Computer Science is the trade of the future, and Code Missouri is bringing the skills of that trade to rural schools. In urban centers like New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, schools are integrating computer-aided design, rapid prototyping, coding, and more into their curricula to prepare students for future industries. Code Missouri is not just focusing on the technical aspects of coding, but also on how to customize the curriculum to integrate local culture and engage students in new possibilities.Read More
Murrill Oakes is a prolific creative technologist and industrial designer currently developing modern home AV systems at OneButton, a technology design firm founded by a physicist and an artist, Matt Emmi and Michael Izatt. OneButton innovates new user interactions with automated home and commercial interior technologies.
Clever Tech Digest sat down with Oakes to discuss the new human-tech paradigm, and how to mindfully design the integration of our physical and emotional existence with the new digital world. Oakes explains the nuance of emotionally intelligent design, and its importance in the dawning age of automation, connection, and the "Internet of Things."Read More
Nadi X is activated yoga apparel that was designed with embedded electronics. Using vibrational feedback, the pants guide the wearer with the touch of a yoga instructor. “We believe technology should empower the human experience, not overtake it,” says Ben Moir, co-founder and CTO of Wearable X. “With Nadi X, the sleek design allows technology to seamlessly integrate with the tights, allowing the beauty and design to take center stage.”
Clever Tech Digest sat down with Olivia Burca, a garment engineer for Wearable X, to discuss the company’s take on wearable tech.Read More
Industrial design encompasses almost every product you touch, from the car you drive to the phone you use to the chair you are sitting in right now. If urban design defines the zoning of buildings and architecture shapes how those buildings look and function, then industrial design creates the objects that fill all of those spaces. Industrial Design inherently touches our economy and personal lives.
Clever Tech Digest sat down with Isis Shiffer, a young and acclaimed industrial designer who started her own design consultancy before the age of 30, to discuss how new, rapid prototyping and computer aided design tools are changing the way products are developed, manufactured, and distributed. Shiffer shares her point of view on the state of the industry.Read More
Celmatix is a women’s health company that uses genomics and big data to empower women to make more informed decisions about their reproductive health. Clever Tech had the opportunity to talk with Angie Lee, the Chief Product Officer at Celmatix. This groundbreaking company is changing our understanding of women’s health. During our interview, Lee spoke about the harmful disparity between women’s and men’s health and how technology and big data can bridge that gap. Angie is bringing humanity and technology together to empower women.
Read on to learn more about how big data is changing the world of medicine.Read More
As mobile devices play increasingly important roles in people's careers, personal connections, and recreation, remaining connected while still present in the moment becomes more challenging every day. Peripherii founders Priti Modgul and Sonal Budhiraja address this challenge by taking users' eyes off the screen with hearable technology. Peripherii devices are "smart earrings that can bring Siri/Google to your ear so you can take calls, dictate a text, call Uber, and more." - https://peripherii.com/
Clever Tech Digest sat down with Modgul and Budhiraja to discuss the Internet of Things, and how beautiful design can make wearable technology not only more desirable, but easier to use. Read on to learn about Peripherii earrings, hearable devices that pair with your smart phone!Read More
Mischa Abakumova is an alumnus of Parson’s School of Design and Technology, a designer with a twist. On a recent, gray, autumn morning I sat down with her at a local cafe to hear about her relocation to NYC and her wide variety of projects - whether teaching kids creative tech and interactive design at Blink Blink, exploring how tech and dance can interact at Lehman College, or imagining futuristic objects with the Iyapo Repository. She’s also building a musical instrument that will record the pulse of the musician and use that along with other biological information to define a message characterized by pitch, timbre, and duration. With each of her answers, the day grew clearer and more inviting, until we hardly noticed the drizzling sky at all.
Read on to learn more about this high-tech Jane of All Trades!Read More
Biotech Without Borders is a bioengineering maker space located in Downtown Brooklyn New York. It is unique in that it is the first community lab to open a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) lab facility to the public. This makes it possible to do projects with samples that have to handled specially, such as human cells and environmental samples. Since BSL2 technically provides the ability to work with viruses, this opens the lab up to a higher level of scrutiny from the scientific community. However, Biotech without Borders has a firm policy controlling access, and will not allow work with pathogens.
Clever Tech sat down with Ellen Jorgensen, President of Biotech Without Borders, to learn more about their efforts to make bio-entrepreneurship more accessible and to educate underrepresented demographics in the biotech field. Biotech Without Borders differs from its neighbor Genspace (an organization which Jorgensen cofounded and directed from 2010-2017) mainly in its focus on more rigorous applications of Molecular Biology, Synthetic Biology, and Genetic Engineering instead of Genspace’s BioART-influenced scope.Read More