David Byrne (RISD drop out alumn) talks about how architecture helped music evolve. I relate this a lot to how your deskspace both digital and physical affect your creative work.
Following an old but still fun trend in pixelating products in our world is turning digital icons into products. This is probably one of my favorites but I really can’t wait until our entire physical world is represented by 2d objects… graphics and products at their best… at least visually.
(pics mirrored after jump)
I’ve seen some pretty creative proposals (ie, the designers proposal), but when the person proposing is in the film/entertainment world, this is what you get! How awesome. Watch the entertainment proposal above or here.
“In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.”
His talk from 2006 where I got to hang out with him quite a bit after the jump.
Men’s Health has a visual comparative in sugary drinks and their equivalents (semi truthful). It’s provoking to see how an Energy drink has the same calorie count as gulping down 6 Krispy Kreme donuts. Anyhow, just a reminder that visually telling a story always says more than pure text. I’ve always wanted the word calories to turn into something people understood, like miles. Instead of 25 calories, why not just say 1 mile, since people somewhat understand how much energy it takes to walk/run a mile, hence deciding against certain foods, snacks, and drinks
See the rest after the jump.
I’ve been incredibly busy helping organize the TEDxCambridge event occurring May 16th at the MIT Stata Center. The theme “How do you eat” is based off of this year TED prize winner Jamie Oliver in regards to Food and education. If you are in Boston May 16th, apply to get an invite and let me know. We can only invite 300 attendees and registration will close soon. You can learn more on tedxcambridge.com
Also, if you are in a position to sponsor any food, funding, or gifts for the event, please contact me asap. (now! =) ).
We will have 2 break sessions followed by an evening event in eating, drinking, and idea sharing!
Lots of awesome speakers in the line up!
– Wylie Dufresne: WD 50
– Chandler Burr: Times Scent critic
– Dan Ariely: Behavioral Economist
– Richard Chisolm: Filmmaker
– John Gertsen: Mixologist
– many more!
tons of pics mirrored after jump.
I’ve mentioned 1 sheet cardboard furniture studies as one of the RISD freshmen foundation projects, but one other great project was making furniture with lots of cardboard. I do not have any pictures from my time there, but Lazerian Studio has a great example with similar results. Oh the memories!
The 2 x 4 ring. Comes in Sterling Silver or 14 kt gold! I want!
I’m off to nyc for the rest of the week for the wonderful GEL (Good experience Live) conference. Let me know if your there.
Right after that I’ll be scurrying off back to Boston for ROFLcon II for a rather fun 2nd day of the web in a room!
Several posts to follow, otherwise, lots of extra mini links on the facebook fanpage.
more pics after jump via david garcia
“EVOL is a berlin based street artist that transforms banal urban surfaces, into miniature architectural surfaces through pasting. using pasted paper, EVOL transforms electric boxes, small planters and other geometric city forms, into miniature apartment buildings and other structures. each piece of paper is printed with a repetitive pattern of flat gray walls dotted with plain window frames. once applied to a surface, the paper transforms the form into small building that EVOL often adorns with small characters. EVOL performs this process within different cities and has even been commissioned to do installations in galleries, where he was created entire blocks of miniature buildings.”
Mirrored pictures after jump via designboom