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Our data is our digital identity - and we need to reclaim control I’m a film-maker by trade, so heading to Capitol Hill the other week was a new experience for me. I was there to talk privacy, and in essence, to advocate. I didn’t have the first clue where to begin. The architecture, both impressive and oppressive, made me feel simultaneously important and meagre, and as I was later told, this was intentional. Top Graphic Design Trends 2018: The Ultimate Guide In the era of digital art, graphic design trends can evaporate as quickly as they emerged. What has been modern for the past few years may look entirely outdated in 2018. While some trends have stood the test of time, others have vanished in the blink of an eye only to make room for new modern looks. So, if you are looking for an antonym of boring, this would be – graphic design trends 2018. Graphic design trends 2018 are: The “Glitch” EffectThe “Ruined” Effect“Color Channels” EffectsDouble ExposureDouble Exposure DuotoneDouble LightCreative typographyCropped TypographyChaotic TypographyTypography as Real Life ElementsNegative Space DesignsNegative Space TypographyColorful 3D SubstanceOne Color 3D DesignMetallic ElementsColor Transitions / GradientsHand-Drawn IllustrationsIllustrations Over PhotosPapercut Illustrations

12 Ways the Web Can Make Life Easier (For Free) There are so many ways to make your life a little bit easier using the Internet, without paying for it and with minimal effort. Those ways are countless, so we’ve narrowed a few down. Technology should make living life simpler: read on for 12 ways that it does. 9 Interesting Infographics About Color Color, one of the most overlooked and yet important elements to our every day lives. Because of the makeup of our brains, and the correlations between sight and perception, we are affected on a very deep level by color. Perhaps even more than we are affected by shape, or any other sense in the mind and body.

Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research FQS is a peer-reviewed multilingual online journal for qualitative research established in 1999. FQS thematic issues are published tri-annually. In addition, selected individual contributions and contributions to the journal's regular features FQS Reviews, FQS Debates, FQS Conferences and FQS Interviews are published as soon as they have undergone peer review. FQS is an open-access journal, so all articles are available free of charge.

How to Change the World About the Course How to Change the World has its origins in the Social Good Summit held at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The summit brought together some of the world's most creative entrepreneurs, writers, academics and political leaders to discuss ways innovative thinking and technology can address pressing global challenges. Beginning from talks, panels and conversations from the summit, we will add lectures, on-line discussion groups, hangouts and readings to explore the issues in politics, technology and the environment in broader academic and historical contexts. We will then discover together what actions we can take to make a difference.

Design techniques — AREA 17 1. Preface Intro The Pixel School is a design methodology created by Arnaud Mercier (May 10, 1972 – September 26, 2011) and formalized by AREA 17. It is a defined way of working that has great impact on the final product. It consists of a set of design principles and the techniques to achieve them. Research: video platform market worth $2.1B from media/entertainment By the end of this calendar year, revenues for video platforms distributing video on behalf of media and entertainment companies will reach $2.1 billion, and in 2017 will grow to over $4 billion. This forecast comes from ABI Research, which defines this sector as including cable and satellite distributors, TV Everywhere and Over-the-Top (OTT) video providers globally. ABI reports that Akamai remains the unquestionable leader among CDNs (content delivery networks), with about $475 million in 2011 revenue. Looking at content management systems (CMSs), ABI found the leader is KIT Digital. Although the company had a rough start to 2012, a period the researchers described as “growing pains,” KIT Digital’s nearly $175 million video delivery revenue from media and entertainment companies in 2011 puts it ahead of competitors. Brightcove is the largest online video platform (OVP), with $64 million in 2011 media and entertainment revenues.

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles. While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics.

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