Musk vs Gary

Musk vs Gary

Elon Musk [ WEB 3.0 ] Chris Anderson: In the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what an exciting future might look like, which I guess makes the first question a little ironic: Why are you boring? EM: Yeah. I ask myself that frequently. We’re trying to dig a hole under LA, and this

The Fray

The Fray

Gretchen Bakke [ WEB 3.0 ] Associate Professor of Anthropology at McGill University, joins David to discuss her book “The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future” FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Matt

Picking Up Speed

Picking Up Speed

Aerial Reconnaissance [ OceanCleanup ]  The Ocean Cleanup is a foundation that develops technologies to extract plastic pollution from the oceans and prevent more plastic debris from entering ocean waters. Between September 26 and October 7, 2016 The Ocean Cleanup conducted a series of reconnaissance flights across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: the Aerial Expedition. The organization was founded in 2013 by Boyan

Connecting with Grass

Connecting with Grass

Joel Salatin [ Food Security ] Sunbeams are the essence of poetry. Dreams, fantasy, fairy tales; sunbeams. And yet, as esoteric and mystical as sunbeams are, they are the energy driver of the planet in a very visceral, physical, scientific, empirical sense. But if I asked you to go out and grab me some sunbeams, we know they’re valuable, right? Well, grab me

Waking Up White

Waking Up White

Debbi Irving [ TEDxFenway ] Seven years ago, I had a series of wake-up calls that were so profound — that was in this course Racial and Cultural Identities that Mina just told us about. These awakenings were so profound that, when the course was over, I ended up leaving my job, withdrawing from my graduate school program, and embarking on what was

Superchickens 101

Superchickens 101

Margaret Heffernan [ Mindset ] An evolutionary biologist at Purdue University named William Muir studied chickens. He was interested in productivity — I think it’s something that concerns all of us — but it’s easy to measure in chickens because you just count the eggs. He wanted to know what could make his chickens more productive, so he devised a beautiful experiment. Chickens

Alice Goffman

Alice Goffman

Alice Goffman [ Bias Networks ] On the path that American children travel to adulthood, two institutions oversee the journey. The first is the one we hear a lot about: college. Some of you may remember the excitement that you felt when you first set off for college. Some of you may be in college right now and you’re feeling this excitement at