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Reprint: “Of Witchcraft, Brewsters and Beer”

Preface – How I Learned the True Tale of the Witch I first met noted beer anthropologist Alan Eames in 2006 when he (along with comic artist Stephen Bissette and Joe Citro) organized the first (and sadly, only) “Lovecraft In … Continue reading

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The Five Lean Lessons I Learned On The StartupBus

In 2011, I went on one of the most arduous and life-changing trips I’ve ever taken – I rode the StartupBus from New York City to Austin, Texas. At the time I thought I was out for a lark, taking … Continue reading

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Why I Deleted My Facebook Account And Returned To Blogging

This article originally appeared in Torque Magazine; image credit goes to Torque. A Little Bit Of History This WordPress blog is the latest incarnation of my online identity; I’ve had a web site operating continuously for roughly 20 years, but … Continue reading

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Why Did The New York Tech Scene Grow?

When one contemplates the meteoric heights achieved by the New York tech scene, it’s easy to forget the humble beginnings it started from. In just a relatively short six years, New York has exploded into a tech powerhouse that is … Continue reading

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THINK: The Rise Of Autoculture

From time to time I’ll be writing posts that fall into a broader category of general musing about the future and technology in abstract terms, outside of the context of today’s startup-focused world. Those posts will be headed with the title “THINK:” so readers can identify them more easily. This first post in this series will be discussing the role of technology in culture, how we use it now, and how it may be used in the future. To start things off, I’m going to briefly define the concepts of “autoculture” and “metaculture”, examine the big idea of autonomous agents becoming fundamental definers of your identity, and end up at the current trends in examining and analyzing culture with technology.

(In general these types of posts will fall into the realm of TL;DR, so be forewarned, this is a long one…)

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