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Scientific Color

We can babble philosophically about whether or not what we call “red” looks the same from another person’s eyes, we can compare the adjectives we use to specify colors–is it maraschino red or cayenne?–but when we’re talking to our computers, categorizing flowers, designing objects for mass production, branding a company, or establishing a flag’s official…

Biology is Power

I got a lot of interesting responses to my post about DIYbio and how modeling innovation in biotech on computer hacker culture may lead to a science that is less “democratized” than what is being proposed. My friend Adam pointed me to Jaron Lanier‘s work criticizing the “open” and “free” culture movements online as both…