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Digital Outcasts at the IA Summit in Baltimore

March 15th, 2013 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Digital Outcasts at the IA Summit in Baltimore

The speaking tour continues with a stop in Baltimore for this year’s IA Summit. It’s a homecoming of sorts for me, as I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and lived in the city for seven years. I also mentioned the MICA Fibers program in my book, in a chapter about wearable computers and […]

No Evidence of Food Deserts: A Rebuttal

April 20th, 2012 by Kel Smith | 4 comments

Two studies emerged this past week questioning the pairing of “food deserts” with the rate of obesity among urban populations. I wrote a rebuttal.

Digital Outcasts and Food Deserts

April 7th, 2012 by Kel Smith | 3 comments

A food desert is a term given to any part of the industrialized world where healthy, affordable food is difficult for consumers to obtain. New technologies combined with community involvement may one day solve a growing health problem.