“Many of these people have been on our radar for years,” says Chayes of the new hires. “We’ve been trying to find people who do computational social science. There are very few people in the world who do this research, but it’s an area that’s really taking off.”
Here’s the space shuttle flying by the Fast Company offices. Photo taken by Inc.’s Andrew Maclean.
In Chernock’s vision, MetroCards would be used as marketing tools for various New York neighborhoods and attractions. “Ideally I would like to make 50, print them, and place them around the city as a promotional component,” she says. (She has not contacted the Metropolitan Transportation Authority about adopting her designs, but says she would “like to get their attention.”)
18 Fabulous Redesigns Of NYC’s Iconic MetroCard See Them All->
New York City is the craziest. The fact that you can be arrested for not having a mobile food-vending badge is unbelievable. Just take a moment to think about going to jail for making an ice cream sandwich. Where does that happen? Only in New York City. We are licensed by the NYC Deptartment of Parks to vend in Central Park, and the NYPD comes almost weekly to try and shut us down. New York City has extremely strict laws, and there is a lot more vendor-versus-vendor conflict in NYC, but because there are so many people, there is also more money to be made.
New York City-based think tank and fabrication laboratory Collab is founded on a simple premise: Creative people work better when they’re in proximity to one another. The lab, located in a 5,500-square-foot loft near the Holland Tunnel, serves a rotating membership of designers, architects, scientists, and engineers—and is home to some really cool toys.
Collab members have full access to an advanced 3-D printer, a laser cutter, an industrial sewing machine, fully operational wood shops, and model-making studios, among other great tools (that would never fit in most New York apartments). Cofounder Adina Levin calls it “an interesting community of people that come together in a space and work on their own endeavors and collectively work on projects together.” Members have access to the space 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are encouraged to work on interdisciplinary projects.
(Source: Fast Company)
Programming will become more important as every day goes by, and 2012 is Code Year. Will it be the year you learn to code and join the ranks of the creators?
Mike Bloomberg Is A Smart Businessman, That’s Why He’s Learning To Code
The founder of Codeacademy explains why learning how to program is the best job security you can have, and how a knowledge of code is the best way to improve the economy and the planet.
The “L Train Notwork,” a digital experiment/stunt/art project from the creative agency WeMakeCoolSh.it, launched on NYC subways Monday, allowing commuters to chat and flirt via their devices. Have they invented a whole new marketing channel?
We’ve been waiting for this! YES! Find out What NYC’s Public Bike Program Needs To Thrive
Announcing New York City’s Bike Share: Nominate a station!
Want to learn more about the city’s 5 boroughs? Head over to the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit and check out the interactive map.
Knitting is for Pus****!
A while back we brought you A Tiny Apartment Made With 25,000 Ping-Pong Balls
What we have here is An Entire Apartment Covered In Crochet, On Sale For $90,000
Just when we thought making crap out of yarn had run its course as the cute-hipstery-girl craft of the day, Olek came along, deadset on elevating crochet from idle hobby to freak obsession.
And yes, that title is the actual name of the installation. Enjoy!