Cite the Source

Last March I heard the president of a non-profit organization declare that state planning for jail construction is based on the literacy drop-out rate of third grade students. The presenter’s point was that illiteracy and criminal activity are compellingly interrelated,1 but I was curious to learn how elementary literacy rates are actually calculated in prison …

Orator

In a high media world, successful orators are the ones who can capture the personal essence of a coffee shop conversation in the presence of any variably sized audience. A real human being, live and in flesh and bone, vibrating wavelengths of the air into your ear, holds the key to something the online social …

Rewiring the Homo Sapiens

Rewiring the Homo Sapiens is a presentation I gave at PodCamp London on April 25, 2009 about the implications of technology and humanity‚Äôs legacy as users of technologies. The presentation hinges on two themes: the first hinge is the assumption that all human invention is in fact “technology” that ultimately forces change on it’s own …