100 Blogs That Will Make You Smarter. A list compiled by Kelly Kilpatrick.
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We are looking for someone to help us record/film the CreativeMornings Talks to put them on the web and make them available to swissmiss readers. Are you a film student and interested in teaming up with us? Or are you a designer that knows a lot about filming, editing and would get a kick out of helping us? If so, please email us and tell us a little bit about you.
Carl and I are thrilled to announce our next CreativeMorning which will take place in the *fantastic* MEET space in Soho, on December 12th, 2008.
Zach Klein, co-founder of Vimeo, and Casey Pugh, Senior Developer at Vimeo, will give a 10minute talk and introduce physical computing with simple demonstrations using Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
The event opens up at 8:30am with the 10 minute talk starting at 9:00am, following a 20 minute disussion. Interested in attending?
Make sure to r.s.v.p via email as there is only limited space available. Please tell us your name and what industry you’re in. We’re sorry but the event is full!
A big thank you to Marc and Sara Schiller of Electric Artists for hosting the event at MEET, an impressive storefront apartment-like space in the middle of Soho. When meeting with them and talking about the possiblity of hosting a CreativeMorning, Marc and Sara explained that they realized there was a need for a dedicated space in New York where creative and business executives could gather to re-imageine a business, re-invent a product or pitch potential clients. MEET was born and just recently opened their doors, and is now available to rent out for events. Check out the images on their site, the space is fantastic!
CreativeMornings? ‘CreativeMornings’ is a monthly morning gathering of creative types. Each event includes a 10 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am. The whole thing closes down at 10am. The events are hosted at studios/gallery spaces in NYC. (We are always looking for potential hosts that are willing to accomodate 50+ people. Please email us if you’re interested in hosting or sponsoring one of our events!)
Can anyone explain what the remove/promote buttons are supposed to do on the google results pages? Have they been around for a while?
As seen onnytimes.com: For those daunted by the complexity and clutter of high-end audio systems, the GenevaSound Home Theater offers a tidy alternative. The 66-inch credenza, which is large enough to accommodate a good-size TV, has an integrated iPod dock, CD player and FM radio. Stereo speakers and a 12-inch subwoofer (specifically designed not to rattle a TV above) are hidden behind the perforated metal grill in front.
Next time someone asks if you know something (for example, “what was the URL for that swissmiss blog you told me about?”) simply go to Letmegooglethatforyou.com, put in whatever it is they should’ve googled in the first place, then send them the link it spits out to show them how it’s done. Made me laugh. See the swissmiss demo here. I love you Internet!
A video of Malcolm Gladwell’s talk at the recent AIGA Gain Conference. (Dear AIGA, please add the ’embedd video’ functionality to your videos. Yes?)
Only Malcolm Gladwell could bring Fleetwood Mac into the design discussion and make wonderful sense. In his enlightening talk about innovation and misconceptions about what it takes to become a success, Gladwell uses this unlikely metaphor for creative synthesis in an entertaining entrée into the concepts of his forthcoming book, Outliers. Genius and creativity don’t necessarily spring forth unbidden, he says; they require time and support to experiment, to try and even fail. During this time of economic crisis and eventual renewal, he hopes that the design community will be able to “rediscover the true roots of creativity and innovation.”
I’ve had my Leica D-LUX 3 for a good year now and *love* it. I am happy to see that Leica came out with a the Leica DLUX 4 with some great improvements. The most analog improvement of them all is that they’ve added the camera straps loops on both sides, like with the big SLRs. See the camera’s full specs list over at dPreview.
The most recent ‘CreativeMorning‘ was a big success! (Pictures of the event can be seen here.) Thanks everyone for coming out. We had a great turn-out and enjoyed bagels and coffee sponsored by Iridesco, the creators of Harvest, a web-based time-tracking and invoicing application and Co-op. We also enjoyed water supplied by Tap’d NY. Special thanks also to our hosts and presenters, VII.
A big thumbs up to our virtual guest for the event, Pablo Puga from Mexico City
Our presenters were David Lukens (VII Archivist & independent photographer) and Alina Grosman (VII Head of Sales) who talked for a bit about how VII is not only finding new value in their work but also work to capture more material (audio and video as well as photography) when on assignment. Based on some the questions in the discussion it definitely seems that print photography is now a special assignment with digital “film” being the standard. Especially interesting was commentary that perhaps “middle of the road” professional photographers would be pushed out of business leaving only an ever expanding bottom tier and elites.
Given the discussion that came up, Comments Are Open. If you were at the presentation and have something to say, feel free to leave your remarks here.
Mark your calendars, our next CreativeMornings will be on December 12th! A more official announcement is forthcoming.
The Pipilotti Rist installation opened at the MoMA here in NYC today. Pipilotti Rist’s lush multimedia installations playfully and provocatively merge fantasy and reality. MoMA commissioned the Swiss artist to create a monumental site-specific installation that immerses the Museum’s Marron Atrium in twenty-five-foot-high moving images. Visitors will be able to experience the work while walking through the space or sitting upon a sculptural seating island designed by the artist.
Behind the Scenes with Pipilotti Rist:
I can NOT WAIT to see this. I *love* Pipiloti!