My Interview for iCoolhunt
Off topic

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

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

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

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