peripheral. The interview begins around 19m.
The full film about online activist and technologist Aaron Swartz, contributor to the Creative Commons project, RSS, and cofounder of Reddit.
Aaron’s life was lost after a prolonged campaign by the US government to make an example of him after he download a large volume of scientific journals from a closed system at MIT.
A fascinating and very visual talk built around the idea that “creators need an immediate connection to what they create”. The example offered is around visual programming and immediate feedback, an idea which was foundational to the “interactive playground” announced for future Apple programming tools.
This is the original Inbox Zero concept as described in a talk given to Google by the originator, Merlin Mann. Inbox Zero is productivity concept for staying in control of your email and your attention.
A classic episode featuring a series of stories about good intentions gone awry.
A great panel conversation between women who work in the tech industry about sexism, abusive behavior and ideas about how to improve the landscape.