Destructuring.net belongs to Jonathan Vanasco. I'm a technology and advertising professional who tends to work around exciting topics like media, music, art and startups.
Some of the things I've done include: inventing one of the earliest technologies for decentralized social networking, and social media indexing for behavioral analytics / media buying; online strategy for a handful of labels in the music industry, and working on countless branding + advertising initiatives for large companies.
At the 2011 Digital Media Summit hosted by Harvard Business School and the Committee for Concerned Journalists, I shut down [insert name here]'s line of reasoning over analog dollars vs digital pennies as the only person in the room who noted the obvious -- Apple was winning with iTunes because they made it much easier to legally buy media than to steal it.
I am actively consult to media companies, and advise a handful of publishing & advertising startups in the NYC area.
One of my companies sells limited editions of contemporary fine art online @ ArtWeLove.com.
I manage the IP Portfolio and R&D activity of FindMeOn.
I recently ran Technology and Product at IAC's Daily Beast, and worked on the merger with Newsweek ; and before that I ran Engineering and Product for Event Tech Labs who made RFID based access control and loyalty programs.
Random thoughts are on this blog. Links to my various web-presences are below.
Category Archives: Politics
Net Neutrality is an increasingly popular topic for debate: Consumer advocates preaching about the freedom of choice; lobbyists preach about the freedom of markets; millions of people sit on the sidelines and wonder what they hell they’re talking about. While [...]
I’m increasingly aggravated when people allow pundits to talk about First Amendment rights in the “Dr. Laura” situation. For those that don’t know, the radio host “Dr.” Laura Schlessinger went on a bit of a politically incorrect tirade on her [...]
Congratulations to Target on being the dumbest Brand of the month — possibly the year. After the Supreme Court decision that rendered corporate campaign contributions legal and limitless, Target made a contribution to a Minnesota politician named Tom Emmer. Emmer [...]
Over the past few days I’ve gotten into far too many arguments over the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates by Cambridge Police Officer Sgt. James Crowley. Some have said that I can’t possibly be liberal, as I haven’t [...]
CNN reports “Obama’s half-brother arrested on charge of marijuana possession” but it fails to mention something rather crucial — trumped up marijuana charges have long been the modus operandi of corrupt police in Kenya. Having spent time studying there, that [...]
Everyone likes dropping names on who Obama should hire as the ‘National CTO’. Here’s mine: Bruce Schneier should be Obama’s CTO. He’s one of the few people in the country that doesn’t just know technology, but fundamentally understand it — [...]
The Bush Administration has maintained that waterboarding is not torture ; Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) has stated that it is most definitely not torture , and actually like swimming (http://thinkprogress.org/2007/12/12/bond-waterboarding-swimming/). I’m sold. So my question is this – if Waterboarding [...]
The DailyPress reports: Teen faces charges for recording 20-second movie clip Apparently, according to ‘local police’, theater personnel and the MPAA, a 20 second clip for personal use is stealing and piracy. This is , perhaps, the most insane thing [...]
An article on slashdot ( http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/15/1959230&from=rss ) concerning a book “Do Patents Work” seeks to suggest not. I suggest the author, the commentators, and the NYT article are both “fucking morons” and “full of shit”. I’ve had enough with people [...]