J.K. Rowling giving the commencement speech at Harvard. In this funny and interesting speech, she talks about life, success and failures. "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that youmight [...]
“…once development was ended, the founts of growth and regeneration of the axons and dendrites dried up irrevocably. In adult centres the nerve paths are something fixed, ended, immutable. Everything may die, nothing may [...]
From Webvision: This beautiful image was made by James Gilman of the Moran Eye Center is an artistic rendering created from a fundoscopic of a normal human retina and retinal vasculature.
From D&ad: a lecture by "Michael Wolff on the quality and value of the proliferation of graphic marks and logos - especially those sold to cities", but more importantly talking about where he is now, [...]
Lighting Research Center and Penn State Researchers Identify Links Between Visibility and Safety From Roadway Lighting
From the Lighting Research Center, RPI: Newspapers are filled with stories describing reductions and removal of street lighting in order to reduce municipal costs. Tackling the tricky questions of when and where to install roadway [...]
"Enlightened trial and error succeeds, over the planning of the lone genius". Here is an excellent vintage ABC report. ABC asks the company IDEO to re-design the standard shopping cart. This is an excellent (3-part) inside [...]
This is a story of the difference between what you want to make, and what you can make, at any one time. Ira Glass talks about his journey in his creative field, and why it's [...]