Month: April 2007

links for 2007-04-25

Waltz of the Polypeptides – Mara G. Haseltine The inspiration for “Waltz of the Polypeptides” comes from one of the smallest muses on the planet, a subject so tiny it can only be seen with an electron microscope. It is a subcellular organelle called a ribosome. Within each cell, ribosomes produce the (tags: art polypeptides organelle cell protein installation 3-d fabjects zen garden landscape environment body bioart) picture dots – dot to dot puzzle maker connect the dots, la la la la. upload a picture and make, share and print connect-the-dot puzzle for it online. fun! if you liked playing with, you might enjoy this too…. (tags: online games fun puzzle kids dot-to-dot connect-the-dots)

links for 2007-04-24

DOPPLR Yay, I’ve wanted this for a long time. Dopplr lets you share your travel plans with trusted individuals and reminds you of friends who are coming your way, live in the cities you’re visiting or traveling to the same places as you. Very elegantly implemen (tags: mobile travel web2.0 social community) Winged Sandals: Storytime Take a break today and visit ancient Greece in this brilliant and beautiful site filled with fun ways to learn about Greek mythology.Gorgeous Orpheus and the underworld music video adaptation. Play Icarus and Daedalus! (tags: animation illustration Greek mythology history heroes gods flash monsters)

links for 2007-04-23

Project Prom – rally for your right to health – Teens for Safe Cosmetics Great project! Teens for Safe Cosmetics stage rally on Union Square SF to make statement about our right to health and seek a ban on toxic chemicals, learn about and sample greener alternatives. (tags: women health teens cosmetics toxic chemicals personalcare)

links for 2007-04-22

How To Green Your Electronics (TreeHugger) How to select tech, use it wisely and what to do with it when its useful life is over. (tags: green environment energy electronics Howto efficiency power) URTH.TV currently hosting be-in 15 on biomimicry, selfdescribed as “he social network for people who value consciousness, vibrant living and a sustainable planet.” (tags: social community environment sustainability earth activism network video socialnetworking) WiserEarth – World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility (WISER) WiserEarth is a wiki-based community directory and networking forum connecting organizations addressing the central issues of our day, project of Paul Hawken’s Natural Capital Institute. WiserBusiness next… (tags: socialjustice network map environment socialnetwork wiki opensource)

links for 2007-04-18

Give a little bit… When you feel a warm glow from giving, that’s because your brain is warm and uncovers research and FMRI’s that show how giving activates the same brain centers as sex, drugs, food and greed. (tags: brain consciousness giving altruism philanthropy drugs greed sex pleasure food fMRI imaging warm glowing) MOO NoteCards – stand and deliver Yet another fun thing to do with photos — notecards printed on heavy stock and a “magic flap” that allows them to stand up on their own. Your Flickr (or other) icon and info on the back where the brand would go on commercial cards. Also love their minica (tags: flickr photos printing cards images bebo habbo customization ondemand)

links for 2007-04-16

Emily Chang on Women 2.0 Entrepreneurship Impressed by Girls’ Middle School Entrepreneural course helping 7th grade girls conceive of ideas, write a biz plan and pitch to vcs business that are both profitable and philanthropic. (tags: women web2.0 entrepreneurship business startup innovation philanthropy) Women don’t click with Internet videos – Yahoo! News Interesting stats — but I don’t agree with Williamson’s analysis of how women use internet. Regardless of gender, the people formerly known as the audience are increasingly getting their video through the net. (tags: women video stats research gender computers) Breaking Business News and Opinion, Executive Profiles and Careers – Compelling new business magazine launches online and in print (Monday). Impressed with design and depth of features, online resources. (tags: magazine business portfolio design news condenast finance) » Blog Archive » Web2.0 – Evangelism – Liveblogging Sean Bohan liveblogging Deb Schultz and Anil Dash talking at Web 2.0 on relationship marketing. (tags: relationships marketing technology deborahschultz anildash community) No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July I’m so …

links for 2007-04-14

Julianne Swartz Intriguing installation artist. love “how deep is your…” (tags: art artist installation audio video mixedmedia humor whimsy thoughtprovoking) Xipto – Pass it On. Clever social mobile advertising idea: You select messages delivered to callers when your phone rings and collect $ or donate to favorite cause. (tags: advertising marketing social viral mobile endorsement)


rufus wainwright at satalla Originally uploaded by this is emily. Easter Sunday’s NYT explores the Unsettling History of That Joyous Hallelujah, revealing that Handel’s Messiah tune actually celebrates the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple as divine retribution against the Jews rather than the birth or resurrection of Jesus. I’m just relieved it’s not about my joyous “Hallelujah“, the one by the Canadian Jewish Buddhist ex-monk Leonard Cohen (originally from “Various Positions“) exploring destruction and divinity in love, sex and intimate relationships. Like Handel’s, Cohen’s Hallelujah has been performed by many artists. John Cale’s, Jeff Buckley’s, Sheryl Crow’s and k.d. lang’s versions sing to me. Imogen Heap’s a capella and Bono’s dance mix… not so much. But one version cuts through my heart every time, and that would be Rufus Wainwright’s. I’m not sure if it’s the voice, the delivery or the change of “dove” to “dark” in the clincher verse, but reprises arise in me all the time. Speaking of verses, there are about 15 known ones and they appear in various configurations …

links for 2007-04-05

Core77 – 1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design (tags: design sustainability green writing manifesto) “Incantations for Muggles: The Role of Ubiquitous Web 2.0 Technologies in Everyday Life” (tags: social theory community socialsoftware web2.0 magic relationships technology communication) MoMA Goes Green MoMA using packaging made from intriguing terraskin by chameleon packaging – mineral based treefree waterproof material that uses less ink. (tags: packaging design sustainability packagingdesign moma retail shopping environment)