An edupunk is someone who doesn’t want to play by the old college rules. Maybe you’re in a remote location. Maybe you have a family, a job, or other responsibilities and you can’t take on life as a full-time student. Maybe you love new technology and new ways of learning. In any case, you need to know how to play the system.
Beginning this month, every room at the New York branch of the Ace Hotel will not only come equipped with Google’s new Chromebook, but each device will also provide an interactive field map--what’s being called a “virtual concierge”--courtesy of longtime collaborators and travel guide gurus Superfuture. Hotel guests will be able to use the notebook computer, housed inside a sharply designed, custom-made felt slipcover, throughout their stay in the city.