Meredith Ansell

April 2, 2013
Keith Chen

Back to the Future Tense

Scientific American is a bit late boarding the train for this one. Keith Chen, an economics professor at Yale, started circulating his unpublished working paper over a year ago. His daring hypothesis: The language you speak actually determines your economic habits. It was only in February when Chen appeared on […]
March 27, 2013
Sir Anthony van Dyck

The Digital Connoisseur

The BBC recently covered a sensational discovery: The authentication of a previously unknown portrait by the 17th Century master, Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641). What makes this story even more memorable is that the painting was first spotted online. In other words, this is a rare example of digital connoisseurship. This […]
March 24, 2013
Tim O'Reilly

DIY, YC, and VC

The new media guru, Tim O’Reilly, recently linked to DYI, a website geared towards kids-as-would-be-makers. It’s not just adults; young people also need an online community that fosters the do-it-yourself spirit. They too benefit from sharing creative projects and drawing inspiration from other young makers. Trending topics range from rocket […]