Clay Shirky: How Cognitive Surplus Will Change the World

"It's those two things together—ancient human motivation, and the modern tools to allow that motivation to be joined in large scale efforts—that are the new design resources."

Date: June 29, 2010

Clay Shirky explains the merits of having a cognitive surplus circulating through media today, something some fear will be a distraction in living. Shirky believes that an over abundance of information allows for beneficial social and political interactions to occur. Her discussion makes sense of how to utilize and employ media creatively..