Our world has rapidly gone from being connected to interconnected to interdependent. When the world is tied together this intimately, everyone’s values and behavior matter more than ever, because our actions affect more people than ever and in ways they never have.
We met Ernst at Tech Crunch Disrupt in NY on Wednesday and had an interesting conversation about ReWire and their newly launched application called Rack Extensions. I was impressed by this product and while doing research, I stumbled across an interview Ernst gave with Rounik Sethi on macprovideo.com.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows will pair top innovators from the private sector, non-profits, or academia with federal government employees to collaborate on game-changing solutions that aim to deliver significant business results in just six months. Each team of innovators will work together in-person in Washington, DC on focused sprints while being supported by a broader community of interested citizens throughout the country. What makes this initiative unique is its focus on unleashing the ingenuity and know-how of Americans from all sectors.
Vinylmint is a Norfolk-based startup that aims to assist musicians in creating their music. It’s essentially a recording studio in the cloud. You record uncompressed audio right into the computer, the service uploads it to the cloud, and then you can listen to and edit tunes in your browser. Think of it as a mixing board with microphones all over the world.
Yauch leaves behind the massive musical legacy of the Beastie Boys, of course, but he has had a profound creative influence across disciplines and industries.
In 1994, Yauch founded the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit dedicated to supporting Tibetans subjected to Chinese oppression; in 1996 the group produced the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco, attended by 100,000 people.