Wow, Lisa Frank is for real.
Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, the charming founder of Sugru, gave my favorite 99U talk at this year’s conference. They *just* put up the video! Do yourself a favor, watch it and learn about Jane’s journey from student to inventor. She got the first ever, well deserved, standing ovation in 5 year 99U history!
Earlier tonight, I had the pleasure to enjoy an early screening of Cutie and The Boxer, a raw and moving documentary on DUMBO based artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara. Congratulations to Zachary Heinzerling for so candidly capturing the struggles and joys of this couple. Cutie and a Boxer is a true reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit.
Big thanks to Marc and Sara Schiller of Wooster Collective for the screening!
Canary is a beautifully designed device that contains an HD video camera and multiple sensors that track everything from motion, temperature and air quality to vibration, sound, and activity in your home.
Controlled entirely from your iPhone or Android, Canary alerts you when it senses anything out of the ordinary — from sudden temperature changes that can indicate a fire, to the sound and movement that could mean an intrusion. Instantly receive, view and act on the alerts wherever you are. And over time, Canary learns your home’s rhythms to send you smarter alerts.
Definitely smart. Check out their Indiegogo campaign.
Subway Sets is a monthly concert series that brings amazing musicians from NYC’s subway up to skyscraping rooftops. Absolutely love this idea. Gets my support. Join me?
Pixelist turns your favorite Instagrams into handmade oil paintings. Yes to making custom oil paintings affordable.
I am incredibly fascinated by the premise of The Stories We Tell. Ella, 7, has recently started to ask me questions about my parents. A lot of them, I can simply not answer. And after speaking with my sister, I realize that we both remember our parents quite differently. While I believe that all that Instagramm-ing and Facebook-ing will change how much *my* kids remember of me, as they have a documented trail of things I’ve done and said, there will still be lots of pages missing.
Stories We Tell is a film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. On my list of #must-see-movies.
Harley speaks on how “technology is eating the world” and how in an economy where everything is becoming democratized—fundraising, prototyping, selling, fulfillment—behemoth companies are going to find it harder to compete with the small, creative organizations. An excellent watch for large corporate CEOs and small business owners alike.
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This is the first film in a three-part series by the wonderful folks behind The Great Discontent. Over the course of October 10–12, 2012, they set up a small filming station to record brief interviews with conference attendees at Brooklyn Beta and asked: Are You Creatively Satisfied?
In order of appereance: Yours truly, Josh Brewer, Larissa Meek, Mandy Blankenship, Lionel Fernandez Roca, Joshua Blankenship, Aaron Draplin, Yoko Sakao Ohama, Larry Legend, Brett Mascavage, Jen Mussari, Ron Lewis, Mandy Brown, Krystyn Heide, Cassie McDaniel, Chris Glass, Aaron Robbs, Cemre Güngör, Joe Leech, Greg Leppert, Jessi Arrington, Audrey Tan, Elizabeth Ramos, Libby Nicholaou, and Greg Storey.
This short featuring Grand St. is the first episode of Founders First, a video series by Collaborative Fund profiling entrepreneurs. Each short video will focus on the mission and vision of the company founder, with a particular emphasis on the offline impact that comes with use of the platform. Can’t wait to see the next one.
Life is awesome and life should be celebrated, everyday, with a trophy: Trophy Buffet. Made me laugh.
Anyone remember this music video by Godley and Creme? Hello there 1985! I remember watching this in sheer amazement.
Unfold to zoom: map² is a smartly designed paper map that lets you zoom in to a more detailed view without going digital. Interactive yet tactile = total win! You can currently purchase one for London and Berlin. Next one up is New York, if their current Kickstarter campaign is successful.
PressPausePlay explores the massive digital revolution of the last decade which has unleashed and democratized creative opportunities. Does democratized culture really mean better art, film, music and literature?