The Principal Post

I was so glad to finally tell my story about Humanwire to The Principal Post. If you are not familiar with their model, have a look, they are designed to give people a fair chance to tell their story. I can not tell you how excited I was to learn that such a group exists, the world needs this in a big way.


First University Blog

In 2003 I pitched the idea of publishing a blog to New School’s Parsons. “Ok.”, said Sven Travis. I invited Josh Kinberg, Alison Lewis and Frank-Yu Lin. We started posting on November 11, 2003. I believe it was the first university blog in the U.S. if not the world. It takes some effort but you can find all the posts via and on the way back machine. See: Juliaset on the Wayback Machine


Twitter Down Art

10 Years later and we’re still waiting. See the original Twitter Down Art Collection from 2008 at


The Butterfly Effect: 250 Humanwire Students Enter Public School

Today we celebrate the successful entrance of 250 Syrian students into the public school system in Lebanon. Humanwire’s brick-and-mortar Butterfly Effect in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon prepares children to enter school for the first time in their lives. Continue reading The Butterfly Effect: 250 Humanwire Students Enter Public School


Facebook Further Limits Reach

Facebook has dramatically changed their algorithms over the last couple of weeks which affects reach. When someone signs up for our Humanwire page on Facebook, that’s a way of saying, “I want to see Humanwire posts”. But as you prob know by now, FB will not let that happen for the vast majority, and throttles … Continue reading Facebook Further Limits Reach


Humanwire’s Butterfly Effect Awarded $50,000

Today we are as excited as ever to announce that Humanwire’s brick-and-mortar Butterfly Effect Center for displaced children in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon has been awarded a $50,000 USD grant from the Royal China Round Table Foundation (RCRT) based in the United Kingdom. RCRT is a charity which originates and finances impactful projects around the world focused … Continue reading Humanwire’s Butterfly Effect Awarded $50,000


The Butterfly Effect Center 2017

Overview The Butterfly Effect Center is a solution for refugee children growing up in a world without education. The majority of displaced children around the Earth have no access to educational offerings and after three years out of school, statistically, it will be too late: the majority will never go back. The Butterfly Effect Center, … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect Center 2017


CU Boulder student, family, provide gift of music to young Syrian refugees

Xenia Mathys teaches a music lesson to Syrian refugees at Humanwire on Friday in Boulder. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer) FROM THE DAILY CAMERA: In middle of the night, magic of Mozart and more shared with distant audience The honey-colored glow of the Sundown Saloon’s neon sign illuminated faces of rowdy youth out late … Continue reading CU Boulder student, family, provide gift of music to young Syrian refugees


Benevity: Microsoft, Nike Matching Donations

Microsoft and Nike will now match contributions for any Microsoft or Nike employee who donates to a refugee through Humanwire. If you are part of a corporation with a giving fund, let us know, we’d love to get your company signed up! If your company is part registered with Benevity, chances are, you’re already approved … Continue reading Benevity: Microsoft, Nike Matching Donations


Humanwire Interface Design 2.0

Today we are happy to announce the interface designs for the next iteration of the Humanwire website have been completed! We took everything we’ve learned to date and worked closely with Human Design in Boulder (Humans unite!) to re-imagine the site from ground-up. Working with Human Design has been an incredible opportunity, we are so … Continue reading Humanwire Interface Design 2.0