Monthly Archives: December 2011

Disincentives and Disruptive Technology

I’ve been in academia for over two decades, and it’s become increasingly obvious that the structure of the workplace and the rewards structure can act as genuine disincentives to producing disruptive technology. Particularly in the global health area in which … Continue reading

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Accidental lessons

This quarter I taught a graduate class on computer-mediated communication/social computing/virtual environments. It was an evening class, four hours a night once a week. By the last class everyone was pretty tired. But as we tried to wrap up and … Continue reading

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Hackademia

This Wednesday I’m giving a talk at Seattle Ignite about those questions of innovation and expertise that I talked about in my last post. I’ve been slowly building momentum for this project — both with the interview-based book, but also … Continue reading

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