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consumer behavior | Oct 2nd, 2018

Catching up with Speaker Katherine Milkman (And Learning Tips for Lasting Change)

Change—we all want it, we just don’t want to do it. As behavioral economist and grit expert Katherine Milkman proves, we need all the help we can get to not just kickstart change, but make it stick. Why leave it up to chance? Milkman recently dropped by the Lavin office to fill us in on her most... Continue Reading →
climate science | Sep 27th, 2018

Anthropocene, the Latest Project from Renowned Photographer Edward Burtynsky, Opens Tomorrow

The Anthropocene is our current geological age, in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change. It’s also the name of renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky’s latest project, a meditation (via film, exhibit, book and education program) on humanity’s massive, powerful... Continue Reading →
technology | Sep 26th, 2018

The Markup, Sue Gardner’s New Journalism Venture, Will Hold Institutions That Abuse Technology Accountable

Launching today, Sue Gardner’s investigative journalism venture, The Markup, seeks to uncover how powerful institutions use and abuse technology in ways that cause widespread harm. “In a healthy society, there’s an ongoing conversation about what’s in the public interest—it includes legislators,... Continue Reading →
science | Sep 25th, 2018

Getting Curious with New Speaker, Scientist and Former Daily Planet Co-Host Dan Riskin

To evolutionary biologist, TV host, and bestselling author Dan Riskin, picking his scientific focus was easy. “I had a crush on bats,” he says. “I thought they were cute!” Maybe you don’t share the sentiment, but there’s a strong chance that you feel passionate about something, and that passion can... Continue Reading →
disruption | Sep 20th, 2018

Future Fest 2018, Jeremy Gutsche’s 3-Day Epic Innovation Conference, Is Underway

Future Festival 2018 Toronto—a three-day conference where the world’s best innovators gather to prototype their future—is happening now. JEREMY GUTSCHE, veteran Lavin keynote speaker and the festival’s founder and host, is also the CEO of TrendHunter.com: the #1 most powerful, predictive, and... Continue Reading →
cybersecurity | Sep 18th, 2018

The World Needs Digital Geneva Conventions. Cybersecurity Expert Tarah Wheeler Explains Why.

“These days, warfare is conducted on land, by sea, in the air, across space, and now in the fifth battleground: cyberspace,” says cybersecurity expert Tarah Wheeler in her feature for Foreign Policy. “Yet so far, the U.S. government has fumbled on cybersecurity, outsourcing much of that area of... Continue Reading →
analog | Sep 13th, 2018

Analog Expert David Sax Unlocks the Mysteries of Consumer Behavior in His Latest for Vox

“Why do we buy the things we buy?” Asks David Sax, author of The Revenge of Analog and expert on consumer behavior. This week in Vox he provides the answer: “as someone who has been looking at consumer trends and the forces that shape them over much of the past decade, when you step back and try to... Continue Reading →
building communities | Sep 12th, 2018

To Build a Better Society, Social Infrastructure like the Library Is Precisely What We Need.

“Libraries don’t just provide free access to books and other cultural materials,” says sociologist, bestselling author, and speaker Eric Klinenberg, whose just-released book, Palaces for the People, excerpted in The New York Times Opinion section this week, makes the compelling case that libraries,... Continue Reading →
stem | Sep 12th, 2018

#SheCanSTEM and So Can You: Lucianne Walkowicz’s New Campaign Empowers Young Women to Reach for the Stars

“When I was your age, I was just like you—fascinated by stars,” says Lucianne Walkowicz to an audience of awed young girls. The astrophysicist and multimedia artist is one of the faces of #SheCanSTEM, a public service campaign that encourages girls to get involved in science, technology,... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Sep 6th, 2018

In His New Book, Celebrated Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah Disarms Identity

The question of who you think you are is inextricably linked to what you think you are. That is, what gender, religion, race, nationality, class, culture. In Kwame Anthony Appiah’s latest book, The Lies That Bind, the celebrated philosopher and bestselling author explores, disarms, and repositions... Continue Reading →
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