Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The illustrations of Cody Rocko are quite unique. They’re more sketches than anything, yet they evoke a sense of curiosity and wonder. And, after all, that’s what art should do. He also posts some interesting things (many of a macabre nature) to his Tumblr.
Happy birthday, World Wide Web! Twenty years ago today the first website was published and was announced to the world by CERN. What a ride it has been and will continue to be. Thank you, Tim Berners Lee and co. We appreciate your ingenuity.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Meet Mark Setteducati. He is a magician, inventor, and artist. He creates toys and other things which he declares to be art, noting:
I guess I’m an inventor because I have a lot of patents and I invent things. But I consider myself more of a magician and an artist than an inventor, because most inventors try to improve the world. They try to create the better mousetrap, or make improvements on something. But for me it’s more of a personal expression.
So, really, Mark is a farmer of imagination. He harvests ideas then shares the crop with the world. And people like him are few and far between.
This video is a great introduction to Mr. Setteducati, and you can learn more about him on his website.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Back in May of 2007, Matt Novak over at Paleofuture wrote a post about the company Knight Ridder who was exploring the future of newspaper publishing in the form of touch-screen tablets all the way back in 1994. The video you see here showcases their concept of paperless publishing sixteen years prior to the release of Apple’s first iPad.
Almost a decade later Knight Ridder was purchased by The McClatchy Company, who is now the third-largest newspaper company in the United States. And they’re living the Knight Ridder dream with tablet and mobile apps for most of their newspapers like the Miami Herald and Fresno Bee.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013