Connecting Curious Dots

On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.

Interacting with Digital Beings in Public

With “interactive” campaigns now pervasive, this compilation of digital billboards noticed when the context is within populated public spaces.  A British Airways display with a giant billboard child pointing at … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

A World of Creators and Backers

Love the design of Kickstarters’ Best of 2012 Site which first slowly takes you through impressive statistics about the extent people are funding each others as creators and then moves to … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eyewire Game and Exquisite Forest

Citizen scientists and game designers might have had a moment of pride today.  A round of surprised applause for the fact that a neuroscientist game, Eyewire, could temporarily be downed from … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Designing Visual Lingo

A belated link pack with short ruminations: As the saying goes, a picture can convey a thousand words.  Static photos can communicate unexpected concepts like these genetic portraits. I’ve been drawn … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Digital Meets Physical Mashups: New Dawn of Sharing

  After a long posting hiatus, semi-back.  To paraphrase Bre Pattis, “You need to have more than one parent for your digital designs.”  I was happily surprised when a series … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Fabricating Ourselves

When 3D printing meets Kinect meets humans’ love for Polaroid portraits, we witness how Insta-selves could be a future common crowdpleaser. With custom software developed using openKinect and openFrameworks, Be Your Own Souvenir by … Continue reading

May 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Paths Making Sounds

Walkers, subway riders, and drivers often listen to songs as the soundtrack to their journey.  Wonder what it would sound like if my commute actually made music for me — … Continue reading

February 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Pulse of the Nation and Hackability

Delayed hearting of this time lapse video of Twitter data visualizations.  The dynamic “pulse of the nation” was generated from mood coding over 300 million tweets collected over three years, … Continue reading

December 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

Mashup Breakdown

Unlike some of my musical friends, I'm horrible at identifying specific samples from songs.  At least for Girl Talk's All Day (372 song samples), I can look at Mashup Breakdown. … Continue reading

December 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Visualizing Dating Data

What would a census based on online dating profiles reveal?  Love the maps Luke Dubois created for his soon to be exhibited “A More Perfect Union” project — born of post-breakup openness to … Continue reading

December 2, 2010 · Leave a comment