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The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg As you probably already know, but as I only recently discovered while visiting the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles with my increasingly futuristic 3-year-old (who is given to swiping a finger across things like TV sets and laptop screens and declaring them broken when they fail to respond to her touch), the theory that the stegosaurus had a “second brain” that controlled the back end of its body was debunked years ago, long after it was taught to me in grade school. So not only was my friend’s analogy contingent on a discredited theory, it also rested quaintly on an Industrial Age notion: that our phones and other data-storage and network devices are secondary to our actual brains, mere auxiliary boosters bringing up the slow-moving rear of our consciousness, rather than the indispensable space-age (post-space-age?) transmogrifiers we now understand these devices to be. “We’re all cyborgs now,” the anthropologist Amber Case said in a TED talk in 2010.
The Kid Should See This. The Kid Should See This. Kaia is a dog that clearly loves to run trails, and it looks like Bryan Gregory, her mountain biker, is working hard just to keep up with her. Bryan and Kaia, filmed by Foxwood Films. Related watching: more running in Jim Henson’s Run, Run, and lots of dog videos. From the BBC’s Life in Cold Blood, Sir David Attenborough narrates as an anaconda — one of the largest snakes on the planet — gives birth underwater in the marshes of Northern Argentina. Related reading: live-bearing snakes vs egg-laying. In the archives: more BBC videos, more snakes, and more babies.
You always remember the first time someone calls you ugly on the internet. I imagine -- although it hasn't happened to me -- you always remember the first time someone threatens to rape you, or kill you, or urinate on you. The sheer volume of sexist abuse thrown at female bloggers is the internet's festering sore: if you talk to any woman who writes online, the chances are she will instantly be able to reel off a greatest hits of insults. "You should have your tongue ripped out": the reality of sexist abuse online "You should have your tongue ripped out": the reality of sexist abuse online
Reading "Steve Jobs": The Upside Of Unreasonable Demands | Co. Design Reading "Steve Jobs": The Upside Of Unreasonable Demands | Co. Design [Steve Jobs is the most consequential figure in the history of design. So I’ve been taking it slow with Walter Isaacson’s definitive biography of the man, hoping for insights into how Jobs’s personality, timing, and influences managed to produce so much innovation--and what the rest of us might learn from his example. I wanted to share those thoughts with you, in a regular series. I hope you enjoy, and, if you’re reading the book as well, I hope you’ll add your own thoughts in the comments below.
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Some would consider me to not be very enthusiastic for playing board games. HOWEVER, I do appreciate a nice package design. ANDREW CLIFFORD CAPENER has done just that with revamping the traditional SCRABBLE BOARD GAME. JULIE DIGS DESIGN JULIE DIGS DESIGN
Think While You Make, Make While You Think Think While You Make, Make While You Think “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up (1936)
The Jealous Curator The Jealous Curator These arrived in my inbox the other day. Yep, I love this “job”! Chilean artist, Pascuala Lira made my heart skip a beat with her lovely compositions, gorgeous color choices, and yes, I kinda love that lady behind the couch! Blue-soled shoes? Amazing. Last weekend I found some time to make some tech improvements to our house which are probably only mildly interesting to most people but hey, that’s why I have this blog. The headline item was probably replacing our generic thermostat with a Nest thermostat. The physical installation was easy, but I was surprised by some bugs getting the Nest thermostat to successfully connect to our AirPort wi-fi network. I routinely connect new devices without a problem, but the Nest just couldn’t make it happen on its own. Ultimately, some combination of removing the AirPort’s guest network (which we never really made use of at our home), creating a DHCP reservation for the Nest’s MAC address, turning off the security protocols (and later turning them back on), and entering the router’s lengthy WPA2 password repeatedly via the Nest’s elegantly designed but less than optimal password entry interface worked. Now the device is running quite smoothly and I’m very happy with it.
complexitys complexitys ”L’idée était que chacun d’entre nous puisse construire son petit monde autour de sa propre table” Le renouvellement de Hugh Dutton Associés, un processus en cours depuis 2010, comprend aussi la rénovation et le réaménagement des espaces de l’agence. Voici une aperçu des travaux en cours (ci-dessus) et des croquis de la phase conception qui montrent la profondeur de cette réflexion que nous avions commencé dans le billet “Une journée à l’agence” avec la question : Comment dessiner un espace de travail capable de créer un équilibre profitable entre productivité, spontanéité et sérendipité? Hugh Dutton interviendra le 9 décembre 2013 au Musée des Arts et Métiers à Paris, dans le cadre de la conférence «Overhead Lines : The New Start !», pour apporter son regard de designer et exposer l’avancement des projets des pylônes “équilibre” (France, RTE) et “Germoglio” (Italie, Terna, images du prototype ci-dessus).
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CursiveBuildings A line often & erroneously attributed to Camus, “Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?” becomes a dicey proposition after six in the evening. MARCUS AURELIUS, c. 175 AD Human life.
This was a GREAT shoot for the Australian magazine, Belle (which happened back in May of 2012, and I'm thrilled that I can finally share this with you!) The lovely and talented writer, Carli Philips and I spent a few days exploring in and around Los Angeles. We visited many iconic and mid century modern homes in the city, and you know how much I love shooting architecture, so this was a perfect assignment for me. bluepoolroad
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