The Week's Links: April 19, 2013

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • Type Talk: The Definitive Guide to Smart Quotes 
  • "Ode to the Book" by Pablo Neruda, exquisitely read by Tom O'Bedlam 
  • Great in-depth article: The making of Medium.com 
  • Mind. Blown: The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth? 
  • Google's Reader retirement is leading to lots of content being collected in non RSS ways: Links to Inspire 
  • CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers 
  • Fascinating: Is Stanford a university or "a giant tech incubator with a football team."  /via @davepell
  • How to get better feedback 
  • Three Points Of View On Fandom, Fan Fiction & Fan Art 
  • So great: Andrew Zuckerman's vast collection of beautiful animal images: The Creature Book 
  • From touch displays to the Surface: A brief history of touchscreen technology 
  • Cool: Paper Sculptures That Defy Expectations 
  • You're Distracted. This Professor Can Help. - The Chronicle of Higher Education 
  • Better By Design: Keith Yamashita On CEOs and Designers 
  • Q&A: Bill Gates on Flying Cars, the Malaria Epidemic, and Article-Writing Robots 
  • Title Treatment for Disney's “Wreck-It Ralph” 
  • Creating Your Artist Resume 
  • The Timelapse Project: El Morro & El Yunque 
  • The Story Behind Smithsonian Castle's Red Sandstone 
  • From TEDGlobal speakers: 11 websites you didn’t know you needed 
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs Post Sign at Concert Asking Fans to Put Away Phones & Cameras During Show 
  • Video: "MOOCs and the Emerging Digital Classroom" - MIT Comparative Media Studies 
  • Visualization as Process, Not Output - Jer Thorp 
  • Karloff: the convergence of beauty and ugliness on a typeface 
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner David Mamet Wants to Direct Commercials Again 
  • The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books 
  • Richard Branson on the role of creativity in business 
  • Andrew DeVigal: Smart Readers Are Too Distracted to Dig Smart Content 
  • The Minecraft Creator Markus Persson Faces Life After Fame 
  • Was Shakespeare Shakespeare? 11 Rules for Critical Thinking 
  • Frank Rich on the State of Journalism 
  • Jason Silva: The Nature Of Creativity And How We Can Embrace It 
  • Warby Parker Co-Founder: Creating A Strong Brand Without Marketing 
  • Whiny Rants Are Inversely Proportional to Accomplishments (and Other Lessons) 
  • Why designers never retire 
  • The World’s Oldest Photography Museum Goes Digital 
  • Smithsonian Magazine: Educating Americans for the 21st Century - Special Reports 
  • Shakespeare scholars unite to see off claims of the 'Bard deniers' 
  • Creativity Top 5: Week of April 15, 2013 
  • Scary-Smart People Really Do Accomplish a Lot 
  • Dance and the brain: Bill T. Jones and Oliver Sacks Connect at Live Arts 
  • Effective Perfectionism 
  • Longform Articles Tagged '2013 National Magazine Awards Finalists' 
  • What it's like running an arts org in Australia: Juggling the craft of cultural leadership 
  • Intrigued by the process of UX design? Want to learn the basics? UX Apprentice 
  • Elegant and useful, easy way to show what responsive design is. - Define :: Responsive 
  • Sapphire Could Replace Gorilla Glass in the iPhone and other Smartphones | MIT Technology Review 
  • Creative Collaboration Lessons From A NY City Ballet Pas De Deux 
  • Ted Greenwald Reconstructs the Invention of Wired Magazine a Pioneering Publication 
  • A History of Graphic Design: Chapter 61 : A History of Wine Labels  /via @Coudal
  • Rare Books on Calligraphy and Penmanship 
  • Ten Great "Lost" Text Faces 
  • Why you hate the sound of your own voice 
  • The 12 Most Influential Cell Phones 
  • What Aspiring Designers Need to Know About Strategy 
  • Watch: Modern Dance Melds With Projection Art 
  • A look at how a great story came together: “How’d you find that secret-compartments story, Brendan Koerner?” 
  • Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sings Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 
  • Beautiful: JF Rauzier's Bibliothèques idéales 
  • A $5 app isn't expensive: Customers need to help fix the App Store economy 
  • David Foster Wallace: On Real Freedom 
  • What is a book? 
  • NASA Best of Satellite 2012 
  • Is Instagram the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Photography? 
  • Russian Landmarks Imagined as Small Parts of Much Larger Buildings in Ad Campaign 
  • 26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known at 20 
  • 10 Terms to Describe the Anatomy of a Book 
  • Orson Welles Explains Why Ignorance Was the Genius Behind Citizen Kane 
  • Ha! Famous Artworks Recreated With Food Items On Toast 
  • How did supercomputer Watson beat Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings? 
  • 10 Very Costly Typos 
  • 35 Astounding And Uplifting Facts About The Universe 
  • Love this: Flashmob recreates Rembrandt painting in Breda shopping centre - video 
  • 24 Dates To Take Yourself On 
  • Trapped By The Web — But For How Long? Take the Kelberman Challenge 
  • MIT and Harvard fund software that grades essays at college level 
  • The standardization of chess set design 
  • David Bowie Releases a Collection of His Vintage Videos Online 
  • Yesteryear’s stereotype-defiers: Kick-ass vintage public domain photos of women in science. 
  • The beautiful landscape photography of Michael Bollino 
  • Tech cycles: The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system 
  • So great, web tech to demonstrate: How Far is it to Mars?  /via @daringfireball
  • RIP Maria Tallchief: Chicago dance legend, Balanchine muse 
  • McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Comma From Which My Heart Hangs. 
  • Isaac Asimov on Curiosity, Taking Risk, and the Value of Space Exploration in Muppets Magazine, 1983 

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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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