Authors & Contributions
Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen

Adam is a Ph.D. chaos physicist, currently on a one-year national park roadtrip with his wife (outofourelement.org). Adam is working to make cities more sustainable and livable, with innovations in mass transit and distributed solar energy. He is co-founder of CertainSolar, a clean energy data company. Previously, Adam was a member of Split Technology's science team, a fellow of the U.S. Department of Energy, and a researcher at the University of Maryland.
Routing traffic, like data, is a complex process.

Open-source cities: Tapping the software commons for future transit innovation

In a typical hour, more than a quadrillion bits of data – little pulses of zeros and ones – are transferred through the internet as jolts of electrical voltage and flashes of laser light across a massive global infrastructure of servers and routers to instantly serve your favorite cat video to your iPhone. The tangle… Read more »

Pac-man street art, Latxaga

Where Pac-Man meets shared rides

This post originally appeared on Split’s blog here. Remember feeding quarters into the classic arcade game Pac-Man? Do you have fond memories of maneuvering a chomping yellow pie chart around two-dimensional mazes, gobbling up cherries and avoiding Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde? How about that joyous, joy-stick-filled day when you finally mastered that last level,… Read more »

Team ROOT

On-Demand Transit. Now That Sounds Like a Winning Idea!

What if you could get around cities with an option that combined the simplicity of Uber and the affordability of systems like D.C.’s Metrobus or Arlington’s ART buses? It would be an on-demand transit system with no routes, no transfers, and no time tables. A fleet of shuttles would have their paths constantly adjusted based on… Read more »