Eli Kuslansky

Who Will Own the Smart City?

Who will own the smart city?

By now you’ve probably seen those silver, black and blue monoliths on the streets of Manhattan. Looking like giant cell phones, they’re part of LinkNYC,the communication network CityBridge has installed in New York City as a replacement for 7,500 pay phones. These 10,000 electronic slabs are also something else: an early and somewhat faltering step on the road to the Smart City, dressed up now as a new class of street fixture.

Unified Field and Neurosociety Win the Jim Blackaby Memorial Muse Award

Neurosociety with David Byrne and Unified Field

The American Alliance of Museums has awarded Unified Field the prestigious Jim Blackaby Memorial Award at the 2017 Muse Awards for their collaboration with The Institute Presents: Neurosociety. Introduced in 2004, the Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award is considered a "best in show." The award recognizes a project that exemplifies the power of creative imaginat

12 Strategic Predictions for 2017

Creative Destruction: Part 08

If you were to Google “predictions for 2017,” you would be rewarded with 66,700,000 links. Among the top three are terrifying prophecies revealed (yet again) by Nostradamus, various quack theories from numerologists and world psychics and real insightful predictions from the likes of the Gartner Group, Forrester, Forbes, TechCrunch and several design blogs.

Automated Design

Graphic: Creative Destruction Part: 05

For this part, I interviewed Gordon Kurtenbach. Gordon Kurtenbach is the Head of Autodesk Research where he leads a large research initiative on topics including human-computer interaction, graphics and simulation, environment and ergonomics, high-performance computing, and CAD for biotechnology.

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