Making Next Big Sound
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Like the things we intend to be, but never are quite that, the things we do, but never fall quite right, these systems are ever in motion. And the key is not to focus on what is, but to be a participant in the exploration of change. The what that is in motion. To be present through transformation. Imperfection is a constant. Look and listen for it, as it usually means you’re getting close to perfect.

Bobulate: The perfect year

Dec 2013

parting clouds

Dec 2013
Kevin Pledge, CEO of underwriting-technology consultancy Insight Decision Solutions told the Economist last year that he has forgone the use of supermarket loyalty-cards and begun paying cash for his burgers to avoid this very type of profiling.

You are your data

the future is here and it’s secret burgers.

Dec 2013
What’s most interesting to me about the future of technology? Reimagining every human behavior and every human experience through the lens of a mobile device.

Great quote from an interview with Megan Quinn in MIT’s The Tech. 

Amen. (via alexrainert)

(Source: alexrainert, via parislemon)

Dec 2013

laughingsquid:

Our Drone Future, A Video That Imagines a Future San Francisco Monitored by Security Drones

Dec 2013

timkaf:

Experiments in Speed

Dec 2013
(via Chocolate Pie Chart – The Colossal Shop)

(via Chocolate Pie Chart – The Colossal Shop)

Dec 2013

The top 100 predicted potential breakouts did even better with 16 hits, a success rate of 16%, over 500 times better than random chance, and 16 times better than using most YouTube views to select artists.

– Making Next Big Sound: Predicting Next Year’s Breakout Artists

The top 100 predicted potential breakouts did even better with 16 hits, a success rate of 16%, over 500 times better than random chance, and 16 times better than using most YouTube views to select artists.

– Making Next Big Sound: Predicting Next Year’s Breakout Artists

Dec 2013
In other words, we can give you a list of 100 artists today and expect over a third of the breakthrough artists next year to come from that list.
Making Next Big Sound: Predicting Next Year’s Breakout Artists 
Dec 2013
Words matter. They are abstractions, too—an interface to thought and understanding by communication. The words we use mold our perception of our work and the world around us. They become a frame, just like the interfaces we design.
What Screens Want by Frank Chimero
Nov 2013
Choosing the proper amount of abstraction is tricky, because each user comes to what you’re making with their own amount of experience.
What Screens Want by Frank Chimero
Nov 2013

Like Gatorade

(Source: Spotify)

Nov 2013
(via Hapsical)

(via Hapsical)

Nov 2013
Certainly this man, such as I have described him, this loner who is gifted with an active imagination, traversing forever the vast desert of men, has a loftier aim than that of a simple idler, an aim more general than the passing pleasure of circumstance. He is looking for what one might be allowed to call modernity; for no better word presents itself to express the idea in question. What concerns him is to release the poetry of fashion from its historical trappings, to draw the eternal out of the transient.
Baudelaire
Nov 2013
creative geniuses, from artists like Mozart to scientists like Darwin, are quite prolific when it comes to failure—they just don’t let that stop them. His research has found that creative people simply do more experiments. Their ultimate “strokes of genius” don’t come about because they succeed more often than other people—they just do more, period. They take more shots at the goal. That is the surprising, compelling mathematics of innovation: if you want more success, you have to be prepared to shrug off more failure.
Designers Must Learn to Embrace Failure | TIME.com (via ninakix)
Nov 2013