The Week's Links: 9/2/12

All the items posted to Facebook and Twitter this week:

  • Does exercise really help with depression?
  • From the Smithsonian Collections: Famous Footwear
  • The Once and Future Coffeehouses of
  • The Architecture of Memory
  • The Story of László Bíró, the Man Who Invented the Ballpoint Pen
  • Why Free Time Frees Creativity: giving employees free time to experiment yields creative insights
  • Rick Poynor: The Never-ending Struggle against Clutter
  • Drake equation: How many alien civilizations exist?
  • Ha! Famous architects dressed as their buildings,1931
  • The Neuroscience of Creativity and
  • The 15 best tools for data
  • The Future Of Storytelling: Immersion, Integration, Interactivity, Impact
  • Disney’s Interactive Plants Aren’t Just Magic. They’re Practical Magic.
  • Redesigning Highway Signs, To Talk To Your Smartphone
  • Chris Chabris: When Intuition
  • Ira Glass: By the Book
  • NYTimes Thinks Hollywood Films Are Killing Opera
  • Rovers Are From Mars: How Curiosity Is Killing It On Twitter
  • Choreographers Explore New Brooklyn Academy of Music Stage
  • The Walt Disney Company [is] building a chain of language schools in China.
  • Anxious? Depressed? Literate? Try Bibliotherapy
  • Brian Eno: A Sandbox In Alphaville By Lester Bangs. A previously unpublished, 20,000-word interview. /via @longform
  • The Reading Edge Series – A group of fonts for small sizes on screens. Great
  • Instagram for Business: Case studies of how brands are using the service.
  • Ha! Water Wigs: high speed pics of balloons exploding on people's heads
  • 10 Tips For Success From George Lois, The Original Mad Man
  • What Your App Usage Tells
  • Want To Make A Great First Impression? Try Giving a Damn
  • Punchdrunk and how to "Sleep No More"
  • Inside the Science That Plays Your Brain Like a Videotape
  • Why Immersion In Storytelling Is Not Wasted Time
  • Useful Legal Documents For Designers (PDF/DOC)
  • Who inherits your iTunes library?
  • Finding Your Tone Of Voice
  • Jaron Lanier: What It Means to be
  • A Vision for the Future of Newspapers from 20 Years Ago /via @Coudal
  • Plot Device - inexpensive short film thats puts mega movies to shame
  • Versions of Stoppard: More Intelligent Life's fantastic profile of Tom Stoppard
  • Scott Adams: Creativity and
  • The Undeniable Allure of
  • Why novelists need scientists, and vice
  • Gene Kelly: The Marlon Brando Of Screen Dance, 100 Years On
  • Tchaikovsky on the Paradox of Patronage and Creative Purpose vs. Commissioned
  • Behind The Year's Most Talked-About (Gun-Free) Game, "Unfinished Swan"
  • White House commits open source code on Github
  • You never know. Connecting the dots: How @jasonfried's opinion made it into the New York Times
  • Steven Heller on a Paul Rand Significant Collection
  • Original Creators: Performance Art Pioneer Allan Kaprow
  • The 8 Most Incredible Stop-Motion Animation Music Videos From The Past
  • How Do We Create Cultures of Creativity: Festival of Ideas (Video)‏
  • The 10 principles of mobile interface
  • Under the hood: Rebuilding Facebook for
  • Yes! Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe
  • Tim Carmody on the Past, Present and Future of Reading
  • Video of protein movement within a neuron shows how our brains renew
  • Improvise intelligently: What Film Crews Can Teach You About Running A
  • Fascinating: An Oral History of Burning Man, the Biggest, Weirdest, Most Clothing-Optional Desert Carnival on the Planet...
  • Creativity Top 5: August 27,
  • Art 101: How to Pronounce Artists'
  • How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
  • Transmedia Hollywood 2: Visual Culture & Design, Panel Videos
  • So great: Artist Creates Sculptures From Classic Children’s Books, Characters Come Alive
  • The Link Between Quietness And
  • Three (Incredibly Simple) Questions The Most Successful People Use To Change The
  • Questions we ask before we trust your new idea
  • Gareth Kay: Brand Building in a Digital
  • Punchdrunk's Felix Barrett: On Pushing the Limits of Curiosity and Comfort
  • CultureLab: What popular science books have changed the world?
  • How Steve Jobs' Love of Simplicity Fueled A Design Revolution
  • Ai Wei Wei on His Favorite Artists, Living in New York and Why the Government is Afraid of Him
  • Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without

Recommended This Week:

Art is Work
By Milton Glaser
Drawing is Thinking
By Milton Glaser
100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
By Steven Heller, Veronique Vienne
Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design
By Jennifer Bass, Pat Kirkham

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