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Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Posted 12 July 2009 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, furniture, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, sustainability, technology, video | 1 Comment

Objects are printouts – not treasures, not things to stocpkpile. Our posessions are frozen social relationships. Think of them as hours of time and volumes of space. Reassess the objects in your space and time. What is most important?

This is my brain on XMediaLab

This is my brain on XMediaLab

Posted 26 May 2009 | By | Categories: advertising, better world, branding, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, interconnected, links, marketing, observations, people, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Links and notes from XMediaLab in Auckland, a combination think-tank and creative workshop with a focus on the design, development and business of digital media ideas across multiple platforms.

Wild Thymes, Honey

Wild Thymes, Honey

Posted 06 May 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, better world, branding, consciousness, consumerism, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, product review, retail, science, senses, shopping, sustainability, taste, typography | No Comments

I’ve been seduced by a terroirist network known as New Zealand Artisan Honey, made up of passionate beekeepers producing honeys in small, quality batches from specific varietal sources among some of New Zealand’s most spectactular locations.

Linking and thinking about collaboration and mobility

Linking and thinking about collaboration and mobility

Posted 17 April 2009 | By | Categories: better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, environment, links, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Looking at C,mm,n, a sustainable collaborative mobility concept; “Anatomy of Sharing” interview with Robin Chase; and Adam Greenfield’s 14 Elements of networked urbanism.

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Posted 02 February 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, sustainability, travel, video | No Comments

Part three of a four part video looking at the work of artist Fiona Hall in the exhibition FORCE FIELD at the City Gallery Wellington. Fiona Hall City Gallery Wellington Art Artis When My Boat Comes In – detail, photo by cicadas , image by Fiona Hall.

Links for 2008-05-26: Greening the Grocery Store

Posted 26 May 2008 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consumerism, food, links, retail, shopping, sustainability | 1 Comment

Greening the Grocery Store Our throw-away society functions on a presumption: somebody else is taking care of this waste. Investigation suggests otherwise. The landfill is a flawed design. Even recycling, in its current mode, is deficient. Only when people become aware of facts, no (tags: design recycling sustainability graphicdesign graphics green plastic supermarket retail shopping […]

Links for 2008-05-14: Neural Buddhists

Posted 14 May 2008 | By | Categories: consciousness, consumerism, links, science | No Comments

The Neural Buddhists In unexpected ways, science and mysticism are joining hands and reinforcing each other. We’re in the middle of a scientific revolution. It’s going to have big cultural effects. (tags: consciousness buddhism science mind brain materialism spirituality)

links for 2008-03-05: Just Need 989 More Fans

Posted 05 March 2008 | By | Categories: better world, branding, consumerism, creativity, culture, links, marketing, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly — The Technium A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living. (tags: longtail truefans digitaleconomy economicsofabundance abundance)

The Latest Issuu

Posted 20 February 2008 | By | Categories: advertising, art, better world, books, branding, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, photography, product review, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Copenhagen-based ISSUU invites everyone to upload and turn their documents into beautiful turn-the-page magazine experiences for free. Once uploaded, people can bookmark, share and comment on it. Text is searchable so the document is easy to find. You can subscribe to an RSS feed of publications. Finally, you can also post and embed Issuu documents […]

G1G2 – Get One Give Two XO OLPCs

G1G2 – Get One Give Two XO OLPCs

Posted 11 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, marketing, observations, passions, product review, sustainability, technology | 4 Comments

Waveplace’s XO OLPC pilot program in Haiti needs your XO PCs. Emily’s analysis of the XO PC and requirements for next laptop.

links for 2008-02-10

links for 2008-02-10

Posted 10 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, links, nyc, senses, sustainability, technology | No Comments

Betting a Farm Would Work in Queens – New York Times Sur les paves la ferme (Over the pavement, the farm), is the theme of Work Architecture‘s winning proposal for P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center‘s 2008 summer courtyard. Reflects the movement from industrialization to postindustrialization, from global to local, from free market to farmer’s market, and […]

What to Wear in NextCity

What to Wear in NextCity

Posted 09 February 2008 | By | Categories: advertising, ask emily, consumerism, culture, design, environment, fashion, health, marketing, nyc, observations, retail, shopping, technology | No Comments

Tinfoil hats are so passé. So what should you wear to Faraday’s Cafe? Check out the latest collection of electromagnetic field blocking and “anti-identity theft” clothing at DDCLAB (427 W 14th St, New York NY 10014 map). Here’s the text from the windows: EMF: Electro Magnetic Field Block Anti•Identity•Theft•Fabric Electric Resistivity measure of how strongly […]

links for 2008-02-04

links for 2008-02-04

Posted 04 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, environment, happiness, health, interconnected, links, marketing, movies, music, sustainability, technology | No Comments

Unevenly Distributed: Production Models for the 21st Century Mark Pesce illuminates how the audience became not just the distributors but the producers of their own content, and have brought down the walls which separate pros from amateurs. Then he outlines the future: how the value of media is based on salience. (tags: mustread media production […]