I think people would be shocked if they knew how much color and image detail manipulation is happening. A rather bland image of an African slum becomes a color rich, intense, and bizarrely appealing photo when altered. When does it cease to be a photojournalistic account and too much an inflated creation?
“researchers found that US per capita food waste has progressively increased by about 50% since 1974 reaching more than 1400 Calories per person per day or 150 trillion Calories per year. Previous calculations are likely to have underestimated food waste by as much as 25% in recent years.”
“Art is an idea that has found its perfect visual expression. And design is the vehicle by which this expression is made possible. Art is a noun, and design is a noun and also a verb. Art is a product and design is a process. Design is the foundation of all the arts.”—Paul Rand
I am still learning about how to set up Twitter for a web site. Ironically, Tumblr, which I use for the Design Info blog is considered a competitor to Twitter. But I don’t see the similarity in how I use one or the other and how limited Twitter is.
Twitter, for me, is a short burst of info.
Well, I am sure some geekier person could set me strait if I am wrong.
The way I see Twitter working for Design Info is as an alert to new postings and a quick read of the post to save time.
“Ms. Monteleone, a volunteer crew member on Mr. Moore’s ship, kept hoping she would see at least one sample taken from the Pacific garbage patch without any trash in it. “Just one area — just one,” she said. “That’s all I wanted to see. But everywhere had plastic.”
“Listen, listen, listen. They’re not stupid. They know their own business better than you do. They don’t know how to articulate creative concepts, so it’s the designers job to interpret, not to dismiss an idea or concern because it seems ‘dumb.’”—Sean Adams on working with the client
“Click, tweet, e-mail, twitter, skim, browse, scan, blog, text: the jargon of the digital age describes how we now read, reflecting the way that the very act of reading, and the nature of literacy itself, is changing.
The information we consume online comes ever faster, punchier and more fleetingly. Our attention rests only briefly on the internet page before moving incontinently on to the next electronic ”
Ben Macintyre on Times Online via NPR via Daily Best