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Watch Jer Thorp’s “Data & Human Experience” keynote at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

In this talk, Jer Thorp discusses the intersection between data and human experience. He’ll go into detail a number of projects involving diverse data sets, including the 770,000 words in the Shakespeare Folio, astronomical measurements from NASA, text from nightly news broadcasts, and real-time air traffic reports […]

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Design Innovation Readings

Watch John Maeda’s “How art, technology and design inform creative leaders” talk at TED

John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work — and even a computer made of people […]

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Inspiration

For Inspiration: “Segue o Seco” by Marisa Monte

Oldie but Goodie: listen to “Segue o Seco”, part of the album Verde, anil, amarelo, cor de rosa e carvão (distributed in the United States as Rose and Charcoal) from Brazilian singer Marisa Monte, released in 1994. Contributors include well-known artists such as Gilberto Gil, Paulinho da Viola, Naná Vasconcelos, Carlinhos Brown and the group Época de Ouro […]

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Inspiration

For Inspiration: “Olinda Original Style” by A Roda

Olinda Original Style, by A Roda

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Inspiration

For Inspiration: “Ladeira” by Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda

Ladeira, by Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda

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For Inspiration: “O Samba Chegou” by Bonsucesso Samba Clube

O Samba Chegou, by Bonsucesso Samba Clube

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Inspiration

For Inspiration: “Papapa” by Mombojó

Papapa, by Mombojó

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China Design Readings Trend Watching

Design in China: 2012 China International Design Competition

This competition aims to promote communication, exchange and interaction between China and the world by bring together designers to create creative, innovative designs based around the theme of the Chinese dragon. In a quickly developing and changing world, China is excited to promote design by designers and artists from multicultural backgrounds and diverse understandings promoting the concept of “harmony and uniqueness” […]

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Design Innovation Software

Watch Aaron Koblin’s “Crowds and Clouds: Data, Sheep, and Collaboration” talk at MIT’s Office of the Arts

Where others see just data points and fodder for bar graphs, Aaron Koblin visualizes dynamic systems where information assumes forms both abstract and familiar. In this talk, Koblin shares recent projects that meld statistical science and art to convey a really big picture, while often inviting the viewer to partake in a more personal experience […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software

Autodesk Releases 3D Sculpting App For The iPad

Autodesk, Inc. announced its Autodesk 123D Sculpt app, a 3D sculpting and painting app for iPad, is now available on the App Store. The app lets users turn shapes, colors and textures into personalized pieces of 3D art […]