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March 5, 2009

Brilliant video of Clay Shirky's suggestions on New Business Models

Having worked in the publishing industry for a couple of years, I can't say enough how "On Point" Clay is about businesses having to think through new business models to survive. He mentions useful suggestions/examples and provides solutions to problems that I saw first-hand in these environments (e.g. The Guardian does it right, Fail-Forward-Fast model). Adaptation/Iteration/Group Action seem to be some relevant points. It's great that they covered filtering as well because I'm starting to get more of my news and more relevant links through Twitter.

The original link here [http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/02/group-action-interview-clay-shirky.html]

Another good article on Micropayments/Journalism/Freakonomics here [http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/blnk/]

March 6, 2009

‘GE Plugin for Smartgrid.com’

Found this on Twitter from @matthewburton. Permalink is http://blog.anaara.com/archives/125. It makes me reconsider Flash applications. Lot of potential for games.

March 27, 2009

American Design Club @ The Future Perfect...

Last Friday, I visited The Future Perfect for an exhibition, "Hue Are You" (open until April 30th) that curates up-and-coming American designers. It was an opening for a show, and some of the designers were there. The store sells a lot of eclectic collectibles. They are located in Williamsburg.

Some links:
http://www.richbrilliantwilling.com/
http://www.thefutureperfect.com/
http://americandesignclub.com/

All photos taken by Tim McNerney...
furniture_brooklyn.jpg
For more visuals, visit this set on Flickr.

Adidas 6-piece Shoe...

I'm not sure if I buy the "green-cause" marketing of this shoe, but if you're at all interested in fabrication, I thought this was kind of cool. It's a 6-piece shoe assembled with little-to-no-glue. So the 6 pieces are sewn, and the 7th piece is glued, so it's actually the 7-piece shoe. The "green theory" is that because the cuts are so calculated that Adidas wastes less material. Anyway, I thought the fabrication part was fascinating. It isn't seamless, but the seams are pretty clean.

This shoe reminds me of Heather Dewey-Hagborg's shoe design in Tucker's Industrial Design class at ITP.

fabrication_adidas.jpg

Also, I thought this chair was cool. You can flip the swatches of upholstery to change the pattern and design.

Interesting Exhibition at Center For Architecture...

cfa_engineering_exhibition.jpg

Saw this ad in the subway, which peaked my interest. The exhibition end in late April. The Center For Architecture is located at La Guardia Place:

536 La Guardia Place,
New York, NY 10012

More about it here:
http://www.aiany.org/centerforarchitecture/exhibitions.php

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