Government sponsored innovation

Really good article in Mute magazine about the governments attempts to sponsor innovation – is this just spin? The results: “Down on the exhibition floor, the first green shoots of NESTA’s seed-money could be seen: Red Button design’s ‘water transport, sanitation and storage device for the developing world’ (that is, a trolley, with a big…

Largest US exercise since 9/11?

According to the Washington Post thousands of US government employees are moving to fall-back facilities for a massive continuity of government exercise – “one of the largest by the federal government since 9/11”. The scenario involves: – terrorists sabotaging a tanker carrying poisonous gas in Washington state. – suspected nerve gas accidentally released from a…