I worked with the Academy and Gallery 1988 to create the official 85 Years of Oscars poster.
The brief was one of the hardest I’ve ever had; find a way to reference every single Best Picture winner from the last 85 years.
Thanks to Gallery 1988 for putting my name forward and organising this whole shebang.
An Open Letter to Cornell Muslims and Greater Cornell Community:
On Friday February 15, 2013, an unprecedented act of bigotry took place in what many Cornell Muslims consider their safest haven. More than 60 Muslims including students, faculty, staff and community members gathered in…
Frightening events last week at Anabel Taylor. Hopefully the Muslim community there can receive stronger support from the University to prevent marginal extremists from doing such things in the future.
I’m not going to tell you what you should tweet or how you should tweet it but there are some technical bits people often misunderstand. Here they are:
1. Doing @Mentions Wrong
If you follow User A but not User B and they have a conversation, you don’t want to see User A’s half of it in your…
This taught me things.
Senator Lindsey Graham, as quoted by Politico:
“…it came as a shock and a disappointment to turn on the TV for the last two episodes of my show, and see that someone had taken footage that me and my creative team had shot for my show, cut it up and edited it together with scenes of a new Cadillac driving through the forest. Scenes of me, my face, and with my voice, were edited in such a way as to suggest that I might be driving that Cadillac. That, at least, I was very likely IN that Cadillac—and that if nothing else, I sure as shit was endorsing Cadillac as the vehicle of choice for my show. All this following seamlessly from the actual show so you were halfway through the damn thing before you even realized it was a commercial.”
Anthony Bourdain doesn’t like product placement, and he’s not going to take it anymore.
Apparently the University of Phoenix was Google’s top advertiser, beating even Amazon and Geico.
What’s funny is that when I read this via commonsenseonaroll, I thought it was about the death penalty exercised through lethal injection.
The solution Twitter has taken involves barricading the walled garden, keeping the valuable tweet data inside Twitter, and removing all incentives for people to move to other, similar platforms.
The problem with this solution is that Twitter was built on the backs of the very developers it is now blocking. It now expects those developers to continue supporting Twitter … but it no longer wants to provide any value to developers in return. This is an extremely dangerous position because it creates resentment in the minds of the people most likely to influence the future. When the disruptive competitor comes along – when, not if – who are the developers going to side with? And since Twitter has little value outside of its graph and contains only shortly-lived, ephemeral content, where the developers go, the users will follow."
Hit the nail right on the head.
I’m just not a habitual checker of it. It may be that I’m following the wrong people but all the stuff that I see is just gibberish. It’s big, long strings of links to things that I don’t really feel like clicking on because I know it’s going to take me off to some website and I’m going to lose a bunch of time browsing that website or watching that video. If all it’s doing is giving me links to other places that I might be interested in, it’s not useful to me. I prefer people who tweet funny or interesting remarks of their own without embedded links. … I just don’t go to Twitter that often, and because I don’t go there that often, I don’t tweet that often.
That pretty much summarizes my perspective. That is, if I had a little more restraint against getting caught up in link after link after link…