Social

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 Keith Chen, an economics professor at Yale, started circulating his unpublished working paper over a year ago.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 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 […]
February 6, 2013
Hong Kong

The Spring Continues

It’s amazing to how the Arab Spring uprisings throughout North Africa and the Middle East are continuing to have repercussions throughout the world. The role of technology, of course, cannot be underplayed in these events – social media has been a valuable conduit and meeting place to spread this contagious notion […]
October 30, 2012
protests in china

People Power in Modern China

China’s rapid ascent in the last decade as a new global economic superpower has taken many forms, and the once-despotic nature of the ruling class is now careful to tread lightly for fear of Prague spring-style rebellions erupting. This vast nation is a fascinating social and economic cauldron facing a […]