The joy of receiving the Sunday newspaper has gone. This is an attempt to deliver something to ponder over on any given Sunday.
The single most precious commodity of our time is time itself. Here’s where my time has gone recently.
This interview with Sam Harris and Niall Ferguson author of The Square and the Tower changed my perspective on the current political climate and opened my eyes to the social polarisation engines that are social media.
I was a little distracted after Elon’s dramatic Facebook exit. We have collectively spent billions building Facebook. There are many things I don’t like about it, however, for millions, it serves a great purpose in connecting and could be used for a great deal of good. If we all run away it will become like so many desolate post-industrial American boom towns (only this time virtual). We need to help rebuild it. This time on our terms. Here’s a start point from the Atlantic.
I stumbled intoReady Player One. Futuristic goonies with plenty of time travel back to the 80’s for those of us old enough to remember. I never read the book (nor did I read Wrinkle in Time!) I loved this.
Watch: 2hrs 20mins
We were invited to a magic show in New York, unlike anything I have ever seen. It’s awkward, but those who know me, know I’m very comfortable with that. These guys; Glenn Kaino and Derek Delgaudioare a force. It’s Penn and Teller x 10 + heart.
2 years ago we embarked on a mission to make higher education affordable and accessible. Last September we launched the University of the Underground with Dr.Nelly Ben Hayoun. It’s the only free MA in design thinking in the world. New York got their first taste of it at the amazing Judd Foundation. Skip the Guggenheim this is it!
If you don’t have a subscription to the Information, you should get one.
I tell everyone I meet this. But Quartz news has an app. In the app there is one killer feature; Trump snooze. Go get it.