TECHNOGORILLA started with a very targeted audience, focusing on the interaction of architecture/the physical world and new technology; that audience is growing very rapidly as we recently re-invented our agenda to include a much wider topic base. A substantial part of this new phase is our role as experts in how new technology is affecting both the physical and virtual worlds around us and how we experience those worlds. We intend to follow our evolution of Arthur C. Clarke’s third law, that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable, not from magic, but simply indistinguishable.”
Michael Kaufman AIA
Founder and President
Michael reinvented his professional life by embracing his passion for emerging technologies and focusing his skills as a registered Architect on clients who wanted the most innovative technology. He continues to provide consulting and evangelist services for established brands and start-ups as well as access to his unique knowledge and insights to private clients. Through public speaking and writing, he seeks to generate engagement between developers and others who are interested in emerging technologies.
Along the way, he often promotes the items that he happens to be utilizing at the moment, both through real-world use and endorsement in online society.
A long-time resident of lower Manhattan, Michael lives in Battery Park City with his wife, three children and his labradoodle, Mazzi.
He also serves as Technology Editor for DOWNTOWN Magazine after stepping down from a role as Chief Information Officer. He contributes regularly to the online presence and the print edition, focusing on technology companies, personalities and events south of Houston Street and in the greater Manhattan area.