The Environment and Web Literacy

Last week, Greenpeace’s Mobilization Lab and Volunteering Lab teamed up with Aspiration Tech to convene the first Open Campaigns Camp in Berlin’s betahaus. The aim of the #OCCBerlin was to gather practitioners of technology-enabled open campaigning to learn how to organize more effective campaigns by…

Casa Jasmina: How to be a guest in an open source connected home

“It’s a home first and connected second.” — @bruces “We’re looking for lean-forward living.” — @jasminatwitter About a year ago, Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling had a brilliant idea. All around, there was talk of a bright and shiny future: smart cities filled with quantified…

Improv Facilitation: Playful Devices

Improv theater seems like it has a lot to offer, not only for entertainment, but for learning and facilitation. I’ve been noticing how improv theater influences US comedy. There’s the quirky and endearing show Broad City, whose creators developed their skills at the NYC improv…

Veggieducken

A structural collapse of an otherwise brilliant first-attempt veggieducken at our Thanksgiving feast. It’s a butternut squash stuffed with leeks and a sweet potato. This veggie-lover’s dish is inspired by the poultry-lover’s turducken: a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken. Big props…

Pain 100%

Attempted just a splash of this over dinner. It burns.