The Week's Links: August 29, 2014

All the links posted on social networks this week:

  • An Unusual Cure for Not Enough Sleep

  • Brad Templeton: Privacy and Security Are Not Mutually Exclusive
  • A study shows how the memory of failure can help you learn faster.
  • HBO could clear $600 million per year with online streaming
  • Half Of The United States Lives In These
  • The beautiful spiral ink drawings of Chan Hwee
  • 89 Essential Quotes About Design
  • Last Call — Clay Shirky on The end of the printed newspaper.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts And Starbucks: A Tale Of Two Coffee Marketing Giants
  • A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences
  • Designing an Effective Donate Form
  • The Look Of Funny: How The Onion's Art Department Works
  • How To Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice
  • Fantastic: First Flight with the Wright
  • Sleep in Ikea Showrooms Through Airbnb in
  • Making Mistakes : TED Radio Hour :
  • ‘From Under The Rust’, A Short Profile of Train Car Restorer Charlie Sedgley
  • This Is Your Brain on Silence
  • Next for Virtual Reality: Video, Without the Games
  • CHINA'S FUTURE | The Economist explores China's economy and history.
  • Explore A Van Gogh-Styled Google Maps
  • ◉ Robert Brunner: What All Great Design Companies Know -…
  • You Can Increase Your Intelligence: 5 ways to Maximize Your Cognitive Potential
  • Ralph Lauren debuts iOS-connected fitness & health tracking Polo Tech t-shirt
  • How to Solve Google’s Crazy Open-Ended Interview Questions
  • The sustained success of the immersive theatre show Then She Fell, inspired by the Life and Work of Lewis Carroll
  • How We Did It: Project Edison | IDEO
  • New Jersey Is Testing Solar-Power Commuter
  • The Vocoder began as an early telecommunications device and a top-secret military encoding
  • Flowchart: David Foster Wallace On How To Live A Compassionate Life
  • Children’s drawings could predict their intelligence later in life
  • Help NASA Out by Looking at Beautiful Pictures of Space
  • Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand
  • Beautiful: Wired UK typography
  • ◉ A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film…
  • Fantastically Wrong: Why People Were Terrified of Nighttime Air Until the 1900s
  • ‘Beep’, A Documentary About the History of Sound in Video Games
  • TED Playlist: Kickstart your creativity
  • Fitness Trackers Show How Many People Woke Up During the Bay Area Quake
  • Disney Research algorithm merges and edits multiple first-person video feeds into one seamless cut. “Social Video” Algorithm...
  • Amazing: Folger's Shakespeare Library Releases 80,000 Images of Literary Art Into the Public
  • The Engineer of the Original Apple Mouse Talks About His Remarkable Career
  • One Step Ahead: Improving Performance with Prebrowsing
  • ∞ Every Hitchcock cameo
  • Bunda Cliffs in Australia: Is this the End of the World?
  • The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks
  • ◉ How To Be Different…
  • The 30-year-old health sector billionaire
  • The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore - Ed Batista - Harvard Business Review
  • Are You Anxious or Stressed?
  • The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image
  • Nicholas Felton Quantified Literally Every Conversation He Had in 2013
  • Beautiful Open is a compendium of beautifully-designed open source projects
  • Ad Staffers Are Going Back To School To Learn Digital Skills
  • Why the World Smells Different After It
  • The Internet Is Officially More Popular Than Cable in the U.S.
  • Great Read: Why I design at Facebook — The Year of the Looking Glass
  • TED Playlist: How leaders inspire
  • Age and Gender Matter in Viral Marketing - Kelsey Libert - Harvard Business Review
  • All the Stuff Soldiers Have Carried in Battle, From the 11th Century to Today
  • How Long Would It Take the Whole World to do the Ice Bucket Challenge? WIRED does the
  • Lessons From The Last Time Civilization
  • The Future of Mobile Apps for News
  • Let’s talk about margins
  • 4 Apps That Get You Lost, So You Can Have Actual Experiences
  • 118 Years Ago, The New York Times Crowdsourced a New Motto
  • How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Adam Carolla’s Settlement with the Podcasting Troll
  • Before He Died, Richard III Lived Large
  • What a Pickpocket Can Teach You About Time Management
  • The National Park Service turns 98 on Monday, and all park entrance fees will be waived
  • More than a toy: Oculus Rift VR headset becomes a tool for real-life surgery demos
  • Writers Who Published Great Books Before Age
  • The Artist, the Thief, the Forger, and her Lover. How did the “Mona Lisa” become famous?
  • The Engineer of the Original Apple Mouse Talks About His Remarkable Career
  • ◉ Alain de Botton: Art for Life's Sake
  • A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it
  • The End of Authentication. You just discovered a Vermeer in your aunt’s basement. But who will verify if it is real?
  • ◉ Recommended: Company
  • 6 Ways Your Brain Tries To Kill Your Ideas And How To Fight Them
  • Forgeries Gone Wild! How widespread is art forgery?


Robert Brunner: What All Great Design Companies Know

What’s the secret to becoming a legendary design company like Apple or BMW? In this 99U talk, designer Robert Brunner deconstructs his creative process revealing the stories behind products like Beats by Dre headphones and the Polaroid Cube.

First, he says, recognize that a brand belongs to your customers. ”You don’t own your brand. A brand isn’t a logo or packaging,” he says. “It’s a gut feeling. And when two people have the same gut feeling, you have a brand.” Secondly, most people view design as a part of the production chain, you get requirements in and out comes a product. But design is the chain, and for the best products it permeates every step. “It should be a topic of conversation constantly,” he says. “Thats how you make great stuff.”

A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film

Tony Zhou explores the effects of technology on cinematic storytelling: 

Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form.

How To Be Different

Bernadette Jiwa on differentiation

The reason it’s not easy to copy a truly great brand is because they have put so much of themselves into the work— that there is no substitute. There is only one Banksy, one Dyson and one Disney. They each show up uniquely as brands in the world by being more of who they are.