Paul Katz

@paulkatz | I like tech, travel, and food - but not always in that order. Official Flipboarder since 2011.

7 Tactics for Meeting the Architecture 2030 Challenge and Beyond

As the impacts of global climate change escalate, forward-thinking architecture firms have committed to being part of the solution.Increasingly, …

Construction

How MASS Design Group’s Approach to Data Could Save the Architectural Profession

In recent decades, certain aspects of architecture have become increasingly open to scientific analysis, most notably when it comes to a building’s …

UX Design

THE FUTURE IS N.O.W.: THE FULL 2017 TRIBECA N.O.W. LINEUP

These ambitious creators and their groundbreaking creations are pushing the boundaries of online storytelling.<p>As a champion for emerging voices in …

Tribeca Film Festival

This Week’s 3 Must-Watch Classes

• “<b>If there is a wrong way to do it, I’ve done it</b> – and corrected it.” Check out Curt Moreno’s tips for developing CAD standards in IT22348: Standards …

Education

CALLING ALL COUCH POTATOES: THE FULL LINEUP FOR TRIBECA TV 2017

Because TV is better shared.<p>Today, we’ve announced an exciting slate of television series that will premiere at the second edition of <b>Tribeca TV</b> at …

TV

The Real Life of a Precision Machinist: Swissomation’s Christian Welch Talks Tiny

In manufacturing, the little details often have the biggest impact. So when you’re a precision machinist, and your job is to manufacture parts that …

Manufacturing

3 Tips on the Art of Everyday Innovation in Civil Engineering

<i>Innovation</i> is a word that’s tossed around freely these days, but being truly innovative doesn’t have to mean reinventing the wheel—or coming up with …

Innovation

Cities of 2050: Data and Technology Will Fuel the Megacities of the Future

What will cities look like by the year 2050? Will they be like those in South Korea centered on a digitally connected retrofit of existing society; …

Big Data

A LITTLE MORE CONVERSATION: THE FULL TRIBECA 2017 TALKS LINEUP

It's the starriest and most eclectic Tribeca Talks lineup yet.<p>Be a fly on the wall of intimate, once-in-a-lifetime conversations between some of …

Tribeca Film Festival

Heather Kerrick and the quest for a robot that learns on the job

A 6-axis robot, such as you might see in an automotive plant, is an incredibly versatile machine, capable of an almost infinite number of movements …

Robots

FAMILY AFFAIR: LOOK WHO'S JOINING TRIBECA 2017'S BAD BOY CELEBRATION

Sean "Diddy" Combs aka Puff Daddy has announced a celebratory performance alongside some Bad Boy originals.<p>Following last week’s news that Sean …

Rap & Hip-Hop

UAVs, mixed reality, and the future of AEC

Curious about the future of UAVs in AEC? Look no further than Simon Yorke’s class from AU 2016. An advanced design technologist for Aurecon, a global …

Innovation

WITH AFTER THE STORM, HIROKAZU KORE-EDA CONTINUES TO SPEAK TO THE SOUL

The Japanese auteur's new film is that rare feat: a splendidly rueful family portrait that honors the perspectives of every member.<p>Nothing of great …

Hirokazu Koreeda

Robo-Cycling: Bringing the Power of Automation to Recycling

Do you track your trash? How carefully do you sort your garbage—organic waste in a composter, recyclables separated into the right bins, …

Recycling

How to Forge a Detailer-Fabricator Collaboration as Strong as Steel

Each year, more than 4 million people visit the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Seven days a week, they descend on its galleries to …

Architecture

Personalized Putting With Sandflo’s Bespoke Golf Clubs

Of the 14 clubs in a golf bag, the putter usually inspires the strongest emotions. After all, no matter what a golfer goes through to get a ball onto …

Golf

An Affordable Housing Development Ascends From Ashes to Build Community

For Victor Body-Lawson of architect-and-planning firm Body Lawson Associates (BLA), designing and building the Hunts Point Peninsula is less like …

Affordable Housing

This Week's 3 Must-Watch Classes

• Learn to adjust AutoCAD settings to plot and publish drawings effectively. Find out why although PDF is the norm, DWF is more sophisticated and has …

Education

Commercialization of Space: 4 Predictions for the 21st-Century Gold Rush

The first thing that generally comes to mind with the phrase “commercialization of space” is Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic enterprise. Space …

Space Travel

Light-Pollution Solutions: Designing Architectural Light that Protects the Night

While humans are winding down their days and heading off to sleep, a whole other natural world is just waking up. Well over half of the world’s …

University of Southern California

THE STARS ARE COMING OUT FOR TRIBECA 2017'S GALAS AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Including back-to-back screenings of THE GODFATHER, Part I and II, followed by a rare cast-and-crew reunion.<p>Major screenings and once-in-a-lifetime …

Documentaries

WE'RE RENEWING OUR COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY AND FAMILY OUTREACH AT TRIBECA 2017

In our sixteenth year, we are more committed than ever to uniting audiences.<p>As Tribeca celebrate its sixteenth edition, we invite the community to …

Tribeca Film Festival

Why Diversity in Architecture Matters for Communities and the Bottom Line

Mike Ford—a forward-thinking designer dubbed the “hip-hop architect”—didn’t meet an African American architect until his fourth year as an …

Diversity

BIG STORIES, SMALL PACKAGES: HERE IS THE FULL SHORT FILM LINEUP FOR TRIBECA 2017

These powerful and poignant films may be short in length, but their stories contain multitudes.<p><b>The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival</b>, presented by AT&T, …

Documentaries

Magnus Opus: Challenergy Eyes Clean Power With Its New Type of Wind Turbine

The Fukushima nuclear-power accident—caused by the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 2011—set a new course for Japan’s energy policy. …

Renewable Energy

TRIBECA IMMERSIVE'S VIRTUAL ARCADE AND STORYSCAPES PROJECTS UNVEILED FOR TRIBECA 2017

From presidents to puppets, prisons to poachers, and more, audiences will be transported to new worlds in innovative virtual reality and immersive …

Virtual Reality

TRIBECA 2017 ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM LINE UP FOR COMPETITION, SPOTLIGHT, VIEWPOINTS, AND MIDNIGHT SECTIONS

Get ready to be engaged, inspired, and enthralled by these cinematic gems.<p>An exciting slate of films that showcases the full breadth of contemporary …

Paving the Way for a Smarter, Safer Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk once said self-driving cars are “solved,” comparing autonomous vehicles with “elevators that used to require operators but are …

Driverless Cars

Lessons Learned: Titan Gilroy’s Plan to Reclaim American Manufacturing

Titan Gilroy is a machinist, businessman, reality-TV star, and now an educator. With accolades like that, it might be surprising to learn that his …

Manufacturing

11 Vernacular Building Techniques on the Brink of Extinction Around the World

“Vernacular architecture can be said to be ‘the architectural language of the people’ with its ethnic, regional, and local ‘dialects,'” writes Paul …

Construction