Health as urban design: I spoke at the Cusp Conference last week to a packed audience at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art about health, design, and time. Other speakers were Richard Saul Wurman who founded TED and Maggie Breslin who heads up the Mayo Clinic’s SPARC Design Group and that’s just to name two. The argument I made is that how we spend our time is the number … Continue reading

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The great “success” of modern America.

Our leaders have given everyone enough rights to shut us up. Women can vote, but they can’t get equal pay. African Americans can be served along with whites. We can watch two men kissing on national television, but they can’t marry.  All of these things have happened while retaining that last bit of superiority. Women, gays, and blacks are almost equal right? When things are … Continue reading The great “success” of modern America.

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The internet is getting boring.

Here are the “next big things” from TechCrunch Disrupt: Pinger. Turns your iPod touch into a free cell phone.DataSift. Helps you find a needle in the real-time tweetstack.Qwiki. Turns the web into a video and audio experience. MG Siegler of Techcrunch wrote“Just may be the future of information consumption.”Cloudflare. Wants to be a CDN for the masses. Makes your website faster and more secure.Opzi. A Quora for the Enterprise.Badgeville. Wants … Continue reading The internet is getting boring.

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Texting bans for drivers increases crash rate, US study shows

Laws banning texting while driving may actually increase the risk of road crashes, according to U.S. research published Tuesday. The findings from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) showed crash rates rose in three out of four states after texting bans were put in place. “Texting bans haven’t reduced crashes at all. In a perverse twist, crashes increased in three of the four states we … Continue reading Texting bans for drivers increases crash rate, US study shows