Tag: mit media lab

by Aran Levasseur

According to the ancient Greeks, humans received the gift of fire from the Titan, Prometheus. Paleoanthropologists have unearthed evidence that our early ancestor, homo erectus, was able to control fire around 400,000 years ago. Whether looking through the lens of myth or science the analysis is similar: Controlling fire was a watershed event in human [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

I’ll be using ScribbleLive for our live coverage of the NYT Global Forum event all day today. Check in throughout the day for updated tweets, quotes, photos and video. Mark Glaser is executive editor and publisher of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. You don’t have a social media problem; you have a reputation problem (memburn) 2. Two-thirds of adults are on Facebook, and over half have taken a ‘Facebook vacation’ (PewInternet) 3. Facebook co-founder talks about The New Republic’s place in the shifting media landscape and putting it in the black (Nieman) 4. Twitter acquires Bluefin [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

“Over the coming months, I am inviting you — the citizens of Toronto — to collaborate with me to compose a new symphony which will be premiered by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra … Some of the music will be by you, some by me, and some shaped by us together. My hope is that we [...] more »