When Brenda Romero wants to understand something complicated, she makes a game. Her two latest games explore the rules of inequality.
Known as the “doomsday vault,” the Global Seed Vault on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway, is built to protect the world’s seed diversity from natural disasters and warfare. We talked to its mastermind, Cary Fowler, who is in the strange position of hoping his life’s work is never used.
Dan Pallotta wants us to reconsider the way that charity works. His challenge: Could a charitable organization grow big enough to solve a truly wicked problem by investing in great talent, in advertising and marketing and in new ideas?
Robby Novak seems like a regular ol’ 10-year-old boy with a big laugh and a tendency to fidget, if you ignore the fact that he’s also a YouTube superstar. The dynamo elementary student started making a series of motivational videos with his older brother-in-law when he was just 9. The videos went viral, and since […]
Ok, maybe it won’t. Current winner is Upworthy, a site that has soared to Internet domination in quick smart time. We talked to founder Eli Pariser about his socially-oriented mission, why he thinks it’s so important to pay attention to issues of control in the Internet-dominated era — and how he’d really like to get his hands on Facebook’s sharing algorithm.