One talented artist has found a use for old music cassette tapes.
from New York Times mags 9th annual year in ideas called “it happens when nobody is watching” and placed in a bus shelter in Berlin, was a one-time installation sponsored by Amnesty International. When a person in the shelter was looking at the poster, he saw, along with the words, a photograph of an amiable [...]
From the Miami Herald. “Managers authentically want creativity and people authentically cherish it,” says Jennifer Mueller, an assistant professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. “But if you want to accept a creative idea, then you’ll have to come to terms with the idea that you don’t know with any degree of [...]
The Information Architects have plotted the top 140 Twitter influencers on a map akin to those showing how the universe began. The blobs are placed according to name, handle, category, influence, activity and when they joined the service. Full story here.
Looks like a regular business card but when you break of ac couple of pieces it becomes a USB flash drive. Job seeker Ramiro Pareja Veredas, a telecommunications engineer from Spain, created this PCB business card to set himself apart from other job seekers and it houses his resume, cover letter, portfolio, etc. From Gamma [...]
Creativity comes in myriad different forms. For Andy Goldsworthy it’s making ephemeral art and from the things he finds in nature. His work is inspiring and beautiful. This extract is from the film about his work “Rivers and Tides.”
Walmart is using Big Data gleaned from social media to target consumers with highly relevant suggestions for products. Last year it bought a startup focused on social media, Kosmix, and formed WalmartLabs. It uses Kosmix’s vast knowledge base, called ‘Social Genome’ to capture information and relationships about entities such as people, events, topics, products, locations [...]
What ‘The Social Network’ teaches us about business innovation. What is it about the Zuckerberg story and how he founded Facebook that is drawing so much interest? The obvious answer is that he has become the world’s youngest billionaire at 26 years old and people would love to know how he did it. The film [...]
Nicely designed quotes about creativity from great thinkers (the usual suspects) by Shirley-Ann Dick. I like how she says on her website, bolded and highlighted: CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU MAY HAVE READ ON THE INTERNET, THESE ARE NOT FOR SALE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. IT IS A PRIVATE PROJECT.
Closed stores look ugly for passerby and detract from the streets they are, making them look less attractive and vibrant. That’s why the idea of dressing them up with attractive fake shop fronts, with colorful window displays is such a good one. Fake shop fronts are starting to appear in the South East of England, [...]