What we read this week (7 Sep)

On a 5-year-old digital agency’s learnings, a software company’s unusual structure and philosophy, what the Quantified Self has to do with Robert Pattinson, big data and the “digital nervous system,” and the complicated relationship between waste and creativity.

Quote of the week

It sure is hard to see your ideas as hypotheses to be tested, instead of the utterly genius solutions that you’re so certain they are.

Tim Malbon

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.