Piles of unread magazines falling to the floor and tormenting you? Why not share them?
Shareble.net is co-sponsoring the first ever celebration of Magazine Day, a nationwide holiday dedicated to magazines and catching up on the ones you haven't read yet. On the afternoon of February 27, Booksmith in San Francisco will convert itself into a giant magazine reading room. Bring your own unread mags, share them with others when you're done with them, and pick over Booksmith's magazine racks with impunity (but without coffee stains...).
During my bachelor’s, I formed an organization based on the idea that undergrads could successfully do research in a laboratory. The result was a volunteer group of motivated, loyal individuals who independently researched their own projects and produced great results.
Since then, I have had limited success with similar attempts. I decided to figure out what it was that made the first organization succeed while others failed. The fundamental problem was motivation of the recruits.
Fast Company recently selected "The 8 Biggest Kitchen Innovations of the Last Decade." While a number were—predictably—devices, 2 of the 8 selections were Web-based solutions (the epicurious iPhone app and freshdirect.com).
I highly doubt that when he published it, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig expected his 2004 book, Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity, to spawn an entire movement of technologists, policy wonks, and students who strive to create a culture free from overly onerou
The public domain — long a stepchild in the fierce politics of copyright law — is finally starting to come into its own. A diverse array of individuals and organizations associated with COMMUNIA, the European “thematic network” on the digital public domain, have issued a major manifesto explaining the importance of the public domain to democratic culture.
Next week, New Press will publish Beyond the Echo Chamber: How a Networked Progressive Media Can Reshape American Politics, in which my old pals Jessica Clarke and Tracy Van Slyke describe how media outlets can maximize their impact by integrating four layers of networked users, se
Cameron Sinclair published the following piece on the Architecture for Humanity website, presenting a plan for rebuilding Haiti that I think is visionary and completely consistent with Shareable's values. It might be too visionary; there is a mildly imperialistic, castle-in-the-sand quality to many of Sinclair's ideas, which one can imagine being easily carried away by the tide of Haiti's poverty. Do you agree? We at Shareable would like to know what you think.