I thought it was fairly well-accepted that all models are wrong, some can be useful. Conceptually we should indeed be comfortable with the notion that there are inextricable interconnections and unknown unknowns and if that weren’t enough, the dynamics of how other agents will respond within the system over time. The trouble comes the moment you start to build something, anything.

Atlanta is a TV series which eschews the steady pace of a narrative arc for irreverent non sequitur explorations of various themes within the thematic context of being black in America. Everything about Atlanta from the characters, locations, narratives and dialogues are not designed to entertain but rather to let you, the viewer, enter into its empty negative spaces. And that’s where you meet its unnamed uncredited main character…

If we can agree that most reviews have a shorter lifetime than the media they reference, then is there any benefit to taking the time to review something? I think so. We might ask what drives a person to write a review in the first place? Or maybe we should inquire what makes a reader seek out a review instead. What value does a review provide to its reader, and more pertinently, how might a review best serve its reader?

Between May and October 2017, The Global Challenges Foundation ran a competition requesting for proposals to improve the framework of global governance to meet the increasing stakes of the 21st century. I was happy to take part in this competition with a diverse and global team, submitting an idea which we call “ComplexCity”. I would like to share the executive summary of the idea with the Internet community, humbly requesting your consideration, feedback and suggestions.