Tag Archives: Technology

Quotes: Restrooms, Technology, and the Need for People

Getting here via toilet. One of my American Studies students, Chris Grant, complains of high-tech, self-cleaning toilets in San Francisco that do not work. In the end they’ve become poorly maintained, run-of-the-mill public restrooms — requiring city employees to maintain, clean, and … Continue reading

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We Make The Media: Initial thoughts

Today — assuming I get this post up before midnight — was the We Make The Media event in Portland. For those who were not following this topic, this was a conference at which the future of Portland’s media scene … Continue reading

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CNU Transportation Summit: IBM’s Smarter Cities program

Should cities grow and adapt using lessons from the high tech industry? Image: Merger HDR New York, from Flickr user diceliving. Stan Curtis from IBM Smart Cities presented what was likely the most challenging presentation given today. Curtis first laid … Continue reading

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