Paul Katz

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

You’ve Got Class: AU 2017 Proposal Selections

The time has come: notifications about classes selected for AU Las Vegas 2017 have been sent. If you submitted a proposal, you should have received …

Education

How IKEA Is Working to Fight Climate Change

Since taking the role of head designer at IKEA several years ago, Marcus Engman has led a great effort to match the most well-known furniture company …

Sustainability

LOOKING FOR THE REAL: HOLLY HUNTER TALKS THE BIG SICK AND THE ROLES SHE WANTS TO PLAY

One of our greatest living actresses gives a stellar supporting turn in one of the year's most idiosyncratic comedies.<p>Few screen actors have moved as …

sick

New Metal Means a Wave of Additive Manufacturing Technologies (Not Limp Bizkit)

After 20 years of iteration on the same basic additive-manufacturing technologies for metal, a new wave of innovation is emerging. Lower-cost, safer …

3D Printing

Crafty Apes Creates Movie Magic Through Subtle, Invisible Effects

When you earn your keep in the film industry’s visual-effects (VFX) trenches—digitally crafting anything from huge explosions to painterly, …

La La Land

Virtual Reality in Health Care Makes Medical Reality Easier to Endure

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Health Care

Polls are now closed. Thanks for voting!

That’s a wrap on community voting on class proposals for AU 2017 in Las Vegas! Many thanks to everyone who clicked all those thumbs up.It was our …

Las Vegas

How Robotic Automation Will Benefit Agriculture

Industrial robotic automation has attracted the attention of industry fearmongers and hopefuls alike for taking over jobs—many of them undesirable in …

Agriculture

Are Today’s Grads Properly Prepared for Careers in Sustainable Engineering?

The caps have been tossed. The diplomas are framed. The résumés are ready.Graduation season is over, and newly minted engineers and designers are …

Sustainability

The Redesigned San Ysidro Border Crossing—A More Welcoming America?

How a country treats its bordering neighbors says a lot about that nation. Recent budget proposals for the border wall promised by Donald Trump have …

Immigration

The Power of 1 Year by Top Rated Speaker Ryan Cameron

In 2008, we experienced an economic freefall that had not been seen since the Great Depression. Like many industries, architecture was hit pretty …

Great Recession

Will Technology Save Residential Building From the Crisis of Rapid Urbanization?

While new gadgets and technology promise change, in most ways, the urban home of the future won’t look radically different than the ones people live …

Cities

Team ROK’s Life-Saving Drone, X VEIN, Takes Flight With Generative Design

When disaster strikes, the countdown is on to get necessary supplies to those who need them most. But conditions often make it nearly impossible to …

Drones

Gut Check: This Smart Capsule Could Make Colon-Cancer Screening Easier to Swallow

en_US<p>article<p>Could a vitamin-size ingestible scanner inspired by submarine navigation replace traditional colon-cancer screening …

Cancer

Lifting Communities Through Sustainable Architecture in Coal Country

In Williamson, West Virginia—population 3,000, give or take—a new sustainably designed Health and Wellness Center has risen in a place where coal was …

West Virginia

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO ALL OF THE FILMS PICKED UP FOR DISTRIBUTION AT TRIBECA 2017

Some of the most acclaimed films of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival are coming to a theater near you. Here's when you can see them.<p>The congested …

Tribeca Film Festival

5 Super Materials With the Power to Change the World

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Netflix

Respect: 3 Reasons Frank Lloyd Wright Designs Endure 150 Years After His Birth

The 1997 film <i>Gattaca</i> is quintessential science fiction. It depicts a dystopian society in which genetic engineering is the foundation for a social …

Art

It’s the End of BIM as You Know It—Are You Ready for Connected BIM?

It’s oddly fitting that sensors, some of the cheapest technologies on the market, are poised to completely redefine construction, one of the world’s …

Construction

Metal Additive Manufacturing Keeps Legend Flying

These planes have not been produced since the 1940s\u2014the aircrafts themselves and the parts for them are rather scarce.<\/blockquote>\n<p>Connelly, …

Manufacturing

New Manufacturing Jobs Require New Manufacturing Skills—It’s That Simple

Making spare parts doesn’t sound like ground zero for a technological revolution. But at a time when the entire manufacturing workforce is bracing …

Manufacturing

TRIBECA 2017 DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT: BRIAN D. SHOAF TALKS AARDVARK, KIEŚLOWSKI, AND WHAT'S NEXT

Brian D. Shoaf explains how his Tribeca-selected oddity came to the screen.<p>In writer-director <b>Brian D. Shoaf</b>’s <b>Aardvark</b>, which played in the U.S. …

Empathy Is Essential to the Future of Human-Robot Coexistence

The way humans interact with robots has served society well during the past 50 years: People tell robots what to do, and robots do it to maximum …

Robots

A MASTER CRAFTER: ABACUS DIRECTOR STEVE JAMES DEMYSTIFIES THE DOCUMENTARY PROCESS

A documentary titan delves into his latest effort, a timely work about maintaining pride in the face of government persecution.<p>Few have advanced the …

GET READY TO EXPERIENCE THIS TRIBECA IMMERSIVE PROJECT THAT TAKES YOU INSIDE A SELF-DRIVING TAXI

The award-winning virtual reality studio Wevr has added the Tribeca selection AUTO to its Transport platform.<p><b>Wevr</b>, the award-winning virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

Be Heard – Vote for AU Vegas Classes

Pencils down, everyone – the AU Las Vegas Call for Proposals (CFP) is now officially closed. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who put in …

Las Vegas

The Panama Canal Expansion’s Massive Ripple Effect on U.S. Ports and Shipping

Rising to meet the demands of a newly expanded Panama Canal, U.S. ports scramble to upgrade shipping infrastructure: bigger ships need better ports.

Gear & Gadgets

Critical Infrastructure Protection Saves Dams in Distress

Explore the possibilities of BIM and advancing technology to address the future of infrastructure. It’s #timetobuild. Learn more. …

Cybersecurity

4 International Airport Designs That Will Make Future Travel Better

Beginning in the 1920s, municipal airports were breaking ground around the world. Over the years, these airports grew into international hubs for the …

Airports

AU Vegas Class Voting – How It Works

Each year our goal is to curate the most insightful, exciting, and above all useful program for every AU attendee—including you. That’s why we’re …

Voting