The Week's Links: February 22, 2013

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • Great: Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda's original NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual now online. 
  • Your Immune System 'Remembers' Microbes It's Never Fought Before, New Study Says 
  • This Is Your Brain On Music [Infographic] 
  • Musicians Are Probably Smarter Than The Rest Of Us 
  • Nike CEO Mark Parker On His Company's Digital Future: Body-Controlled Music, Color-Coded Heart Rates 
  • Chromatophobia: Michael Bierut's Fear of Color 
  • Submarine Channel: Top 5 of our Favorite Things: Projection Mappings (2012) 
  • Mosh Pits Teach Us About the Physics of Collective Behavior 
  • Ha! The Elephants of Typography 
  • Responsive Typography: The Basics by Information Architects 
  • Neuroscientists determine famous trick's surprising ability to manipulate audiences. 
  • Fifty Years After Sylvia Plath’s Death, Critics Are Just Starting to Understand Her Life 
  • Vulnerability (A Mini TED Remix) 
  • Experts Are Weeding Out Impostor Portraits of Mozart 
  • How to Revive a Lost Language 
  • The Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla and his Tower 
  • British Library publishes da Vinci's notebooks online. 
  • TED Playlists: Quirky, fascinating talks about the design of practical things we all need, whether we know it or not. 
  • The Connection Between Shakespeare and Maurice Sendak 
  • Must Read: What Data Can’t Do -NYTimes.com 
  • TED Playlists: Maestros bring you into the world of writing and conducting music 
  • 9 Very Specific Rules From Real Libraries 
  • The Three Little Pigs As Breaking News 
  • What is a book in the age of the iPad? An interview with Craig Mod 
  • The Epic List of Content Strategy Resources 
  • Why Would You Ever Give Money Through Kickstarter? 
  • Meet the Creator: The Director Under Pixar's "Blue Umbrella" 
  • How a Charming Doodling App Arose From the Web's Wildest West 
  • Creativity Top 5: Week of February 18 
  • Modern Etiquette: Social Media Do’s & Don’ts 
  • A great look at a fantastic series: Black Mirror decodes our modern dread of technology 
  • Mathemusician Vi Hart Explains the Space-Time Continuum With a Music Box, Bach, and a Möbius Strip 
  • How Do I Improve My Memory? Forget More 
  • Virtues of Cognitive Workout 
  • Storytelling Across Platforms: J.J. Abrams And Gabe Newell 
  • 5 Principles of Creativity 
  • Made by Hand: The Beekeeper 
  • The Value of Taking a Productive Pause 
  • This Is Your Brain in the Cloud 
  • Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World's Best Information Designers 
  • Why did Joss Whedon choose to make a film of Much Ado About Nothing? 
  • The Value of Taking a Productive Pause 
  • What's in a name? Just about everything 
  • Read 12 new Neil Gaiman mini-stories online, then help illustrate them 
  • Ice Age Art at the British Museum: 'Not even Leonardo surpassed this' 
  • Shakespeare's Globe to stage history plays on original battle sites 
  • Inside the GIF-Industrial Complex: How the animated image file took over the internet. 
  • Meet Adweek's Young Influentials 20 superstars from media, marketing and tech 
  • New theatre to rise at site of Shakespeare playhouse 
  • Why We Love Beautiful Things 
  • Calvin And Hobbes Having Adventures In Real Photographs Will Make You Smile 
  • Creativity 2012 Production Company of the Year and A-List 
  • 9 Little Translation Mistakes That Caused Big Problems 
  • Four, A Beautiful Animated Short About The Seasons 
  • Video: Orchestra Brings Together Israelis and Arabs For Common Goal 
  • Are You Out of Sync With Your Values? 
  • Brain Connections Contribute to Our Unique Personalities 
  • How Thomas Jefferson Pioneered the Tomato, Championed Urban Farming, and Taught Americans to Make Coffee 
  • Howard Gardner’s seminal Theory of Multiple Intelligences 
  • Why Sci-Fi Author William Gibson Loves Japan 
  • Eight Designers Awarded the AIGA Medal for 2013 
  • True Innovation 
  • Aphrodisiac Scent Guides Visitors Through Shakespearean Maze 
  • Amazing: The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards 
  • How Photography Changed Painting (and Vice Versa) 
  • A Guide to Understanding Nothing 
  • 18 Complicated Scientific Ideas Explained Simply 
  • StackExchange Founder Vows to Reinvent Online Discourse 
  • This Is Why Your Kickstarter Project Is Late 
  • 20 Optical Illusions That Might Break Your Mind 
  • The Lab Accident That Led to the Discovery of Supertasters 
  • Clever: BLOKK font gives you a nice fill text for mock-ups and wireframing without the lorem ipsum. 
  • Another Google Chrome Experiment, this one to promote Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful 
  • The next chapter: storytelling embarks on an interactive adventure 
  • What Makes Muscles Twitch? 
  • Bill Gates: Education Is The One Issue That's Key To America's Future 
  • Singing the ABCs in 8 Different Languages 
  • The Podcast History of Our World Will Take You From Creation Myths to (Eventually) the Present Day 
  • Criterion cancels your weekend plans, makes its Hulu collection available for free 
  • Active Story System – a design methodology for participatory transmedia storytelling 
  • Pentagram Names Most Influential Design Firm of the Past 50 Years 
  • Interaction design lessons from sci-fi: Visual interfaces 

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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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