Posts Tagged ‘ideas’

Re-Imagining Work

October 10, 2013


Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, addressed the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), imagining how technology can empower an open, collaborative and flexible working culture. Video of his full lecture is here, but the short animated excerpt above is even more fun.

Illustrator: Andrew Park of Cognitive Media for RSA Animate.

Business Reimagined, Dave Coplin (Harriman House)

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Hello Kitty Studies

October 4, 2013

Hello Kitty Studies
“How might we think with and through an object like Hello Kitty? What kinds of structures of feeling does Hello Kitty enable? What does Hello Kitty, in effect, do in the private worlds of her fans, as well as in the larger public world of global goods?”

Christine YanoPink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, quoted in “Cat Power,” Ben Gabriel, The New Inquiry

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How to Fix Everything

August 2, 2013

How to Fix Everything

Like any 21st Century city, Washington DC has  problems issues. City Paper asked some of our favorite local smartasses thinkers (including Lydia DePillis, Tyler Green, Elahe Izadi, Richard Layman, and Matthew Yglesias) how to resolve them.

“How to Fix Everything,” Washington City Paper

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Outrospection

December 8, 2012

Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric recently addressed the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), explaining how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves. Video of his full lecture is here, but the short animated excerpt above is even more fun.

Illustrator: Andrew Park of Cognitive Media for RSA Animate.

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Brainstorming

November 9, 2012

“Groupthink: The brainstorming myth,” Jonah Lehrer, The New Yorker

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Paul Ryan, Republican Intellectual

September 24, 2012

Paul Ryan, Repblican Intellectual

Paul Ryan is today’s leading Republican intellectual because he’s read 4 books. Well 3, actually, but he read Atlas Shrugged twice..  Alec MacGillis has a thorough examination of this in The New Republic:

“It wasn’t clear at first that he even wanted to be in D.C. Offered a position on Senator Bob Kasten’s committee right after college, Ryan took awhile to respond because he was trying to find work as a ski instructor in Colorado instead.”

“Ryan was inquisitive during his early days on the Hill, but in a way that was hard to distinguish from mere favor-currying. (He had been named the ‘biggest brown noser’ of his high school class.) He nagged [Cesar] Conda … so often with questions about supply-side economics that Conda lent him two books to keep him busy—Jude Wanniski’s The Way the World Worksand George Gilder’s Wealth and Poverty, both foundational tracts for trickle-down Reaganomics.”

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Like Newt Gingrich? You’ll Love Paul Ryan.

August 16, 2012

Love Newt Gingrich? You'll Love Paul Ryan.

Who is Paul Ryan? He spent a few months at the Tea Party’s alleged “Think Tank” and read a cult novel and a few faddish books as an impressionable undergrad. These days that’s enough to make him a Republican Intellectual, the GOP’s Idea Man, the party’s Intellectual Leader.

So basically Paul Ryan is a Big Ideas Guy, Newt Gingrich with fewer chins.

More:

“Romney’s Choice,” Elizabeth Drew, New York Review of Books blog

“What did Ayn Rand teach Paul Ryan about monetary policy?” Brad Plumer, Washington Post blog

“Atlas Spurned,” Jennifer Burns, Washington Post Op-Ed

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Action Philosophers: Ayn Rand! Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey (Evil Twin)

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Sarah Palin in India

March 19, 2011

Sarah Palin in India

Former Alaska Temp-Governor Sarah Palin recently addressed a dinner meeting of India’s top thinkers and celebrities at the India Today Conclave. India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie respectfully introduced Mrs. Palin as “the sexiest brand in Republican politics.” Intellectuals in the audience were delighted with her presentation, “My Vision of America,” as it was an object lesson in why India is overtaking the U.S.A. as a world power. Bollywood entertainment executives were likewise entranced, since political stand-up comedy is nowhere near that outrageous in South Asia.

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