Cognitive Surplus

Cognitive Surplus: Clay Shirky talks about what the world’s people are doing with the their free time, from LOLcats to Ushahidi.

“[Cognitive Surplus] represents the ability of the world’s population to volunteer and to contribute and to collaborate on large, sometimes global projects.”

“The stupidest creative (LOLcats) act is still a creative act… the gap is between doing anything and doing nothing. the person who has made a LOLcat has already cross that gap…freedom to experiment is the freedom to experiment with anything”

“Free cultures get what they celebrate” Dean Kamen

In practice:

MentorMob: http://www.fastcompany.com/1792089/we-want-to-be-the-pandora-of-learning

Napkin Labs: http://www.napkinlabs.com/

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