According to USA Today, digital billboards are taking hold in cities across the country, even as sign companies, federal regulators and opponents debate the legal status of the technology that makes them possible. “When the sun goes down, you can’t ignore it,” Mark Legan says, gesturing from his living room toward the giant television billboard […]
OK, I’ll readily admit that when there’s nothing worth watching on TV, I’m a a sucker for the Hardball-Countdown-type cable news talking head shows. But I did a double take when I saw Deutsch LA’s ECD Eric Hirshberg on the Dan Abrams show last night. The topic? The war in Iraq and President Bush’s definition […]
A Brief Message, a new site from Khoi Vinh and Liz Danzico, features design opinions expressed in short form. Somewhere between critiques and manifestos, between wordy and skimpy, Brief Messages are viewpoints on design in the real world. They’re pithy, provocative and short — 200 words or less.
Wired Magazine is running a short bit on pecha-kucha (Japanese for “chatter”). According to the piece, Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, two Tokyo-based architects have turned PowerPoint into both art form and competitive sport. Their innovation applies a simple set of rules to presentations: exactly 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each. That’s it. Say […]
“Offices need the sort of social milieu that Jane Jacobs found on the sidewalks of the West Village.” –Malcolm Gladwell I’m intrigued by the number of independent professionals who are adopting the idea of coworking. Maybe I’ll do it myself one day. Thus, I was glad to stumble upon this resource. While there seem to […]
Emeryville, Calif. internet video house, Turn Here, is capitalizing on the amazing growth of the new medium. The company, which provides “high quality low-cost internet videos,” has 803 samples in several categories on YouTube, including the one above, which sells real estate and a hip SE Portland neighborhood at the same time. In related news, […]
Today’s New York Times takes a look at the implications of AdBlock Plus, a Firefox plug-in that keeps ads from appearing on the browser: The larger importance of Adblock is its potential for extreme menace to the online-advertising business model. After an installation that takes but a minute or two, Adblock usually makes all commercial […]