Geoff Cook, founding partner at Base Design, examines the hirings of Anne Pasternak (Brooklyn Museum) and Katy Clark (BAM) and what they mean for the brand identities of Brooklyn establishments
Over the past month, we have witnessed two of Brooklyn’s most prominent cultural institutions select new leaders: Katy Clark at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and now Anne Pasternak at the Brooklyn Museum. Though each is arriving to their new posts with a great deal of experience, Clark and Pasternak have their work cut out for them to successfully take these two storied institutions into the next phase of their life cycles.
The heirloom-grade Model 01 keyboard does away with keyboards' longstanding unfriendliness to the human hands
The Model 01 shifts the design of a typical keyboard. Focusing on the ergonomics of typing, the keyboard’s keys are spread out evenly for your fingers without a large spread. The keyboard scales down the size of a typical keyboard by cutting it in half, making all keys reachable by either hand.
PSFK with HP Matter identify the key players reinventing The Idea Economy
Though free-flowing exchange is the lifeline of any healthy marketplace, economies have long closed off the flow of ideas as a competitive means. As a trends and innovation leader, PSFK understands that in today’s Idea Economy that should no longer be the case and is precisely why PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, has created the Innovators Index, a roster of pioneers making a global impact.
PSFK talks to Nuala O’Connor about the importance of advocating for basic human rights in the online space
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact.
Future Cities Catapult, the team behind the "3D Soundscape" headset, prototype a cycle helmet that would supply rides with spatial and contextual information
The construction of bike lanes in accordance with New York City’s Citi Bike stations popping up around the city in recent years has stirred much controversy. While the lanes seem to benefit delivery men and casual bikers alike, many drivers have expressed their frustration over stolen driving lanes and parking spaces now filled by the green bike path. Moreover, the growing number of people encouraged to abandon their cars or the subway in favor of a more health-minded and eco-friendly pursuit inevitably spikes the number of biker-related casualties. Cue Future Cities Catapult, the developer behind a biking helmet laden with augmented reality (AR) capabilities.
How knick-knacks and trinkets indicate character and establish workplace culture in all office settings
PSFK Labs has launched The Desktop Debrief, an insight into the infinite selection of desktop products that drive creativity and well-being in the modern workplace.
BrakePack keeps a growing horde of cyclists safe and visible
As more city dwellers turn to bicycles as their primary mode of transport, the perennial problems of safety and visibility loom larger than ever. Motorists often fail to see riders, especially after dark, and even when they do they are confused by hand signals. For their part, cyclists hate to load their rides with reflectors and lamps that often get stolen, wear ugly reflective vests, or take their hands off the bars to signal. Product design firm Artefact Group hopes to address all these issues with BrakePack.
The rover—set to launch in 2017—won't set any speed records, but it could be the automaker's toughest engineering challenge yet
The University of Utrecht partners with its municipal government to test out basic unconditional income
If you are one of the 1.4 million Americans making federal minimum wage, you earn $7.25 an hour. That $7.25, you might argue, isn’t enough for basic living—which is why you may favor states that have adopted a living wage of up to $15 an hour.
Superfit Hero is a line of performance clothing motivating women to fulfill their superhuman fitness potential
Superfit Hero is fighting back against the messages of the mainstream fitness industry with a line of workout clothes designed to help women feel the power of fitness.
Ukrainian Pepsi fans turn urban noises into music and listen to their creations on branded music boxes
As part of the Pepsi’s global challenge to see the world differently, Ukraine’s Beats of the City is letting fans remix the sounds of its streets. Amateurs and professionals are able to experiment with audio collected from urban environments, and use the samples to create original music scores. After the five best city soundtracks are produced and recorded, the winners will receive a specially designed stereo inspired by the Pepsi can itself.
Malloy Aeronautics has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense to work on the hoverbikes, which are also planned for commercial use