Curating the Universe
Society

Curating the Universe

Have you ever posted an article or a video on a social network?  If so, congratulations!  I’m about to explain how you’re shaping the world to come.  You are a curator of the universe, and a herald of the future. I am?  What does that mean? It means you collect and share items of your … Continue reading

Blur Digital Boundaries (with Ninjas)
Technology

Blur Digital Boundaries (with Ninjas)

This week’s topic is one of my favorites: the intersection of the digital world with the physical.  I’ve discussed this topic many times before (check out my “digital space” tag for more) but today’s especially exciting because it involves ninjas! Sorry, not that kind of ninja.   I’m talking about the technological equivalent, a nifty device … Continue reading

NYC Neighborhoods, Mapped by Social Media
Society / Technology

NYC Neighborhoods, Mapped by Social Media

What makes your neighborhood, a neighborhood?  Some might say simple geography.  Others would point to the demographics of the residents, or the particular kinds of homes and businesses you can find there.  These factors are all important. But remember, a neighborhood isn’t just a collection of people and buildings.  If you and your neighbors didn’t … Continue reading

Kickstarting the Future
Technology

Kickstarting the Future

In what is sure to be an ongoing trend, the future keeps arriving faster than I can write about it. Check out this amazing project.  If it’s legit – and an endorsement from Stanford suggests it is – we’ll soon have glasses that can record and share video.  These guys have already developed Facebook glasses … Continue reading

Connect Your Brain to a Computer. Seriously!
Society / Technology

Connect Your Brain to a Computer. Seriously!

The setting: your home.  The time: 7:30pm, in the not-too-distant future. Your room is dim and cool, and the hum of a city evening drifts through the open windows.  Your computer screen’s high-frequency flicker casts shadows all around.  The metal object in your hand resembles an old-school headphone jack.  It’s small and surprisingly heavy.  You … Continue reading