Carrie Freeman

2017: The Way We Work

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In the last century the world has seen an unprecedented expansion of economic activity that has generated material prosperity for many, but not for all. The prevailing approach to economic expansion is beginning to undermine the local and global ecosystems on which human health and well-being depend. The speed of global change can compound these challenges, but can also present opportunities to address them. At SecondMuse, we want to disrupt the prevailing system in a…

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SecondMuse Ushers In 2017 With New Chief Operating Officer

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Joel Carnes is key hire for rapidly expanding global innovation agency January 9, 2017; Washington, D.C. – SecondMuse, a global innovation and collaboration agency, announced today that Joel Carnes will join the company as Chief Operating Officer. Carnes brings to SecondMuse nearly twenty years of wide-ranging corporate and nonprofit experience in strategic and tactical management experience, during which he has led projects in fifteen countries across five continents. In this new role, Carnes will oversee…

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Happy Holidays from SecondMuse!

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Together with our committed partners, collaborators and innovators, we’re tackling some of the biggest challenges of our time including food security, climate resilience, re-engineering aquaculture, sustainable palm oil production as well as disrupting how we reuse, recover and recycle waste. Our work addressing women and girls in STEM, incubating advanced manufacturing and building capacity for innovators has taken us from the five boroughs of New York City to some 20 countries around the world from…

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SecondMuse managing partner Todd Khozein presents at the Business Innovation Factory.

Todd Khozein: Complex Problems Need Complex Networks

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Courtesy of the Business Innovation Factory. Everything moves toward harmony, says Todd Khozein, a complex systems thinker who helps clients address dense social and environmental problems through the intelligent collaboration of diverse minds. The solitary genius who will save us with an a-ha moment and a miraculous solution is a myth. Instead, we must bring complex networks of humans to bear on our problems. “The trick to figuring these things out has less to do…

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The organizing team, winners and judges at Space Apps Next Gen 2016 are all smiles after an excellent hackathon.

Hacking Youth Engagement for a Better World

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With buzz building like a baking soda-vinegar volcano at a science fair, this past September, nearly 100 high school students packed into the eBay Innovation Center in New York, NY, for the 2nd annual Space Apps Next Generation hackathon. I found myself surrounded by dozens of young civic hackers – most too young to even vote for the next U.S. president – brazenly exploring how they can harness publicly available open data in the name…

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NASA's Deborah Diaz and Secondmuse's Katey Metzroth catch up at the launch of the OSIRIS-REx mission.

#SpaceApps at the Liftoff of OSIRIS-REx

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Caption: With NASA’s Chief Technology Officer for IT Deborah Diaz at the launch of the OSIRIS-REx mission There was a collective sense of anticipation and excitement at Cape Canaveral in Florida last evening as we witnessed the launch of the OSIRIS-REx just after 7pm. Together with hundreds of others on bleachers just outside Kennedy Space Center, NASA made history again. @secondmuse does @OSIRISREx @KennedySpaceCtr! We're all smiles with the @spaceapps crew! Let the countdown begin……

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7 SecondMusings in September

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September is shaping up to be a big month for us. Together with our partners, we’re tackling some of the big issues of our time. Sustainable palm oil production, climate resilience, and re-engineering aquaculture are just some of the global challenges we’re currently working on. Through the LAUNCH platform, we’re also focused on identifying global solutions in areas like chemistry, materials, and nutrition and bringing together diverse networks to support them to scale. Why do…

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Infographic: How the Blue Economy Challenge is Re-engineering Aquaculture

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In early 2016, the Blue Economy Challenge partners launched a call for ideas that would revolutionize the relationship between seafood and ocean health. 220 applicants from 41 countries answered that call with a breathtaking range of innovations— Julia Luthringer of Conservation X Labs visualized the submissions in the infographic below. We are proud to introduce the 20 finalists today— read about them here!

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Drone Journalism Lab founder Matt Waite flies a Parrot AR Drone for a photo in 2012.

How Drones Are Informing the Stories We Produce

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As storytellers, we had an eye in the sky. When we set out to tell the story of obesity and malnutrition in Tonga and Timor, the DJ1 Phantom 3 drone we deployed on the field greatly impacted our production. Together with producer Andy Day of KeepLeft, we used a combination of drone footage and traditional footage to tell a multidimensional story, contrasting the beauty of the landscape with the dual challenges of obesity and malnutrition. This is…

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2M Group

SecondMuse Magazine Issue No. 1

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SecondMuse is in the business of helping solve the world’s most complex challenges by understanding them and applying fitting, innovative approaches. In this issue, you’ll see some of the thinking behind our work and some of the projects that we produce to actualize network-centered innovation. So far in 2016, our work has taken us to Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Haiti, Indonesia, Italy, Serbia, Sweden, Tanzania, Timur Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Uganda, the rainforests in…

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Strength from our Ancestors, Ourselves and Each Other

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The vital voices and contributions of women in our society will be celebrated prominently this week. Convened by the White House, the United State of Women Summit is an opportunity to rally the collective brilliance of a diverse group to make a powerful difference as it pertains to women and economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation and leadership and civic engagement. I will be in attendance in our…

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Code for Sacramento

America Rolled up Her Sleeves and Hacked For Change!

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Civic engagement was alive and #HackforChange was trending today across America. The National Day of Civic Hacking brought citizens, entrepreneurs and local, state and federal agencies together in more than 50 cities to use open data and technology to address local community needs. Jen Pahlka, Code for America’s Founder, took to Twitter with her own reflections: “It’s so incredible to see thousands of volunteers tinkering, creating, and collaborating today. Thank you for all your work.”…

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The National Day of Civic Hacking is coming to your city on June 4th!

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Anticipation for the 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking is at an all-time high. Friday, June 3rd at 12PM ET/9AM PT, as the countdown continues, Code for America, SecondMuse and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are hosting a #HackForChange Twitter chat and you are invited. Contribute to the conversation about how data for social good and collaborative initiatives like the National Day of Civic Hacking are dramatically altering the innovation landscape across the country. On…

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