Jon Lebkowsky: Higgs Boson Culture Hack….first steps

Higgs Culture Whether it was the Higgs Boson, or just a reference to the actual particle, the CERN discovery is already generating cultural waves and memes. How to explain Higgs boson discovery | Science | The Guardian 1 day ago … Everyone’s talking about the ‘God particle’ – but what if someone asks you to …

Jon Lebkowsky: Google News Boss on Trends in Online Access — Intelligence Producers Could Learn…

Richard Gingras at the International Symposium on Online Journalism The leader of Google News gave an insightful talk about the current state of online journalism. Here are my tweets during his keynote. Appreciated his visionary thinking about the state and future of news, especially the extent to which the concept of a “news story” is …

Jon Lebkowsky: 21st Century New Sources & Methods for Journalism

International Symposium on Online Journalism: New approaches in engaging with the news community ISOJ Program Angela Lee: Audience preference and editorial judgment: a study of time-lagged influence in online news To what extent are audiences influencing editors and journalists, and vice versa? Editorial judgement measured based on placement on paper; audience preference measured by clicks, …

Jon Lebkowsky: Infinite spectrum vs scarcity hype

Spectrum is infinite – do not trust anyone who hypes scarcity David Isenberg explains that spectrum for various forms of wireless transmission and communication is treated as scarce, similar to real estate, because a scarcity model works for “cellcos” (cellular communication companies, former telcos) In fact, spectrum is infinite. [Link] The core of the story …

Jon Lebkowsky: Bruce Sterling on the Internet

Bruce Sterling talk at ATX Hackerspace I shot this video of Bruce at an EFF-Austin-sponsored event February 25 at ATX Hackespace. We were rallying the troops. “You will not have the Internet that you had 20 years ago, that’s not possible. But you don’t have to roll over at the site of bluster from the …