Alternative Clocks

Seven unconventional clocks that tell more than time

Our pace and focus on the short-term these days seems to have surpassed the steady tick-tock of time passing. Groups like The Long Now Foundation aim to counteract this phenomenon by encouraging long-term thinking. To foster this world view—time as a series of years, one lined up after another and 10,000 more after that till infinity—computer scientist Danny Hillis proposed a monumental timepiece that “ticks …

Cash Passport

Travelex's chip-based card allows U.S. travelers greater freedom abroad

Since borrowing a London-based friend’s credit card in order to use the communal bike system in Paris a couple summers back, I’ve been curious about less-complicated solutions to the lack of “chip and PIN” credit card technology available in the States. Designed specifically for traveling Yankees, I recently started using the Cash Passport that Travelex launched late last year. The smart card not only gives …

The 99% Conference 2012: Tickets

The first step toward making your ideas happen

Tickets for the 2012 99% Conference (held in New York City 3-4 May 2012) go on sale today, 19 July 2011. The conference, organized by our friends at Behance, is inspired by the famous Thomas Edison quotation “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” Unique in the conference circuit, it features speakers and workshops dedicated to making your ideas happen. Tickets for the 2011 conference …