The Week's Links: April 17, 2015

ALL THE LINKS POSTED ON SOCIAL NETWORKS THIS WEEK:

  • Neuroscientist Shaves Head for Neuroanatomy owl.li/LF4Nb
  • Exploring the Creepiest, Craziest Abandoned Spaces of NYC owl.li/LBZDc
  • What the Newspapers Said When Lincoln Was Killed owl.li/LEwe7
  • Centuries of Italian History Are Unearthed in Quest to Fix Toilet- NYTimes.com owl.li/LEp4m
  • ◉ What Is Art For? owl.li/Lxr7c
  • White House CTO: Government Needs Tech Industry to Show Up owl.li/LBXB9
  • ◉ How Do You Move A Picasso? owl.li/LxqIh
  • Take A Reverse Tour Of The Global Gadget Supply Chain With These Stunning Photos owl.li/LAJ4G
  • Why Is It So Difficult to Land a Rocket? owl.li/LBXwI
  • LA's Proposed Parking Signs Are Brilliantly Simple owl.li/Lyr6I
  • Amazing stunt: Hyundai Sends a Girl's Message of Love to Her Astronaut Dad Watching From Space owl.li/LBKIT
  • Infographic: Millennial, Gen X and Baby Boomer Device Preferences owl.li/Ly7nH
  • How Pixar Solves Problems From The Inside Out owl.li/LBXWe
  • Solar eclipse: Fisheye view. owl.li/LBoyf
  • Researcher Solves Puzzle of Cracks in Mid-Century paintings owl.li/LBbTV
  • Peek Inside The Unfinished Underworld Of New York's Subway owl.li/Lxs3r
  • ◉ Marc Newson On Designing Watches owl.li/LxqAt
  • A Periodic Table Of Elements That The World Is Running Out Of owl.li/LxiEP
  • Here’s how we can reinvent the classroom for the digital age- The Washington Post owl.li/LxmIF
  • The science of what grabs us owl.li/LvRzU
  • We’re another small step closer to finding new Earth-like planets owl.li/LEIYP
  • Boldly Textured 3D Animal Illustrations by Maxim Shkret owl.li/Lxjnz
  • Why I taught myself 20 languages — and what I learned about myself in the process owl.li/LxEvK
  • How Artists And Designers Turned The Coca-Cola Bottle Into An American Icon owl.li/LojLq
  • Think your email's private? Think again owl.li/LxjhX
  • 50 Great Genre-Bending Books Everyone Should Read owl.li/Lxj8E
  • Top 10 Young Composers Who Are Redefining Classical Music owl.li/Lmoe1
  • The 'Netflix for Books' Just Invaded Amazon's Turf owl.li/LmnTI
  • ◉ Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door owl.li/LxpXd
  • Apple Watch and the induced demand of communication- from the great Kottke.org owl.li/Lmjjc
  • 5 talks for the restart of the most powerful particle accelerator ever owl.li/LmnPQ
  • How Google Pulled Off Its Ingenious Pac-Man Maps owl.li/Lm7HT
  • Rethinking the Pixel: It’s All Relative Now owl.li/LmnMf
  • ◉ Michael Bierut: Finding Your Voice - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/4/14…
  • 20 Great Writers on Motivating Yourself To Write, No Matter What owl.li/LjZHx
  • Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding owl.li/Lmohe
  • The Moon Was Formed in a Smashup Between Earth and a Near Twin owl.li/Lmnor
  • The Burn of Wasabi May Lead to New Pain Meds owl.li/Lmnkq
  • Uncovering the face value of beards owl.li/LgVQM
  • 20 Buildings That Show the Future of Architecture owl.li/LgVLt
  • ◉ Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers? owl.li/Lxpmw
  • An Adorable Illustrated Tribute to Wes Anderson’s Quirky Characters owl.li/Lgvys
  • From Homer To J.K. Rowling: The World's Greatest Storytellers, Visualized owl.li/LgVJK
  • The Creativity Top 5: The Best Brand Ideas of the Week owl.li/LyxPn
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Genius Plan To Make Science A Hit On Late-Night TV owl.li/LfNks
  • Water always wins: Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars owl.li/LyoLB
  • The 20 Best-Selling Albums in History owl.li/LgVBs
  • ◉ Paula Scher's Productivity Trick - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/4/13…
  • A round of applause for well-rounded type talent – Part 1 owl.li/LfnaZ
  • New Dwarf Dragons Have Been Found in the Andes owl.li/LgVt2
  • Why You Are Most Likely To Get Hired On A Tuesday owl.li/Lj50A
  • Discover the Life & Work of Stanley Kubrick in a Sweeping Three-Hour Video Essay owl.li/LgVqe
  • Gridset: Responsive Report 2014. A look at responsive design owl.li/LfmST
  • Why Client-Killed Design Projects Are a Blessing in Disguise owl.li/LfmHN
  • 50 Photos Of Actors Behind The Scenes That Will Change How You See Their Movies Forever owl.li/Lea6P
  • What Is "Design Fixation," And How Can You Stop It? owl.li/LfmAK
  • How Do You Make Other People Feel? owl.li/Lea4y
  • Your Definition of “Organized” is Holding You Back owl.li/LfmkN
  • A rare LHC tour—avoiding radiation to see scientific history up close owl.li/Le9D5
  • The Parts of the U.S. Where Nobody Lives owl.li/Lead9
  • What 100 Years of American Menu Designs Reveal About U.S. History owl.li/Lfn2F
  • Anthony Bourdain How to Travel owl.li/Leabw
  • I Followed My Stolen iPhone Across The World, Became A Celebrity In China, And Found A Friend For Life owl.li/LdPt7
  • The future of loneliness owl.li/LdPpa
  • What Spending a Year in Space Does to Your Mind owl.li/LdOxx
  • Timeline.com: Ramen! A Humble Noodle’s Path to Global Domination owl.li/LdPdN
  • The Fast And The Furious Would Be Nothing If Vin Diesel Weren’t A Huge Nerd owl.li/LdLv7
  • Dave Isay: Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear owl.li/LdP5x
  • Can you guess someone’s political party based on their name? And other psych quizzes owl.li/Ldvp1
  • The Crossroads of Should and Must owl.li/LdOZE
  • Relearning the Art of Asking Questions owl.li/LdPBM
  • 'Pacer,' The First Hyperlapse Ever Made owl.li/LdOHY
  • iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch- WIRED owl.li/LcWnL
  • Rudder Is A Navigation App With A Twist: It Always Leads You Down The Most Brightly Lit Route owl.li/LcWf6
  • ◉ The Australian Ballet: A Year of Beauty owl.li/LflWy
  • The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Of 2015 In The Internet Of Things owl.li/LcTDK
  • The Winnipeg Free Press is launching a paywall that lets readers pay by the article owl.li/LcTUP
  • Type designer Akira Kobayashi: "Letters Do Not Stand By Themselves" owl.li/LcTb3
  • Inside Condé Nast’s video deals owl.li/LcTRx
  • A Complete Guide to the Lenses Used by Stanley Kubrick owl.li/Lb0k0
  • Sherlock Holmes Movies: The Most Underrated owl.li/LcTLY
  • This Just In: Behind the News Alert - NYTimes.com owl.li/LcWBa
  • 6 Buildings That Are Redefining The Library owl.li/LcTFT

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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Michael Bierut: Finding Your Voice

In an interview at 99u, Michael Beirut discusses his career, advice for students and finding your voice: 

I am not one of those designers who are eager to expand the role of a graphic designer. I’m a graphic designer. I know I’m good at that. I’m not an expert about customer service. I’m not an expert about coming up with the valuation of an IPO. If someone comes to me and has a shitty product, I will say tell them upfront that I don’t know why people would use this and that, to me, it doesn’t make sense, and I’m not sure a logo is what they need right now. But I’m not someone who is dying to have a seat at the table and have input earlier in the process; I’m surrounded by people who have goddamn opinions about things they don’t know anything about, and I don’t want to be one of those people. Sorry if that sounds like bad advice for students who should be expanding their horizons, but I think that everyone should work out what they are good at and do that thing.
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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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Paula Scher's Productivity Trick

In Fast Company Scher discusses her worst jobs, her biggest challenge as a designer, and her productivity secret:

I have a productivity trick that I didn’t know I had until I heard about it on a radio program. NPR did this interview with experts about boredom. iPhones and other forms of digital media were disrupting boredom, because people can occupy themselves all the time. You don’t have any more downtime—you go on your iPhone, look at email, or you’re playing video games. The fact of the matter is, that eats up really good creative time. I realize that when I’m sitting in a taxicab in traffic, or on my way to the airport, or waiting to get on a plane, or trapped in some other boring situation, that’s when I get the best ideas, because I’ve got nothing else interfering with it. I didn’t realized until I listened to that broadcast how important boredom is to me. I have to stop reading emails or being anywhere near the internet to be able to create.
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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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The Week's Links: April 10, 2015

ALL THE LINKS POSTED ON SOCIAL NETWORKS THIS WEEK:

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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