My Baby’s First Text Message

The title of this article is taken from a great post by Dominic Basulto on the bigthink blog. He writes about the need for our educational system to keep up with the changes in childhood development due to omnipresent digital devices. If babies can use iPads how will they remain engaged as students in elementary […]

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Jay-Z & Bing update!

The amazing campaign I wrote about earlier this week continues to inspire and expand. Jay-Z’s Twitter feed has a quarter million followers waiting for the latest clue update while his official Facebook page now has over 5 million fans, up a half million in the past three weeks, and gives up-to-the-minute updates on the Decode […]

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HBO Re-Imagines Storytelling

HBO, masters of televised storytelling, recently won an award for the outdoor component of its innovative “Imagine” marketing campaign created by BBDO New York and The Barbarian Group. Large cubes were built in urban locations in three cities. Each night they a became four-sided movie theater. The outdoor screens or the structure of telling the […]

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More Retro-Modern: the iPad Video Arcade

The new Apple iPad. The high design, high-function, drool-inducing device that some say is the future of portable computing… is also an old-school video arcade game console? ThinkGeek, purveyor of cool gadgets for the geek-set, seemingly joined the retro-modern trend with its spot-on and ingenious iPad Arcade Cabinet. Sadly, for many, it turned out to be […]

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Technology, toast and Twitter

The hybridization and cross-pollination of artistic expression, technology and social media has created some incredible works, products and marketing. Examples of amazing work like Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin’s “Listening Post” (one of my favorite installations of all time) and  “Vectorial Elevation” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer illustrate some of the range of possibility on the purely artistic […]

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The Seed

In promoting its CS4 suite of design tools, Adobe has funded some wonderful artworks. This example, The Seed by Johnny Kelly and UK’s Nexus Productions, beautifully illustrates what happens when you combine software, technology, old-fashioned and traditional tools with some creative storytelling.

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