Posted on January 26th, 2010 at 13:01 in Random Creativity.
Cool motion work – by Bonsajo
Cool motion work – by Bonsajo
From POP! TECH – “World-changing people, projects and ideas”
Architect Neri Oxman is the founder of MATERIALECOLOGY, an interdisciplinary design initiative expanding the boundaries of computational form-generation and material engineering. Named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Oxman investigates the material and performance of nature in an effort to define form itself.
Digital Nation premieres on TV and online on February 2nd, 2010. You can view this and other documentaries on their website (even if you’re outside the U.S.)
Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and connect in ways that we’re only beginning to understand. FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin (Growing Up Online) teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff (The Persuaders, Merchants of Cool), to continue to explore life on the virtual frontier.
Die Quelle is an generative riverbed that inspires people to think about sustainability. The project was shown as a part of the exhibition Level Green – The concept of sustainability for Volkswagen.
The Product is an Berlin-based design practice and they do some pretty cool stuff. See more projects at www.the-product.org!
Youtube has launched “Disco”. So now it is possible to create playlists and be a Youtube-Dj, without having to open multiple browser windows. Need!
Braun designer Dieter Rams was interviewed in the Objectified movie that Plant took part in screening last year. His 10 design principles has been very been influential to Apple and many others and this month his book (Less and More, The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams) is coming out.
Here’s the 10 design principles
“Apple’s tyske kærlighed” by Thomas fra Hello Group (In Danish)
Buy the book here (or borrow it from the Plant library at some point!)
Great banner campaign by WAX Partnership Calgary that gets the message across in a clear and simple way. Really nice interaction and execution as well. Never mind the career, I don’t even want to leave this banner.
I recently watched the “Ten gadgets that defined the decade” podcast by Engadget and would like to recommend it to anybody who’s interested in or studying technology and innovation. Of course it’s a cliché, but it’s quite amazing how these waves of products (digital cameras, laptops, operating systems, DVRs, smart phones, netbooks, etc.) have influenced business opportunities, as well as many aspects of our personal lifes.
Here’s the Top 10 products:
Canon Digital ELPH (2000)
Apple PowerBook G4 (Titanium) (2001)
Microsoft Windows XP (2001) / Apple Mac OS X (2000)
Apple iPod (2001)
TiVo Series2 (2002)
Motorola RAZR V3 (2003)
PalmOne Treo 600 / 650 (2003 / 2004)
Microsoft Xbox 360 (2005)
Apple iPhone (2007)
ASUS Eee PC 900 (2008)
I´m really excited that we (Plant) are going to the 99 percent conference in NY this spring. Here is a little video from the conference with Ji Lee – Creative Director of Google Creative Labs talking about personal projects.
Amazing new stunt by German agency Jung von Matt for car rental company Sixt. Apparently, Halle is the most rainy city in Europe which means that convertibles are a rare sight. How do you solve this problem? You call a former fighter pilot and gets him to literally blow the clouds away.