Archive for the ‘Web/Tech’ Category

Openness is resilience

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011What does it mean to design and create open source tools for civilisation?Marcin Jakubowski tells us how. In many ways this story is very much part of the story of No Straight Lines that I have been researching, evolving and ...

Grow VC opens API for developers for a truly open crowdfunding ecosystem

Thursday, October 13th, 2011The guys at GrowVC seem to be on a wave of constant iteration and development, constantly pushing the boundaries of how venture funding is going to look like, and be like.Grow VC Chairman and Co-founder Jouko Ahvenainen said to me ...

A free ride to nowhere?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011I opened my analogue copy of The Observer at the weekend, and as is my habit I found myself in the culture section and looking a book reviews. My eye caught Evgeny Morozov's review of Robert Levine's book Free Ride, ...

Grow venture community democratising start-up funding

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011Today GrowVC (for whom I work as Head of Vision), announces some interesting developments to their platform.These are:New visual outlook and improved usability It is free to create and publish investor and start-up profile Members can invest 100% of the micro-investment membership ...

The democratisation of financial capital

Friday, April 22nd, 2011FaultlinesWhich business, which industry, which NGO or political organization, democratic or otherwise has not been touched by the impact of our most recent communications revolution? In a breath it seems, businesses defined by their socialness, community, and peer to peer ...

Juliana Rotich of Ushahidi in conversation

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011Ushahidi (Testimony) inspires me, because it was created from nothing, with no money, it demonstrates what true entrepreneurship can do. It also inspires me because like any good piece of work that is true to the age we live in ...

Mobile culture and commerce for cultural institutions

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011Today I spoke at a conference on how mobile communications can be transformative for cultural institutions - my keynote was called Assets and Access in the Cultural Sector. The overview of the event organised by Camerjam, CultureLabel.com and Spark are ...

Intersections 2011

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011It was a strange piece of sychronicity as I drove down to the Eden Project in Cornwall to speak at the Intersections Creative Business Summit as I was listening to a Radio4 programme about one of Cornwall's famous sons Peter ...

What is local TV?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011Community purists fear just another national channel while others are sceptical of plan's commercial viability, is the byline of an article about the desire of Jeremy Hunt and others to create local TV in the UK.I don't think you need ...

Critical enquiry

Thursday, February 24th, 2011Howard Rheingold provides and in-depth and eloquent lesson on how we need to engage in a world defined not by scarcity or information but abundance, in which we need to be able to determine for ourselves the validty, and quality ...

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