February 15, 2022
Disruption in technology is often associated with negative consequences like social disorder, environmental degradation, and economic marginalization. Facebook (now Meta) founder Mark Zuckerberg summed up this ethos with his early motto “Move fast and break things.” But disruption can also be beneficial. When done right, it can encourage health, wellness, efficiency, and equity. In that spirit, Metropolis is thrilled to share Tree Folio, NYC as an honorable mention in its inaugural Responsible Disruptors program, honoring A&D technology projects that represent significant change for the better.
November 8, 2021
As New York emerges from COVID-19, cities around the world are making a new commitment to building a more inclusive, sustainable future through urban tech. Associate director Alexander Kobald joined the Wild + Well panel to participate in a discussion focused on our expanding ability to map and model the natural elements of our human-made world and how urban tech will help us all protect, and benefit from, the wild within cities.
Urban Tech Summit Program
October 27, 2020
“Cornell: Safely Together” is a student lead installation with the goal of making COVID-19 social distancing on the Cornell Ithaca campus a little more social. Featuring designs by former DAS researchers Cait McCarthy, Jordan Young, and Ihwa Choi. The project was coordinated by Design Across Scales Lab associate director Alexander Kobald.
May 9, 2019
The visualization of the interlinked extraction infrastructure network brings an awareness of the extents and expanse of energy enterprises with its effects on the city and region. As cities become more aware of their energy footprints, the web of infrastructure that enables them, and their extended environmental impacts, how will they seek sustainable solutions that benefit both urban and non-urban territories alike?