Karen Summerson

Karen Summerson

Karen is a regular contributor to She's also associate managing editor at Design and Culture and a graduate student at SUNY Purchase. She enjoys art, gender and queer studies and discovering new creative platforms.

Technology november 19, 2012

MIT Designer Creates 3D Printed Clothing Inspired By Mythology & Biology [Pics]

The founder of the Material Ecology Design Lab designed a line of wearable items using Jorge Luis Borge's The Book of Imaginary Beings and human brain scans.

Sustainability october 28, 2012

PSFK CONFERENCE LONDON: 18 Change-Making Videos

The full list of talks by an incredible mix of artists, designers, marketers and technologists inspire our audience of creative professionals.

Technology october 28, 2012

Creating Technology That Has A Mind Of Its Own - Katrin Baumgarten [Video]

The designer explores the possibility of machines that think for themselves.

Sustainability october 28, 2012

Using Data For Good - Diana Verde Nieto, Positive Luxury [Video]

CEO shares a new way for socially conscious consumers to buy online by turning e-tracking to their benefit.

Mobile october 23, 2012

App Publicly Humiliates Bad Drivers [Video]

'Parking Douche' points out bad parking by posting pop-ups online to readers in the area.

Gaming & Play october 22, 2012

Why Kids Learn Best Through Doing - Jason Milligan, Sesame Workshop [Video]

The Creative Director introduces new forms of kinetic learning.

Advertising october 22, 2012

9 Stories You Need To Know Today

Instagram solves their tagging issue, Google Maps shows building footprints and Zappos works to make downtown Las Vegas vibrant...Links to start your day with.

Technology october 21, 2012

PSFK's Top Five Stories Of The Week

Painted yoga gurus create human motorcycles and Brad Pitt puts his reputation on the line in the new Chanel No.5 ads - We review the best in design, culture, art, fashion and creative business in our weekly roundup.

Work october 21, 2012

How The Youth Generation Is Transforming Mobile Technology - Debbie Forster, Apps For Good [Video]

President shows how teens are designing apps to address common social issues.

Home october 21, 2012

Virtual Shopping Is The Future Of Retail - Mikko Martikainen, Sayduck Ltd. [Video]

The CEO introduces the mobile app that will change the way that we buy.

Work october 21, 2012

Managing Our Digital Legacies - Richard Banks, Microsoft Research [Video]

The Microsoft Research designer introduces the reality of online selves and what they mean for our future.

Innovation october 21, 2012

Why Low Tech Innovation Is The Future - Johnathan Ford, Pearlfisher [Video]

The Creative Partner illustrates the importance of keeping things simple can offer the most rewarding solutions.

Advertising october 21, 2012

Transforming Mundane Technology Into Interesting Objects - Dhani Sutanto, Artist [Video]

The artist and freelance Art Director, takes drab, cumbersome technology and makes them into personal, useful pieces.

Cities october 21, 2012

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week, including a Nissan that parks itself and an app that lets you interrupt the DJ at a club with your own tunes.


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