A few years ago, Meredith Adams-Smart contemplated moving to California. Then the drought came and the once-lush state starting looking a lot like the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s. The abundance of fresh water in the Great Lakes convinced Meredith to stay put, but can we be sure this valuable natural resource will always be there?
Big data is big business and it's the Midwest's best-kept secret. Data wonk and former Food Genius CEO, Justin Massa, explores data's good—and evil—sides and suggests human-centered ways to design with it.
A self-proclaimed "hardcore nerd," Ben Syverson charts the rise of ubiquitous computing from early '80s Silicon Valley to today and explains why the Silicon Prairie is poised to lead the Internet of Things revolution.