Insight Links for Sep 21, 10:19 pm

// September 21st, 2010 // Opinion

  • The "New" Economy: Who Thinks the ZeitGeist & Venus Project are Full of Misconceptions? Read All About It Here!, Robin Wood @ Everyone’s Blog Posts – R2 Global Meshwork:

  • Quotes Uncovered: Memorable Movie Lines, Team @ Freakonomics:
    Two years ago, I asked for suggestions for the most memorable movie lines of recent years, to help with the next edition of The Yale Book of Quotations. Let me repeat my “bleg” from that time, and ask again for suggestions
  • Back to School #1, danariely @ Dan Ariely:
    The dark side of “Productivity Enhancing Tools” Email, Facebook, and Twitter have greatly enhanced the ways we communicate. These handy modes of communication allow us to stay in touch with people all over the world without the restrictions of snail mail (too slow) or the telephone (is it too late/early to call?). As great as […]
  • Super-Empowered Hopeful (vs Angry) Individuals- A Technological Perspective, Robin Wood @ Everyone’s Blog Posts – R2 Global Meshwork:
    This is a column for the latest edition of Nanotechnology Now, written by Jamais Cascio. Feedback, as always, is more than welcome.


  • Green Collars–Where are the Jobs?, Robin Wood @ Everyone’s Blog Posts – R2 Global Meshwork:
    An excellent insight into the intricate details of how we are creating a green economy job-by-job, from a US perspective. I wonder what the equivalent criteria are in the Euro countries?

    Two years into Obama’s presidency, nobody knows what qualifies as a green-collar job, including government agencies and environmental groups.

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  • The Magic That Is TED, Team @ Freakonomics:
    Anya Kamenetz of Fast Company writes about the TED phenomenon: “By combining the principles of ‘radical openness’ and of ‘leveraging the power of ideas to change the world,’ TED is in the process of creating something brand new. I would go so far as to…
  • The Gordon Cook Interview (3): from the commons to open and distributed manufacturing, Michel Bauwens @ P2P Foundation:
    On March 4 2010, Gordon Cook was able to interview me in Bangkok. This became the basis for the August-September special issue of the Cook Report, a newsletter that is distributed to telecommunication leaders. It’s the most in-depth profile of our work to date and the first 17 pages, which feature a detailed comparison of […]
  • Gold’s Magic Price, Daniel Hamermesh @ Freakonomics:
    We’ve had some old unwanted gold jewelry lying around for a long time. With gold at $1,237 per ounce, we figured it was time to sell it. We are a living movement up the supply curve of gold.
  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma Makes a Reality TV Appearance, Team @ Freakonomics:
    Once in a while, something happens in the real world that brings a flurry of e-mail to the Freakonomics office. If, for instance, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, or at least a version thereof, makes an appearance on a network TV show.
  • Humanitarian Design Projects and the Growth of Digital Fabrication, Team @ Worldchanging: Bright Green:
    WorldChanging TeamLooking back one, two and five years ago today (give or take!) on Worldchanging: 2009 Kenyas’ First “Net Positive” Basketball Court Christa Morris reports on…