Microsoft Research shows of ViralSearch, which visualizes the progression of sharing content online.
Like other quality interactive visualizations, this solution graphs the same content with different views and lets users dig deeper into content once they understand an initial view.
“There will always be another idea that looks better than the one you’re working on. Rilla reframes “the grass is always greener” trope through a creative lense: Don’t abandon your idea just because another one strikes you. Be aware of the temptation to change direction and give your idea a fighting chance to succeed first.” Read full article »
It’s never easy to get across the magnitude of complex tragedies — so when Brenda Brathwite’s daughter came home from school asking about slavery, she did what she does for a living — she designed a game. At TEDxPhoenix she describes the surprising effectiveness of this game, and others, in helping the player really understand the story.
A day with American architect and member of The New York Five Michael Graves at his New Jersey sanctuary.
What I took from Rome isn’t so much the idea of classicism or baroque or the even medieveal architecture that’s there. One of the glories of Rome is that it works with all those periods in such a fluid and magnificent way. In Rome, there are streets and squares. And people gather in the squares; they move in the streets. We don’t do that (in America); we make suburbs. The further you are from your neighbor, … the better you are somehow, the richer you are. Not for me.”
As one of 30 Japanese swordsmiths still practicing his craft, Korehira Watanabe works to “pass along the aesthetics and soul of the Japanese people through my swords.”
Watanabe has been working for 40 years to create Koto, ancient swords from the Heian and Kamakura periods (794 – 1333 AD). There are no surviving directions to make these swords. In the past five years, after 35 years of attempts, he feels he’s created a few similar to Koto.
Craftsmen still exist.
Dieter Rams helped lead the design of Braun and Apple. He can probably teach if you something if you’d shut up and listen.
… (It’s) not the spectacular things that are the important things. The unspactular things are the important things, especially in the future.
From the Vimeo description:
“The goal of giving form to a complex situation like the credit crisis is to quickly supply the essence of the situation to those unfamiliar and uninitiated. This project was completed as part of my thesis work in the Media Design Program, a graduate studio at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.”