Posts Tagged: trends

Our Lust for Control

2014 gave rise to technology that helps us seize control of our bodies, minds, space and time. “At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face,” Albert Camus wrote in 1942. We’ve been struck

Our Lust for Control

2014 gave rise to technology that helps us seize control of our bodies, minds, space and time. “At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face,” Albert Camus wrote in 1942. We’ve been struck

Companies as People. People as Companies

In the future, it will be difficult to distinguish between companies and people. That is not to predict the demise of the corporation or the end of formalized employment. But the lines are blurring, and fast. Just as companies are

Companies as People. People as Companies

In the future, it will be difficult to distinguish between companies and people. That is not to predict the demise of the corporation or the end of formalized employment. But the lines are blurring, and fast. Just as companies are

Culture Wars: The Rise and Fall of Word Empires

What Google Books can teach us about hummus, God, and the Internet. I recently discovered Google’s Ngram Viewer, which graphs the historical frequency of words in the corpus of books. It’s similar to Google Trends, a tool to explore search volume

Culture Wars: The Rise and Fall of Word Empires

What Google Books can teach us about hummus, God, and the Internet. I recently discovered Google’s Ngram Viewer, which graphs the historical frequency of words in the corpus of books. It’s similar to Google Trends, a tool to explore search volume

Childhood Memories, Photos and the Documentarian Generation

I’ve been thinking a lot about childhood lately. Perhaps it’s the change of the season, the emergence of sand pails and swing sets, the sirens and squeals of ice-cream trucks. Or perhaps it’s that I just moved out of  NY’s

Childhood Memories, Photos and the Documentarian Generation

I’ve been thinking a lot about childhood lately. Perhaps it’s the change of the season, the emergence of sand pails and swing sets, the sirens and squeals of ice-cream trucks. Or perhaps it’s that I just moved out of  NY’s

Midnight Rumblings: History, Memory & Technology

In one of his final poems, Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai explains that forgetting is a part of memory, that it takes two generations to remember, and then one more to forget (Open Closed Open). How do we measure a generation of

Midnight Rumblings: History, Memory & Technology

In one of his final poems, Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai explains that forgetting is a part of memory, that it takes two generations to remember, and then one more to forget (Open Closed Open). How do we measure a generation of

Forbes: The Next Wave of E-Commerce Innovation

I wrote a piece for Forbes’ Techonomy about what’s next for e-commerce, namely creative commerce. Here’s a snippet, and you can read the full piece here. In the United States, online retail is experiencing double-digit growth. By 2015 it is projected

Forbes: The Next Wave of E-Commerce Innovation

I wrote a piece for Forbes’ Techonomy about what’s next for e-commerce, namely creative commerce. Here’s a snippet, and you can read the full piece here. In the United States, online retail is experiencing double-digit growth. By 2015 it is projected

It’s a bird, it’s a 3D printed plane!

Yesterday I came across an article in New Scientist explaining how engineers managed to build the first plane with 3D printing technology. The flying drone took a week to create and bypassed the traditional product line: The article notes, “3D

It’s a bird, it’s a 3D printed plane!

Yesterday I came across an article in New Scientist explaining how engineers managed to build the first plane with 3D printing technology. The flying drone took a week to create and bypassed the traditional product line: The article notes, “3D