The Week's Links: August 2, 2013

All the links posted on social networks this week:   

  • Watch 25 Alfred Hitchcock Trailers, Exciting Films in Their Own Right 
  • Design Staff guide to research 
  • Lessons In Creative Productivity From 24-Hour Plays 
  • Amazing: Delicate Cut Leaf Images 
  • Train of Thought Derailed: How an Accident Can Affect Your Brain 
  • Wait, Have I Been Here Before? The Curious Case of Déjà Vu 
  • Why Living in a City Makes You More Innovative 
  • Would you like to be inspired? Here’s what you should do: 
  • Creativity Top 5: Week of July 29, 2013 
  • A Brief History of the Baseball 
  • The Origin of the Pilcrow. Better Known as the Strange Paragraph Symbol 
  • 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion 
  • The Story of the First Postage Stamp 
  • What the Handwriting Says About the Artist 
  • Crayola Has At Least 16 Different Names For What Most of Us Would Call ‘Orange’ 
  • Choir Members’ Hearts Beat in Time With Each Other 
  • A New Language Is Being Born in This Remote Australian Village 
  • Entrepreneurs Are Using Instagram to Sell Everything From Sweaters to Sheep 
  • Who Invented The Internet? We Did. 
  • Can You Spot the Mars Rover in This Gorgeous Photo? 
  • The test of first-rate intelligence 
  • The Intended Audience 
  • 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture 
  • A New Surgical Knife Identifies Cancerous Tissue As Doctors Are Cutting It Out 
  • Eric William Carroll's art based on Grand Unified Theories 
  • The National Endowment for the Arts 2012 Annual Report is now online. 
  • Disney's Crazy Invention Lets You Feel Phantom Objects Floating In Air 
  • Ten Things You Need to Know About the Publicis-Omnicom Merger 
  • New York Times elevates comments from below the line 
  • How to Build a Better Marketing Budget 
  • Design Wants to Be Free 
  • Millions of words and only six emotions 
  • Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe 
  • 100 Ideas that Changed Photography 
  • What Are Neuromarketers Really Selling? 
  • Brilliant take by The New Yorker: Gary Shteyngart- Confessions of a Google Glass Explorer 
  • Joss Whedon on The Nerdist. Enough said. 
  • NASA has a great collection of ebooks about space, science, aeronautics, and the history of science. 
  • BBC launches User Experience Research Partnership 
  • redesign preview modernizes public data delivery 
  • So You Want To Write A Digital Strategy? 
  • How to Travel: 21 Contrarian Rules 
  • Anil Dash's 10 Rules of Internet 
  • Proving the skeptics wrong 
  • Visualizing the Infinite Beauty of Pi 
  • The making of a Steinway grand piano 
  • Even J. K. Rowling Has To Deal With Fear And Change 
  • The History of Western Architecture: From Ancient Greece to Rococo (A Free Online Course) 
  • Magazines of Stuff: Embracing the Physical in the Digital Age 
  • And Answers 
  • Troubleshooting CSS 
  • Revolutionary discovery: Colonists’ 1767 petition uncovered in a Harvard library foreshadows the split with Britain 
  • 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design 
  • Understanding and marketing to the first global generation 
  • Doctors: Where pagers haven't gone extinct yet 
  • Lovely: Redesigned ‘Harry Potter’ Posters Give Movie Franchise New Look 
  • Super useful tools for CSS coding 
  • The Rise of UX Leadership - Robert Fabricant 
  • Diane von Furstenberg and Jack Dorsey talk influences, parents, and whether or not they'd make good employees 
  • Publicis And Omnicom To Merge, Creating World's Biggest Advertising Company 
  • 12 Famous Writers on Literary Rejection 
  • Leonardo da Vinci the Foodie? 
  • Imagineer Rolly Crump on Designing Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland 
  • Day in the Life at Dropbox: Rasmus Andersson 
  • The New Multi-Screen World Study – Think Insights – Google 
  • About Face: Emotions and Facial Expressions May Not Be Directly Related 
  • Questionable: Shakespeare's canon to be reworked by authors in "cover" novels. 
  • Dark UX: The Elements of The Video Gambling Experience, Used To Fool You 
  • Interesting: Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People 
  • We Need a Better Symbol for the Concept of Saving Stuff 
  • Whole human brain mapped in 3D 
  • Yes, Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA. Here’s why that’s not really surprising: 
  • Do You Know What You’re Good At? (with Sir Ken Robinson) 
  • Marshall McLuhan's Four Innovation Fundamentals 
  • Really enjoying the design of the newly launched Nautilus online magazine. 
  • One Thing I Know: hard-earned insights from creative leaders 
  • So great: Sketching Out of My Comfort Zone: A Type Design Experiment 
  • The Greatest American Novel? 9 Experts Share Their Opinions 
  • Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought 
  • Banished Words 
  • Six people tell the NYTimes why they work in dance. 
  • Herman Miller is working on reinventing your workplace with something they call the Living Office. 
  • Yes! Sandman author Neil Gaiman ventures into gaming with Wayward Manor 

Recommended This Week:  

Genius of Design
By Genius of Design
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Starring Rhys Ifans, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Thierry Guetta, Space Invador
The Power of Art
By Simon Schama

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

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