Kurt Kohlstedt

Urbanist, Author and Speaker

Tag: conference

MacroCity 2014: An Introduction to Infrastructural Cosmology

In closing remarks at MarcoCity, a two-day conference in San Francisco, Geoff Manaugh compared our puzzling fascination with infrastructure to a cosmological search for hidden meaning and order in the universe. If that sounds like a stretch, perhaps you would not have enjoyed the conference as much as I did. Regardless, this note-style summary will […]

Seattle Interactive Conference 2013: Super Apps vs the Open Web

The 2013 Seattle Interactive Conference featured independent viral sensations to seasoned Fortune 50 representatives and much in between. The messages were diverse, but at least one thread emerged to tie many of them together: ┬ámore people are spending more time outside the web-as-such and inside so-called ‘Super Apps’ – hub spaces like Google, Facebook and […]