“Ideas improve. The meaning of words plays a role in that improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress depends on it. It sticks close to an author’s phrasing, exploits his expressions, deletes a false idea, replaces it with the right one.”
Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle (Paris, 1967)
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Ahh, I kept uncovering way too many interesting links this afternoon. I’ll be setting these aside for after work. Like a pile of good books, I love a nice stack of links!
Berg + Google
3 paths to a more creative life
World IA Day 2013 Videos
How To Think Like An Architect: Designing From Nature
Using White Space For Readability In HTML And CSS
Gizmodo: Kinetica Art Fair
Kinetica Art Fair
Just a quick post to say that I love the stream of knowledge, controversy, humor, and quotes on Twitter. I had neglected Twitter for a while, but the easiest way to get into it is to install the app for your desktop and leave it open in the corner. You don’t have to pay attention to it all the time, but I am likely to glean a really great link or two when I happen to look over.
A few gems from this afternoon alone
Elaine is kicked out of a donation-based yoga studio for never donating. “It says SUGGESTED donation. If I have to, then it’s just a price.”
— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) February 27, 2013
— goodreads (@goodreads) February 27, 2013
The design process, at its best, integrates the aspirations of art, science, and culture.-Jeff Smith
— Heath Howard (@nattyman512) February 27, 2013
What you didn’t see at the ‘Parks and Rec’ wedding huff.to/13lzSCT
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) February 27, 2013
iding the subway to work in the morning, I kept staring at that #7 ASSAULT sign they have in subway cars. It really bothers me that they have a giant, red number 7 that takes precedence over the rest of the text as though it’s a drop cap (but has no paragraph to follow).
Of course, once read, I understand that it’s a disclaimer about assaulting employees, which results in 7 years in prison. At first glance though, I always think: SEVEN, assault… blah blah blah; as though it’s a coffee table book of possible offenses one could commit during their commute. [see what I did there?]
Does the same ever occur to you? Do you mentally plan what could appropriately fill numbers 1 through 6? I should design some for the MTA. You know, just to keep things sequential.