The Gay Taliban →
A side of the Taliban we don’t see. Fascinating. Who’d have known.
Internet Addresses Can Use New Scripts →
Coming next year: addresses in Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Cyrillic, and other non Latin languages followed by the entire address.
Goodbye graphic design →
Aviary for “anyone with an artistic eye” Watch the video.
Image Caption Typography: Techniques and Trends →
Extensive examples of caption treatments for Web images.
Body Computing Is a Glimmer of Hope in the... →
Technology Review: A Note on the Type →
Web font standards via Erik Speikermann
Shifting The World To 100 Percent Clean, Renewable... →
“Most of the technology needed to shift the world from fossil fuel to clean, renewable energy already exists. Implementing that technology requires overcoming obstacles in planning and politics, but doing so could result in a 30 percent decrease in global power demand, say Stanford civil and environmental engineering Professor Mark Z. Jacobson and University of California-Davis researcher Mark...
Design USA - Contemporary Innovation at the... →
“Design USA: Contemporary Innovation commemorates the tenth anniversary of the National Design Awards and showcases the winners recognized during the first decade. In addition to honoring Lifetime Achievement and Design Mind winners, the exhibition is organized according to five themes that are fundamental to the various disciplines: CRAFT,EXPERIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MATERIALS, and METHOD. The objects...
Shepard Fairey Admits Using Other Photo for ‘Hope’... →
Big surprise. He lied.
Social Entrepreneurship Gains Ground at Business... →
Combat video with a DSLR →
“Independent filmmaker Danfung Dennis was embedded with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Company, as they were dropped 18 km behind enemy lines to seize a key bridge. Within a few hours of landing, fierce fighting erupted and continued for the next three days…”
U.S. Report Links Smoking Bans and Heart Health →
“Even a small amount of exposure to secondhand smoke can increase in blood clotting, constrict blood vessels and can cause a heart attack,” said Dr. Neal L. Benowitz, a professor of medicine,psychiatry, and biopharmaceutical sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, and a member of the panel. “Short-term exposure can make a big difference.” “For places in the country that don’t...
Upstate Girls - an open ended documentary project... →
Ironic Sans: So you think you can tell Arial from... →
The all caps with no C, G, etc. are the hardest.
The Uneducated American →
“Until now, the results of educational neglect have been gradual — a slow-motion erosion of America’s relative position. But things are about to get much worse, as the economic crisis — its effects exacerbated by the penny-wise, pound-foolish behavior that passes for “fiscal responsibility” in Washington — deals a severe blow to education across the board.” Paul Krugman
Nobel Prize Recognizes Communications Advances →
Inventors of CCD, the start of digital photography, given Nobel Prize.
In another visual flop, some iPhone users can’t stand apps with poorly designed...– Five things that drive iPhone users crazy - Macworld by Tom Kaneshige
Design and Innovation Education - BusinessWeek →
Apple Tablet To Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks and... →
African Lens: The Story of Priya Ramrakha →
“For decades, Africa had been portrayed through the colonial lens by Western photojournalists,” said Shravan Vidyarthi, a relative of Priya’s who produced a documentary on his life. “Priya became one of the first photographers to document Africa — its people and its politics — from an African perspective.” “Priya Ramrakha was killed 41 years ago on a roadside while covering the Nigerian Civil War...
Amtrak Keystone Cops? →
Had to happen… a photographer who was arrested as he was taking photos of Amtrak trains for the Amtrak photo contest by Amtrak cops. Video by Stephen Colbert via 1854 blog.