Genius Farm as a Cure for Violence

In March, Terrance Jackson did a presentation:
Genius Farm
Teaching young people to grow food for their communities and solve the critical problems of our times.

Personal Food Computer

Caleb Harper, Director of MIT’s Open Agriculture Initiative, showing students how controlled environment plant-growing works.

We will begin at the Genius Farm by building personal food computers based on the work of the MIT Media Lab’s Open Agriculture Initiative. The OpenAg Initiative is developing open source “Food Computers.” A Food Computer is a controlled-environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems to control and monitor climate, energy, and plant growth inside of a specialized growing chamber. Climate variables such as carbon dioxide, air temperature, humidity, dissolved oxygen, potential hydrogen, electrical conductivity, and root-zone temperature are among the many conditions that can be controlled and monitored within the growing chamber.
Will Allen of Growing Power

Will Allen of Growing Power

According to Will Allen’s The Good Food Revolution:
The great tragedy for many African Americans…is that in losing touch with the land and with traditions handed down for generations, they also lost an important set of skills: how to grow and prepare healthy food….
It’s no coincidence that the epidemic of diet-related illnesses now sweeping the country—obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes—are harming blacks the most….

comp sci

The Food Computer is a way to introduce students to the importance of both growing food and programming computers.

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African-Americans in Swing States Hold the Key

Ask, and it will be given to you;
Seek, and you will find;
Knock, and it will be opened to you.
~ Matthew 7:7

Click the image above for
A rough draft of Seven Magazine.
The new model of advertising and branding demands that companies improve public life and satisfy the needs of our higher sacred selves.
“The winning coalition Democrats need to win Michigan and Pennsylvania, and certainly Ohio, depends on very high black turnout along with winning some union, working-class white voters,” FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver said on ABC’s Good Morning America on Election Day November 8, 2016.
According to Time:
In the final count, Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote of the 2016 presidential election was nearly three million votes.
According to the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report, Clinton’s final tally came in at 65,844,610, compared to Donald Trump’s 62,979,636, with a difference of 2,864,974. The total number of votes for other candidates was 7,804,213.
Clinton received about the same as President Obama’s 2012 totals of 65,915,795 but trailed his 2008 totals of 69,498,516 by more than 3.65 million ballots.

Nate Silver on Good Morning American

Hillary Clinton lost Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, states that Barack Obama won in 2008 and 2012.

Where did she fare the worst? Line them up, and it doesn’t look good—they’re a bevy of heavily Democratic counties.

Top Ten Counties Where Clinton Performed Worse Than Obama
Wayne County, MI Detroit 595,846 519,444 -76,402
Cuyahoga County, OH Cleveland 447,273 398,271 -49,002
Milwaukee County, WI Milwaukee 332,438 288,986 -43,452
Erie County, NY Buffalo 237,356 197,686 -39,670
Sonoma County, CA Santa Rosa 153,942 116,027 -37,915
Macomb County, MI Detroit suburbs 208,016 176,317 -31,699
Honolulu County, HI Honolulu 204,349 175,696 -28,653
Suffolk County, NY Greater New York 304,079 276,953 -27,126
Genesee County, MI Flint 128,978 102,751 -26,227
Lucas County, OH Toledo 136,616 110,833 -25,783

With the exception of Macomb and Suffolk, Clinton still won all these counties. She just didn’t win them as decisively as Obama did. That hurt her: Counties, unlike most states, are not winner-take-all, and every vote counts toward the statewide total that determines who wins the electors. Clinton needed to run up the score in Democratic centers as high as she could to counter Trump’s overwhelming lead among rural voters. When she went to the liberal well, they didn’t give her the votes.

African-American population in select counties in states that Clinton lost
COUNTY PRIMARY CITY African-American population Percentage
Wayne County, MI Detroit 685,751 39.2
Cuyahoga County, OH Cleveland 381,052 30.5
Milwaukee County, WI Milwaukee 258,793 27.2
Macomb County, MI Detroit suburbs 101,524 11.7
Genesee County, MI Flint 83,766 20.5
Lucas County, OH Toledo 83,766 20.0

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Digital Ads Suck & Google Is An Old Business

For luxury brands, print design is always going to be one of the most brilliantly effective mediums to deliver exceptional brand cues.
Click image below for draft of UWS Magazine

UWS Magazine is a community magazine that will combine print with digital and video. UWS Magazine will initially be mailed to residential addresses in the 10025 zip code (Upper West Side [UWS] neighborhood in New York, NY). We will follow-up by mailing UWS Magazine to residential addresses in the 10024 zip code.
According to Forbes, 10025 is listed as #289 and 10024 is listed as #34 on “America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes.” In addition to the high income in these communities, there is also political influence. Zip codes 10025 and 10024 contribute about 45 times and 168 times as much, respectively, to political campaigns as the average zip codes.

Contributions 10025 and 10024

For luxury brands, print design is always going to be one of the most brilliantly effective mediums to deliver exceptional brand cues. When compared to digital, print design delivers in ways that the latter simply can’t. Digital isn’t going anywhere, we all know that. From a branding point of view it provides a (usually) necessary consumer/audience touchpoint. But when it comes to conveying the subtle qualities of taste and authority, print is simply miles ahead.

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