Sunday, November 28, 2010

27,000 text messages a month!?

a bit long, but very informative video about the current state of our high schools.

this video does a great job linking education, technology, and society.

Friday, November 19, 2010

coolest puppet show ever

Kinect is an awesome device. but even more amazing are the capabilities people are able to invent by combining it with other technologies.

who said puppet shows were for kids?
also, try emulating this on a new york subway.

Interactive Puppet Prototype with Xbox Kinect from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

plastic tubing apparel

Minneapolis artist Charlie Bucket knits plastic tubing into wearable art. that can be pumped full of colorful liquids. Pretty awesome stuff from BoingBoing

Fluid Dress from Charlie Bucket on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

who owns antarctica

5.4 million miles.

basically inhospitable. 

why is this space so controversial then?

A Transparency

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

new york vs. the world

a pretty neat infographic showing how musical tastes of new york compare against those of the rest of the world.

Monday, November 8, 2010

social media channels

if you were ever curious (or confused) about which social media channels did what (i mean who isn't at this point?), here's a cool chart (from Viral Blog) that will hopefully clear things up:

Friday, November 5, 2010

how is your country doing?

really cool infographic here from GOOD (of course) about which countries have done the most to achieve their Millennium Development Goals.

Check it out:
(as usual click for a blown up version)

A Transparency

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


facebook knows when you're going to break up. that's right. but don't worry your privacy is secure :).

check out this cool infographic done by David McCandless and his team. 

Peak Breakup Times according to Facebook

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

social media

my company, Universal McCann, composes an annual "wave" study that looks at how social media is impacting the world today. a really good, albeit long, read.

world series champs!

so i'll take a break from my regularly scheduled program, to say...