iRevolutions has received over 1.5 million hits and been cited by the New York Times (NYT), Washington Post, CNN, Huffington Post, UK Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Wired, Slate, Fast Company, World Bank, United Nations, Red Cross, National Geographic, Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist and others.
Topics frequently addressed on this blog include:
- Big Data
- Crisis Mapping
- Humanitarian Technology
- Information Forensics
- Disaster Resilience
- Satellite Imagery
- Social Computing
- Social Media
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.
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.
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.