iRevolutions has received over 1.7 million hits and has been cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, BBC, UK Guardian, Times and Forbes Magazines, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Wired, Slate, Tech Crunch, Fast Company, National Geographic, Nature, New Scientist and others.
Hacking emerging technologies to solve emerging aid & development problems. Topics frequently addressed on this blog include:
- Big Data
- Crisis Mapping
- Humanitarian Technology
- Information Forensics
- Disaster Resilience
- Satellite Imagery
- Social Computing
- Social Media
The iRevolutions banner above is from the sketch produced by Jacques-Louis David in 1789. The drawing depicts “The Tennis Court Oath” which was a pivotal event during the French Revolution. The Oath signified the first time that French citizens formally stood in opposition to Louis XVI and inspired a wide variety of revolutionary activity in the months afterwards, ranging from protests to renewed calls for a written French constitution. Louis XVI would soon find the Crown increasingly unable to rest upon monarchical traditions of divine right. iRevolutions features short thought pieces on how innovation and technology are revolutionizing the power of the individual through radical self-sufficiency, self-determination, independence, survival and resilience.
What’s with the hat(s)? I began wearing said hats several years back for fun. When I stopped wearing them, colleagues and friends began to complain, saying it was the easiest way to spot me at conferences and meetings. So I went back to wearing them. They have since become my “signature” & “brand”.
Note: the views expressed here do not represent those of the organizations and institutions I work for and have worked for.