From Chris Anderson at TED: There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret — along with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share an idea worth spreading?
From Podio: Turns out great minds don’t think alike. Discover how some of the world’s most original artists, writers and musicians structured their day, based on ‘Daily Rituals’ by Mason Currey. Filter the different categories by toggling on or off, and hover over the colored bars to learn more about the daily routines.
AIGA, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, is celebrating its centennial year in 2014. 100 Years of Design, a microsite made by interactive studio Second Story (part of SapientNitro) launched on January 21st, AIGA’s 100th birthday. The site highlights the intersections of design and society through exemplary works from the AIGA Design Archives, interviews with living masters, quotes from leading designers and significant moments from the organization’s history. Together, these elements form a narrative about the impact of design; how it connects, delights, influences and assists us.
Brazilian artist Bruno Ribeiro installed Instagram photo frames with colored plastic filters all over London as part of his "Real Life Instagram" series. Passerbys could take a photo of famous landmarks through the filtered frames for a cool effect.
From Karen X. Cheng: People who watch me dance today sometimes assume I've been dancing for many years. I made this video so you could see the awkward body that started just one year ago.
Here's my secret: I practiced everywhere. At bus stops. In line at the grocery store. At work — Using the mouse with my right hand and practicing drills with my left hand. You don't have to train hardcore for years to become a dancer. But you must be willing to practice and you better be hungry.
This isn't a story about dancing, though. It's about having a dream and not knowing how to get there — but starting anyway.
From Kevin Ashton: Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and perfecting, the work of creating. Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation. The common thread that links creators is how they spend their time. No matter what you read, no matter what they claim, nearly all creators spend nearly all their time on the work of creation. There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes.
The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in Jose Guizar since chance put him in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught Jose's restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.