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The original paparazzi is thought to be Tazio Secchiaroli, famous for his 1958 photograph of King Farouk of Egypt sitting in a cafe in Rome with two women, neither of them his wife. The former King tried to break Secchiaroli’s [...]  Read more

Hacking Healthcare

In “Illness as Metaphor”, Susan Sontag wrote "Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship in the kingdom of the well and the kingdom of the sick...sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify [...]  Read more

Mental Healthcare 3.0 Part 2

Part 2: Four Ideas for 3.0 In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about the transition from 2.0 to 3.0 in mental healthcare technology and why we are paying attention to it. What might it look like to create [...]  Read more

Mental Healthcare 3.0

Part 1: The 2.0-> 3.0 Transition If mental health technology was like language-learning solutions, we have been in the language CD and tapes phase for the last decade or so. The shift from language textbooks to CDs was a 1.0->2.0 [...]  Read more

Headgum

When things are serious, we need humor more than ever.  At this unique point in history, bringing more laughter and authenticity to a wider audience when many of us are aching for connection is vital. Our investment in Headgum is [...]  Read more

Sofar

At a Sofar, you are sitting on the floor in a room full of mostly strangers, listening to artists you’ve never heard of, perhaps in a city you’ve never been to before, and yet it’s possible to feel comfortable and content. [...]  Read more

Marley Spoon

One of the most basic human needs is the need for food. We all need to eat and drink to survive. And so it is not surprising that substantial parts of our lives, economies and societies are devoted to growing, [...]  Read more

Therapeutic Computing

As part of the broadening access to wellbeing thesis, we have been searching for projects that bring down the cost of therapy and coaching. 8% of adults and 12% of teens (and as high as 20% of teen women) suffer [...]  Read more