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
Teknikio, founded by Sibel Deren Guler, creates educational electronics toolsets for building and activating toys, gadgets, and wearables. The kits can help all ages reimagine and invent the world they live in by making technology tangible and fun.
Each kit provides an open ended opportunity to create with fun fabrics, papers, electronic components, and instructions to put it all together into a fully functional gizmo! Clever Tech Digest sat down with Deren Guler to pick her brain about starting a small business, computer science education, gender neutral toys, and tactile play! Read on to learn more about how Teknikio turns electronic engineering and crafts to create approachable and lovable learning experiences!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
Understanding code provides abundant creative opportunities across a wide variety of industries. CodeHS strives to give more students the chance to learn how to use code. In school we study reading and writing, but most people do not become professional readers. Many jobs, though, require basic literacy. CodeHS founders, Zach Galant and Jeremy Keeshin, say "Read, Write, Code" represent the most crucial foundational skills for the 21st century. Clever Tech Digest sat down with Zach Galant, to learn more about the platform CodeHS is building for the next generation stand on.
CodeHS implements high quality computer science programs around the world by providing great curriculum, tools, training, and support to public, charter, private, and international schools. CodeHS is a comprehensive and interactive computer science education platform that can be scaled and adapted for different schools' needs.Read More
Fitness tracking and performance optimization lead much of wearable technology's innovation. Startups like Remo Haptics, a company creating wearable devices designed to fine tune cyclists' form, are elevating fitness technology's potential from trackers to sophisticated coaches.
Imagine subtle vibrations used to trigger mindful form adjustments in real-time. Remo Haptics integrates accelerometers and haptic feedback to produce nonintrusive remote athletic training.
Clever Tech Digest sat down with the masterminds behind Remo Haptics to discuss the future of human-tech interfacing and physical training.Read More