Trends To Help Define The Future

August 31, 2008

The best way to think about new media, I have learned, is to look at the recent past and at the trends that are here now and seemingly have staying power. Apple CEO Steve Jobs once famously said “you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” He’s right. With that in mind, there are three trends that are likely to shape things over the next four years. Read the rest of this entry »


The Real Web 2.0 Digital Message

August 26, 2008

A few months ago we ran a graphic from Kansas-based anthropologist Michael Wesch on his take on Web 2.0 vis-a-vis stuff in the pre-digital age. Now he has completed (and filmed) a presentation to the Library of Congress about why 2.0 matters and how far out it all is. Puzzled by the impact of Youtube and stuff? Spend an hour with Mike and it might just make sense again and put you five years ahead of the loop.


The Stuff Of Random Reality…

August 24, 2008

 Space and the material world could be created out of nothing but noise. That’s the startling conclusion of a theory that attempts to explain the stuff of reality.

IF YOU COULD LIFT A CORNER of the veil that shrouds reality, what would you see beneath? Nothing but randomness, say two Australian physicists. According to Reginald Cahill and Christopher Klinger of Flinders University in Adelaide, space and time and all the objects around us are no more than the froth on a deep sea of randomness.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash Recall Classic

August 24, 2008

Crosby, Stills, & Nash recently spoke candidly to Rolling Stone about their 1969 self-titled debut and gave some unique insight into some of the album’s key songs.

Graham Nash, who had joined the duo the previous year after leaving the Hollies, remembered the album sessions as marking the group’s closest period both artistically and personally: “We were in love with each other at the time we recorded that album. We were new friends discovering new parts about each other and we had songs. And we had the ability to translate those songs into records that was astounding and we knew it.”

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Commercials Proposition

August 24, 2008

The HAIKKU Corner

August 24, 2008
A Haikku for baby Otawa
 
Breath
 
As the Sky cried
The Wind spoke
And Buddha smiled
‘Hurry,’ the Rainbow called.
‘Otawa is coming’.

*Otawa in Japanese means ‘sound of peace’
  Your Haikku are welcome

Danes Scoop Furniture Award

August 23, 2008

Denmark’s reputation for innovation and quality are secure after KIRCODAN redefined the process of designing and producing a new range of exotic garden furniture  all without ever leaving the office!

   by Alex Pithie

As Europe’s leading producer of teakwood garden furniture you are always under pressure to keep your designs contemporary, modern and functional as well as useful and representing the highest quality in manufacturing too.
        A tall order for any product line producer and even tougher when you are in Denmark and your manufacturing base is in Thailand, where the teak grows! You need the best designer you can find for the new range, and he has to work very closely with the manufacturing end to ensure his designs work and look as good as his blueprints – at the very least.

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