Scott Kirsner, columnist, “Innovation Economy,” Boston Globe; author, Fans, Friends and Followers: Building an Audience and a Creative Career in the Digital Age (2009), is a journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship. His “Innovation Economy” column appears Sundays in the Boston Globe, and he also writes a companion blog at boston.com/innovation. Scott has been a regular contributor to Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Variety, and Wired. Scott’s writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Salon, the San Jose Mercury News, and Newsweek, among other publications. Scott serves as the program chair for two regional events on innovation: the Nantucket Conference, held each May since 2000, and Future Forward, held each fall since 2001. He is the author, most recently, of the book Fans, Friends & Followers: Building an Audience and a Creative Career in the Digital Age. His earlier books include Inventing the Movies, a technological history of Hollywood that was published in 2008, and The Future of Web Video: New Opportunities for Producers, Entrepreneurs, Media Companies and Advertisers, published in 2007. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy About Health Care in America, written and performed by Greg LaGana, M.D., and Barry Levy, M.D., has been presented for the past 18 years to a wide variety of health-care and other organizations. In addition, they have performed Damaged Care frequently in New York, Off-Off-Broadway. It highlights issues of concern to healthcare workers, patients, and others, ranging from erosion of the doctor-patient relationship to the corporationization of health care. Damaged Care has been featured in the New York Times and the Boston Globe, on CNN Headline News and ABC Nightline, and elsewhere.