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Big Think – Crowdsourcing Community and A Diffusion of Authority

March 16, 2009

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Discovered this site today. It has been called the “Intellectual YouTube”: www.bigthink.com The gist? From the “About” page: In the global digital age, there is a glut of accessible information. And while this information empowers you, the citizen-consumer, the only way to make any sense of it, is to begin an interactive relationship with the […]

Time to Reboot America

December 26, 2008

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Another thought provoking Op-Ed article from Thomas Friedman. Here’s the brunt of his rant: My fellow Americans, we can’t continue in this mode of “Dumb as we wanna be.” We’ve indulged ourselves for too long with tax cuts that we can’t afford, bailouts of auto companies that have become giant wealth-destruction machines, energy prices that […]

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child & Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk

November 26, 2008

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(This is the first of two posts that highlight endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) You can learn more about OLPC through the Amazon videos here, and their website: http://www.laptop.org/en/. You can buy the laptops at Amazon.com. Founded in 2005 by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte. Mission […]

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in the Church, pt.2

July 8, 2008

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My first post addressed the Leadership article “Ethnic Blends.” This post, I’d just like to offer a few resources that may be of help for furthering the discussion. As mentioned in the previous post, the complexity of the issue gives me pause for strong opinions. I offer this post as a contribution to the conversation. […]

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Alisa Miller – The News About the News

July 2, 2008

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As the CEO of American Public Radio, Alisa Miller brings an extremely insightful look at the breadth of American media. The short 4 1/2 min. talk is here. [If anyone has a the actual graphics that she used in her talk, I would love to get a hold of those.] I suppose we could consider […]

GodblogCon – A Tribe of Individuals and The Lawnmower Man

July 2, 2008

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The world is rapidly changing. It’s face is changing — how it appears. The vehicles of communication are changing — how we interact. And in a McLuhan-esque ethic, humanity is also changing — who we really are. GodBlogCon is one of those fascinating growths out of this new era of change. Whether it is inconsequential, […]

Thomas Friedman’s Obama On The Nile – Letting The Future Bury The Past

June 12, 2008

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What makes New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s op-ed posts interesting, to me, is that his global (flat) perspective allows us to glimpse a little bit of a bigger picture that many others simply cannot provide. Why is this important? Because life is a simultaneous tension between “individualness” and interconnectedness. Humanity, in order to be […]