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Mar 20

Production values at TED are astonishing. Partly because of these guys in the back.  (at Vancouver Convention Centre West)

Production values at TED are astonishing. Partly because of these guys in the back. (at Vancouver Convention Centre West)

Mar 19

Digital Orca, by Douglas Coupland, one of my favorite writers. Vancouver is an astonishingly beautiful place.  (at Vancouver Convention Centre West)

Digital Orca, by Douglas Coupland, one of my favorite writers. Vancouver is an astonishingly beautiful place. (at Vancouver Convention Centre West)

Mar 15

Yep. This.  (via Okay Everyone Now Listen Carefully | WeKnowMemes)

Yep. This. (via Okay Everyone Now Listen Carefully | WeKnowMemes)

Mar 13

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Awesome video about NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. “We were called ‘computers’.” Incredible that we are only ~50 years removed from this.

(Source: makers.com)

Mar 10

The Challenge & Opportunity for the Mobile Web

From today’s WSJ story. (sorry about the paywall)

But this image from Flurry tells the story:

So, the big questions: will that time in the browser go up? Down? Does anyone care about browsers as they’re constituted now? To really be relevant again, do browsers need to change? What will they look like? Who will make them? It’s somewhat structurally (although debatably) in Google & Apple’s interests to continue their push towards native.

So that’s the challenge & opportunity as I see it.

Right now, we use the mobile web a lot like we use SMS — as a lowest common denominator that we know will be installed on everyone’s phone if they don’t have the app.

So: what’s next? Who will do it?

Mar 08

Spring practice. #gostanford

Spring practice. #gostanford

Mar 01

Prototype! iPhone duct taped to RC car.  #lookmom  (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

Prototype! iPhone duct taped to RC car. #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

Entering the part of the day when we electrical tape cameras to people’s heads. #lookmom  (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

Entering the part of the day when we electrical tape cameras to people’s heads. #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

One of my favorite d.school posters. (But I have a lot of favorites.) (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

One of my favorite d.school posters. (But I have a lot of favorites.) (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

Essential components: Kinect, cookie dough. Solid start. #lookmom  (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

Essential components: Kinect, cookie dough. Solid start. #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

You know, for kids! #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

You know, for kids! #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

Keep calm and empathize. Look Mom, I Hacked the Fridge kicks off at the d.school. #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

Keep calm and empathize. Look Mom, I Hacked the Fridge kicks off at the d.school. #lookmom (at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School))

Feb 27

mart3ll:

So Winter

mart3ll:

So Winter

I retweeted this earlier as a new Banksy, but looks like it’s in Vancouver, so probably not Banksy but someone else.

Nonetheless, I’m sort of entranced by it. It’s wonderful. Captures so much. Obviously captures a real & current challenge in our house & others as devices pull our attention into the interwebs and away from the children who need us more. That’s something I constantly struggle with and want to be better about.

But it seems more universal than just children. Speaks to our relationship with online, with connectivity, with 24x7 contact, with seeking approval, more.

Love the work and the statement a lot.

 (via i♥ Street Art | Writing on walls does not make you an anarchist, but it’s a start)

I retweeted this earlier as a new Banksy, but looks like it’s in Vancouver, so probably not Banksy but someone else.

Nonetheless, I’m sort of entranced by it. It’s wonderful. Captures so much. Obviously captures a real & current challenge in our house & others as devices pull our attention into the interwebs and away from the children who need us more. That’s something I constantly struggle with and want to be better about.

But it seems more universal than just children. Speaks to our relationship with online, with connectivity, with 24x7 contact, with seeking approval, more.

Love the work and the statement a lot.

(via i♥ Street Art | Writing on walls does not make you an anarchist, but it’s a start)