In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street / Occupy (insert city name here) movement, it was at once surreal and empowering to ‘occupy’ the New York Stock Exchange on Saturday at a recruiting event for technical talent.
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As an entrepreneur, you spend a lot of your time looking forward and asking: where are we headed? do we have enough cash flow and resources to keep moving? what’s the next big thing? where do we want to be in 18 months?
Check out the song “Changing” from The Airborne Toxic Event. I heard this song the other day and really liked it! It has a sweet almost vintage sound. The music video feels like a old timey beer commercial.
QR codes have been around for years, but with more people carrying smart phones than ever, they have seen a rise a huge rise in popularity in the US in recent months.
There are few people I’ve met in my career that have more energy and endurance than I do. Ekaterina Walter is one of those rare people.
When most of us under a certain age think of newspapers, we think of dead trees fueling a dying business. Not so at the Washington Post. There, media is evolving to meet the demands of an increasingly digital-savvy consumer base who require information being presented in unique, digestible and shareable ways. At the helm of that effort is Wilson Andrews, the Post’s Information Designer. I caught up with Wilson this week and chatted about his work, his background in journalism and what’s playing on his mp3 player these days.
It seems it was just yesterday we were lining up at the Austin Convention Center to hear some of our mentors, friends and colleagues speak at South by Southwest Interactive conference and yet, it’s already time to prepare for next’s year festivities.
What’s the biggest issue in social media today? It’s the subject of Social Media Magazine’s debut cover, for which I’m working on some drawings. I wanted to share the sketches that I’ve pulled together as the launch of the magazine draws closer. As I’ve written elsewhere, I don’t believe that Google+ is anywhere near replacing Facebook […]
Right now on BuzzFeed, I can watch Voldemort give a really awkward hug, find out the 25 things kids today will never have, see a tortoise amputee with a wheel for a leg, and discover the proper way to throw a pie. BuzzFeed does a spectacular job at fulfilling its mission to, “Track the web’s obsessions in real time.”
The Nonick 2011 Conference focusing on tech and mobile was held last weekend in Bilbao, Spain. It’s an emerging conference promoting the role of technology and new media in developing new areas of Spain’s economy. Nonick is hosted by EiTB, which is like the Basque version of NPR, providing multiple television and radio channels in the Basque and Spanish languages. Officially, as an international conference, Nonick is all in English, but with a very high percentage of attendees from Spain it’s also a good chance to practice your Spanish. I lived in Madrid about 9 years ago, and was excited to be able to carry messages of design for social media back across the Atlantic to share with a Spanish audience.