What we read this week (13 Jan)

In the spirit of “less, but better,” we bring you our five favorite articles of the week. What a ‘cloud companion species’ should look like, what social networks have to do with airplane seating and one ambitious extraterrestrial plan to get around SOPA are among the themes addressed. Enjoy!

Quotes of the week

When you cut into the present, the future leaks out.

William Burroughs

We don’t get to stop yet. In fact, we probably aren’t going to stop in my lifetime. I’ve made my peace with the idea that every solution I work on, every innovation I’m part of and every exciting development I eagerly enjoy is a step on the way somewhere else. Everything we are currently doing is temporary.

Mary Hamilton

Articles of the week

Author: Maddie

Maddie is a strategist and researcher. She spends much of her time on the think tank side of Third Wave, and enjoys getting into the details of many different topics at once. Through this foraging for information, she finds ways to apply knowledge from one field in new, seemingly disparate ones, both in client work and other research. She holds an interdisciplinary BA in Computer Science, Linguistics and German, and has previously worked at VCCP and at the Science Gallery in Dublin.