Rebuilding the Midwest from the Internet Up

The Death of a Great American City — a 9 year old’s point of view Once upon a time, you could group the midwest economy into three categories: Factories, Farms, and Other. Growing up in Richmond, ...
Lyden FoustDec 05, 2017

5 Jedi Mind Tricks to Give Anyone Effective Feedback

In my college career, I’ve interned at four companies, camp counseled in Switzerland, worked in project teams at CERN, and led multiple student organizations. Across these experiences, I’ve ...
Jack SchroderNov 15, 2017

Redefining Community Boundaries with Social Media Data

What makes a community? As a group of ethnographers and data scientists, this is a philosophical question that we struggle with every day at Spatial. If you are unsure what ethnography is, webster ...
Phil MartinNov 07, 2017

Cars gave us autonomy. What happens when we give cars autonomy?

Over a hundred years ago, the Model T revolutionized the lives of everyday people and communities in America. Since then cars quickly became the most coveted and beloved technology that anyone owns. ...
Chad GardnerOct 19, 2017

I Built a Machine that Knows my Hometown Better than I Do

As someone born in Cincinnati who has lived here for the first 18 years of my life, I thought I knew this place well. Since I left to study at Ohio State, I’ve had every opportunity to come back to ...
Jack SchroderOct 10, 2017

With machine learning, you’ll know every city as if you grew up there

How do we know what an area is like before going there? We could spend hours researching on the internet resulting in dozens of open browser tabs and a vague understanding of what an area might be ...
Nathan RooySep 28, 2017