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Meet Mr. Jonathan Harris

More geeks, less marketing.
More sharing, less frauds.
More care, more money.
Richer.
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Jonathan believes Internet is a planet and that we humans are beginning to habitate it. Through complex computer programs he views this planet and uses these tools to try to understand us, measure us, follow us, and in the same way, builds more human web networks so that we can connect with each other and understand us better.
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Here is Mr. Revolutionary Geek.
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From: Jonathan Harris
Date: June 30, 2009 2:20:40 PM EDT
Subject: New work: Sputnik Observatory

Sputnik Observatory

Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know about a new project of mine that just launched today:

The Sputnik Observatory ( http://sptnk.org )

It’s the result of a two-year collaboration with New York-based Sputnik, Inc., an organization that documents contemporary culture through intimate video interviews with hundreds of leading thinkers in the arts, sciences and technology, covering a wide range of topics.

The central premise of the Sputnik project is that everything is connected to everything else, and that topics and ideas that may seem fringe and even heretical to the mainstream world are in fact being investigated by leading thinkers working in fields as diverse as quantum physics, mathematics, neuroscience, biology, economics, architecture, digital art, video games, computer science and music. Sputnik is dedicated to bringing these crucial ideas from the fringes of thought out into the limelight, so that the world can begin to understand them.

Conducted over more than ten years and previously unavailable to the public, the interviews within the site chronicle some of the most provocative human ideas to have emerged in the last few decades. The site itself aims to highlight the interconnections between seemingly disparate thinkers and ideas, using a simple navigational system with no dead ends, where every thought leads to another thought, akin to swimming the stream of consciousness.

There are about 200 videos on the site today, and there will be thousands more added over the coming weeks, months, and years.

Enjoy!

Jonathan Harris
http://number27.org

Another project from Mr. Harris, I want you to want me, impressive.

Photo Story Telling – The Whale Hunt

Mr. Harris at TED Talks:

This guy is a fucking genius. The kind of amazing fucking genius geek you would crave to meet.

On my blogroll.

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[…] By the way, I also want to share this precious “almanac of human emotions”, We Feel Fine Book, from Jonathan Harris (see old post). […]


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