“we like design to be visually powerful, intellectually elegant, and above all timeless. one life is too short for doing everything.” we will miss you massimo; a paragon of graphic design ideals and standards–there is one less visionary in the world today. by sv (via massimo vignelli | tomorrow started)
Twitter to Release All Tweets to ScientistsA trove of billions of tweets will be a research boon and an ethical dilemmaUntil now, most interested scientists have been working with a limited number of tweets. Although a majority of tweets are public, if scientists want to freely search the lot, they do it through Twitter’s application programming interface, which currently scours only 1 percent of the archive. But that is about to change: in February the company announced that it will make all its tweets, dating back to 2006, freely available to researchers. Now that everything is up for grabs, the use of Twitter as a research tool is likely to skyrocket. With more data points to mine, scientists can ask more complex and specific questions.Full Story: Scientific American
Dan made sure he didn’t carry anything in his head: All ideas were put on paper as a note or a sketch. When he had to turn a page, he ripped it out to lay it next to the other pages. I realized how critical it was to have plenty of room to see everything at once. I saw the same technique of storytelling and drawing of ideas.
Then suddenly he started in again and produced a flurry of new drawings. I realized resting and mulling was important too. I was a bit annoyed with myself. An article doesn’t come out perfect in one writing session. Why should I expect a concept model to just materialize?
See, in the record business, you can show someone your song, and they don’t copy it. In the tech business, you show somebody your idea, and they steal it.
Nobody Goes to Art School to Make Money, so Fuck Off