When I write a blog post about something I’m not an expert on, which is pretty much everything I write about, I usually Google the hell out of it first to (a) make sure I don’t say something stupid, (b) get some ideas I can build on to make myself seem smarter, and (c) avoid … Continue reading Innovation Through Ignorance
I bought a folding loup with 10x magnification recently, after reading that the iPhone works nicely with photo loups. I also have a decent microscope that I just realized also produces nice images simply by holding the iPhone up to the eyepiece. More to come, definitely.
This book, “The Manual: How to Have a Number One Hit the Easy Way”, changed my life. It was written by Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty (aka The Timelords, aka The KLF) back in 1988, hot on the heels of their doing precisely what the title says: producing a number one hit in the UK, a cheeky little song called Doctorin’ the Tardis. Before I go any further, if you are the person I lent this book to years ago, please return it to me!
This is just a reminder that, in Tron, the citizens of the computer system worshipped their users. And make no mistake, “users” was exactly what they called them.
I lost a small Moleskine notebook about six months ago (graphpaper, of course). I’ve since replaced it, but the reward for its return is the same as for my current book: One Million Dollars.
How many other Moleskine owners have the same reward?
At least Tony didn’t pick Heart’s “Magic Man”! Almost every Friday near the end of the day, someone at Behavior will start playing loud music to help remind everyone to stop working soon — the musical equivalent of the whistle that tells Fred Flintstone that it’s quittin’ time. This Friday, my partner Jeff blasted “Don’t … Continue reading The Don’t Stop Believin’ Game / Bristles on the Long Tail
Sartre would be proud. The shocking (and to many viewers, utterly disappointing) ending of The Sopranos series finale was perfect. The tableau itself was a perfect jewel: the nuclear family all together, happy it seems for the moment, but completely surrounded by unknown and unseen danger. David Chase pumped the scene full of more tension … Continue reading Sopranos and Seinfeld: Plus Ã‡a Change…
I’ve always wanted to believe that rational scientific thought and creative/artistic thinking are not just incompatible, but that they are in fact closely linked. Both in my personal art projects and in my professional work as an interaction designer, artistry and science have always gone hand in hand. My peers and friends generally share this … Continue reading Creative Creationists
The above work is an astounding wedding gift from my close friend the artist Julian Laverdiere, who is also one of the co-designers of the 9/11 memorial Tribute in Light. It is a parody of the fascist/futurist artist Renato Bertelliâ€™s Head of Mussolini, this time re-imagined with our very own Decider in the place of Il Duce.
I was browsing through the CSS Zen Garden recently, and I was struck again at just how great it is. [If you’re not familiar with the CSS Zen Garden, go there and you’ll figure it out] I don’t mean to say that I think the designs are all excellent (more than a few of them … Continue reading Art Direction in the CSS Zen Garden