Archives for posts with tag: simpletruth

Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea). Ted talk by Clay Shirky. Best explanation of what is going on I’ve seen!

Do two things, join the protest and be ready for more…

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The Umbrella Man by Errol Morris (The New York Times)

December 24, 2011 //

Errol Morris really is the man (as my husband always told me).
“On the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Errol Morris explores the story behind the one man seen standing under an open black umbrella at the site.”

Check out the Umbrella Man over at the New York Times HERE!

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PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet

November 17, 2011 //

Scary stuff…Kirby Ferguson (of Everything is a Remix fame) talks about the potential dangers of the upcoming Protect IP Act…

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“Facts are the enemy of truth”…Quote notebooks from the Ogami Collection

November 6, 2011 //
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We have a strategic plan, its called DOING!???(via Swissmiss)

October 28, 2011 //


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Charles Eames on Design: Rare Q&A from 1972 via Brain Pickings

October 6, 2011 //

You will all know of my admiration for the Eamses creative process…(if not, read my latest post about them HERE!). I found this awesome Q&A from 1972 in which Charles says it all when he answers the question: What are the boundaries of Design? – “What are the boundaries of problems?”

I think my favorite theme that the Eamses often touch on is the idea of process and action and in this Q&A when asked if design is a method of general expression, he answered: “No – it is a method of action.” Pay attention to the process. Learn from it. And just do it!


I found this article over at Brain Pickings and this is what they had to say:
“Legendary design duo Charles and Ray Eames shaped the mid-century modern aesthetic and influenced the voice of design for decades to come. They were also prolific filmmakers, perhaps best known for the iconic Powers of Ten film. In this fantastic Q&A from 1972, found on the excellent compilation The Films of Charles & Ray Eames and reproduced here in House Industries’ typography journal, Madame L’Amic of the Musee des Art s Decoratifs in Paris asks Charles Eames 29 questions about design, covering everything from the balance between form and function to the role of computers in creativity to the impact of influences. His answers are a timeless treasure trove of wisdom and insight on all that design is and should be.”

They are indeed. Check out the whole post HERE!

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Excitement, novelty, risk, the company of peers….(via curiosity counts)

September 22, 2011 //
Beautiful Brains – illuminating National Geographic piece on new models for understanding the adolescent brain, a must-read for anyone trying to get, market to, or raise teenagers.”

(via curiosity counts, found HERE!) Read the original story over at National Geographic HERE!

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The Dutch Have Two Words for Design via @swissmiss

September 14, 2011 //

“In Holland, we have two words for design. One is vormgeving; in German formgeben. And the other word is ontwerpen; in German entwurf. In the Anglo-Saxon language there’s only one word for design, which is design. That is something you should work out. Vormgeving is more to make things look nice. So for instance, packaging for a perfume or for chocolate in order to make things fashionable, obsolete and therefore bad for society because we don’t really need it. While ontwerpe means, and the Anglo-saxon word, but its stronger, means engineering. That means you as a person try to invent a new thing—which is intelligent, which is clever, and which will have a long-life. And that’s called stylistic durability. It means you can use it for a long time.”

—  Gert Dumbar

(via frankchimero)

Great quote….thanks to swissmiss!

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Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences

September 8, 2011 //

“Chaos happens, let’s make better use of it.” So much truth in this TED talk and some fascinating examples of unintended consequences throughout history.

“Every new invention changes the world — in ways both intentional and unexpected. Historian Edward Tenner tells stories that illustrate the under-appreciated gap between our ability to innovate and our ability to foresee the consequences.”

See more at HERE!

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Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.

September 2, 2011 //
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