The Week's Links: 8/26/12

All the items posted to Facebook and Twitter this week:

  • How Biomimicry is Inspiring Human Innovationowl.li/dbT5o
  • Why Do We Yawn? owl.li/dbSfM
  • 8 Sounds That Are Trademarked owl.li/dbS5O
  • Steven Pinker Explains the Neuroscience of Swearing (NSFW) owl.li/dbCcA
  • Why We Keep Getting the Same Old Ideasowl.li/daPcv
  • 6 Memorable Letters From Neil Armstrongowl.li/deo8v
  • Facebook, Gehry Build Idea Factoryowl.li/delmA
  • Awesome or Awful: A self-critique tool for young creatives. owl.li/daP0W
  • Prince Harry, Lance Armstrong and the psychology of scandal owl.li/deg3L
  • 5 Ideas Trapping The Advertising Industry Right Now owl.li/daOSE
  • 35 Innovators Under 35 - Technology Reviewowl.li/dakdV
  • Inside the World’s Largest Fact Checking Operation: A conversation with two staffers at Der Spiegel owl.li/dak0o
  • Neal Stephenson on the State of Science Fiction owl.li/dajGD
  • Test Your Creativity: 5 Classic Creative Challenges owl.li/d8ydK
  • 26 Words You Really Wish Existed in Englishowl.li/d8ycc
  • 8 diagnostic tests we could have at our disposal in the near future owl.li/d8xyr
  • 8 Filmmaking Tips From Guillermo Del Toro and Nicholas Winding Refn owl.li/d8x0I
  • What 20 Top Companies' Logos Looked Like Before They Were Famous owl.li/d8wFb
  • What 20 Top Companies' Logos Looked Like Before They Were Famous owl.li/d8wye
  • Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Everowl.li/d4GUL
  • The 20 most-watched TED Talks to dateowl.li/d8wkD
  • Beauty vs. Usability: Using Subway Maps to Explore Information Design owl.li/d8tzg
  • Towards A Retina Web owl.li/d8ttX
  • Great collection of images to give you a humbling sense of scale. owl.li/d8oDg
  • The Art of Animation, Motion Graphics, Tech Gone Wrong & Why They Go Viralowl.li/1m7fFu
  • Design Tip: Never Use Black by Ian Storm Taylor owl.li/d8ouS
  • People Who Eat Breakfast Are Smarter And Skinnier owl.li/d8lMw
  • Microsoft's First New Logo in 25 Years Is Pretty Damn Nice owl.li/dbC9r
  • The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Forbes owl.li/dbAsY
  • Plot Device - inexpensive short film thats puts mega movies to shame owl.li/d4GMn
  • Not only are you being tracked, you are ranked with a consumer e-score. owl.li/d8lqz
  • Love this: Parisian Theaters. Also love: 5 things I learned today owl.li/d83Ez
  • Humanities aren’t a science. Stop treating them like one. owl.li/d7UBj
  • Futurist Stewart Brand Wants to Revive Extinct Species owl.li/d7Dss
  • Love this: A Forum of Vintage Adsowl.li/d7CWm
  • Facebook Rolls Out Studio Edge for Agencies. Education platform schools creatives on socialowl.li/dajdm
  • Kickstarter's most successful projects suggest the creativity we value is interactive, rather than aesthetic. owl.li/d7wLb
  • “I hate writing, I love having written.” Dorothy Parker’s Guide to Life, on her birthday.owl.li/dai5c
  • Alexandria 2.0: One Millionaire's Quest to Build the Biggest Library on Earth owl.li/d7wiR
  • Coca-Cola’s Top Storyteller On Finding Truth From Within owl.li/d7pqz
  • The Science of Expectation: Using Humor To Understand Creativity owl.li/d7pbA
  • How Do We Create Cultures of Creativity: Festival of Ideas (Video)‏ owl.li/d4GLc
  • 7 Buildings That Defy The Laws of Physicsowl.li/d7jVk
  • Be More Productive. Shorten the Workweek.owl.li/d7jAa
  • 50 Years of Space Exploration owl.li/1m5mr6
  • Why does the return journey feel quicker?owl.li/d5lyc
  • A History of Book-Pulping. What happens when books are recycled. owl.li/d4WaD
  • Great Minds Think Alike: Making the morning commute more humane owl.li/d4V5G
  • Principles of User Interface Design. Concise and useful. owl.li/d4UPB
  • Chile: making investment in science a national priority owl.li/d4UN3
  • Game changer: AP Stylebook moves faster than Merriam-Webster as linguistic authorityowl.li/d4UJP
  • Khan Academy Launches A Computer Science Course owl.li/d4UHM
  • Transforming libraries into programming incubators. owl.li/d4UFb
  • Does NYC water lead to better bagels?owl.li/d4UCH
  • Smoon: Self-Transforming Spoon of the Future Is the Geekiest Cooking Gadget Everowl.li/d4UBp
  • How Books Shaped The American National Identity owl.li/d4Upw
  • Transmedia Hollywood 2: Visual Culture & Design Panel Videos owl.li/d4GJU
  • One of my favorite newsletters, @davepell's Next Draft, is now an app for even easier access to fascinating news. owl.li/d7WXg
  • Why It’s Good that the Internet Is Changing Our Brains owl.li/d4UnE
  • They never forget: The strange gift of perfect memory owl.li/d7x91
  • The Pros & Cons Of Waiting In Lineowl.li/1m4itX
  • The Four Paradoxes of Great Performanceowl.li/d4IL9
  • Creative processes we wish we’d witnessedowl.li/d4B3K
  • Hindsight Project: A collection of career wisdom provided by experienced professionals across creative fields.owl.li/d4AHy
  • Creativity Top 5: 8/20/12 owl.li/1m3RCY
  • Nick Gill: 10 Things I’ve Learned That Might Help owl.li/d4Axe
  • Scrabble cheating: The real story behind the stolen-blanks scandal at the National Scrabble Championship. owl.li/d4yfo
  • Interesting Study On What Audiences Want From Storytelling owl.li/d4y3q
  • The Next Web created a Tech Hall of Fame on Pinterest. owl.li/d4xIi
  • How to run a problem-solving meetingowl.li/d3Xdt
  • Liza Klaussmann (great-great-great-granddaughter of Melville): 'I reread Moby-Dick and thought: where was your editor?'owl.li/d3oJ8
  • Introducing Bjork's Gameleste, a bespoke Gamelan Celeste Hybrid owl.li/d4GGU
  • Generation Read: Millennials Buy More Books Than Everybody Else owl.li/d3oBP
  • How I Got My Digital Life Back Again After An Epic Hacking. Following up with Mat Honan.owl.li/d3owv
  • Trust your hunches, and write them down.owl.li/1m3gwD
  • Tony Scott dies at 68; a film career in retrospective owl.li/d5m4H
  • Great Illustrated Vintage Vogue Magazine Covers From The Early 20th Century -DesignTAXI.com owl.li/d2qLj
  • Is Opera Ailing? A Conversation About The State Of The Art owl.li/d2kmo
  • Amazing: The Colorful Rainbow Eucalyptusowl.li/d1YTZ
  • "Misquotations are often stickier than actual quotes," Lincoln once joked. Why Misquotations Catch On owl.li/d1YKJ

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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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