Genevieve Gilson is the production assistant on Innovation Hub and loves that each day offers new ways of looking at the world. Before coming to WGBH, she produced DVD bonus features in Los Angeles. Although the LA winters were wonderful, New England’s history — and seasons — keep her very busy, from snowshoeing in the winter to kayaking in the summer.
Currently, Genevieve is also working on her first novel, which is set in the seamy world of Iowa academia.
Justin Hall got on the Internet in 1994 and became one of the Internet's earliest bloggers. But he quickly realized a lesson most social media users today learn: Just because you can post something on the Internet, doesn't mean you should.
More and more tasks are being handled by specialized machines. There's the autopilot for flying planes, automated mail sorters at the post office and, perhaps soon, even a self-driving car. But all this automation comes at a price.
Genetically modified crops are a big part of both our food supply and our debates about health and safety. But some scientists and observers argue those debates are getting the science of GMOs wrong, and grouping together crops that don't belong in the same argument.
Craft beer is booming across the US, giving beer drinkers more choices than they've had at any point in recent memory. But while the shelves are practically overflowing now, there's still a long way to go to have the same breadth of choices as there were back when beer was first introduced.
We often think of extroverts when we think of the biggest business and political successes in the world. But usually those extroverts had an introvert standing at their sides.
If you want to get legal advice in Canada, you can swing by Wal-Mart. And in the UK, legal advice is handed out in grocery stores. But a rule implemented more than 100 years ago in the US keeps legal advice largely out of reach for most Americans and keeps innovations from changing the stodgy legal field.
New research shows Millennials look at jobs and employment differently than previous generations. And it's leading some companies to change the type of benefits they offer employees.
Ronald Reagan couldn't have become president without Southern votes, and many of those votes simply wouldn't have been there without the invention of air conditioning. Such innovations and their unforeseen consequences on history are the subject of a new book from Steven Johnson.
The "maker movement" is getting so mainstream that the White House recently hosted its own fair for makers. And the movement is about much more than 3-D printing trinkets — advocates say the spread of small-scale manufacturing could usher in a new kind of industrial revolution.
This isn't your granddad's gambling industry: As casinos spread and habits change, slot machines have become a massive part of casino profits — as much as 85 percent. They're doing so partly by giving gamblers the illusion of winning, even when they're falling behind.