Douglas Rushkoff's new book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus is a refreshingly practical progressive how-to amid the rhetorical excesses of this election year.
The apple of American politics never falls too far from the tree.
Experimentation-out-of-love is often inefficient and hard to measure. It isn’t always “solution-oriented." But it’s as necessary and natural to us as breathing, and all too easily swept under the rug.
Big Think's Jason Gots reviews David McCullough's 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography John Adams.
Big Think's Jason Gots reviews Garth Risk Hallberg's novel City on Fire.
Life won't let you go; not because brighter days are right around the corner, but because it just won't.
Culturally and economically, modern Turkey is at a dangerous crossroads.
We need to talk openly about the world we live in because evil thrives on silence and secrecy. I’d go so far as to say that it can’t exist without them.
Words like “comforting” and “reassuring” don’t seem sufficiently “sexy” praise for a literary work on this scale, but these are the only words to describe its effect (on this reader, at least).
Real productivity doesn’t always look anything like “first to work, last to leave.”
Urbanization is increasing rapidly, worldwide. It's good for innovation, but is it good for people?
The sleep of reason brings forth monsters. So does the sleep of imagination.
This isn’t the Matrix. Should you wish to face the ugly reality, there’s no red pill you can swallow.
There is no sense whatsoever that we are on the same page here, working toward some roughly agreed upon vision of a better future.
The trouble with productivity as a value is that it treats a morally ambiguous act as a moral good. What, specifically, do we want to be producing more of?
Optimism, like imagination, is childish in the best sense of the word.
Well, nothing new happens without some blood being spilled, I suppose.
Is it like that Corn God myth? Do you devour them?
If you have to say "never forget," you've probably already forgotten.
I attacked a famous artist for no apparent reason.