The Week's Links: May 3, 2013

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • Muddy Colors: How I Make a Picture Book 
  • 10 Practices from the Most Innovative Organizations 
  • Digital Public Library of America Launches with 2 Million Items 
  • Neuroscience Explores Why Humans Feel Empathy for Robots 
  • Best of Fluent 2012: /Reg(exp){2}lained/: Demystifying Regular Expressions 
  • Sleep: Everything You Need To Know 
  • Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers' and Artists' Creative Habits 
  • "This Is Coffee" A Vintage Film For Coffee Lovers 
  • Scientists Identify Neurons That Register Itch 
  • A Night at the Museum with the Smithsonian's Laser Cowboys 
  • Why Hewlett-Packard is hiring dancers 
  • Chili Peppers Do To Your Skin What Migraines Do To Your Brain 
  • The Film before The Film 
  • Read the book in one go, great intro to it here: How to Find Fulfilling Work 
  • Paul Miller: back online after a year without the internet 
  • Coffee: From Balzac to Beethoven, it has fueled artistic endeavor for centuries. 
  • The Mathematics of Planet Earth 
  • Ken Burns: A Great Story is 1+1=3 
  • Gorgeous timelapse: MIDNIGHT BARCELONA 
  • Top 14 World Albums, Spring 2013 
  • TED Playlists: How to tell a story 
  • When Will We See A Macklemore Or 50 Shades-Style Blockbuster--In Movies? 
  • Will we ever… understand why music makes us feel good? 
  • Sketchnoting 101: How To Create Awesome Visual Notes 
  • The Digital Public Library of America: a hub for books, made an API so anyone can build a reading room. 
  • How Pixar Used Moore's Law to Predict the Future 
  • Creativity Top 5: Week of April 29, 2013 
  • The Harvard Classics: A Free, Digital Collection 
  • A sperm whale’s head is actually an oversized nose 
  • 10 Incredible Repurposed Train Stations 
  • Jonathan Harris On Reshaping Culture In The Digital Age 
  • A Brief History of the High Five 
  • Say It Out Loud: How David Sedaris Makes His Writing Better 
  • The 10 Fastest Growing Megacities In The World 
  • This Art Is Made From Food, But It's More Than Just Playing 
  • This Art Is All Made From A Newly Invented Kind Of Wood 
  • What Job Candidates Really Want: Meaningful Work 
  • Brain Puzzle: What is Perception? 
  • 10 Inspiring Type Designers From A New Generation 
  • Get that tune out of your head 
  • The Future Of Opera Is An FX Extravaganza 
  • The Company That's Buying Up All the Key Pieces of the Online-News Ecosystem - Technology 
  • The Digital Public Library of America Opens its Doors 
  • Have Headphones Changed Your World? 
  • 20 Things You Didn't Know About... Hair 
  • The Story Of Superstorm Sandy Through The Eyes Of NYC's Digital First Responders 
  • Hopscotch: Coding for Kids 
  • How to Work with Creative People 
  • An important reminder that the universe has three spatial dimensions and is best appreciated with all three engaged. 
  • Click a few dots, and this program will try to guess your age. 
  • Amazing: Insects Caught Mid-Air With Laserbeam HD Camera Rig 
  • How Pixar Used Moore's Law to Predict the Future 
  • Infographic: Plotting Comic Books' Rapid Takeover of Hollywood 
  • Intuition as the Basis for Creativity 
  • From Love To Bingo In 873 Images 
  • Michael Bierut: Typography, Modern Applications, and Timeless Communication Challenges 
  • Illustrations from a Victorian book on Magic (1897)  /via @Coudal
  • How Sriracha was introduced to the US.  /via @Coudal
  • More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity To The Test 
  • What 15,000 Years Of Cooking Fish Tells Us About Humanity 
  • Jill Bolte Taylor: 10 TED talks on human nature 
  • How Google Creative Lab Links Product to Stellar Storytelling 
  • TED-Ed: Who invented writing? - Matthew Winkler 
  • Fantastic: Revisiting the Original 1992 WIRED Media Kit 
  • Cool: Branding the Presidents of the United States  /via @Coudal
  • Was Shakespeare a Humble Schoolmaster During His ‘Lost Years’? 
  • Andy Day: Documenting the high-flying world of parkour 
  • Some of these are terrifying: 11 of the Most Unusual Elevators 
  • The Writer's Technique in Thirteen Theses: Walter Benjamin's Timeless Advice on Writing 
  • The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American 
  • How an accountant created an entire RPG inside an Excel spreadsheet 
  • Kickstarter for Surgery Lets You Help Those in Need 
  • My Video Gamer Is Smarter Than Your Honor Roll Student 
  • The greatness of the grilled cheese, explained. 
  • How One Family Helped Change the Way We Eat Ham 
  • Seven Counterintuitive Ways to Be Insanely Productive 
  • E-Book Subscriptions Are Coming 
  • Brain scans predict how much you'll pay for music 
  • In A Fragmented Cultureverse, Can Pop References Still Pop? 
  • CSS-Tricks: Slide In (as you scroll down) Boxes 
  • Design/UX: Transitional 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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