“In the last couple of decades, the answer to the introvert’s dilemma was easy: get a computer and learn to code. Like a novelist (another popular introvert career path), you can create a new world using only words.”
– Ben Klemons in HTTPS: the end of an era
The program brings together an intriguing mix of founders, thinkers, business and social venture leaders, philanthropists and media to share their perspective on how we can all participate in changing the world.
A woman who thinks no one is watching undresses, changes clothes, transforms herself. A surveillance camera captures the moment.
You’d think TIME magazine’s Future of Invention workshop would give Washington its due. But only Ron Burgundy asked the right question: “Where is everyone?”
Showpiece productions like the recent NSA Files from The Guardian and last year’s Snowfall from the New York Times offer hope for the future of news. They are part of a micro-burst of experimentation that hints at what the next generation of digital news products could look and feel like every day.
Data journalism sits at the heart of the movement toward increased government transparency, open data and accountability. But the role of the media in this equation – and of free speech – is too often overlooked.
Adjustments to U.S. tax policy should make it easier for social entrepreneurs and philanthropies to launch and finance non-profit journalism startups. Good luck to them. Raising capital and sustaining news startups, regardless of tax status, will still be difficult.
The experience at the extraordinary Hunt Library is so encompassing, so collaborative that it’s apt to make gatekeepers everywhere a little uncomfortable. So complete is the remaking that traditionalists and visionists alike wonder if The Hunt should even be called a library.