Chris Jagers

CEO of Learning Machine.


A New Educational Model

Salman Khan has received global notoriety for his videos on Khan Academy which have kicked off a discussion about how to leverage online learning within education…


For Dummies

Explaining the Wolfram Language

Many people are already familiar with Apple’s voice search called Siri, or the search engine behind it called Wolfram Alpha. This search engine can use natural language to search vast sets of data and even compute math. However, this is just a tiny fraction of what the language can do, and I don’t even think it’s a good…


Electric Lines


I recently had the pleasure of seeing an exhibition of new drawings and photographs by David Goldes on view at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York. The exhibition is titled “Electro-Graphs” because the artifacts document electrical experiments which are presented in various ways. More specifically, the inspiration for the work started with a desire to recreate 19th-century drawings of…


Build the Machine that Builds the Product

When we talk about the need for innovative companies, schools, governments, and others, we mean those which are consistently successful, not just…


How with this rage shall beauty hold plea?


Somehow, it’s always surprising when a hero dies. The Irish poet Seamus Heaney passed away last Friday at the age of 74. In his wake has been a…


The Tao of Tetris


“Errors pile up and accomplishments disappear” — Jin Yang

Quality is not only about the final product, it is about the mindset of the maker. It is a…


The Teacher Learns the Most

Business lessons learned from being an art instructor


At the time, I was just trying to be the best teacher I could be . It was my…


The Apparatus of Power

We now have confirmation that the US Government has been collecting comprehensive electronic information on everyone, thanks to Edward Snowden — a contractor for the…


Where will all the traffic go?

Interstate highways running through dense city centers strangle the potential for those cities to flourish. The highways are falling apart anyway; let’s tear


A Startup is Like a Band


Daft Punk’s new album titled “Random Access Memories” is in the lime light right now, so let’s use that as an example. It contains a fascinating mashup of styles that was made with many collaborators. These people have been interviewed and discuss how they were transformed through the collaboration process. (The full set is on Spotify). My favorite was Chilly Gonzales…