How to we make sense of our shared human experience given that we seem trapped into the limited persona of the 'consumer'? Here we connect Sandel and Lapham through the concept of the "skyboxification" of life.
Software is eating the world, but there is a also a renaissance of hardware, where “hardware is the new software,” increasingly open, agile, dynamic, drawing from similar investment and development practices.
Dan Hill on “dark matter”: a term borrowed from the historian Wouter Vanstiphout referring to the hidden mass of policies and power that affect decision-making, the process, as well as the success or failure of projects.
As we know, the iPhone is ‘designed in California, made in China,’ but maybe it needs a new label: ‘Made in China—and a few other places.’ How traditional ways of measuring global trade fail to reflect underlying complexities.
When so much of the spotlight is shone on "failure", it’s easy to fall into the trap of equating failure with innovative genius. This is the danger for startup culture, where the mantra “Fail early, fail fast, fail often” reigns supreme.
Fairphone is exactly what it sounds like, a fair phone. Standing up for people and the environment in every aspect of its production and existence, the social smartphone enterprise is starting a movement.