Tag Archives: Cognitive Surplus

Absolutely Cognitively Connected

A year ago, a cousin of mine named Kimberly who works as a flight attendant was in the state of Washington for a night in between shifts. She was with a friend whose family owns a resort on the edge of a national forest and they decided to go hiking. They followed the trail but […]

Review of Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus

Before picking up Clay Shirky’s latest work, Cognitive Surplus, I had never heard of this term. Cognitive surplus is what “lets us treat free time as a shared global resource, and lets us design new kinds of participation and sharing that take advantage of that resource.” (pg. 27) Modern times and technologies have caused people […]

To Read or Not to Read: Cognitive Surplus Edition

Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators by Clay Shirky opens by explaining what London citizens did with their free times during the 1700’s: get really drunk. Today, people have even more free time, but choose to spend it a little more wisely… with the Internet. So, less sloppy stumbling around, but much more […]