Q. Is design a method of general expression? A. No—it is a method of action.– Charles Eames (1969)
I want to reach that state of condensation of sensations which constitute a...– Henri Matisse
Steve Ballmer's email to us on 'new normal' →
“I believe the new normal requires a new kind of efficiency built on technology innovations that enable businesses and organizations to simultaneously drive cost savings, improve productivity, and speed innovation. THE NEW EFFICIENCY: WITH LESS, DO MORE” An excerpt from the email. Click to read the rest.
William Safire, Political Columnist and Oracle of Language, Dies at 79. His...– William Safire, Political Columnist and Oracle of Language, Dies at 79 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com On Language
People have access to more information than ever before, but they’ve completely...– Douglas Coupland (from an interview at the Toronto Reference Library - 09.23.09)
Everyone spoke of an information overload, but what there was in fact was an...– Richard Saul Wurman, What-If, Could-Be (1976) Via: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte
“But perhaps the largest objection voiced is that this model would require...– Erasing Dark Energy § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM
Success and the Power of Research | design mind →
what metal detectorists dream of →
Brands In Public →
Brands in Public is a collection of interesting, accessible, public-facing dashboards for your favorite brands – from Zappos to Virgin America to In-n-Out Burger. Each dashboard organizes a hot list of what’s being said about the brand around the web, via Twitter and blogs and YouTube and Google Trends and more. As well as polls and debates and commenting ...
What Traditional Scholars Can Learn From a... →
Who wants to enroll? Competition is stiff.
Please Explain: Typography The Leonard Lopate...
WORK, NEW ISSUE FROM THE DESIGN JOURNAL MAS... →
Fall is here and so is the new issue of MAS Context, WORK. This issue is full of good stuff from Kathryn Clarke Albright, Jacob Chartoff, Andrew Clark, Jessica Lybeck, Maria Moreno-Carranco, Liz Potokar, David Schalliol, Dean Storm and all the people at Spirit of Space, and Andreas Larsson, who is also the guest cover designer. Take a look at it and share it with your friends. Enjoy!
GridRepublic | Volunteer Distributed Grid... →
kinda brilliant… When your computer is idle, the application will direct your computer’s spare processor power to fuel life-changing research. By aggregating idle resources from users around the world, we create a massive supercomputer.
The Funniest Protest Signs Of 2009 (PHOTOS) →
MacArthur Genius List: 2009 Grant Winners... →
The Cult of Mau - Culture - Interview Magazine →
hot off the press!
Top 500 Green Companies - Newsweek.com →
Not sure how any company can get a score of 100, but it seems that HP is the greenest large corporation.
Exploring Earth Visualizations →
all sorts of short animations about the earth…
The Recession's Accidental Entrepreneurs... →
Did You Know 4.0 →
What Will Break Our Bottled Water Habit? →
In 2008, world consumption of bottled water surpassed 52 billion gallons. About 86% of plastic water bottles in the U.S. end up as garbage or litter. Is it just me, or have we simply not designed a satisfactory alternative?
St. John's flights disrupted by goodbye hug →