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New Unit to Turn Brands Into Publishers

New Unit to Turn Brands Into Publishers | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Following its own move into automated buying, IPG Mediabrands announced a plan to help clients create content for online platforms.
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Advertising M&A waking up at last… the creation of a "new" internal publishing group.

Content strategy, innovation & automation designed for sucess - we shall see!

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▶ Dan Wieden - A Gift in Portland - YouTube

Dan Wieden, the legendary and charismatic co-founder of the global communications company Wieden + Kennedy, describes a gift that his fledging agency was giv...
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Learning how to learn in a different way… it's a gift

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Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it

Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Maybe it’s a sign that robots are growing up, and thus hitting the rebellious stage.
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And so it came to pass... a good example of art informing life

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The Case for Design Consulting — Medium

The Case for Design Consulting — Medium | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

Despite opinions to the contrary, it’s a great time for design, argues Artefact’s executive director, John Rousseau.

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Critical mass is achieved…

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Designers at Home — Michael Wolff. on Vimeo

To complement his interview with Sarah Snaith in the Winter Issue of the YCN Members' Magazine we made a film with designer Michael Wolff at his North London home.…
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Design: If it doesn't bring Joy… I can't see the point of it.
Michael Wolff 

How right is that...

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▶ Under The Eiderdown - YouTube

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The future of work is play... Punchdrunk sure know what they're doing…

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“Learn Sia’s Chandelier Dance with Ryan Heffington” by Andrea Sisson - YouTube

“Learn Sia’s Chandelier Dance with Ryan Heffington” by Andrea Sisson - YouTube | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
An inner monologue turned tutorial video gives us the thinking behind Sia’s ‘Chandelier,’ courtesy of LA choreographer Ryan Heffington. Read the full feature...
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Let's dance…

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What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1930s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter. And reveals the dramatic reordering of nations that occurs when you use it.
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This is the data we need measured and acted on.

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Video: Marty Neumeier

Video: Marty Neumeier | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
In the next few decades we’ll see the acceleration of man/machine collaboration, with computers becoming more human and humans becoming more creative. Marty Neumeier shares the five metaskills needed to navigate this changing landscape.
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Get to the Joy Zone: Marty Neumeier's eloquent meta thesis... stimulating stuff

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LawTrades | Legal made simple.

LawTrades | Legal made simple. | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Get matched with interested and available lawyers at a price that works for you. Compare quotes, read reviews, and hire the right attorney. It's that simple.
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Sharing the love: Site Design: Simplicity is a discipline that can be learned.

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Forty Portraits in Forty Years

Forty Portraits in Forty Years | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
The Brown sisters have been photographed every year since 1975. The latest image in the series is published here for the first time.
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Great work...

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▶ How far will you go to prove your point? - YouTube

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It doesn't get much better than this...

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A Computer Program Has Passed the Turing Test For the First Time

A Computer Program Has Passed the Turing Test For the First Time | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

This is big. A computer program has successfully managed to fool a bunch of researchers into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy named Eugene Goostman. In doing so, it has become the first in the world to have successfully passed the Turing Test. The test is named after computer pioneer Alan Turing. To pass it, a computer program needs to dupe 30 percent of human judges in five-minute, text-based chats, a feat that until now had never been accomplished.


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With a name like Eugene Goostman your going to believe anything…

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Gamification is taking over our lives, and it all came from video games

Gamification is taking over our lives, and it all came from video games | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's was recently caught red faced with a poster encouraging its staff to get customers to spend more on their shopping. 
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The future of work is play… let robots do what robots do best and create the space for humans to create a better lives...

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pBooks, eBooks, & dBooks: why we are hooked on books and bookness. — Medium

pBooks, eBooks, & dBooks: why we are hooked on books and bookness. — Medium | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

Originally published at www.tomu.co on December 22, 2014.

 

"I wanted to write an essay about books: physical, electronic and the new kinds of digital books. It is a subject that preoccupies me… "
Tom Uglow
 

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"prosopagnasia" 

A good book is a friend for life…

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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 203, Ray Bradbury

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 203, Ray Bradbury | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

“Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.”

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"Science fiction is the fiction of ideas"
- why paying attention is so necessary…

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Audi Tests A New Carsharing Plan: Split A Car With Your Friends

Audi Tests A New Carsharing Plan: Split A Car With Your Friends | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Three or four friends or coworkers all use the same car as a group, aided by an app and beacon that helps split the monthly bill.
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Design thinking. A performance driven solution:
"They also don't want something with a sticker on the side that says 'car sharing.' They really want a nice performance car."

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Philips and Desso Luminous Carpets™

Philips and Desso Luminous Carpets™ | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Philips and Desso Luminous Carpets™ make floor designs inspiring and persuasive, creating a unique and defining signature for any building interior. It is a unique, patented flooring solution combines robust LED lighting from Philips with light transmissive carpet specially developed by Desso.
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Leading the way... disco dance floor evolution

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This Is What Your Face Looks Like to Facebook — Matter — Medium

This Is What Your Face Looks Like to Facebook — Matter — Medium | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Artist Sterlin Crispin’s “Data Masks” remind us the machines are always watching.
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Work to be done...
The Thought Police need to reconfigure their thinking to (re)gain our trust, of that I am sure...

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Overall Rankings — The Good Country Index

Overall Rankings — The Good Country Index | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
The Good Country Index is pretty simple: a measure of what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity
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It's good to be good…
Be very interested to see this thinking distilled into the Good City Index

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A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives. Watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi.
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 

An excellent interactive resource

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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Interesting… and what of the impact on handwriting

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, January 12, 9:46 PM

This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.

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Phil Jones Design

Phil Jones Design | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Phil Jones is a Design, Illustrator, Art Director and Creative working in advertising and apparel from Minneapolis, MN.
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Works for me: Magpie's story: The Law of the Paw.
It tells it like it is... 

 

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Google offers USB security key to make bad passwords moot

Google offers USB security key to make bad passwords moot | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Support from the search giant could put a security key on every users’ key chain.
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The future of digital is physical.

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It's Nice That : Lawrence Zeegen talks his new book and his hopes for illustration

It's Nice That : Lawrence Zeegen talks his new book and his hopes for illustration | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
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"I’ve never been interested in people arriving at Club Zeitgeist when the party’s over" Zeegen


This is the belief it takes to correct the current misunderstanding of Illustration's purpose...



 

 

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Pentagram - What type are you?

Pentagram - What type are you? | Universal curiosity, appreciation and imagination. | Scoop.it
Pentagram - What type are you?
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Uncanny - Cooper Black Italic

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