Videos: Technology

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A Design Revolution Is Happening Because Of Social Media

Mark Kushner of Architizer spoke at PSFK 2015 on the way contemporary media is democratizing architecture for the better

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Making Toys That Parents Like and Kids Love

Jeffrey Bjorn is making games that “parents like and kids love,” addressing the issue we’re facing where kids are playing less with more creatively restrictive playthings

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Leverage Your Boredom and Think More Creatively

Manoush Zomorodi’s weeklong podcast and newsletter, Bored and Brilliant, is helping to reevaluate the way we look at technology

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Transparency and Ethics are Raising the Bar for Manufacturing and Retail

PCH International’s Liam Casey sat down with PSFK’s Piers Fawkes for an interview on the positive headwind that’s being made in the world of global manufacturing supply channels

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Connecting in an On-Demand World

At PSFK 2015 we hosted three young entrepreneurs thriving in the on-demand and sharing economies to hear their thoughts on community-building

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Why Smarter Technologies Are Bad for Society

Creating and consuming in the digital age is detrimental to our social capacities

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Jamin Warren of Kill Screen on Videogame Culture

With the recent #GamerGate media hullabaloo, it’s important to keep our perspective as we tackle the hooligans who poison the well for all gamers

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Better Living Through Big Data

At PSFK 2015 we hosted three of the foremost pioneers in the realm of Big Data to hear what they had to say regarding its future.

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Leave Your Scheduling to Email-Based Artifical Intelligence

Artificial intelligence system will magically schedule your work meetings

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Hospitality That Caters to the Mobile and Tech-Savvy Traveler

At PSFK 2015, we learn why convenience, efficiency and ‘smart luxury’ are necessary for a mobile citizen

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Normal’s CEO Nikki Kaufman: Creating A 3D-Printed Product Unique to Each Consumer

At PSFK 2015, we learn why customization is the future of retail

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As the Fastest Communication Tool, GIFs Are Replacing Our Words

In this video, GIPHY creator explains why an endless access to media has changed the way we communicate

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Arguing for Hybrid Opportunities in the Future of Fashion and Technology

Amanda Parkes rethinks how manufacturing, technology and design intersect, under one state-of-the-art roof

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Durr Bracelet Shivers Every Five Minutes To Explore Sense Of Time

A 3D-printed wearable made to explore how we perceive time.

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Heat Your Room For 10 Cents A Day With Candle-Powered Device

Italian design student creates cheap heating alternative

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Foldable Electric Bike Upgrades Commuting

A portable electric bike folds to backpack size when not in use, allowing riders to use public transportation with no problems

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Little Box Device Turns Any Speaker into a Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Play digital music wirelessly on vintage audio devices

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Navigate Devices Touch-Free with Ultrasound Tech

Elliptic Labs’ latest in gesture-reading technology lets users work their gadgets with a wave of the hand

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New Controller Bids to Replace Keyboard and Mouse

The Flow wireless controller works with a variety of apps like YouTube, Autocad and Spotify, and could replace your mouse and keyboard

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PSFK + MDC Speak On the CES 2015 Guide

PSFK and MDC Partners touch upon how they chose right discussions, panels, and companies for CES 2015 guide

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How Diversity Makes Tech A Stronger Industry

The panel discussed the qualities of ideal leadership and how diversity can be attained for a better functioning workplace. This diversity starts with the understanding that the tech industry’s influence has expanded far beyond tech-related mediums.

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Data Experts: Privacy Is An Unreasonable Expectation

The panel focused the problems that arise when companies obtain more personal data than is necessary, and when it is ok to cross the line and access someone’s information.

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Ricky Van Veen, CollegeHumor: Why Tech Is Essential To Make Content Go Viral

Why an investment in tools and platforms is essential for growth in new media.

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Billie Whitehouse, Wearable Experiments: Why We Need To Give Clothes Intelligence And Purpose

Designers must stretch themselves to connect farfetched ideas to create totally new ideas beyond the wrist.

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Jason Silva, Filmaker: Why Technology Is An Extension Of Imagination

Filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva discusses the emergence of human consciousness and the concept of The Mirroring Mind.

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Julius Marchwicki, Ford: How Connected Cars Will Change The Future Of Driving

Julius Marchwicki of Ford discusses how the Sync AppLink technology will allow drivers to connect seamlessly with their automobiles.

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Abigail Posner, Google: Why Social Networks Are Making Us More Creative

Google researcher Abigail Posner discusses how the visual web reflects our creative minds.

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Peter Weijmarshausen, Shapeways: Why Consumers Are Replacing Designers

Peter Weijmarshausen discussed how 3D printing will allow people to make whatever they want whenever they want in a meaningful and easy way.

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How Technology Has Changed The Concept Of The Brand

A panel discussion at PSFK CONFERENCE 2013 discussed how technology is driving brand innovation.

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Rodrigo Niño,Prodigy Network: Building Cities Using The Power Of The Crowd

Rodrigo Nino, CEO of Prodigy Network, is moving urban funding into the hands of the public in Bogota, Colombia.

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How Women Are Busting Open The Tech Industry

A panel at PSFK CONFERENCE 2013 discusses how a more diverse workforce in this male-dominated business could create better products and services.

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Neil Harbisson, Cyborg Foundation: Perceiving Reality In New Ways

Neil Harbisson discusses his life as a human cyborg.

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Douglas Rushkoff, Present Shock: How Our Devices Make Us Less Efficient

Author and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff explains how being constantly connected actually slows us down.

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Robert Kirkpatrick, Global Pulse: How The United Nations Is Using Social Data To Spot Disasters

In this talk from PSFK CONFERENCE NYC, Robert Kirkpatrick talks about how the social media revolution has opened up a significant amount of data that can be analyzed (anonymously) to see signs of change. Kirkpatrick, together with his Global Pulse team at the United Nations, studies sentiment in Twitter feeds, fluctuations in price data and […]

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Steve Clayton, Microsoft: How To Design Technology So It Becomes Natural

PSFK CONFERENCE NYC, Steve Clayton talks about the drive at Microsoft to embrace what he calls ‘natural user interface’.

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Clay Shirky, Interactive Telecommunications: What I Learned About Creativity By Watching Creatives

PSFK CONFERENCE NYC, Clay Shirky talks about the work of Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

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Regina Ellis, JoyRx: Harnessing Joy

PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO, Regina Ellis of JoyRx spoke about how her life experiences have brought her closer to understanding the importance of getting, giving, and sharing joy.

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Jason Oberfest, Mango Health: Using Mobile To Inspire Healthier Lives

At Mango Health, Jason Oberfest has been using the principles of social game design to develop consumer health products that inspire good health in new ways

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Debbie Forster, Apps For Good: How The Youth Generation Is Transforming Mobile Technology

Who better than today’s youth to address issues such as bullying and social insecurities? And they’re doing it through design, creating apps that could change their reality and ours. Debbie Forster, Chief Operations Officer at Apps For Good, leads the organization that works in tandem with school curriculum to offer young students the opportunity to […]

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Technology Will Save Us: Helping People Consume Less Technology By Making It Themselves

At PSFK CONFERENCE LONDON 2012, the founders discussed how they are breaking down the barriers between everyday people and the mysteries of technology

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Richard Banks, Microsoft: Managing Our Digital Legacies

Microsoft’s Richard Banks discusses the complications of information ownership and the transformation of the family heirloom to something more digital at PSFK London

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Ariel Waldman, SpaceHack.org: Can We Hack Space So Everyone Can Explore The Cosmos?

What would happen if space and space exploration were as open and accessible as the internet? Ariel Waldman, the founder of SpaceHack.org, discusses the possibilities at PSFK SF