From the monthly archives:

October 2008

The future of sculpture?

October 31, 2008

in Tools

Treehugger on the falling price of 3-dimensional printers.

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Ginsberg Live

October 29, 2008

in Poetry,Video

Maybe this is the cultural reference McCain was reaching for with his impromptu “Bomb Iran” ditty?

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Every Day Art

October 26, 2008

in Image,Words

Marty Coleman shares the “series of drawings & quotes on napkins” he put in his daughters’ lunches:

The Napkin Dad Daily

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In this video of a lecture from 2007, Malcolm Gladwell explores the distinction between the isolated genius with a flash of insight and the persistent, collaborative problem solver, and explains why we need more of the latter.

Other key concepts:

  • mismatch — when the selection criteria for success don’t match what it means to be successful
  • capitalization — the degree to which a group of people succeed or fail in making full use of their  aggregate human potential

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Bloom

October 15, 2008

in Sound,Video

Brian Eno brings his interest in generative music systems to the iPhone with a new application called Bloom.

A 2 minute example of how it works:

A longer, more diffuse demonstration:

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