Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Dec 22, 2011
4s

4s

Dec 21, 2011
m+e

m+e

Dec 21, 2011
Photo Locations

Photo Locations

Dec 17, 2011

On the iPhone you can see locations of places you’ve taken photos. Here’s a screenshot of the map showing where I’ve been this very West coast year.

Real-time Recommendations

Real-time Recommendations

Dec 16, 2011

Love that Foursquare is using smartphone geolocation features to provide you with real-time recommendations through the app.

Billabong Donations to SurfAid Through Instagram Photos

Billabong Donations to SurfAid Through Instagram Photos

Dec 12, 2011

Send Instagram photos to Billabong to donate $1 to SurfAid for each photo. You can see six of my photos in the first two rows. Get involved at the Life is Better site.

An Urban Emoticon that Measures the Happiness of Cities

An Urban Emoticon that Measures the Happiness of Cities

Dec 12, 2011

This is emoji writ large. The Fühl-o-meter/Public Face is an interactive art installation that calibrates the mood of the city in which it has been erected with a monumental illuminated Smiley. The work of artists Richard Wilhelmer, Julius von Bismarck, and Benjamin Maus, the urban emoticon accurately communicates its host city’s gefühlszustand according to “mood data” obtained using integrated software which […]

A $25 Handheld Computer for Education

A $25 Handheld Computer for Education

Nov 29, 2011

Raspberry Pi is a new credit card-sized computer designed specifically to teach computer programming to students. The device is the brainchild of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a U.K. charity that “exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level” and wants “to put the fun back into learning computing.” […]

Twine

Twine

Nov 26, 2011

Connect real life tasks/objects to the internet. Like IRL @ifttt. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry’s done, or get an email when the basement floods while you’re on vacation. Even if you’re good with electronics and programming, these are involved projects. Instead of […]

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

Nov 22, 2011

Kare’s work gave the Mac a visual lexicon that was universally inviting and intuitive. Instead of thinking of each image as a tiny illustration of a real object, she aimed to design icons that were as instantly comprehensible as traffic signs. There was an ineffably disarming and safe quality about her designs. Like their self-effacing […]

Blue

Blue

Nov 22, 2011
Location Recommendations

Location Recommendations

Nov 17, 2011

While I still use the app, I haven’t visited the Foursquare site recently. They’ve made some changes and one that works well is the logged-in view of the home page which shows you locations near you that friends have visited and recommended.

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111111

Nov 11, 2011

Lookwork Visual RSS

Nov 9, 2011

Checking out @lookwork, a visual rss reader with solid features (tags, dropbox backups, following): http://lookwork.com/

Stop-Motion Music Video Shot Over Two Years with 288,000 Jelly Beans

Nov 5, 2011

Amazing dedication and creativity: Want to see what pure dedication looks like? This music video for the song “In Your Arms” by Kina Grannis is a stop-motion animation done with a background composed of jelly beans. It’s a crazy project that required 22 months, 1,357 hours, 30 people, and 288,000 jelly beans. They could have […]

Bird, Beach, Wind

Bird, Beach, Wind

Nov 4, 2011

The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami

Oct 25, 2011

You could even say that translation is the organizing principle of Murakami’s work: that his stories are not only translated but about translation. The signature pleasure of a Murakami plot is watching a very ordinary situation (riding an elevator, boiling spaghetti, ironing a shirt) turn suddenly extraordinary (a mysterious phone call, a trip down a magical well, […]

On Creativity

Oct 25, 2011

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they […]

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