Writings

The New Yorker

We Are All Larry David

Popular Science

America’s Last, Lonely Humanoid Robot

One Man’s $10M Garage Workshop

The Trials and Torments of Space School

How to Move a Human without Killing It

Who Is to Blame When a Robot Car Crashes?

Wired

Maps and the Death of Local Knowledge

Redesigning the Worst City Park in New Jersey

The Rise of Courtroom Animations

ReadyMade

How the McMenamin Brothers Conquered Portland

How-Tos from our Favorite Bands: My Morning Jacket

How-Tos from our Favorite Bands: People Under the Stairs

Five Teenagers Turned a Fire Station into a Concert Hall

Build Your Own Backyard Olympics

This Is the Only Fun Thing to Do in Fresno, and It’s Amazing

Architecture

The Horror of Building San Francisco International Airport

How MacDonald’s Design Department Colonizes the World

The San Francisco LGBT Center is the Nation’s First “Out” Architecture

The Lawyers That Make Every Suburb Look the Same

Metropolis

A Mall that Straddles the US-Mexico Border

The First Library of the 21st Century

The San Francisco Street That Went Terribly Wrong

The Industry Standard

Black Executives Excluded from the Web’s Riches

The Curious Business of Naming Web Companies

Why Planned Parenthood Can’t Find a Developer

Al Sharpton’s Advertising Showdown

The Founder Who Almost Didn’t Make It