Annotations: If you've ever moved classroom chairs into a circle rather than rows, you know that the physical design of the classroom shapes student discussion. In computational terms: you ask students to move their chairs (classroom hardware) into a circle (software) so their attention spreads from the podium to other students (an action) that leads […]
Annotations: At the end of the day, however, the success of the vast Endgame world will depend on the success of the novel. As much as Frey and Google believe every piece of Endgame will be a vital part of the story, the books (and eventual movies) are the pieces that have a chance of […]
Annotations: new behaviors The ad business has always been about creating messages that get people to do something with the product. Part of it could be attributed to the nature of the media in which those ads appeared The gap between advertising and media design modes of thinking can be illustrated by the difference between […]
Annotations: The smartest solution, or at least framework, that I’ve read comes from Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. According to an essay that he published last year, titled “Databuse,” we should let certain things that we now consider privacy abuses slide. It’s disconcerting, but not harmful.
Annotations: What they never answered or asked is why and how. Had they asked why, they would’ve realized that in a world where you could, for a couple of dollars, assume the likeness of anyone from Elvis and Harry Potter to the sitting U.S. president, there wasn’t much need for a virtual American Apparel outfit […]