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Archive for April 2008

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Human: Beings

Human: Beings

Senior Editor
Friday, April 18, 2008

  Amidst all of our differences, there is one great truth that binds us all - life will go on when we are gone. As Seal reminds us, in the end, we're all human beings.

 Learning from Jazz

Learning from Jazz

Senior Editor
Thursday, April 17, 2008

The subject of collaboration has been on my mind a lot this past week. I have been lucky enough to have been part of teams that have clicked on certain projects only to flounder on others for no apparent reason. Despite all the great Web 2.0 tools available to us, successful collaboration still seems to be an elusive thing.

Human: Nature

Human: Nature

Senior Editor
Thursday, April 17, 2008

  Is the human mind a blank slate or pre-programmed with certain beliefs? Is human nature malleable? Steven Pinker, renowned research psychologist and Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, discusses the implications of and recent advances in evolutionary psychology.

All I Really Need To Know About The Web I Learned In College

All I Really Need To Know About The Web I Learned In College

Senior Editor
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I still remember trying to connect my new Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop in my dorm room the first week of college (all the way back in ‘99 - yikes) and having the nerdy dude on my floor help me figure out how to connect the Ethernet cable to the dongle to the computer.

Human: Race

Human: Race

Editor-in-Chief
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    The human race is in a race against threats of its own making.  Dr. Stephen Hawking discusses whether or not we will cross the finish line in the next 100 years.

CW Please Tell Me You’re JK

CW Please Tell Me You’re JK

Michele L. Parrish
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The new ad campaign for the CW’s teen drama, “Gossip Girl,” is so juicy that even Perez Hilton couldn’t pass it up. The overtly sexual ads, which merely include the phrase, “OMFG!,” are the perfect fodder for opinionated online voices.

Human: Rights

Human: Rights

Editor-in-Chief
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

    Peter Gabriel has a first-hand understanding of citizen journalism in service of human rights. Everyday people with video cameras keep the powers that be from supressing the story.

Please Take One: Vincent Moon Directs Street Concerts That Defy Industry’s Undoing

Please Take One: Vincent Moon Directs Street Concerts That Defy Industry’s Undoing

Evan P Schneider
Monday, April 14, 2008

To say that the music industry is currently in total turmoil would be a grand if not also laughable understatement. Major artists are leaving their labels (Madonna), others are successfully releasing albums themselves from their flats in Oxford (Radiohead), and still others are engaging in some combination of both, like purposely leaking their own material ahead of schedule by leaving music-filled USB drives in bathrooms during their shows (Nine Inch Nails). But as the music industry scrambles to reshape itself and keep up with the digital revolution in music making and distribution, music itself is arguably as popular and interesting as ever. So why can’t industry leaders figure out what to do?

More than OK!  Orla Kiely Stationery Helps Advance an Essential Design Language

More than OK! Orla Kiely Stationery Helps Advance an Essential Design Language

Monday, April 14, 2008

London-based designer Orla Kiely has extended her brand to stationery. In so doing she is growing a design language that seems familiar and global at once. It is the right way to build the next major brand.

Human: Element

Human: Element

Editor-in-Chief
Monday, April 14, 2008

  Dow comes out with a very nice (unintentional) companion piece to the Cisco "human network" spot.

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