Interview with John C Jay (by adcglobal)
Global executive creative director and partner of Wieden+Kennedy, John C Jay, talks with photographer and filmmaker Brady Fontenot about his work and about being a 2011 ADC Hall of Fame laureate.
Abigail Posner: How The Visual Web Makes Us Smarter (by Piers Fawkes)
Abigail leads up Google’s Strategic Planning Practice for the Agency team. She works closely with the advertising and marketing communities to help amplify their strategic and creative efforts in the digital space.
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
Jonathan Harris : Today (by Jonathan Harris)
When Jonathan Harris ( http://number27.org ) turned 30, he began a simple ritual of taking one photo a day and posting it to his website before going to sleep, along with a short story. He called this project, ‘Today’.
The Art of Data Visualization | Off Book | PBS (by PBSoffbook)
Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we have employed intricate visual strategies to communicate data, often utilizing design principles that draw on these basic cognitive skills. In a modern world where we have far more data than we can process, the practice of data visualization has gained even more importance. From scientific visualization to pop infographics, designers are increasingly tasked with incorporating data into the media experience. Data has emerged as such a critical part of modern life that it has entered into the realm of art, where data-driven visual experiences challenge viewers to find personal meaning from a sea of information, a task that is increasingly present in every aspect of our information-infused lives.
Creative Mornings Melbourne #7: Simon Griffiths (by CreativeMornings/Melbourne)
Not many people ‘sit down’ to stand up for what they believe in. Simon Griffiths did, sitting on a toilet for 52 hours to raise money to fund sanitation programs in developing countries. A qualified economist and former engineer, Simon turned down a lucrative corporate job to pursue his real passion – improving lives in the developing world.
Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough! (via Video on TED.com)
Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now — and it’s because we’re clinging to a business model that clearly doesn’t work. Education advocate Geoffrey Canada dares the system to look at the data, think about the customers and make systematic shifts in order to help greater numbers of kids excel.
Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.