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Our blog is a library of resources and ideas found by us or shared with us by our friends and client network. It’s a collection of articles, radio stories, infographics and videos that relate to our work and broaden our thinking: our favorite content from the internet and beyond. Original commentary gives insight into our process and poses questions about the world inside and outside of the studio.


Archive for May, 2009

By President Barack Hussein Obama The White House Blog, January 21st, 2009 …The world has changed, and we must change with it. This year’s historic changing of the guard got us all thinking about the possibilities that lie ahead. Along with the global economic and environmental crisis, the attitude and focus of our country’s new […]

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By Kevin Kelly WIRED magazine, June 17, 2009 Communal aspects of digital culture run deep and wide… It is not class warfare. It is not anti-American; indeed, digital socialism may be the newest American innovation. From the Obama Administration’s application behavioral economics to Flikr and Wikipedia, the collectivizing force of web-based technologies is changing our […]

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By Chris Anderson WIRED magazine, June 17, 2009 This crisis is not just the trough of a cycle but the end of an era. We will come out not just wiser but different…The next new economy, the one rising from the ashes of this latest meltdown, will favor the small. Here’s one more piece of […]

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By Joseph B. White The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2009 The “American Clean Energy and Security Act” is one of the most ambitious efforts to re-engineer American social and economic behavior in decades, presenting opportunities for a wide array of businesses Silicon Valley to the coal fields of the Appalachians. Read this clear and […]

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By Michael Bloomberg NEWSWEEK, May 16, 2009 To get a real sense of whether the president’s first 100 days were successful, we need to consider how they have positioned him for the next 1,300 days. And to do that, we have to ask different questions. As a mayor who has gone through the toughest times […]

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Talk of the Nation, Science Friday with Ira Flatow NPR, January 11, 2008 Environmentalist Lester Brown has a plan to save the planet from climate change — but it’s not going to be easy or cheap. In his new book, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, Brown calls for a carbon tax and more […]

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By Janet Paskin Ode Magazine, May 2009 Not only in Africa, but in North and South America and Europe, “social stock exchanges” are launching to connect donors and investors with non-profits and businesses with a social mission, in the same way traditional markets present businesses and products to investors. Learn more about how the language […]

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By Jon Gertner New York Times Magazine, April 16, 2009 Two days after Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States, the Pew Research Center released a poll ranking the issues that Americans said were the most important priorities for this year. At the top of the list were several concerns — […]

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Video and Research by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Brenman We are living in exponential times Guess What? There are a lot of statistics floating around out there on the web. These guys have put a bunch of them together to illustrate the progression of information technology. The moral of the story? We won’t […]

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Video by Alec Loorz Kids vs. Global Warming, a project of Earth Island Institute Adults always say things like, “ It’s great to have kids involved, you guys are the future.” But we’re more than just “the future.” We’re here now. We are the present, and our voices do make a difference. Lets now work […]

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