Strange Native

  1. 09. Toward a New Education »

    Low Cost, Scalable, Distributed & Above All: Personalized

    Dec 29, 2011

    Low Cost, Scalable, Distributed & Above All: PersonalizedI spend a lot of time thinking about the future, trying to figure out where the next big wave of change is going to hit. I lived through my first in the 80s, with the personal computing revolution. That gave way to others in the 90s & oughts: […]

  2. 08. The Digital Craftsman »

    In Memory of Steve Jobs

    Oct 06, 2011

    In Memory of Steve JobsI’m not as prodigious (or, indeed, as good) of a writer as Frank. His piece today was both beautiful and spot on. As such, my thoughts here will skew a bit more personal. It is a strange thing to mourn the death of someone whom you have never met. Having witnessed […]

  3. 07. Friendship Is Emergent »

    Amateur Thoughts On A Working Theory For Friendship

    Sep 04, 2011

    Amateur Thoughts On A Working Theory For FriendshipToday I starting thinking about the binary status of social networking.1 The idea of distinctly marking someone as a “friend” or “not a friend” has seemed too simplistic and dissonant to me (and to many others) when compared with our real-world experiences making, maintaining, and losing these friendships. […]

  4. 06. Trust Funding »

    Systems That Build Trust Build New Economies

    May 20, 2011

    We’ve seen the web transform commerce again and again; from e-commerce 1.0, to algorithmically targeted advertising, to flash mob coupons. Now we’re seeing the beginnings of a new transformation taking place, and it may be the most radical shift yet. It’s fundamentally altering our assumptions about what commerce is, what we buy and who we buy it from.

  5. 05. A New Context »

    Looking Back To Move Forward

    Nov 08, 2010

    Looking Back To Move ForwardThis past friday Gill Wildman and Nick Durrant of CMU stopped by for a full day workshopping with us. We started the day by sharing what we wanted to be when were kids, then imagined our futures and considered how our thesis projects could bridge the gap in this timeline. When […]