What happened when Mike Zuckerman brought his San Francisco culture hacking ethos to the migrant camps in Greece

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/20/what-happened-when-mike-zucker.html


Oh man I misread that as Mark Zuckerberg and expected a disaster.


RE: The article a few entries down, why doesn’t he bring his “culture hacking ethos to the migrant camps in” San Francisco?


Probably lacking a reliable cloning machine! :stuck_out_tongue:

Snark aside he does appear to be trying to template things for others.

…yeah, his ethos and literally one million dollars of Ahmed Khan’s money. Even though that much money is “nothing, the gas in someone’s private jet” to Ahmed Khan, to the organizations trying to house the world’s 60 million refugees, 1m dollars for every 160 refugees is absurdly unattainable, trillions worldwide. Even at 1m for every thousand displaced refugees, that’s 600 billion dollars. This of course is just the cost of housing construction, or more accurately, a minor renovation of an existing building which was donated by the Greek goverment, for whom construction is a line item of a larger refugee spend. I’m all for participatory governance, but let’s face it, this is a classic silicon valley vanity project, not a solution to a real problem, arguably not even a meaningful prototype.


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