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Nude descending a staircase

24th March, 2011

This pivotal futurist painting by Marcel Duchamp has been major influence on me since I was a teen. My appreciation has not waned.


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Sometimes called florigraphy, this was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. Read on…

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One of my favorite sculptures, originally produced in 1913, it is considered one of the landmark works of the Futurist movement and yet I have never been able to understand why sculptor Umberto Boccioni would destroy the elegance of the overall form by giving the piece breeze blocks for feet.

hel yeah

Little idea I had for all you type geeks out there. Want one, drop me an email.

nude_descending_thumb

This pivotal futurist painting by Marcel Duchamp has been major influence on me since I was a teen. My appreciation has not waned.

spider_ant

Size is no match for venom. Watch the video. Read on…

moon_foot

I had to elevate this from a mere retweet to a post as it resonates so strongly at the moment…
“@moskovich: Your mobile phone has more computing power than all of NASA in 1969. NASA put a man on the moon. We put a bird into pigs.”

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Brilliant concept and project by my friend Sam. Read on…

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The girls at the factory have just finished my new business cards – laser-etched on hand carved bamboo. Fresh.

silencing2

SILENCING demonstrates the tight coupling of motion and object appearance. Simply by changing the retinotopic coordinates—moving the object or the eyes—it is possible to silence awareness of visual change, causing objects that had once been obviously dynamic to suddenly appear static. Read on…

stuart_brand

I would be interested to know if he’d adapt this speech now, in the light of Japan’s disaster. Read on…

design_thinking

Good article on how we could look to design thinking as a new approach to education. Read on…

pepsi_bottle

PepsiCo have just unveiled a breakthrough in bottle technology, announcing the world’s first petroleum-free plastic bottle in an effort to further reduce its carbon footprint. Read on…

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We live in a colorful world. In many countries, colors represent various holidays; they are also used to express feelings and enliven language. Here is a list of key colors and some of their meanings around the world. Read on…

light bulb

Having read an article yesterday on UK Prime minister, David Cameron’s move to introduce a happiness metric as a balance to the current GDP metric, I had a thought as I awoke this morning… Read on…

violin

In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. Read on…

japan_aid_wk

Designed by Max Erdenberger to raise relief funds for the devastating earthquake and subsequent massive tsunami that struck Japan March 11, 2011, Wieden and Kennedy have produced this beautiful poster. I want it as a  t-shirt so I can wear it around and people are less likely to forget what has happened.
Get yours here

jonas salk

Jonas E. Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medical researcher and virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine.
Read on…

perception jiggle

I am a big fan of optical illusions and this is one of my recent favorites. No, it’s not animated in any way, its a static image. That’s your mind messing with you!
To view it properly, Read on…

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As part of the Nyepi celebrations in Bali this weekend I got to witness a real trance ceremony. Aside from being quite terrifying to the uninitiated, it was made that much worse for us since neither I nor my friends had any idea what was going down until the pig had been sacrificed and it was all over

eye control laptop

Swedish firm Tobii, who specialize in eye control interfaces have teamed up with Lenovo to craft a run of 20 prototype Windows 7 laptops with eye control sensors built-in – engadget’s verdict: ‘It works extraordinarily well’
Looking forward to trying this out for myself. Read on…