The Week's Links: July 19, 2013

All the links posted on social networks this week: 

  • Here Are Your 2013 Emmy Nominees for Best Commercial 
  • The great Oliver Sacks on The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.) 
  • 9 Facts Every Creative Needs to Know About Collaborative Teams 
  • 10 Useful Web Design Tools 2013 
  • The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents 
  • Why Fighting For Our Ideas Makes Them Better 
  • Flexible identity systems: all played out? 
  • Yes, Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA. Here’s why that’s not really surprising 
  • How To Prepare For A Salary Negotiation: A Check List 
  • The Non-Designer's Essential Glossary of Web Design Terms 
  • Choreographer Wayne McGregor: Dance, Physical Thinking & Misbehaving Beautifully 
  • Recommended: Make Good Art By Neil Gaiman 
  • The History of Typography, in Stop-Motion Animation 
  • Creativity Top 5: Week of July 15, 2013 
  • Front-Load Your Week + 3 Other Stress-Busting Time Management Strategies 
  • How clutter affects you and what you can do about it. 
  • The UN should be full of grandmas: 10 Grandmothers From Around The World, Pictured With Their Most Comforting Dish 
  • National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2013 Our Town Grant Recipients 
  • The Tricky Business of Innovation: Can You Patent a Magic Trick? 
  • Get ready to lose an afternoon: GeoGuessr drops you in a Google street view, you have to figure out where you are. 
  • 5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) 
  • 5 Famous Books That Were Originally Self-Published 
  • Jack Dorsey's Keynote at Disrupt 2012 
  • How the Higgs Boson Was Found 
  • Rethinking Our Approach To Education 
  • Recommended: Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind 
  • This American Life 500th anniversary: Ira Glass on show’s history. 
  • The World's Best Commercials, 2012-13 
  • JK Rowling or Robert Galbraith: How to pick a pen name 
  • Resource: Required reading for digital product designers 
  • What is the future of orchestras? 
  • A Brief History of Sliced Bread 
  • How Your Brain Slows Down Time 
  • The last words and final moments of 38 presidents 
  • The How of the Historian 
  • Alfred Hitchcock Recalls Working with Salvador Dali on Spellbound 
  • How JK Rowling was unmasked 
  • A year inside The Australian Ballet: Episode 6 - Dressing the ballet 
  • Do More, Faster: The Consequences of Accelerated Modern Life 
  • The Unanticipated Consequences of a Frictionless Mobile Experience - Peter Kriss 
  • Recommended: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work 
  • Trust Yourself 
  • Talking Art In A Capitalist World 
  • Why do you work in the arts? 
  • 10 Cultural Events We’re Looking Forward To in the Second Half of 2013 
  • The Evolution Of Advertising 
  • CSS Typography cheat sheet 
  • How the touch screen revolution is impacting UX 
  • Amazing: Birds Frozen In Flight: Photos by Paul Nelson 
  • A Visual History of Magic 
  • If you could see sound, this is what it would look like 
  • Bob Mankoff picks his 11 favorite New Yorker cartoons 
  • 10 old movies about new technology 
  • You don't have to like new art, but it helps to understand it 
  • Sketching For Better Mobile Experiences 
  • A Short, Animated Look at What’s Inside Your Average Cup of Coffee 
  • Keep working, keep learning, any form of standing still is deadly 
  • Ballerinas Defined 
  • Building A Portable Design Toolkit 
  • Seth's Blog: Thinking about money 
  • Cool: Close up view of water droplets on leaves on the Russian BIO-5 plant growth experiment 
  • Boldly-Colored, Minimalist City Posters Featuring Iconic Urban Structures. Love these. San Francisco is great. 
  • Annie Leibovitz On Getting The Shot--And The Future Of Photography 
  • GoodUI: Ideas for higher conversion rates and ease of use. 
  • Amar G. Bose, Acoustic Engineer and Inventor, Dies at 83 - 
  • The butterfly that looks like an owl. 
  • Amazing: Wired Space Photo of the Day 
  • True Intelligence Goes Way Beyond Logic 
  • Downloaded: How Napster Conquered the World, How the World Conquered Napster, and Where We Are Now 
  • Interesting tool from MIT: Immersion: a people-centric view of your email life using only your metadata 
  • UI Principles for Great Interaction Design 
  • How An Umbrella Pushed Pixar’s Aesthetic Into New Territory 
  • What Do Ants Know That We Don't? 
  • Would You Pay To See A Digital Ballet? 
  • The Public Theater Launches New Collaboration with Local Communities 
  • Who designed the "broken image" icons? 
  • 3D Printing Enters The Dining Room With These Cool Ceramic Dessert Dishes 
  • Resource: csswizardry/CSS-Guidelines 
  • The Rise of Julie Larson-Green, the Heir Apparent at Microsoft 
  • The greatest literary takedowns of all time 
  • This Sunday, This American Life airs its 500th episode, here: The 15 Best ‘This American Life’ Episodes (So Far) 
  • The Summer Jobs of 14 Future U.S. Presidents 
  • Positive Trends in Arts and Culture Funding—At Least on the Surface - Nonprofit Quarterly 
  • Why you think your phone is vibrating when it is not 
  • Happy 25th Birthday to Nike's 'Just Do It,' the Last Great Advertising Slogan 
  • The pleasure of… simple things in everyday life 
  • 10 Greatest Ideas in the History of Science 
  • Creativity, math, and 12-tone music 

Recommended This Week:  


Rashomon (The Criterion Collection)
Starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki
Starring Sir Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, Amanda Burden, Jan Gehl
Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Starring Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Gordon Ashby, Bill Tondreau

Antonio Ortiz

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