Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cognitive Surplus - by Clay Shirky

AL Direct alerted me to a book and video presentation on the concept of cognitive surplus. See and listen to Clay Shirky, author of "Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age". Given how many individuals in the developed world have time and talent, mixed with the new social networking/web 2.0 tools, humans can make a big difference in making civic changes. He gives several excellent examples. Worth listening to.

Chris Croissant writes: “We were thrilled and privileged to have Clay Shirky come into the Penguin offices in London June 29 to give a fascinating insight into his new book Cognitive Surplus. Explaining how for decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time as passive consumers, Shirky argues that technology has finally caught up with human potential and examines the changes we will all enjoy as our untapped resources of talent and good will are put to use at last.”...
Penguin Blog, June 30

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