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

Shaping Neighborhoods

Shaping Neighborhoods

Theaster Gates [ WEB 3.0 ] I’m a potter, which seems like a fairly humble vocation. I know a lot about pots. I’ve spent about 15 years making them. One of the things that really excites me in my artistic practice and being trained as a potter is that you very quickly learn how to make great things out of nothing; that I

Tokens to Tablets

Tokens to Tablets

Ivars Peterson [ Web 3.0 ] We learn to count at such an early age that we tend to take the notion of abstract numbers for granted. We know the word “two” and the symbol “2” express a quantity that we can attach to apples, oranges, or any other object. We readily forget the mental leap required to go from counting specific things

Rebuilding Detroit

Rebuilding Detroit

Toni Griffin [ WEB 3.0 ] By 2010, Detroit had become the poster child for an American city in crisis. There was a housing collapse, an auto industry collapse, and the population had plummeted by 25 percent between 2000 and 2010, and many people were beginning to write it off, as it had topped the list of American shrinking cities. By 2010, I

The Entrepreneurial State

The Entrepreneurial State

Mariana Mazzucato [ WEB 3.0 ] Have you ever asked yourselves why it is that companies, the really cool companies, the innovative ones, the creative, new economy-type companies — Apple, Google, Facebook — are coming out of one particular country, the United States of America? Usually when I say this, someone says, “Spotify! That’s Europe.” But, yeah. It has not had the impact

Leveling Up

Leveling Up

Paul Sellew [ WEB 3.0 ] I’ve been involved with agriculture just about my whole life — this is a picture of me on my family’s farm with my brother and sister in a few of my cousins — and, just like any good farmer, I know that in compost amended soil, rich in organic matter, you can grow just about anything Over