I still can’t believe Nintendo hasn’t figured out how to produce more of these things an entire year later. The console is fantastic though and Super Mario Galaxy is some of the most fun I’ve had playing a video game in a long time.
“It’s like saying ‘yay,’ the dictionary said.” I don’t like all the LOL and OMG that adorn the internet these days, but I do enjoy a good “woot” every now and then. However, I prefer the more “proper” spelling with actual o’s instead of zeros.
A great list of tips from Paul Boag. I really like the first tip though. Setting that ground work with the clients and defining those expectations early on are the best way to end up with a successful project.
It was the first computer I ever played with. They were at the school where my mom taught, so I was able to play with one when I went with her. I still have vivid memories of playing Pit Stop to this day.
This is pretty close to my dream hours although I don’t think I’d want a place with more then 3 bedrooms (too much to clean). I hope to see more of this prefabricated green architecture in this modern style.
“A permanent physical data art installation in an underground passageway, consisting of 16 half-mirroring wall elements showing real-time sociological statistics.” Socially responsible data visualization that appears to look great too.
“Makoto Hirahara, is made of a plain window blind over a lighting fixture. Simply turn the blinds, and filter the light as needed, just like you’d do with a window…” For those of you in cubes or basements this looks like a fun way to simulate some dayli
“A collection of simple network graphs illustrating how the flavor components of 250 different food products relate to each other, as a tool to inspire the creation of original recipes.” The idea is to spark new recipe creations with unusual combinations
They combined the CandyBar 2 and Pixadex into a nice icon management package. I’m not that into tweaking my system icons but this is definitely intriguing. If nothing else it might be a great way to keep track and organize icons in general
I often have to “get away” from the screen. Hiking, running, even a quick game of ping pong help keep me balanced. Sure it’s a bit weird, but I can see how kids who have been surrounded by the internet their whole lives have a tough time with “real life”
“Rather than defining each country by size, these computer-generated modified maps - or cartograms - redraw the globe with each country’s size proportionate to its strengths, or weaknesses, in a whole series of categories.”
“You Are Here tracks and displays the paths of visitors traveling through a large public space.” Very cool, but also a bit creepy. Sure it produces some fascinating images but it feels a bit too Big Brother for my tastes.
Similar Diversity is an information graphic which opens up a new perspective at the topics religion and faith by visualizing the Holy Books of five world religions. Communalities and differences of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism are s
A street-art version of a “choose your own adventure” story, the project unfolds on the streets of the Mission District in SF, each stencil connected to the next by arrows and using the surrounding streetscape as illustrations.
“We were cohesive. But lots of teams are good and lots of teams stick together… we came together into something more. That’s all I can tell you. It was more.” This article gave me chills, and is definitely one of my favorite articles I’ve read online.
Great reference site if you’re looking to find an illustrator. Each week the diferent artists draw a ficitional character or something based off that theme. A good place to compare a lot of illustrators styles quickly and it’s fun to just flip through.