Write an email to your future self and choose when you’ll receive it. FutureMe.org is pretty cool! (via glotalot)
Send your Future Self an E-Mail
…and it works! Yesterday, I got an email that I wrote myself 5 years ago on April 15th 2008 about what/where I wished I would be right now. Try writing an note to your future self at FutureMe.org. It’s really fun to read what you were thinking, that day, 5 years back.
What I surprise!
Solving Equation of a Hit Film Script, With Data -
“The only people who are resistant are the writers.” Amen—and thank goodness.
An interesting read whatever your opinions on the subject may be.
The MoMa store has the coolest stuff! I need a few of these Cable Keeps for my house. Here’s the description from the site:
CableKeeps secure your USB docking cable to your iPhone, iPod or iPad power adaptor for neat and tidy storage. The intuitive design keeps cables organized and tangle-free even when jostled in a bag, pocket, or purse. The tail of the fish-like design can also be used as a charging pedestal for your iPhone or iPod. Made in the USA.
Practical—and a sweet design!
I think I’m gonna’ have to go ahead and agree with FastCompany’s post today, “Why Your iPhone Addiction is Snuffing Your Creativity.” As a writer, unfortunately, there have been too many times where I have found myself browsing Instagram for entirely too long, rather than—you got it—writing. The post also explores the “value of boredom,” which is spot on. It’s those moments when you find yourself without anything to do that, without an iPhone to distract you, you would actually find something creative or productive to do with your time. Perhaps this is a niche market for which I should invent something: a small iPhone safe to keep at home for which only your roommate or spouse have the code?! Lock that baby up until you need to make a call! I’m kidding. Sort of.
This site, PRTLND, is simple to use and very cool! According to the site, “PRTLND was built by Chris Kalani in an attempt to collect all the creative powers in Portland, Oregon.”
Any creative living in Portland can upload their photo and link to their website or portfolio for the public to view and search.
I wonder if there’s anything like this for Chicago creatives…
Sometimes infographics present complicated data and statistics in a visually compelling way…and sometimes infographics show us what people in different countries eat to ease a hangover—also in a visually compelling way. Like this one. Check it out; you might even learn a thing or two.
Whatever your beliefs may be regarding higher learning institutions (which can cost upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars these days), this looks like an interesting, thought-provoking read, especially given the fact that the author has done doctoral work at Yale and currently teaches at NYU. Her perspective sounds like it would be an interesting one.
My studiomate Kio Stark just launched her latest ebook titled Don’t Go Back to School. Fact is, schools don’t have a monopoly on learning anymore as more people are declining traditional education and college degrees. Instead they’re getting the knowledge, training, and inspiration they need outside of the classroom.
In Don’t Go Back to School Kio draws on extensive research and over 100 interviews with independent learners, and with that offers the ultimate guide to learning without school. The book provides models and methods for taking a new kind of path through learning, and transforming that alternative education into an exciting career path.
Kio provides concrete strategies and resources for getting started as an independent learner. If you’re debating whether college, trade school, or independent learning will get you where you want to be, Don’t Go Back to School is essential reading.
Buy her ebook here.
(Source: Swiss Miss)
What's the Secret to Great Infographics? -
Interesting piece by fastcodesign.com interviewing Kim Rees, co-founder of Periscopic, on the secret to good data visualization.
Read on to learn what it is.