On Tuesday, April 25, I attended To Be Designed, a one-day virtual conference produced by Rosenfeld Media. Topics were AI and UX heavy—awesome. The speakers were stellar. My notes are copious and I will probably have to watch some presentations again to absorb ideas.
What are my key takeaways?
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A few months after our son was born, things started to look up: My wife and I were getting more sleep and I was getting more help with I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. Pockets of spare time started to emerge—oh, joy!
I started brainstorming about things I should do with this time, things that I loved doing and was good […]
On Monday, as I was having breakfast, I thought about @Twithaca, a cool bot that retweets anything tagged with #Twithaca (stuff happening/related to Ithaca, NY—where I now live). Bots are great but are subject to some very strict Twitter guidelines. But if they provide a “a community benefit,” they’re […]
I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and it got me thinking about the 10,000 hours rule, described at length in Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers: How long would it take me to master a new skill if I started from scratch?
I made a quick (depressing) calculation and thought that other people might want […]
The July 2015 Monthly Music Hackathon NYC was about new musical instruments. I wrote about why build new instruments and where to start.
For some weird reason, Hemingway’s name has popped up a lot this week. I have been reading The Old Man and the Sea, but that’s not really what this post is about.
Even though it looks like it was released back in August, I only learned about a web app called […]
Author Mason Currey wrote about artists and their rituals. We talked about starting a routine, unhealthy habits, and more.
The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based organization presenting classical and new music in multidisciplinary projects that connect emerging composers with diverse audiences. Lead by pianist Sugar Vendil, NCP collaborates with composers to create music for live fashion shows—including those of CFDA winner Pamela Love, Project […]
I have finally installed iOS 7 (beta 5—haven’t had time to follow up with the latest builds) and I am extremely enthusiastic about the whole thing: Same but very different, very gracious gestures and clever shortcuts, slimmer typography, play on transparencies, parallax, etc.
Well, I was actually really excited until I tried to change a […]