The Week's Links: October 7, 2012

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • Coca-Cola creates ad that can be used as an iPhone dock for music listening. 
  • 12 TED Talks on understanding the brain 
  • You Already Know How To Use It: On pattern recognition. 
  • Marvel Comics and the movies: The business story behind the Avengers. 
  • How Do You Decaffeinate Coffee Beans? 
  • How the brain understands art 
  • How to Make Better Decisions, a Thought-Provoking Documentary by the BBC 
  • The essential documentaries about David Lynch... 
  • These are so good: Chalk art by David Zinn 
  • Writers' Favorite Punctuation Marks 
  • Bots Make Up Ten Percent of Online Traffic, Study Says 
  • From an OK Go video to a great advertising spot: The Incomparable Rube Goldberg 
  • Want to study Einstein's brain? There's an app for that. 
  • Science Confirms the Obvious: Literature is Good for Your Brain 
  • Pentagram And New York City Attempt To Redesign Pedestrian Behavior 
  • Innovation is an illusion 
  • A Brooklyn Nets Style Guide - NYT breaks down the identity. 
  • A Conversation on Transmedia with Henry Jenkins and Lance Weiler 
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Reads From Shakespeare’s Othello and John Masefield’s “On Growing Old” (c.1940) 
  • Impressive Crowdfunded Sci-Fi Short Created Using Open Source Software 
  • A Visual History of Punk 
  • Frank Chimero: Do Things The Long, Hard Stupid Way 
  • The Information is Beautiful Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Data Visualization and Information Design 
  • Paula Scher’s Favorite Designed Spaces in NYC 
  • How Smart People Think 
  • What's One Thing You Wish You Had Learned in School? 
  • Studies Challenge Theory that Internet Is Making People Dumber 
  • Famous Authors’ Funniest Responses to Their Books Being Banned 
  • The Writing Revolution: How teaching the basics of analytic writing turned a troubled school around. 
  • You're Not Listening 
  • MIT Research: How Better Typography Could Reduce Car Crashes 
  • Great TED-Ed Lesson - Jane Hirshfield: The art of the metaphor 
  • Designed To Move - A physical activity agenda to fuel the future. Great campaign. 
  • So great: Norwich Cathedral's brand bible 
  • 50 Memorable Covers From the Last Four Years  /via @Coudal
  • Neuroscientists are trying to work out why the brain does so much when it seems to be doing nothing at all. 
  • Beyond Fashion: The Met's "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" 
  • Frank Moss shares what he learned about innovation during his "sabbatical" at MIT Media Lab. 
  • Nuance is working with chipmakers on technology that would enable "persistent listening" apps. 
  • The State Of The Internet [SLIDE DECK] - Business Insider 
  • A Startup Tries to Make a Better Artificial Brain 
  • Love this: Barcelona's Most Famous Building, Sagrada Familia, Gets Spectacularly Illuminated by @Moment_Factory 
  • Show Your Work! A new series by Austin Kleon 
  • Guilt-Free Creativity: Stop Kicking Yourself & Start Producing 
  • Reader recommendations a growing business in the book world 
  • Location-Based Music App Brings Bob Dylan's New Album To Life In 100+ Locations Around The World 
  • Manila's Reading Club 2000 lets anyone borrow and then bring back or keep any of its thousands of books 
  • The Surprisingly Colorful Homes of 10 Famous Architects 
  • The player IS the story: why the big gaming publishers don't get transmedia 
  • Stillpower: The True Path to Flow, Clarity, and Responsiveness 
  • This Is Responsive: Tips, Resources and Patterns for Responsive Web Design 
  • The 2012 MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded. Full list here: 
  • Fear can be erased from the brain, research shows 
  • The Marketplace in Your Brain 
  • What happens during the brain’s ‘resting state’? 
  • Creativity Top 5: October 1, 2012 
  • OpenStand: Principles for The Modern Standard Paradigm 
  • 10 Inventions You Haven't Heard About 
  • This African Fruit Produces the World's Most Intense Natural Color 
  • Move, Eat, Learn - A Philosophy for Life in 3 Short Films 
  • What Makes Chocolate So Irresistible? A New Study Hints at an Answer 
  • Why Do Students Give Teachers Apples and More from the Fruit's Juicy Past 
  • Tour Smithsonian Gardens' Fall Flowers 
  • Five simple steps to better typography 
  • Would you like to be inspired? Here’s what you should do: 
  • You know you've wondered, how do our favorite tech companies make money? 
  • TinyPNG – Compress PNG images while preserving transparency 
  • How does the Internet work? See how a continent gets plugged in 
  • Typography Carved In Stone 
  • The Best Ads And Creative Talent Of The Last 50 Years, According to Britain's D&AD 
  • Playing Now: A Stunning Production Of A Philip Glass Masterpiece 
  • Robert Krulwich & Vincent Liota: On Speed. 
  • The Week's Links: September 30, 2012 
  • Proof: What I Learned This Week 
  • Fascinating: WSJ looks at how Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix say sorry 

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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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