And here’s the video for posterity’s sake.
Monday, 26 August 2013
Sunday, 25 August 2013
On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it, along with a coalition of several mobile technology companies, was launching Internet.org, an organization aiming to dramatically increase Internet access to “the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected.”
For those familiar with Mark Zuckerberg’s mission for Facebook, this new enterprise is a natural extension of his goal to “make the world more open and connected.”
Read more. [Image: Reuters]
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Building community for underrepresented minorities may be the key to American competitiveness in the sciences
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On the blackboard in this MIT classroom, a list of positives and negatives are represented not with pluses and minuses but with pluses and deltas. The Greek letter here stands for “change,” as it does in myriad formulas familiar to these undergraduate students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Photo:Justin Knight Photography
Earlier this week, relentless monsoon rains and Tropical Storm Trami wreaked havoc in the Philippines, causing at least ten deaths and severely flooding wide swaths of the capital Manila. Flood-battered residents from coastal areas and mountainous regions appealed for help, after days of some of the Philippines’ heaviest rains on record. The floods began receding yesterday, even as authorities evacuated thousands of residents along Manila’s overflowing rivers and braced for more chaos in outlying provinces. Trami is now bearing down on heavily populated northern Taiwan, prompting schools and offices to close.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
All potent imperatives and motivationally so; though I disagree with a few.
'Get it right the first fucking time', for example, I understand is trying to imply you should care about the quality of your work and have attention to detail. Bonus, you should be efficient about those things. In reality, an iterative approach gets a person better results, and so the 'first draft' or even 'first product' produced may not be 'the right result'. Build, review, adjust/re-build, review, adjust/re-build, review… etc.
As for ‘Use fucking Helvetica’, come on, isn’t Helvetica so 2006-2010? It’s had a good run in the last ten years, let’s let use some other stellar typefaces shine up our work. Wink. Only half serious here. Helvetica is still a nice typeface.
Monday, 12 August 2013
Learn more about our new president Kate O’Brian and why she decided to join Al Jazeera America in this Q&A: http://alj.am/148pQY9
At CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh, Brad Frost speaks on information, bullshit, craft and the future. As part of our April theme, “The Future,” Brad talks on the information overload we currently experience, how most of it is bullshit, and what this means for us moving forward.
In a world where 10% of all the books written and photos taken came into existence in the last year, how do we get back to what is really important and keep ourselves sane. Brad believes that ‘craft’ is the answer to this, a belief that gives him hope for our future.