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Day 14/12/2012

Friday Link Fest {December 7-14, 2012}

Friday Link Fest {December 7-14, 2012} (Photograph: Elsa Fridman)

(Dominic at last week’s Learning Matters panel discussion, Teaching Character, with Paul Tough, Dave Levin & John Merrow at the JCC in Manhattan)



Empathy in Creativity and Design Thinking ~ On the importance of empathy for creating. via The Creativity Post, published December 12, 2012.

20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog ~ From automated cars to smarter smartphones, here are the ideas that will shape the future. via FastCo.Design, published December 13, 2012.

Manufacturing The Future: 10 Trends To Come In 3D Printing ~ Once considered science fiction, the ability to do 3D printing – to produce objects on demand at relatively low cost – has become a reality. And the trend is going to pick up steam in 2013. via Forbes, published December 7, 2012.

7 Young Entreprenuers Changing The World With Their Businesses ~ These companies’ founders are all members of a new generation of entrepreneurs who are looking to find disruptive ways of making money while also giving back. via FastCo.Exist, published December 10, 2012.

Children journey to the operating theatre through a magical forest ~ Jason Bruges Studio‘s interactive installation at Great Ormond Street features jumping rabbits and scurrying hedgehogs. via The Guardian, published December 12, 2012.

Toni Morrison Dispenses Writing Wisdom in 1993 Paris Review Interview ~ via Open Culture, published December 10, 2012.

Designers hold public office in Cape Town ~ Once a month designer Lourina Botha and her Studio Shelf colleagues marcate an area on a Cape Town street with yellow tape, setting up a temporary outdoor office in the public eye. In this space, the designers operate their business, design on-the-spot logos, take resumes from design students and give out free advice to local businesses. Studio Shelf call this their “Public Office” project. via SmartPlanet, published December 12, 2012.



Man drives 23 years around the world in the same car ~ via Lost at E Minor, published December 10, 2012.

(via memfise1 on YouTube, published July 25, 2012)


A Brief History of the GIF ~ via PSFK, published December 10, 2012.

(A Short History of the Gif | Moving the Still from FRIEND on Vimeo.)


Floating Schools Designed To Fight Floods In Bangladesh ~ via FastCo.Design, published December 10, 2012.

2012 WISE Awards Winner: Solar-Powered Floating Schools, Bangladesh

(via WISEQatar on YouTube, published November 12, 2012.)


Mohammed Rezwan: Floating schools

(Mohammed Rezwan: Floating schools from PopTech on Vimeo.)



A Wooden Light Bulb That Actually Illuminates ~ Kyoto-based product designer Ryosuke Fukusada has created a wooden light bulb that is capable of radiating light. via Design Taxi, published December 10, 2012.

Strangely Majestic Pictures Of Donated Clothes Show The Industrial Side Of Recycling ~ A photo project by Wesley Law called “Baled: Photographs of America’s Recyclables” captures piles of clothes at Goodwill, before they’re shipped away to the developing world. via FastCo.Exist, published December 13, 2012.

Animated Street Art That Jumps Off The Wall ~ INSA’s GIF-ITI Animated Street Art: Refuting the idea of needing to see a work of art in person to appreciate it. via Architizer, published December 12, 2012.

Amazing Paper Sculptures of Epic Scenes Spring Up From Open Books ~ Talented paper artist Jodi Harvey-Brown brings famous stories to life with her incredible paper sculptures of exciting scenes and popular book characters. via Design Taxi, published December 12, 2012.

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