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"When you design a product without understanding how it will be used for evil, you are designing poorly." -Brandon Harris

HT James Horne
Wherein I give you a “Defense against the Dark Arts” primer for designers.
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+Brandon Harris​ unless a blind eye was turned because said authority knew it'd "scare the right people without to much collateral damage"
Agendas are agendas after all. As messed up as they get

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Fascinating story.
Instead of just supporting her husband’s career, Margaret Hamilton invented the modern concept of software.
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she doesn't get the fame she deserves. Neil armstrong and the rest were incredibly brave, but she wrote every line of code by hand!

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Want to learn all about our SPAN 2015 reader?
A behind-the-scenes look at our SPAN 2015 reader
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Although I love tech, I love paper and pencils too.
This book embodies the idea that one can live along side the other...happily 
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Wow. I. Just. ... Wow.
 
OK, so this is really freakin' cool.

"The classic Nintendo franchise, Metroid, envisioned through the lens of 60s-70s science fiction cinema such as 2001, Alien, and Solaris: this was the concept for Rainfall’s most recent production. Instead of using a modern approach, a style was developed more in tune with the themes that inspired the first Metroid game in 1986: isolation, exploration, and the wonders of deep space."
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Having to wear make up even inside the suit 😟
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We invited Project No. 8 and Printed Matter, Inc. with Library of the Printed Web to curate shops for us at #SPAN15‬ NYC. Folks enjoyed beautifully appointed tables of books, objects, stationery, and accessories. For those who weren’t able to join us at the conference last week, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite offerings from both shops—all of which can be found online on their websites, or in person at any of their brick & mortar locations in NYC.

Project No. 8
http://projectno8.com/

PAOM x Various Projects - https://goo.gl/4oPNRm
6 Color Pencil lot - http://goo.gl/dzarIx
Various Keytags - http://goo.gl/Ilj9vP
Zipper wallet by Isaac Reina - http://goo.gl/LxDE7N
Angora Rocks - http://goo.gl/wCR53c
Pigeons - http://goo.gl/u1d4Sb
Maharam Notebooks - http://goo.gl/1kvZHq


Printed Matter with Library of the Printed Web 
https://printedmatter.org/ 
http://libraryoftheprintedweb.tumblr.com/

Printed Web 3 Zines (set of 10) - http://goo.gl/ExNPl5
Night Greens by John Zissovici - http://goo.gl/rFyR4x
Apparition of a Distance by Paul Soulellis - http://goo.gl/qRdgdt
Google Volume 1 by King Zog - https://goo.gl/9LvrBG
Sad Depressed People by David Horvitz - http://goo.gl/dgieYN 4,582 Stars by Aaron Krach - http://goo.gl/95vPlU
Sixteen Google Street Views by Jon Rafman http://goo.gl/wOhBTz
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Terrifying. 
 
Whuffie as a tool of control.

"""
• In addition to measuring your ability to pay, as in the United States, the scores serve as a measure of political compliance. Among the things that will hurt a citizen’s score are posting political opinions without prior permission, or posting information that the regime does not like, such as about the Tienanmen Square massacre that the government carried out to hold on to power, or the Shanghai stock market collapse.
• It will hurt your score not only if you do these things, but if any of your friends do them. Imagine the social pressure against disobedience or dissent that this will create.
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Grab a seat, all the videos from #SPAN15 London are now live on our site. Check out the full recap: http://g.co/design/span-lon

Keynotes from: 

Luna Maurer, Studio Moniker
Justin McGuirk, Design Museum (London)
Ken Wong, ustwo

Talks from: 
Colophon Foundry 
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Jessica Brillhart, JUMP Camera
Davide Fornari, SUPSI

Plus panels on:
Prototyping Tools &  Designing for New Products!
Conversations about design and technology, hosted by Google.
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No fireside chat with +Matias Duarte​ this time? http://goo.gl/V5K1ny
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We’ve been posting some of  the best quotes from our #SPAN15 London speakers all day (check twitter.com/googledesign!), but here are a few more of our favorites:
- “Prototyping shouldn't be a discrete phase but a part of the design process.” - Justin Belcher 
- “Privacy is the new luxury.” - Justin McGuirk
- “Advice to young designers: think more about the product and less about the design.” - Denise Wilton

Let the after-partying begin—replete with refreshing G&Ts and vibes from Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend. Stay tuned for updates on SPAN and many more conversations to come at design.google.com!
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If at any point in your life Metroid meant anything to you, you need to see this.
I loved this so much I have to share again.

I will offer one tiny bit of feedback that I hope is taken in the vein of constructive criticism if this ever becomes anything else...

I loved how this film captured the zeitgeist of the 80s sci-fi environment in which the original Metroid and later Super Metroid were made. The sense of desolate beauty, the anxiety of isolation, the horror of the genuinely alien that was captured in films like Alien and Solaris.

However I felt like it was a slightly off note to have Samus be so fragile and disconcerted throughout. After all, the 80s were the era of the shockingly masculine and confidant woman. The era of not just Ellen Ripley, but Sara Connor and Pris and massive ass shoulder pads! Personally I wanted to see Samus deal with all the weirdness and creepiness of exploding a derelict moon with nothing more than a short pause, a slight frown, and a shrug of determination as she proceeded to "chew bubblegum". Of course when she finally made contact with the Chozo... that's when we would should the vulnerability (read as 'human' not as 'feminine')...

Anyhow, enough random personal headcannon! This short film rocks and I'm totally impressed and wish them luck! Would recommend.
 
OK, so this is really freakin' cool.

"The classic Nintendo franchise, Metroid, envisioned through the lens of 60s-70s science fiction cinema such as 2001, Alien, and Solaris: this was the concept for Rainfall’s most recent production. Instead of using a modern approach, a style was developed more in tune with the themes that inspired the first Metroid game in 1986: isolation, exploration, and the wonders of deep space."
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I've got to agree...
The film itself was great, I would love to see the theme be explored more thoroughly. I felt the short film fell... short... on the story part
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What's a local maxima? How does it stifle innovation? Why do users sometimes resist what's in their best interest? Why are we lucky to have direct manipulation user interfaces?

Listen in to Josh and I blather randomly to maybe kinda sorta find out!
Tomorrow
Episode 30: Matias Duarte Indirectly Manipulates You by Tomorrow
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+James Mason they sound annoying.
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Happy Halloween!
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Kiki's pumpkin is amazing

I saw a woman on the ferry yesterday in the most awesome full Kiki gear with a plush cat perched perfectly on her shoulder
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A behind-the-scenes look at some of ‪#‎AndroidMarshmallow‬'s latest wallpapers—plus two previously unreleased designs now available for download. g.co/design/wallpaper ‪#‎materialdesign‬
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COOL!!!
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