Will History Repeat Itself?

Humans have been curious creatures throughout the beginning of time. For it is almost as if we have an unspoken duty to discover more about everything as much as we possibly can. Now don’t get me wrong there are things in life I rather not known about, but whether I choose to discover it myself, […]

Disruptive Innovation and the Fight Against Monopolies

The cycle of creative innovation never ends. Everyday, new technologies are being developed and sold to consumers for profit, yet that doesn’t stop big businesses from attempting to halt its production or consumption. This “cycle” that Tim Wu describes in his book The Master Switch, acknowledges the constant ebb and flow of connectivity in the […]

Monopolizing Creativity

Recently, I came across a quotation that really struck me: “The outsider has nothing to lose” (20).These words belong to Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires. The book outlines the arc of the information industry, beginning with the Bell Company and its subsidiary, AT&T. The reason these words […]

Specialist vs. Generalist

I have always considered myself a well rounded person. It is actually something that I have prided myself on. Being involved in the art club but also varsity sports in high school, and now being an undergraduate double major in Film and New Media and Anthropology. I like to think that there is a wide […]

That’s a sporkful: A podcast for the eater

The political, social and environmental conditions under which people reside often determine how people relate to and consume food. By studying food, we learn about people. This is essentially the narrative of Dan Pashman’s podcast  “The Sporkful.”  Every Tuesday, Dan releases an average 35 minute podcast episode featuring a wide range of guests from neuroscientists […]

Phelous – Small Success on Patreon

Relatively, Phelous’s Patreon is quite successful. Other creators, such as Kinda Funny, have a larger fan base. Kinda Funny has – at this time – 6,772 patrons, and their rewards are much higher. Phelous, by contrast, has 336 patrons, with much smaller rewards; however, Phelous has the advantage of making low-budget content with the aid of a small, yet loyal community of fans.

The End of Big Cookie Cutter: How a 3-D Printer in Kansas is Helping to Bring Down Big Business

Brittney and Kyle Boe, a couple from Wichita, Kansas, have turned a single 3-D printer into a small cookie cutter empire. These two run the Etsy shop BoeTechLLC which they founded in May 2013. This shop specializes in “Literary, Anatomical, and Custom Cookie Cutters” that they design and print in-house. Want a cookie cutter shaped like […]