Crowdsourcing Salon With Wired Author Jeff Howe

After hearing the authour of Crowdsourcing Jeff Howe speak at Electric Artists last night it was easy to make comparisons with some other quasi anthro/sociology books that you might find in the business or marketing section of a bookstore this year. The first would be Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky and to a lesser … Continue reading Crowdsourcing Salon With Wired Author Jeff Howe

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 27th (June 2008)

Going for two months now, the latest edition of Link Drop contains bigger thumbnails as an easier target to click to the sites you want to see. Below are a list of sites and posts that got my attention this week. Unexpected stuff like the kindle made a mark while a followup to the Obama … Continue reading Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 27th (June 2008)

Looking for wordpress and/or tumblr theme designers

I figured that there’s a diverse group of people that check out DesignNotes so I thought this might be a good place to start for requesting help. There’s a publisher site that is about to launch some new stuff where people will have the ability to be re-skin the content completely. If you know of … Continue reading Looking for wordpress and/or tumblr theme designers

Stuff that I found interesting this week

The week is finally winding down after lots of ups and downs on a continuous cycle for me. With some drinks on the roof of Daylife in SoHo on a sunny Friday afternoon it was a fitting end. The weekend promises to be pretty great – lots of sun, hanging with friends and getting a … Continue reading Stuff that I found interesting this week

SVA D-Crit Readings Series Last Night

I was tipped off to the SVA D-Crit Readings series from fellow co-worker/new hotshot recruit Samuel who works at Daylife. I wasn’t sure what to expect though I’m happy that he mentioned it b/c I would have been disappointed to have missed it. In order of speakers last night at KGB Bar was Akiko Busch, … Continue reading SVA D-Crit Readings Series Last Night

Designing a better system for fire alarms in SoHo…

Over at Daylife HQ’s this morning in SoHo (444 Broadway for anyone wanting to visit) the building had a fire alarm. At the time I was listening to Portishead in Portishead quite loudly so for the first couple of seconds I thought the siren was part of a song. Once I realized that wasn’t quite … Continue reading Designing a better system for fire alarms in SoHo…

Vietnam Veterans Memorial is Now Digital

I first met Chris Willis of Footnote last December when he was helping work out some concepts w/ Daylife. During one of those days he mentioned an extension of Footnote that was about digitizing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial where each name on the wall could have information added. It sounded like a great idea at … Continue reading Vietnam Veterans Memorial is Now Digital

Learning about Reuters Labs

Nic Fulton, Reuters Chief technology strategist spoke last night at Daylife’s second cozy speaker series. The first event was a month ago when we had Clay Shirky talk about his great new book Here Comes Everybody. My friend Johanna wrote about her observations of that talk on her blog cellar door. I didn’t know much … Continue reading Learning about Reuters Labs

University of Alberta Comes to Visit

On Wednesday of this week twenty to twenty five design students from the University of Alberta in both Visual Communication Design and Industrial Design came for studio visit where I work at Daylife. I was really happy to have Aidan Rowe who’s an Assistant Professor in Visual Communication Design / Interactive New Media at the … Continue reading University of Alberta Comes to Visit

Waking up early again

When I turned thirty a couple months ago, I never had any regret about hitting that milestone. I’d had a good run up to that point – there’s been a lot of opportunities in both personal and professional life that has always kept me interested. I thought I was ready for more of a challenge … Continue reading Waking up early again

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