The opposite of play isn't work, it's depression, according to world-renowned game designer Jane McGonigal, who's referencing the work of pioneering psychologist Brian Sutton-Smith. Sutton-Smith studied the psychology of play for five decades.
World-renowned game designer Jane McGonigal hopes that her latest project, which launches on October 10th, will harness Pokemon Go's ability to create super-empowered hopeful individuals and bring these benefits into the political sphere.
Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, believes we should rethink the world using today’s technology. “Let’s stop optimizing for the short-term. Let’s start optimizing for the long-term, and think about how to make the society we want,” O’Reilly says.
Zipcar Co-Founder Robin Chase believes the status quo is broken, and that sharing economy platforms—which she refers to as “peers inc”—can help rebuild a new status quo. Chase devised the “peers inc” terminology because of the mutual importance of what she sees as two halves of the sharing economy equation:...
Solving the problem of climate change—reducing greenhouse gas emissions, making renewable energy more affordable and accessible, aiding communities affected by a destabilized climate—may seem like a job for scientists and engineers, not for humanists.
We're excited to announce the launch of our new audio podcast! The entirety of our foreign policy series, humanities interviews and Uncharted interviews to date have been converted into audio podcasts (and can of course still be viewed as videos).