New arduino powered experiential-generative video from the delightful talents of Masashi Kawamura and the creative geniuses at Party. Wonderful. #narrativesystems
Europe seems like an unsettling place right now. If my grandad were alive, he’d want to protect the freedom from fascism he fought for. Maybe our current European politicians should think on this before invoking western pride. Please let’s never confuse nations, with singular religious views or singular ethnic agendas again.
A shocking comparison of Thomas the Tank engines, ‘Island of Sodor’ to a facist and imperialist utopia, misses the point somewhat. The books were penned in a context and by an author that adhered to different set of codes than now. These trains, are objects of history and so adhere to those same codes, not our new ones.
When I was creative directing Levi’s, many ad creatives used to comment that I wasn’t really a creative, but more a designer, which was seen by them as a lower form of creativity. Those same ad creatives are now entering the digital age where a systematic design mind is the permission of entry. #keepgrowingtheempatheticwidthofyourplanarknowledge
… and the fallacy of the fallacy - Erin Lynn Young via @dancharvey
The fallacy of user-led innovation- Jens Martin Skibsted. #brandsaspatterns
Are mobile devices affecting when we read? →
Think of branding as utility. If it isn’t useful it’s decoration. People don’t need a logo on the products they buy, because the products are already logos. In the future, lets try to put branding in something, rather than on it.
FLUX. any work tied to networked technology means constant change. ~ Bob Greenberg
like a haiku hand grenade - Ian Katz
I don’t mind being manipulated, if I’m getting what I want.
Collaborate is a verb, you have to make. Agreeing in meetings is just politics.
Seeing the overlapping patterns in artifacts, behaviors and concepts is collaboration in practice.
Employing pattern seers, thinkers and systematic makers is the first step in managing your business effectively in an iterative world.
…social software, in which there is no consumption unless its users produce and no production unless its users consume. - Khoi Vinh - via Athila Armstrong
Looking at my computer screen, it’s silently staring back, ‘work needs to be done’, my head is saying ‘sleep’.
A girl is trying to run away from a monster, but she cant, it’s like wading through glue, suddenly a pillow appears before her, with a pair of magical shoes, she dons them, and escapes. The monster wakes up screaming from his terrible nightmare. #advertsistillwannamake
In the driving rain, a guy hammers on the door of an angel, only to drop dead before her. She tries to resuscitate him, warming him by the fire, stripping off his wet clothes, she begins to unbutton his jeans, he jolts into life and grabs her hand. Levis Can’t pull em apart. #advertsistillwannamake
Gary Payton v the skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts, the rotational flexibility of ‘the glove’ turns them to a pile of bones. (Shillum & Wolfe 2000) #advertsistillwannamake
I’m not much for rants, but I can never understand why we always offer three visual directions. Implying (visual) design is entirely subjective or decorative. If we must insist on calling form giving ‘visual design’ in digital companies may we all remember that visual is also a function. And suggesting three mutually eclusive functions for an object is farcical.
rather thoughtfully my iPhone just auto-spelled ‘knight in aging armor’
A very powerful thought from @robinsloan who joined the method 10x10 roundtable last week. A potential application for brands as patterns? #thecrashonlybrand #brandaspatterns …Seems like a lot of the really salient moments around brands tend to accompany failure—i.e., what happens when something goes wrong… Software engineers tend to design explicitly for the failure case. The...
@gjohnson352 Brands that don’t meet you halfway aren’t trying hard enough, and can’t be relevant because they don’t (or won’t, or CAN’T) adapt http://j.mp/nzaLja
@gjohnson352 we have to rethink how we tell the story of a brand, and the tools we create to express it http://j.mp/nzaLja
A brilliant post by @gjohnson352 on the value and challenges that face is all as we develop the new future of brands http://j.mp/nzaLja”
Just finished a round table discussion on brands as patterns in San Francisco. Such a humbling moment, when the clients that attended are the same ones that paid for you to experiment and learn in the first place.
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Don’t ever be afraid to love.
I’ve been seeing a few posts rethinking paradigms and I’ve decided to rethink thinking.