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Rita J. King @RitaJKing NYC / Ischia

Working hard to close the imagination gap and make the invisible visible. Co-director of Science House. Futurist, writer, entrepreneur, advisor.

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Joined Twitter 7/12/07


@bfeld I'm with your uncle Charlie and he's talking about what a rockstar you are :) https://t.co/wkhJnkKiHaThe best kind of Sneech on the beaches. https://t.co/XmqtrB3ijp
7/27
2016
@chris_sollecito 💯 @jwomack @GreatDismal but still. Yes. @jwomack @GreatDismal Eh, master sculpture was almost a lost art when Michelangelo picked it up too. @zeynep I agree @aweyenberg great work 💥 @pmarca I'll bring cookies. They won't be from scratch but whatever."Welcome to Texas," says the driver. "The average Texan has 22 guns. When you throw something out, you might see a gun in the trash." @AmericanAir still at the gate, still no agents. Would be great to know when they might arrive if possible. @AmericanAir how soon before a flight do gate attendants show up? Was told to see one. Nobody here.
7/26
2016
@HithaHerzog word @nxthompson That's his challenge. @nxthompson A good start would be realizing that right now it's not about him. It's about the best way to prevent a cataclysmic disaster. @nycjim Friendly fire is accidental.Two women who will live forever in the imaginations of so many girls. @judyblume @MichelleObama https://t.co/YfQHPDQubZ @statnews @bobtedeschi THIS IS SO GOOD. Sorry to yell at you in all caps but WOW I love this! cc @ShoshUMD you'll love this story.Digitizing a lifetime of notebooks. https://t.co/myg0pVeHfx @CalMorgan I know exactly the scent you're describing
7/25
2016
@SavvyAuntie thanks, Melanie! PS. Love the feature about auntiehood (otherhood!)Does anybody know what's happening? #nyc https://t.co/WGQ6bqm8D0 @NotifyNYC what's happening?? @kofhwang I will watch both as soon as I can, thanks! @kofhwang Did you watch #AlphaGo vs. Lee Sedol?The world is full of people doing their best every day to improve the systems that govern our lives. Here's one: https://t.co/JXAgvkgEa1 @joshgondelman Hold on to your dream. You're still young enough to be a brain in a jar someday! @demishassabis I have pages and pages of notes. It was fascinating to watch for so many reasons. @demishassabis Is #AlphaGo already playing AlphaGo? Where can I watch? I watched every Lee Sedol game in the middle of the night in NYC!When a barbarian shows up at the gate with a mace they aren't going to sit through a lecture about the rules of engagement. @claytoncubitt birth pangs yes @RedThomas_ there are much worse things than being ostracized.Seriously considering muting anyone who incredulously retweets hate speech instead of doing something about it. @sknthla Early virtual worlds like Second Life were not sterile at all and griefers could be managed. It was pure creativity and diversity.What's it like to see ideas as shapes? https://t.co/dVbb7w1HP7 https://t.co/KsVCvJfTXd
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7/24
2016
@questlove that made me cry @WELLO @marylorene People are like, "here's a picture of my new baby," and I'm all "Yeah, yeah, let me tell you a story about some inches."
7/22
2016
@WELLO @marylorene I am so proud of you both!!I was Loveland's first "inchvestor." I KNEW that @wello would grow those inches. Now look! https://t.co/tOkFiMaPzi @nytimes
7/21
2016
Brilliant @wello shows what happens when data that was designed to be public is made clear to benefit people: https://t.co/2i9iXj5AVW
7/20
2016
Tim's Vermeer is another fascinating story. https://t.co/qfxD2YmjQO https://t.co/gQJiI2P6e5You've got promoters behind your TATA box. https://t.co/6GP7LIAbPV Tonight's discussion in the Imagination Room @ScienceHouse @danlatorre I hear you.It's not much of a culture war when one side wants to win at all costs & the other side is just *incredulous* at their insulting behavior. @kevinroose "Culture war" means the two sides don't care about the same things. It isn't denial. They don't care. They LIKE it. @juliaxgulia Once you start writing you'll be back in the swing of things!
7/19
2016
@marshallk @sknthla On the other hand, today I met a woman working on the math of genetic evolution in bacteria to tackle drug resistance. @marshallk @sknthla our existing systems and bureaucracies might even prevent us from capturing the full value of our own creations. @marshallk @sknthla I suspect that we will pass the optimal point quickly without most people realizing it. @marshallk @sknthla An optimal point to what end? If to solve problems less expensively, yes, there is. We are not quite there. @sknthla "Human" is a point in time exercise on a very long continuum. A shape-shifted fragment in a much bigger picture that's hard to see. @sknthla Also in my opinion there's no such thing as "artificial" intelligence. We are just SO human centric that we think that way. @sknthla If I refuse to actively usher it in, someone else will, even w/o being aware (which most people aren't but it doesn't stop them). @sknthla ...in different ways, some as creators, some as consumers. No punishment is necessary if emergence is inevitable. @sknthla Pascal's Wager and Roko's Basilisk both employ a Christian concept of punishment. I believe that we are all contributing to AI...Thrilled to see @ScienceHouse portfolio company @SeeClickFix in @gizmodo! https://t.co/jQpxxA9j1H
7/18
2016
This isn't a debate. “@Salon: Georgia O’Keeffe and the gender debate: Can a woman be great, or only a great woman? https://t.co/YcI7u74xki @Salon @JenniferLynKing That headline sounds like the "woman question" debate that raged from 1400-1800: "Are women people?" @DKThomp Everything he does is "interesting" to get people to constantly reference him. He knows how to make people pay attention and talk. @artologica @AndrewFirlik @mecredy @chadlockart Watch twice. First, watch her. Then watch her impact on the others. https://t.co/KVaDafZh1cMay we all do something, just once in our lives, with even half the soul of Janis Joplin singing Piece of My Heart.Secret Garden @ScienceHouse. https://t.co/egZKbnsuhT @manwhohasitall it won't be, but yes he should try.Michelangelo was more interesting than his art. So, no. “@qz: This little drone could be the next Michelangelo https://t.co/uRMje0FYPd @Theremina unrequitedLove this guy. “@Tim_OConnell: Went to China and managed to make the newspapers without getting arrested https://t.co/MHomaEO4rA @Tim_OConnell hot damn!!! Look at you.Take a tour of New York City in the 1800s with Google Street View https://t.co/5fUw51CSC5 https://t.co/a2hWspk339
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7/16
2016
@GuyKawasaki is he planning on tackling creationism next? @localrat @futureofmuseums love it!"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” - Picasso
Retweeted by Rita J. KingBack to back. https://t.co/qoQ4yjNufo
7/15
2016
@BenedictEvans @pmarca or kelvins https://t.co/zu8b0xpAZu @anildash I don't mean to imply that people or institutions should escape scrutiny or corrective measures in the interim. @anildash Once a person gets to the level of grappling with the struggle between empathy and accountability, that person has leveled up. @anildash But the truth is that so much malfeasance is related to our lazy brains and social systems. Easier to point or speak than to fix. @anildash That is a hard grind and might not feel connected to the manifestation. Feels like person or entity is being let off the hook. @anildash The only truly empathetic way to hold a person or entity accountable is to minimize the root cause of the problem. @anildash The word "accountability" is, to me, like innovation or disruption now. True examples do exist but it is thrown around too often. @anildash Accountability is a complex concept. To what end? To improve the individual or institution? To raise awareness about malfeasance? @anildash Accountability can be a form of empathy the same way candor can be a form of respect. @stunwin @pmarca @noahpinion As a human being in general I like to see achievement. It's a complicated subject for so few characters. @stunwin @pmarca @Noahpinion parents can't systematically create greatness but they have historically been able to protect the middle class. @stunwin @pmarca @Noahpinion the Brookings report referenced in the original tweet goes well beyond that example. @pmarca @Noahpinion When someone else does all the work to make sure you succeed, your achievement becomes "not screwing up."
7/14
2016
Unity raises $181M monster round at a reported $1.5B valuation https://t.co/c577AkbnBZ core platform for #VR #AR
Retweeted by Rita J. KingMy complete set of books edited by the glorious @amsciam! I treasure them all, and her. https://t.co/kVMSqNMiEN @amsciam you're amazing! @alanna definitely Morgan library. They have illuminated manuscripts and deviled eggs. @alanna I talked my brother into frankweilering at the Met when we were kids. We never hid on toilets at closing time but I still fantasize.In awe of all the books brilliant @amsciam has edited since the last time we saw each other! https://t.co/QxvUJ8uc6O @austinkleon @hutchowen Rosalie Lightning is a real heartbreaker"Only the worst kind of humourless pedant would argue that the word 'women' is anything other than completely gender-neutral," Beth, CEO.
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7/13
2016
@BigPrivacy @TedMyerson Can't wait to see the video or stream!Jennifer Aniston is tired of being the pincushion for society's opinions on womanhood & childbirth: https://t.co/WmrtKEuT6UJust terrified a room full of teens by pointing out that their questions about things that might happen in the future are already happening.The world lost Dan Eldon on July 12, 1993. Dan will inspire me forever. https://t.co/mEgV5o3EdR I love you, @kathyeldon. @rachsyme !
7/12
2016
@SarahLizChar loooooove that @mileskahn this one by @_EricHu might be famous forever. https://t.co/ErGfzrltue @reynoldsmichael @EuropaEditions can't wait!!!
7/11
2016

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