Genevieve Gilson is a producer at Innovation Hub.
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.
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.
Legos have been successfully entertaining kids for years — but the company was threatened by the arrival of the digital age. It wasn't until the company refocused on the bricks that it began to grow again.
Fruit is easy to eat. It often comes with its own packaging. A quick wash and you can pop it in your mouth. Not so with ice cream, or soup. But a Harvard researcher thinks he can change all that, and revolutionize food.
Clayton Christensen is popular among the tech-set, with his economic theories being one explanation for the way startups can disrupt established industries. But Christensen, in a new op-ed, argues that modern corporate governance is completely driving innovation out of business.
Twitter has already changed everything from TV movies to presidential campaigns. But Deb Roy, the company's chief media scientist, says the service will change the world in ways we can't yet imagine.
Manu Prakash wants everyone to have a microscope in their pocket. If you're thinking back to the high school lab, it might seem tough. But this new $1 "origami microscope" will turn your notion of a microscope on its head.