July 2010

Fred Brooks on design

Brooks: Great design does not come from great processes; it comes from great designers. Wired: But surely The Design of Design is about creating better processes for great designers? Brooks: The critical thing about the design process is to identify your scarcest resource. Despite what you may think, that very often is not money. For […]

Paul Graham on addiction

That is, addiction in general and information/Internet addiction in particular. The world is more addictive than it was 40 years ago. And unless the forms of technological progress that produced these things are subject to different laws than technological progress in general, the world will get more addictive in the next 40 years than it […]

Custom candy bars

Thank you internet.

Giant cardboard robot suit

Yes please. A great example of what my dad always called “using CAD: Cardboard-aided design. If you can make it out of cardboard, you might be able to make it out of metal. But if you can’t make it out of cardboard, you definitely won’t be able to make it out of metal.”

The Global Lives Project and virtual ethnography

The Global Lives project is an effort “to collaboratively build a video library of human life experience that reshapes how we as both producers and viewers conceive of cultures, nations and people outside of our own communities.” They started with an exhibit of 10 people at the Yerba Buena Center. I missed that unfortunately but […]

It’s July already!