Zeynep Tufekci on COVID Mutations

Zeynep Tufekci has a great piece in the Atlantic about the COVID-19 mutation first documented in the United Kingdom. Like I her, I discounted the initial news because viruses mutate and there have been many “doomsaying headlines” in the last year related to virus mutation. To understand the difference between exponential and linear risks, consider…

Government in My Life

With the recently past U.S. government shutdown I came to the quick and uncomfortable realization that the government is far to heavily integrated into my daily life.  I was in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for most of the U.S. Government shutdown and still felt the impact. While in Paris I used my one…

Is Crowdfunding the Future of Curation for Local Events and other Programming Decisions?

The Smithsonian launched their first major crowdfunding campaign to support it’s first-ever exhibition on the yogic art. Crowdfunding is in many ways simply a way of pre-selling an offering. You can gauge interest before bring a product or service to market.  You can go direct to the consumer and avoid being handicapped by lack of distribution. Moving forward I…