Marko Ahtisaari

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Can't figure out a way to link to a particular entry on Marko Ahtisaari's weblog, but there is much good to be found there.

Particular likes: the entry for Feb. 13 about the economist and philosopher Amartya Sen, which reminded me, among other things, of the old Beyond the Fringe skit about Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore... "'Come in,' he said. I waited a while, to test the validity of his proposition..."

also: his thoughtful entries on Feb. 11 and 12 responding to the Clay Shirky article about power laws and their implications...

So, as readers on the web do, I prospected back from his blog address...

to the domain name, www.aula.cc, which turns out to be "an open community of over four hundred people working in different fields of life including science, art, business, government and NGOs. Aula is a nonprofit cooperative that encourages professionals and enthusiasts from various fields to develop new projects together - for more innovative art, science, and technology, and for a better world, future, and quality of life." The group is based in Helsinki, but seems international. Some of the Aula projects run parallel to, or anticipate, or illuminate, conversations I've been having with friends and family about community, art, and technology. I followed links and read and even downloaded a design thesis, Story of Aula, to read on my laptop. "Forget WAP, think sofas."

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