10 Chicago startups helping your employees work smarter
With its enterprise-class software, Centro automates the parts of digital advertising that distract from the creative process. Marketers turn to one single place for From a wall-mounted iPad, employees can seamlessly coordinate a mix of services on ...
April 29, 2015
PICA turns 20 with celebration of international art stars: May art gallery preview
Depicting the heads of the dozen animals of the Chinese zodiac, from rat to dragon, "Circle" is inspired by an ornate fountain clock at Yuanming Yuan, a palatial retreat full of European-style gardens that Emperor Qianlong built outside of Beijing in ...
April 28, 2015
All Rather Predictable
The clock ticking down, Arsenal 2-1 up and Gael Clichy getting the ball deep in the left back position. The Gooner is also available in digital form, through The Gooner App on iPhones and iPads, the Exactly App for Android devices and now Kindle ...
April 27, 2015
24 hours with: The professional drifter
“Anytime you see a car burning tires flying around,” said Chris Forsberg, “it looks impressive.” Hanging in the hallway are some of my old race suits. Each represents a milestone for me — my first big sponsor, my first championship, etc. Caesar! This ...
April 9, 2015
Revisit your alarm clock from 1989 with this mondo E-Ink wall clock
ClockOne, a digital wall clock that uses E Ink for its display, officially goes on sale today. Twelve24, the company behind this home and office accessory, has launched a Kickstarter campaign where you can pre-order one for $400, with shipments ...
November 6, 2014
What the west can learn from Japan's “lost decades”
All the travelators and escalators glide silently; the wall-mounted clocks, digital and analogue, tell the right time. When I reach the baggage carousel, my suitcase is already circling. Trains and buses depart punctually. I don't have to pre-book ...
March 27, 2015
Why Utah's 'gruesome' firing squads might not be such a bad alternative
The clock read 12:15 a.m. Two shots sounded. And Gardner, the first man to With its Wild West imagery, it seems drawn from another time, when thugs and criminals were blindfolded, thrust against a craggy wall, and fired upon. But this social ...
March 24, 2015
Consumer-facing tech startups tend to get a lot of attention, and deservedly so. But there is a litany of companies that are proving invaluable to the daily lives of businesses. With its enterprise-class software, Centro automates the parts of digital advertising that distract from the creative process. With three products to choose from — the Centro Platform, Centro DSP, and Centro Brand Exchange — Centro provides businesses with a solution that best fits their needs. Fooda manages your company’s food program, for employees and corporate catering. Hiring is undoubtedly one of the biggest pains for businesses. Hireology works to relieve hiring managers of that trouble. Through its data-driven platform, Hireology helps hiring managers make smart decisions — hires that prove to be a good fit, therefore not costing companies time, energy and resources. Hireology’s widget allows businesses to create fully-customizable career sites, ultimately allowing businesses to attract candidates who are genuinely interested. The platform helps businesses through this six-step process: job profiling, applicant sourcing, pre-screening, interviewing, verifying, and hiring.
As the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the Elizabeth Leach Gallery pays tribute to its two-decade run of bringing avant-garde art and performance to Portland with "PICA: Celebrating 20... Gathering work by 21 artists who exhibited, performed, or were in residency during the first decade, "PICA" presents international art stars like Francis Alÿs, Anish Kapoor, and Shirin Neshat as well as locals MK Guth, Harrell Fletcher, and Nan... on May 6, the gallery will host a conversation with PICA founder Kristy Edmunds, now the executive and artistic director at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, and Kristan Kennedy, PICA's current visual arts curator and, with Topher... com , through June 27. PICA: Speaking of PICA, its annual fundraising event, TADA. will flash back to the organization's early days, reprising the legendary Dada Ball, a costumed art party partially inspired by the conceptual chaos of the original Dada movement. , PICA has collaborated with 100 artists to produce commemorative works to be sold and auctioned off over the course of the evening.
I travel back and forth between Japan and the United States, mostly Tokyo and New York and a few other American cities, several times a year. Arriving in the US can feel like rolling back a decade or more, returning to a time when information was scarce, infrastructure was creaky and basic services such as ground transportation were chaotic and unreliable. I steel myself before landing, my mind tallying variables and unknowns: will my luggage land with me and emerge on the dingy carousel. Will the taxi that I booked online in advance arrive on time, at the right terminal, or at all. Whether it’s the outskirts of Queens on the way from New York’s JFK International Airport or the fringes of the Los Angeles highway off-ramps by LAX, everything seems a bit run down and decrepit. Landing in Tokyo, though, is a breeze. the wall-mounted clocks, digital and analogue, tell the right time. When I reach the baggage carousel, my suitcase is already circling. I don’t have to pre-book because they’re scheduled minutes apart. I don’t have to think of anything beyond the last book I was reading during touchdown, fishing out my passport at immigration and what I might order for dinner that evening once I reach my apartment.