Archive for the 'tech' Category

FACEBOOK DesignVerb

Monday, June 27th, 2016

I have not been blogging much here, as I am hacked quite often causing lotsa headaches, but in the past few years I’ve been posting the facebook page which will become the norm fyi.

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www.facebook.com/designverb 


TED Global 2014: RIO

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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I’m lucky enough to travel toBrazil for TEDGlobal, and will be taking a bit of extra time to visit Floripa where I hear is full of beaches and life, Rio where TED will be held, and then a quick visit to San Paulo which I hear is the NYC of Brazil and I can finally look into a post I had about A City Without Ads.

My exact plans are a bit unplanned even though heading over in a week, but after the jump I’ll provide a useful list of links my friend from Brazil provided…

If your in the know for something to do in Brazil, let me know.

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Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Monday, March 31st, 2014


This inspirational talk has a special place for me since I live in Boston and also captured the alarming global news during the marathon…. watch this talk to get awed in tech and surprised by a guest appearance.

via TED


Klemens Torggler: Evolution Door

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Neat. Pivoting door. I somewhat want one, but also am not sure if I want one.
Designer Klemens Torggler has several more design on his site … check them out.


Alex John Beck: Both Sides Of

Sunday, February 9th, 2014


Photographer Alex John Beck takes photos of your face, then mirrors them to see how different they are… It’s pretty radical to see how different your 2 halves are, and how the two make you unique. Stunning project.

via mymodernmet

A few images mirrored after the jump.
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Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process from 99U on Vimeo.

One of my fav talks at the 99U (formerly 99% conference)


IRIS by HYBE

Monday, October 1st, 2012

IRIS Project by HYBE I want one in my hallway! Reminds me of buddy James Pattens ribbon project.

video here.


Meet A Master Of The Dying Art Of Hand-Drawn Type

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

This is beautiful hand drawn type! This is something that is lacking in the digital type world though hopefully we get this humbleness and humaness in the art and craft of type back into it soon.

“Tracing the rounded lines of cursive on worksheets was a fundamental part of exercise in grade school–one that may soon become obsolete, as pen and paper are replaced by keyboards and screens. Job Wouters (a.k.a. Letman), a graphic designer based in Amsterdam, is on a one-man mission to sustain the dying medium of hand lettering, churning out meticulously executed forms that pay tribute to the versatility and beauty of good penmanship.”

via fastcompany


Yasutoki Kariyas: Asobi Installation

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012


Very Cool project!

via core77
Video here


Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor

Friday, July 6th, 2012

How can a super-thin 3-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail — completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss. Experiment: Prof. Guy Deutscher, Mishael Azoulay, Boaz Almog, of the High Tc Superconductivity Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.

Boaz Almog uses quantum physics to levitate and trap objects in midair. Call it “quantum levitation.”

via tedtalk (tedglobal)


Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness — from the inside

Friday, July 6th, 2012

“Is it okay if I totally trash your office?” It’s a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn’t a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

Elyn Saks asks bold questions about how society treats people with mental illness.

via tedtalks


Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

This might be the best Marriage Proposal that I have seen in some time. It’s a mix of surprise, Broadway musical, roller coaster/amusement park ride, co-ordination, and a whole bunch of people! Anyhow, watch it and think how to top that and be original!

via youtube!