Thinking about news, technology and ways that people can publish their own stuff was high on my list this week. Lots to consider as people keep pushing forward into the new year. Other gems to debate are how we connect emotionally to those that we’re reading about all the time. Aside from that there’s some typography, photos, fashion and food to counter all the tech talk.
When people ask me for advice on just about anything, I always mention that they should start a blog. The reason being is that it allows a person to publish with the intention of not having to rely on any one else. The just of this post is that the worrisome gap of not being able to read is being supplanted by those that can’t publish.
While not a recent post these steps are quite helpful for understanding how experiences are rooted in systems and vice versa.
Change happens, I’m not sure why creatives think they’re exempt from it—and so goes another story goes about the “magic” being killed off by Google. There’s still magic though it’s now known as the “unknown”—people still find that technology is a mystery. And there’s still the emphasis on hanging with clients, it’s just manifesting itself out on foursquare now.
More industries are coming together and blurring things called design. I’ve never consider design to be a commodity but as the post points out there’s a lot of good firms out there capable of good and is only separated by cost. Considering that, how does one design org take that in stride—and can they?
It’s hard for me to argue with the points made as to why Facebook will become more open like Twitter is for following people—meaning that I can follow someone and they don’t have to follow me back. The only point not made in this post is how some people are more likely to let others follow them on Facebook that they don’t really know well, and only follow those that they know on Twitter. An inverse of what most people would expect.
Probably my favourite quote from this post was the statement “What Web 2.0 lacks is the technique of antagonistic linkage. Instead, we are confronted with the Tyranny of Positive Energy.” There’s a lot of interesting critique stuff going on here as starting points to read. My only caution is that sometimes being a bit positive goes a long way which isn’t such a bad thing when a person considers before people could publish their own stuff people had Tabloids to distract themselves with.
I don’t think there’s a lot of new ground covered here though there’s mention of several good tools that can for finding out what stuff isn’t working.
This looks like something that anyone remotely interested in type would want to check out—if you’re in NYC go visit the TDC Headquarters at 347 West 36 Street before the middle of November…
Just like the title suggests, Thomas Fuchs illustrates a heart in a new way. So far so good.
A good summation of why no one should trust Shepard Fairey again. I’ve been a fan of his work, but with this taint it’s really going to be hard to look at any of his work in the same way.
I’m quite fascinated to see how 20X200 evolves now that it has outside investors helping grow the business.
Here’s a bunch of links to fashion sites if that’s something you’re into.
Photographers have a hard time on the web, there’s always the concern that people will steal their work. To counteract that problem on Haskins site he has a section of free images to use. It’s hard to know if it really works but it seems like a good idea. Try to control what is being used and hopefully have people respect his other image rights.
I didn’t know how short-selling worked before I read this article, and if I was quizzed on it I probably wouldn’t be able to give a definitive answering. However this article is worth reading for further background on the games that are going on out there.
Cool idea to track trash.
A post on everything a person would want to know about the exploded diagram, something that’s easy to take for granted but placed in the context of other images is quite compelling.
When it comes to future talk of the web, a lot of it is already here. It’s just that people don’t know how to use it. The bottleneck isn’t so much the technology as much as people not knowing why they might need something.
Examples like this are quite valuable when thinking about the next level of automation. Turning data, into info that becomes a story.
Words become sentences, sentences to paragraphs etc. I think it’s the same for short bursts of text that can either grow into something else or stay as is.
I’m not a huge fan of these designs though I do like the front of the paralympic medal that’s in braille.
What I liked about this interview was the talk of something that’s rarely covered in most design profiles—competition and enemies. Not holding anything back Roth talks about what motivates him. While I think there’s room for irony in design myself it was refreshing to read about someone that isn’t afraid of sharing his own pov as opposed to just talking out loud with the expected answers.
Really interesting way to challenge a chef. Give a short list of materials and see how they approach to cooking it. Nice site design too.
I like how this challenges the kindle, not just as an e-reader but keeps their stores relevant. When I person is using their device in a Barnes & Noble the books are free. There’s a lot of compelling models that can be spun off such an idea.
Kind of curious to see who can implement on this concept of curation…