Inside the creative mind. Meet today's most brilliant thinkers, designers and other thought leaders.
Creator of the popular humor website The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman recently turned his talents toward philanthropic crowdfunding, raising $1.37 million for a new Nikola Tesla Museum.
3 | October 15, 2012 3:31am |
Can the secrets behind Disneyland's facades act as oracle? Where do we draw the line between Disney-fied experience and authentic, noncommercial social interactions?
9 | October 12, 2012 3:30am |
In thinking about powerhouse design cities, Philadelphia might not spring to mind. But the City of Brotherly Love is home to "one of the most important design festivals in the country."
1 | October 8, 2012 3:00am |
In reaching its one billion user mark Facebook may be making the world smaller, but why do you still have fewer friends than your friends do? SmartPlanet speaks with math expert Johan Ugander to...
21 | October 5, 2012 5:15am |
Timothy Prestero heads up the social design firm Design That Matters. The recipient of a 2012 National Design Award, he spoke with us about aiding the developing world through design.
14 | October 1, 2012 2:25am |
In a new tale of two cities, social and cultural researchers examined how our home base can affect the way we think about ourselves and our well-being.
September 24, 2012 3:00am |
In multiple studies crossing many different diseases, those who are overweight have a significantly higher survival rate than normal-weight people suffering from the same illnesses.
14 | September 21, 2012 4:00am |
Susan Cain, an expert on introversion, spoke with us about introverts in and outside the workplace and revealed what their intuitive behaviors can teach us all about leadership and innovation.
12 | September 17, 2012 4:03am |
College tuition is rising faster than most people can keep up, especially those in developing countries. Enter the University of the People, touted as the first tuition-free, online university.
2 | September 10, 2012 3:00am |
Social roboticist Heather Knight believes we can neither be too optimistic nor too negative when we think about our future with robots.
4 | September 7, 2012 5:00am |
Agarwal heads up Harvard and MIT's joint online learning platform, edX. He spoke with us about massive open online courses (MOOCs) in general and edX in particular.
3 | September 3, 2012 2:35am |
Vehicle-to-vehicle communication could save money for businesses, help scientists keep tabs on city pollution levels and prevent car-on-car and car-on-pedestrian crashes. So what's in store?
3 | August 28, 2012 5:12am |
On a mission to create a 'wired ocean' and an app that monitors the whereabouts of white sharks and other sea predators, California researchers are working to connect humans with ocean...
August 27, 2012 3:00am |
Mills oversees Aurasma's ongoing efforts to augment reality. He spoke with us about the remarkable uses he's seen, his company's achievements in the last year and the future of augmented reality.
2 | August 20, 2012 3:12am |
With support from the world's most prestigious universities, free online courses open to the masses are changing the meaning of "higher education."
7 | August 14, 2012 3:00am |
By marrying two unlikely partners -- a Canadian milk pouch and a fiber iPhone tray -- Ecologic Brands created sustainable packaging that uses 70 percent less plastic than the alternatives.
1 | August 13, 2012 2:42am |
InnoCentive's president and CEO spoke with us about the history of open innovation, his company's role as "a marketplace of innovation," and some of the knottier problems that InnoCentive solvers...
August 6, 2012 3:45am |
Multinational companies are -- at their own peril -- ignoring a major market, according to Paul Polak. They're missing out on more than two billion customers who wouldn't just increase their...
2 | July 30, 2012 3:00am |
Journalist Andrew Blum visited the places around the world where you can see, touch and smell cyberspace. He spoke with us about his "journey to the center of the Internet."
4 | July 23, 2012 3:08am |
With the technology of the future, it's intelligence -- not isolation -- that should have us all worried.
6 | July 19, 2012 1:00am |