Some fascinating ideas on how to improve text(s) for interaction
of human with computers / services
"Text is the most socially useful communication technology. It works well in 1:1, 1:N, and M:N modes. It can be indexed and searched efficiently, even by hand. It can be translated. It can be produced and consumed at variable speeds. It is asynchronous. It can be compared, diffed, clustered, corrected, summarized and filtered algorithmically. It permits branching conversations, lurking, annotation, quoting, reviewing, summarizing, structured responses, exegesis, even fan fic. The breadth, scale and depth of ways people use text is unmatched by anything."
#ui #ux #productdesign
_These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.
For this video, rather than using a strobe, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture. John Edmark is an inventor/designer/artist. He teaches design at Stanford University._
#3dprinting #math #geeky
Going for a "shake it off routine" in his car, this is going to make you smile. Then watch it for a second time for the parts where he is "serious" and stops doing the fun things. Got me wondering - how often do we hide what we enjoy because what others might think of us?
A bit concerned about the hands free driving but fun nonetheless. ;)
#taylorswift #shakeitof #dashcam #dashcamvideo
I love the way the video portraits the city. When friends ask me why I wanted to move here for such a long time, this will make a great reference. It may look superficial to mention this point instead of the Launchpad, but the feel of the city has so much impact that it is worth noting. I know no other city in Germany (or in non english speaking countries in Europe) where "international thinking" is so ingrained, so much part of living here. Of course you can find places where it is different, but if you come to this part, you will be embedded in a international surrounding / thinking / living.
Not so much in a celebrity way of "oh look who is visiting" but more in the sense of starting up - the most common question here is 'so when did you come to Berlin' and 'what is your story'. It's the default.
Looking back at the Launchpad, it was people from many different places, and that never was a relevant question. Nor "how old are you", "what have you done before to make you think you can have an idea like that?". Having a great location with tons of sunshine and rooftops of course helped tremendously. So I am looking forward to Munich - if only to compare Berlin to it. ;) ;)
ps: what's the soundtrack called? :)
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