Oh no, it just happened, I’ve been skype spammed. Noooooo!
… We propose a reversal of priorities in favor of more useful, lasting and democratic forms of communication – a mindshift away from product marketing and toward the exploration and production of a new kind of meaning. The scope of debate is shrinking; it must expand. Consumerism is running uncontested; it must be challenged by other perspectives expressed, in part, through the visual languages and resources of design. …
The above is an excerpt of a manifesto that was first published in 1999 in Emigre 51.
Illustration by Nick Lu, an Art College of Design graduate living in Los Angeles
who: people like you
what: an opportunity to enjoy coffee and conversation
why: because drinking good coffee with likeminded people is fun
where: At Retreat, 147 Front Street, Brooklyn, DUMBO
when: friday, june 20th, at 8:30am
I’ll be co-hosting TOMORROW’s likemind again in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Come and have a coffee+chat! The past few likemind’s were a great success, as you can tell from the above images (thank you Daniel). Thanks everyone for coming out…
Planning on coming to tomorow’s Likemind? Leave a comment below!
S is for Susan who perished of fits.
The Gashlycrumb Tinies, By Edward Gorey
(thank you vanessa)
Sean just rocked my world when telling me about lala.com. Lala allows you to trade CDs that you no longer want with the one your heart desires. Once you are trade enabled simply list the CDs you own in your Have List and the CDs you’d like to receive in your Want List. When lala finds another member who is interested in one of your CDs, you will see a “Ship It” button next to the requested CD in your Have List. By clicking this button you will begin the process of agreeing to ship your CD to another Lala member. When Lala finds another member who is willing to send you a CD you want, you will be notified as soon as it’s on its way to you. How ingenious is this?
It’s easy to be cynical about this new class of celebrity. The lines between empowerment and self-promotion, between sharing and oversharing, between community and cliques, can be blurry. You can judge for yourself whether the following microcelebs represent naked ambition, talent justly discovered, or genius marketing. The point is that renown is no longer the exclusive province of a select few. Nano-celebrity is there for the taking, if you really want it.
STEPS TO MICROFAME
• 1. Self-publish
• 2. Stylize
• 3. Overshare
• 4. Respond
• 5. Ally
• 6. Diversify
• 7. Create Controversy
• 8. Persist
I am confessing my love for the chield-friendly FlowerPower Fan in my latest cookie magazine/nesting post.
Word Time a flickr group for those who love sharing videos of themselves reading a list of words and hearing how others pronounce them too. Highly entertaining. (it’s not possible to embedd flickr movies?)
On June 17, 2008, in Santa Monica, California, the Postal Service™ issued 42–cent commemorative stamps Charles and Ray Eames in a commemorative sheet featuring 16 different designs.
Honoring the husband-and-wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames, this commemorative sheet of 16 stamps was designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, and represents the breadth of their extraordinary body of creative work, which includes architecture, furniture, film and exhibits.
(thank you jeff)
Skype is getting a major, much-needed upgrade: Skype 4.0. President Josh Silverman calls it the “biggest new release in Skype’s history.” The new software client, which which will be released here in beta today (for Windows only), takes up the whole screen. Video is front and center. Skype 4.0 Beta: It’s All About Video, by Erick Schonfeld
Why for windows only? WHY?
(thank you sean)