How Music Works

How Music Works

How Music Works by David Byrne is an interesting foray into the world of music-making, appealing to general history as well as delving into his personal experience with Talking Heads, Brian Eno and others. He explores social forces, technological changes…

Red Teaming

Red Teaming

Even before starting “Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything” we presumed from the title it had military roots. It does, and it also starts with a quote from Sun Tzu’s “The Art Of War,”…

Norman Foster Foundation HQ, Madrid

Tired of operating in silos? Want to work on the logical conduits that will flow the massive amounts of information available today into real visions for the future? The Norman Foster Foundation may be for you. An architect and citizen…

WSJ: The Future Of Everything

WSJ: The Future Of Everything

The May/June 2017 installment of WSJ’s The Future of Everything series has quite a bit of food for thought: – Hardware upgrades for your brain? Yep – Art inspired by CCTV? Indeed – Femme-forward fintech? Sure – 3D printed home…

Collecting Design History Series Highlights: Paul Evans (Video)

The latest installment of the New York School of Interior Design “Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlights” series focuses on American furniture designer Paul Evans, whose metalwork has become highly coveted around the world. No matter your feelings on the use…

Hacking Growth: How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success

Hacking Growth: How Today’s Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success

Does “growth hacking” sound cliched to you? It might, but it shouldn’t: it’s really just a term coined for a set of methodologies designed for taking your company from zero to hero. I mean, nobody knew what Facebook, Pinterest or…

She’s Got The Look: Amazon Echo Goes Fashionista

Last month, Amazon announced the Echo Look – a camera-equipped, Alexa-powered device for analyzing your outfits, including a Style Check service when you really need AI to give you an opinion on whether it’s okay to go out of the…

Steelcase x MIT 3D Printed Furniture Collab

Steelcase x MIT 3D Printed Furniture Collab

We love 3D printing. It’s great for one-offs, or for small parts. But can it be just as great for furniture on a larger scale? Perhaps. Scientists at the MIT self-assembly lab have collaborated with Steelcase and product designer Christophe…

Join the Amazon AWS Chatbot Challenge

Chatbots have so much potential to be awesome, for interacting with just about anything. We even deployed one built on Chatfuel for the Civilizr dog, Barclay the Corgi, on Facebook. Admittedly, BarclayBot can’t do much other than ask you for…

Open House NYC Segment On Frank Lloyd Wright’s Los Angeles Hollyhock House

Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first LA house, now restored and open for tours. Photography was prohibited when we toured the home a few years ago, but this tour from Open House NYC gives a great tour of the…