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Why do we love information? A new roundtable, DATA, set for February 6!

WHO: Dipika Kohli at Orangutan Swing WHAT: A roundtable on the conversation around DATA: what is it, why do we love it (do we?), and why do we need it (or not?) WHERE: Whiskey in Durham, The Club Room upstairs (ask the bouncer) WHEN: Wednesday, February 6 from 7 to 9pm WHY: For sheer laughs. Because we're in the Triangle, the most data-heavy place on Earth. UPDATE! We have a venue and a … [Read more...]

Make stuff that *matters,* says author of ‘You Are Not a Gadget’

DURHAM, NC -- I found this book at Geer Street Garden, where a tiny corner bookshelf is also home to The Society of the Spectacle (Guy de Bord), and the reason I keep returning. I like hanging out and finding out what else is there, randomly, without the aid of a "device." Ironic that hours before our inaugural AETHER conversation table up in New York (hello Manhattan!) and Boston this … [Read more...]

What is ‘Orangutan Swing,’ anyways?

Thinking back on all the events we've hosted, I thought it might be useful to give a bit of an overview on how the best of our roundtable conversations flow. The reason? Starting to talk with people about this in other parts of the country, people who haven't been to any of our events before or even met us in real life (yet!), we realized that different people have different ideas of what it means … [Read more...]

Fuzzy quantum pop: a 5-min video for @igniteraleigh

Quantum physicist Max Planck: 'When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.' … [Read more...]