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?”
Whimpers won’t save the news business. Our goal: reinvent it. Join us in an initiative that brings “the people formerly known as the audience,” social interaction and personal technologies to solutions that foster journalism, unify knowledge and profit the changemakers of an informed society.
Once again, We Media is designing new space. There’s the physical space of weSpace, the co-working hub we’re launching for entrepreneurs and digital creatives. There’s the social space where we connect innovators through technology, collaboration and creativity. And there’s the space between the ears where we consider our place in a shape-shifting world.
If you live in Washington, DC, and can offer a little bit of your time, sign up and check out the project details. You can go down into the subway to see how long it takes to escape, or assist with mapping data and other text, photo and video tasks. NewsIt won our 2010 PitchIt Challenge, and we’ve been advising the project since then.
Today I watched the movie Groundhog Day and downloaded The Daily on my iPad. Both reminded me how we live the same day over and over until we get it right. Rupert Murdoch’s much-anticipated, save-the-newspaper app debuted after several delays. You’ve got to love the serendipity of the February 2 been-here-before release: the newspaper for […]
The battle over intelligence is popular culture’s longest running show. Are computers smarter than people? Is the brain a second-rate technology? Can machines think? Will they become sentient and take over? Can they beat a human on Jeopardy!? The correct answer is: What is “Watson”? Next month, an IBM computing system will compete on Jeopardy! […]
Here’s how We roll in 2k11: We’re issuing a We Media challenge to create the brilliant city of the future; We’re awarding $50k to the best start-up ideas; We’re holding a boot camp for would-be entrepreneurs; We’re bringing the We Media conference back to New York; We’re adding new ways to think, create and change everything. There’s more coming. You should be, too.