Outlining the importance of connections in the world around us, and the links between cognition, language, etymology, and history.
Why creativity is like LEGO, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Susan Sontag and Gandhi.
It’s cliche to look to Steve Jobs for inspiration in the tech and investing worlds. This inspiration typically shows up in turtleneck-rich wardrobes, unconfirmed fealty to design, and, way too often, being cruel to subordinates. This has made my own predilection to draw lessons from Jobs increasingly difficult to justify, as I myself tune out 95% of Jobs references.
The answer to the question “How do you think a truly radical thought?” seems to be you think it through the network’. Leah Dickerman, Inventing Abstraction, 2012
One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Come From, Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance?
To be professionally successful in the 21st century we need to rediscover our capacity for connective thinking. Connective thinking is analogical and links disparate topics, strategies, methods, and principles together to form new ideas. Mixing and matching from different fields have led to great discoveries such as the theory of evolution. Yet, most of us rarely use this way of thinking.
In this 30-minute talk from A-Fest Mexico 2016, Tom Chi, inventor and co-founder of Google X, shares one of the most powerful ideas you can learn: it transcends science, religion, politics, social responsibility and humanism. He describes in practical terms how we're all interconnected.
Remix Theory is designed to move towards a remix of itself, by recombining much of the material that is archived to put to test the possibilities of Remix. This will become transparent as the database grows, and specific projects are developed. The site is designed to host, archive and promote projects which explore the current possibilities of Remix; it is prepared to become a...
In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by Manuel Lima as part of the RSA's free public events programme.
An ambitious four-part documentary on the history and cultural significance of sampling and collaborative creation.
The culmination of a new philosophical outlook harnessing new technologies through new organization types will drive forward exponential…
The Institute of Network Cultures (INC) analyzes and shapes the terrain of network cultures through events, publications, and online dialogue. Our projects evolve around digital publishing, alternative revenue models, online video and design, digital counter culture and much more.
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