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Open-source currencies on the rise in Greece

In the shadow of the Euro Crisis, the people of the Greek city of Volos are taking their monetary future into their own hands. More »
edX

Harvard and MIT open-source the Ivy League. Is it enough?

This fall, Harvard and MIT will embark on a radical new experiment in education. They will throw open the doors to their courses, and all course materials, to anyone with an internet connection. More »
Dear Esther

Jonathan Blow’s existential video games.

Are video games a vehicle for philosophy? If renegade game developer Jonathan Blow has his way, the answer is emphatically yes. More »
desktop industrial revolution

The next Industrial Revolution begins on your desktop.

We are poised for a Third Industrial Revolution, but it’s going to look a lot different than those of the past. More »
The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David

Social Entrepreneurship Isn’t Enough: Why we must think radically.

John Elkington at McKinsey and Company asks: Can social entrepreneurs create the necessary large-scale change to solve the problems of our world? He answers simply, “No.” More »
Mouchot invention

Is the patent system plundering our Golden Age of invention?

Well, yes and no. Our age of invention must be defended. More »
Bjork

Bjork re-imagines the music album with 19-year-old drop-out programmer.

Icelandic pop singer Bjork is well-known for pushing the boundaries of music with her experimental style, but her latest album, Biophilia, may be her most ambitious experiment yet. More »