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Remixing the Archives

Humans create stuff… a lot of stuff. The widespread availability of the Internet has ushured in a world of unprecidented creative output (and consumption). Let’s look at some statistics from the very popular site YouTube.      At the time of this article’s writing: 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute More than 1 […]

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Hugs and the Human Touch

All of us crave connection, that feeling of being known, seen and appreciated, and one of the primary ways we have fulfilled this need throughout human history is through touch. Now, I’m not talking about “creepy” touch or “sexual” touch, but instead the simple, innocent physical interactions between people. It’s the shaking of hands, patting […]

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The Mansion and Other Christmas Stories

I live in an absolutely wonderful neighborhood. Unlike other places where I’ve lived, here I personally know the majority of the people who live within a several block radius of my home. And, they know me. I can’t really describe the feeling of being part of a community that’s, well, actually a real physical community. […]

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International Bank of You

I have recently ordered and wait in great anticipation for my copy of Bob Harris‘ The International Bank of Bob. It’s the story of how one man decided to verify his micro-lending made through kiva.org actually made a difference. So, he traveled out into the world to meet the people to whom he’d made loans. […]

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Becoming Colorblind

We travel together, passengers on a little space ship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil; all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft. We cannot maintain it half fortunate, half […]

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Checkmate: NvW Game #1 Complete

The first game of Nathan vs. the World is now complete. It finished with Nathan checkmating the “world team”. You can check out how the entire game unfolded on the game’s project page.

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Nathan vs. the World Game #1 Now Online

This is just a quick note to let everyone know the interactive viewer for Nathan vs. the World Game #1 is now online and available. It’s taken a bit of work, but it’s fun to be able to explore the data surrounding the game and the decisions that are being made. As of today, our […]

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Introducing “Nathan vs. the World”

Today I am introducing the first of hopefully many projects: Nathan vs. the World. This is a little social experiment being conducted by me and my friend Nathan Wells. You can read all about it in the project’s homepage. I’ll make announcements at important points in the experiment here in the main stream, but minor […]