Does Digital Disruption Lead to Fewer Jobs or More Jobs?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks with Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Big Data Can Tell Us How Happy We Are

Author Andrew Zolli at Spotlight Health 2016. He works on issues at the intersection of innovation, social change, and resilience. 
The smiley faces you use to adorn friends’ Facebook posts are more than just cute cartoon icons. Scientists are using them for psychological research. In 2013, researchers at UC Berkeley partnered with Facebook to create a set of emojis that represent humans’ complex emotions.

What Should Be Done to Help the Working Class?

Michael Froman, Steven Rattner, and Gillian Tett at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June 2016.

Why Agriculture Needs to Consider Mothers’ Nutrition

Sathya Raghu, Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Matthew Dillon, Edward Mabaya, Inge Kauer, and former US Senator Thomas Daschle at Spotlight Health 2016.

Friends as Editors: How Social Media Is Changing the Way We Consume News

“We’re squarely in the digital age of media communication,” says Michael Dimock, president of the Pew Research Center. He provided insight into modern news consumption at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “Ninety percent of Americans get news from digital devices,” and more people are choosing to consume news via mobile rather than a personal computer.