Ethan Reid

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Sweden Has Listed The Entire Country On Airbnb

In Sweden there’s a constitutional right they call <i>allemansrätten</i>. It’s a national concept of “freedom to roam” that allows anyone the right to access, walk, cycle, or camp on any land (the only exceptions being private residences, as well as gardens and lands under cultivation). To get the rest of …

When Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier Had a Public Argument in The New York Times

Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier are both architects who were known for their grand and innovative ideas—as well as for their high esteem for …

Why More People Didn't Get Hurt in Times Square

Pedestrian injuries in New York City’s most crowded space have plummeted since a recent redesign. But the real fix is to ban cars entirely.<p>Twenty-two people were injured and one person was killed when a driver raced through a busy sidewalk in Times Square on Thursday. In the immediate aftermath, …

Architizer

The 7 greatest pivots in tech history

Ever since the term “pivot” was unofficially coined back in 2009, it has become a fixture in the way we think about strategy for Silicon Valley’s leading companies and more broadly, about “failure” within the technology sector. The term has even appeared on an episode of HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” …

This chart shows how the Hyperloop could destroy all other forms of transportation

Whether it's for speed, frequency, or capacity, the Hyperloop — at least on paper — makes other ways of traveling look inefficient.<p>A chart in a recently published report by SupraStudio, which is a studio at UCLA's architecture school, shows just how the Hyperloop stacks up to its competition. And …

How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy …

Innovation Earth: The Next Green Tech Town

More than 300,000 people may have marched in Manhattan last month for a worldwide climate call-to-arms, but evidently we can't even get it together at the statewide -- let alone national -- let alone global level. A study released last week by the Georgetown Climate Center shows that less than half …

Retail Hallucinations And The Pointlessness Of Owning A PlayStation 4 or Xbox One

I gave it back. I could have afforded it, but only just barely and it would have hurt. So after a little less than a month with a PlayStation 4 I returned it to its chemical-scented packaging and got my money back. Sony’s newest console is one of the fastest selling game machines in the history of …

“Note And Vote”: How Google Ventures Avoids Groupthink In Meetings

Meetings want to suck. Wrest control of them with this seven-step strategy.<p>You know when a meeting turns into a complete waste of time? Maybe you’re trying to come up with ideas, or make a decision. Before anyone realizes it, the meeting starts to suck.<p>Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite …

Wicker Man: An Interview with Salvador Gilabert of EMBT

As one of EMBT's Directors, Salvador Gilabert has helped guide the realization of some of the practice's biggest projects in recent years – including …

It only takes a few minutes of chatting with J. Craig Venter to understand what first attracted him to return to his alma mater to open a research facility here. Venter’s approach to the scientific endeavor clearly matches that of the campus that first gave him his start. Both are mavericks known for bringing out-of-the-box thinkers together from across a wide spectrum of disciplines in search of the next blockbuster scientific breakthrough.

Maverick of Science Finds His Match<p>Alumnus J. Craig Venter returns to UC San Diego to open $37 million research facility<p>J. Craig Venter examines the …

Genetics

CartoDB’s Odyssey.js Is An Open-Source Tool For Telling Stories With Interactive Maps

Everything happens somewhere. That’s the logic behind Odyssey.js, an open-source tool that utilizes maps to help turn data into interactive multimedia stories without the user needing coding skills.<p>With a $35,000 grant from the Knight Prototype Fund, creators of the cloud-computing platform CartoDB …

The changing face of Reno: Why the ‘world’s biggest little city’ is attracting Apple & Tesla

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Katie Fehrenbacher/Gigaom<p>Walk down First Street in downtown Reno, Nevada and you see an evolving city that’s like an …

'Superdialects' On Twitter Might Be Voicing Your Cultural History

The words you use on social media today paint a history of language that's centuries-old.<p>Dialects say much more than where a person is from. They are also rife with information that can reveal a whole history behind a person's culture. A new study suggests your own cultural history might be talking …

You can roll out steel — any length. You can blow up a balloon — any size. You can mould plastic — any shape — but does it float

The CommonGround by LAND COLLECTIVE « Landscape Architecture Works

LAND COLLECTIVE: On the morning of July 29, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, the community of Eskenazi Health, civic leaders, and designers came together to …

15 Pictures Of 'The Most Alien-Looking Place On Earth'

Because of its extreme isolation from other land masses, Socotra has very unique plant life, a third of which can be found nowhere else in the world.<p>Not only are the plant endemic to Socotra, but they look weird as can be, causing people to refer to it as "the most alien-looking place on earth."

National Parks

X-Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick | Colossal

<p>Photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick whose floral x-rays we first featured back in 2012, just released three new collections of x-ray photos including …

Go Fish

[Image: Photo by Jesse Rockwell/Rex Features, via <i>The Verge</i>].<p>You might already have seen this small gallery of images showing an abandoned shopping …

Road Trips, Routes, and Landscape Instrumentation

[Image: <i>Venue</i> at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art; courtesy Nevada Museum of Art].<p>I'm extremely pleased to say that a small …

Where Borders Melt

[Image: From <i>Italian Limes</i>. Photo by Delfino Sisto Legnani, courtesy of Folder].<p>One of the most interesting sites from a course I taught several years …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management