My Interview for iCoolhunt
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My Interview for iCoolhunt

iCoolhunt is a social, location-based game that encourages people to seek out blossoming trends around them.  These “coolhunters” can then capture, share, analyze and discuss their discoveries on the website.  It’s certainly a novel way to think about the future.  I especially like the way it creates a community focused on discovering – or even … Continue reading

Information Overload
Society / Technology

Information Overload

We’re producing information faster today than ever before.  Some studies suggest the amount of data in the world doubles every two years!  Certainly between Twitter and Facebook, newsfeeds and friend streams, there’s far more information being thrown at me than I can process.  How do we make sense of all this?  And what’s the effect … Continue reading

Origami Robots: A Guide to Bees and Evil
Environment / Technology

Origami Robots: A Guide to Bees and Evil

What’s the most complicated thing you’ve ever folded?  Paper airplane?  Road map, perhaps?  I’ve folded my fair share of origami cranes in my day.  Then there’s this guy, whose ornate paper dragons and hermit crabs beggar belief. But here’s something on a whole other level: a fully-functional, self-folding, flying robot inspired by pop-up books.  Harvard’s … Continue reading

Technology

Talk to Your Car

If you’ve got the latest iPhone (or if you’ve seen an ad for it), you know what Siri is.  To whit: it’s a speech recognition interface that lets you control your phone by talking to it.  You can tell it to set reminders, find songs, or look up nearby pizza places; it listens to, and … Continue reading