A recent editorial on global maters by Benjamin Bratton in the Guardian, “We need to talk about TED,” (12/30/13): http://www.theguardian.com/profile/benjamin-bratton. This is an outstanding critique of the whole TED phenomenon. In his viewpoint I find vindication for my (similar) reactions to current (over-)hyping of infographics and collaboration – as if these two things alone were strong enough ideas to change everything… I agree with Bratton that we should be very resistant to over-popularization of knowledge and thinking, but the greater danger is “placebo innovation”. Curiously, Bratton’s piece is from an invited TEDx talk he gave in San Diego…This article was posted in Random Thoughts, Uncategorized.
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