Category: The Future is Here

Enriching You: Experience the Future of Learning through MASTERY

Enriching You: Experience the Future of Learning through MASTERY

Time travel with us as we battle Pandemic, Protest and Politics to Craft a Transformation in Learning—via MASTERY! What happens when two local companies—one steeped in technology and engineering, and the other, in social marketing and science communications—meet over a shared passion for offering local teen interns real-world work experience? They come together to build … Continued

The Heart of the Earth Is Our Beating Heart – National Poetry Month 2020

The Heart of the Earth Is Our Beating Heart – National Poetry Month 2020

  There’s a storm outside Earthquake, volcano, tornado Hurricane, cyclone, tsunami We’ve choked off our lungs– Forest, ocean, air The lungs of the Earth The heart of the Earth Is our beating heart There’s a storm inside Virus, coughing, choking, Wheezing, breathlessness It’s choked off our lungs— Sacs, bronchioles, cell Particles littered like shattered glass … Continued

Stalking Leonardo da Vinci in France

Stalking Leonardo da Vinci in France

leonardo-visitor-clos-luce I was privileged in this, the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, to visit the chateau in Amboise, France, where the Renaissance master came to serve as first painter, engineer and architect to King Francis I beginning in 1516. Leonardo had, by most accounts, worn out his welcome in Florence, Milan and Rome, … Continued

EOY Tweets EOY, Time Travel, Storytelling to Teen Readers

EOY Tweets EOY, Time Travel, Storytelling to Teen Readers

On a recent Thursday afternoon in February, I was invited to do a Twitter Takeover for Young Entertainment Magazine (@YoungEntMag), doing a #YAauthorTakeover. I was a little nervous in the lead-up, but the two hours flew by. I’ve used screen shots to capture here–because ye olde Storify is no longer an option (boo!). So the … Continued

Edge of Yesterday and Fused Learning Join Forces to Engage Young Minds in “STEM Learning through Story”

Edge of Yesterday and Fused Learning Join Forces to Engage Young Minds in “STEM Learning through Story”

Capture a child’s imagination and you’ll create a lifelong learner, says Robin Stevens Payes, founder of Edge of Yesterday Media (EOY) and author of the teen time-travel adventure series and interactive “learning through story” platform, Edge of Yesterday, and Richard Tavener, CEO and founder of Fused Learning of Monterey, CA. Payes and Tavener announce their … Continued

Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future

We, here at the Edge of Yesterday, are not just visiting the past, we are inventing the future, a feat that may require some reassurances, as we move from the known to an unknown world. Remember the Morrow Inventing the future is fearsome. No roadmaps, Nor sure sign posts. Life exacts the courage to get … Continued

Asian Gerbils Carry Black Plague to Europe

Asian Gerbils Carry Black Plague to Europe

Smoking gun: Asian gerbils, not European rats, caused the plague. No doubt if such news had appeared in the broadsheets of, say, 14th century Italy (and did the have anything even remotely resembling a newspaper for informing citizens in those largely illiterate days?), trade with Asia would have been banned, and the traders themselves shipped … Continued

Tyranny or Freedom: the Choice is Ours

Tyranny or Freedom: the Choice is Ours

It is fitting on this holiday of American Independence, to look at what legacy the Founding Fathers (and Mothers) might want to bestow today. We are stuck in a paradigm of me versus you. Factionalism is on the increase because we haven’t yet recognized on a practical level how interdependent we are in this world. … Continued

Pitch Week Coda: Finding Inspiration for Rebirth

Pitch Week Coda: Finding Inspiration for Rebirth

I am in rustic Rochester, Vermont, a contestant in Pitch Week II. I am deep in the throes of this midsummer nights competition–in the running for the publishing trifecta of a book deal, agent and publicist. As part of the contest, I am presenting my vision for a rebirth of learning based on the resonance … Continued

When Time Is Unevenly Distributed

When Time Is Unevenly Distributed

“The future is already here, it’s just unevenly distributed.” ~William Gibson Last weekend, I had the gorgeous, splendiferous, mind-bending opportunity to attend Smithsonian magazine’s “The Future is Here” Festival. Listening to the newest news on scientific discovery, exploration and art by some of today’s Superheroes of History (that is, if time were “evenly” distributed – … Continued