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July 18, 2014
Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. The Internet’s Own Boy is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
July 17, 2014
In The Third Plate, a new book by acclaimed chef Dan Barber, he says we need to reboot our food system. How can the ingredients we use be less ecologically demanding and expensive to grow? In what ways can we innovate our diets to respond to the food that the land gives us?
July 16, 2014
The received wisdom these days is that we’re always findable. With our smartphones in our pockets and near constant use of GPS, we think we can always discover where we are, and in cases of emergency, we assume the authorities can, too. We can “find my iPhone,” but we can’t find an enormous object carrying more than 200 people? It’s sobering to consider that even with an overabundance of sensors, cellphones, and radar, what’s lost cannot always be found.