The Beauty of the Non-Linear Browse

An interesting perspective (RANT) on the Future of Interactive Design from a former Apple User Interface designer.  Some very cool "potential technologies" on display in the video and pictures included in the post.  The author argues that the future of innovation should go beyond hands interacting with pictures under glass but should take into account the wonders … Continue reading The Beauty of the Non-Linear Browse

Shop Class as Soulcraft

Reviewed by Jonas Lamb for the Juneau Empire Do you feel insulted by automatic faucets, throw-away electronics and high-end automobiles that have USB ports but no dipsticks? In Crawford's unique work, careful attention is given to the anatomy of frustration many of us share as we encounter technological advancements that claim to save our time … Continue reading Shop Class as Soulcraft

The Music Industry, Adapting to a Digital Future

In case you missed it, Terry Gross interviewed's, Eliot Van Buskirk on Fresh Air today. Van Buskirk eidts Listening Post, Wired magazine's music blog. I've been writing a paper about the ethics of digital rights management (DRM) technologies used to prevent unauthorized distribution of copyrighted digital music so this conversation was enlightening, it's very … Continue reading The Music Industry, Adapting to a Digital Future