May 2010

Diversity and design

“Creativity is just connecting things…[but] a lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” – […]

The lousy stinking now

Homer: “This isn’t the future, it’s the lousy stinking now“: Kind of the antithesis of the Louis C.K. bit:

I want to see Usain Bolt do this

Amazing.

Visit California, see the world!

Paramount Studio map of California’s geographical facsimiles, fron The Motion Picture Industry as a Basis for Bond Financing, 1927.

A Visual Study Guide to Cognitive Biases

Seems worth keeping around as reminders. A Visual Study Guide to Cognitive Biases | Scribd.

Bizarre sea creatures

No thanks, I’ll just stay on the beach. I’d only seen a few of these before.

Why futurists

“Futurists perform a quirky, but necessary, task in modern society: we function as the long-range scanners for a species evolved to pay close attention to short-range horizons.” – Jamais Cascio.

Tim O’Reilly on money and business

“Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations. You have to pay attention to money, but it shouldn’t be about the money.” – Tim OReilly: The Oracle of Silicon Valley, Page 4.

Selle Italia CX Zero

A wild seat with the rails built into the *sides* of the shell. Check the video to see the full shape. More images.

Great timelapses from Ghost Town

Two beautiful timelapse shots from the movie Ghost Town.