Catalog.Earth wants to make sure people can explore threatened places in virtual reality that will soon be gone in real life.
A fitness fan has proved the Force is strong in Portland, US, by mapping out Star Wars routes while jogging.
The hottest toy this holiday season has no identifiable logo, no main distributor, and no widely agreed upon name.
So, today on the show, we set out to find who invented them. The process involves late night phone calls to Shenzhen, a high tech deconstruction project, and the purchase of a Planet Money hoverboard all our own. What we find might change the way you think about invention.
"Good design was never easy." Faculty Jeffrey Zeldman talks to Communication Arts about change and challenge in website design.
“Are you still a writer?” Miranda July asked me the other night at the New Museum, following a dinner in the museum's penthouse "Sky Room." Then she disappeared.
Your car gets towed, and who do you blame? Yourself? God no, you blame that impossibly confusing parking sign. It’s a fair accusation, really. Of all the questionable communication tools our cities use, parking signs are easily among the worst offenders.
"Machine learning" is a funny term. On the one hand, taken at face value it suggests nothing less than straight-up artificial intelligence. And machine learning and deep neural networks do underpin the ability of software to do things like identify objects and faces in images, invent recipes, or recognize whales songs in the ocean so that ships don't run into them.
New York City: Your future is calling. Free Wi-Fi kiosks are replacing old pay phones. The first, at 15th Street and Third Avenue, is being unveiled today and will be switched on in a few weeks. The plan calls for a total of 7,500 throughout the city.
Liz Danzico is chair and cofounder of MFA in Interaction Design at School of Visual Arts, one of the world's top art and design schools. She is creative director for NPR, whose mission is to work in partnership with member stations to create a more informed public. She is on advisory boards for schools and accelerator programs including the NEA Studio, Thiel Fellowship, and Austin Center for Design. She writes for publications and her own blog at bobulate.com.
At 6 feet, 3 inches, Sam Carmichael was more comfortable standing than sitting at his office desk. But his standing desk broke soon after he got it, and higher-quality versions cost thousands. So after Carmichael became a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he collaborated with classmate Mikey Chen to create one.
“We’re trying to hack the user experience of Citi Bike,” said Luke Stern, who presented alongside his fellow SVA student Amy Wu. Their research team has mocked up a system that would allow casual users to pre-pay away from the maddening crowds, either online or by mobile phone, by accessing a wider variety of passes than currently exist — a $2 single-ride pass, or a $15 Weekend Pass, good for three days.