50 State Stereotypes (in 2 minutes)
swissmiss | Ideas cause Ideas
“Ideas cause ideas and help evolve new ideas. They interact with each other and with other mental forces in the same brain, in neighboring brains, and thanks to global communication, in far distant, foreign brains.” - Roger Sperry (via Maria’s CreativeMornings talk) via swiss-miss.com
A Revolution in Air Travel: Travel Tribes from...
via youtube.com Quick Pitch: Social Flights provides point-to-point private air transportation, avoiding the hub & spoke model of commercial airlines. Genius Idea: Democratizing private air travel with a collective buying system.
Hans Rosling on global population growth
via ted.com The world’s population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years. Possibilist Hans Rolling reveals the paradoxical solution to check population growth—invest in improving child survival in the poorest countries. It’s interesting to note the important role bicycles play in providing access to better living conditions in developing nations. “The role of...
How Design Can Make Sense of Data Overload
via youtube.com This is a discussion with some of the panelists—like the infographic guru Richard Saul Wurman—at the infographic panel of GE’s Why Design Now? Conference. According to the panelists, we now create more data each year than in the entirety of prior human history. As today’s issues become increasingly more complex and interdependent, we need a new way of understanding...
Phone box transformed into informal book exchange...
As economic pressures have threatened public libraries with closure from lack of funds, the rise of mobile telecoms has rendered public phone boxes effectively redundant. Making the best of two seemingly unrelated developments, the UK-based PhoneBoox has converted a leftover phone box into an informal book exchange for the community. The brainchild of British media consultant James Econs, the...
DIY Bike Lane
via fastcompany.com Next step: incorporate rear-facing bike lanes and add turn signal projections.
Park Circa Mobile App for Peer-to-Peer Shared...
via parkcirca.com Good news for people who need quarters for laundry.
Introducing GOOD/Corps - Media - GOOD
At GOOD, we’re working hard to add value to the world. This started with helping individuals live well and do good. And while we as individuals are a big part of driving progress, institutions are critical players as well. These organizations—businesses, foundations, and NGOs—play critical roles in the ecosystem. We want to work to help all participants do well by doing good. Thus, the...
Lovely Day // Meet The (Human) Brands
via slideshare.net Thought-provoking presentation from an agency focused on social “intrapreneurship,” a term that describes the act of applying the start-up style of management (characterized by flexibility, innovation, and risk taking) within a larger, established organization.
Visual.ly - Seeing is believing
via youtube.com Fascinating video that introduces a platform launching soon that will allow users to create, share, and explore visualizations (aka infographics) and explains the need for the growing medium in the ‘Age of Big Data.’