How We Build Systems to Create Social Change: Quinn Norton of Wired [Wamda TV]

by Nina Curley,   October 10, 2012

At SHARE Beirut, we chat with Quinn Norton, a freelancer at Wired and internet activity, who spoke about how we build systems that create effective change.

"A network is like a state of nature, and the way that a state of nature solves its problems is evolutionarily, so I don't think we know enough about the system that we're in to actually solve these problems by sitting down and thinking about it. I think we're going to have to learn by doing."

Norton talks about how the modern nation state will eventually transform, and how collective action also gives us meaning in a chaotic world.

"Meaning is the only thing more compelling than pleasure, and it is the thing that we will happily lay down our lives for," she says.

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