February 14, 2015

Introjis: Emoticons for Introverts

Continuing the recent theme of bringing emotional richness to social media, FastCo.Exist has details of Introjis, emoticons designed for introverts by designer Rebecca Evie Lynch. Introjis allow introverted users to express a natural and healthy affinity for solitude or quietude, and wordlessly express the occasional distress or fatigue that comes from being in the crowd [...]

February 10, 2015

Darwin’s Stickers

For the past year, I have been working closely with Jad Abumrad and the team at RadioLab on a fascinating story about Facebook, entitled “The Trust Engineers“. The story centers on the work of Arturo Bejar, who is one of the technical leaders at the company, and a team of engineers, product developers and external [...]

February 9, 2015

When Cleantech meets Cryptocurrency

During periods of relative calm, objective observation of the world is hard enough; foresight, even harder. During times of great change, clarity can be impossible. Yet occasionally an encounter will reveal, sometimes just for a moment, the usually invisible systems and activities that comprise the global order – the “emergent now” that pulses just out [...]