Avi Karnani has wacky ideas. Like dropping a hedge fund job to start up a personal finance business. Or incubating a company that helps people not spend their money. But his latest idea may be the wackiest of all –turning NJ into a hot bed of new technology, or as he calls it, an innovation […]
Monthly Archives: August 2013
“‘Ode to a Flower’ espouses the essence of Richard Feynman, a man with an insatiable curiosity. Taken from the BBC Interview for Horizon ‘The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, the piece advocates that ignorance is not a means of preserving beauty and that knowledge and understanding enhance our emotional perception of the world.” - Fraser […]
Today, information flows fast. In recent years, this trend has only accelerated. The Internet serves as a perfect conduit for delivering information at an incredibly high velocity. News from all corners of the globe accumulates rapidly and is for the most part readily accessible. The sheer speeds at which information is captured and put to use can have a measurable impact on the course of events.
For anybody upset you missed this year’s FilmOneFest in Atlantic Highlands, here is some comic relief to take your blues away. In this short animated story, a couple of wildebeest contemplate crossing a river. FilmOneFest is a non profit film festival, the work has been uploaded with permission of the artist.
This short documentary explores the perseverance and spirit of the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy. While the storm may have reshaped much of the landscape of our hometowns, it can’t keep us from doing what we love. Local businesses have made huge strides and great progress in reopening for the summer season, and although we still have a long way to go, our sense of community has never been greater. Together we will restore the shore.
In his TED talk ‘Tales of creativity and play’, Tim Brown discusses the inherent difficulties of encouraging creativity in the workplace. Brown suggests that trust, more than anything else, allows people to harness their creative faculties. Faced with the dullness of a cubicle office or a workplace brimming with artful spontaneity, most people will choose the latter.
On Friday, September 20, 2013, TEDxNavesink: The Next Wave will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, N.J. The Conference will bring the world-leading TEDtalks mission to Monmouth County for an all-day live event where speakers and attendees discuss the future of the New Jersey Shore’s people and landscape.
Technology has always been innovated based on other people’s successes, from the discovery that the earth was round, to the invention of the telephone, steam engine, or airplane. And scientists have found resources in biological systems for technological innovations, for example the development of VELCRO modeled after a Burr plant, or SONAR inspired by the echolocation in bats.
In his TED Talk, Dave Meslin argues that people aren’t tuning out their local government, rather they are being shut out (either intentionally or unintentionally) of the process. What he categorizes as “intentional exclusion” many local governments make it exceedingly difficult for people to 1.) understand what is going on at the municipal level and 2.) actively participate in the process of governing.