Friday Link Fest…*


How Drucker Thought About Complexity ~ The pace of change is accelerating and the degree of uncertainty increasing. Perhaps a new rationale will be required to drive institutional success in the future. Perhaps we need to move from a rationale of scalable efficiency to one of scalable learning — designing institutions and architectures of relationships across institutions that help all participants to learn faster as more participants join. via Harvard Business Review, published June 25, 2013.

Innovation: The History of a Buzzword ~ The word innovation might be mantra of business leaders but the irony behind the king of buzzwords is that, originally, “innovation” wasn’t a compliment. It was an accusation. via The Atlantic, published June 20, 2013.

Reframe How You Think About Failure by Changing Its Definition ~ You’re fallible and you don’t have all the answers. Knowing how to accept and process failures, screw-ups, and unknowns will help you use them to your advantage. Recognizing them as normal and often necessary to success is key. via LifeHacker, published June 27, 2013.

Five Hypotheses About Learning That Suggest Self-Directed Learning ~ In contrast to pedagogy, which focuses on the efficient delivery of instruction and content, heutagogy focuses instead on the process of learning itself–how to learn rather than what to learn. via Teach Thought, published June 24, 2013.

What Is Design If Not Human-Centered? ~ The explosive growth of interest in human-centered design raises bigger questions about traditional design education, training, and practice. via Stanford Social Innovation Review, published June 25, 2013.


Insightful Portraits Of Fourth-Graders Around The World ~ Photographer Judy Gelles traveled around the United States, China and India, taking portraits of children and asking them three questions: Who do you live with? What do you wish for? What do you worry about? via Design Taxi, published June 28, 2013.

Disrupt NSA Surveillance With This Typeface ~ The ZXX typeface, created by Sang Mun, is embedded with disruptive designs that are meant to combat optical character recognition processes. ” ZXX is a call to action, both practically and symbolically, to raise questions about privacy, But it represents a broader urgency: How can design be used politically and socially for the codification and de-codification of people’s thoughts? What is a graphic design that is inherently secretive? How can graphic design reinforce privacy? And, really, how can the process of design engender a proactive attitude towards the future — and our present for that matter?” via Hyperallergic, published June 27, 2013.


Poetry Bombing by Augustina Woodgate ~ Augustina Woodgate targets lonely thrift stores and gives the well-worn clothing new life by sewing poems into them. via Lost At E Minor, published June 27, 2013.

Crowdsourced Open Air Street Art Galleries Reclaim Public Space ~ Wallpeople is an urban art collective based in Barcelona that brings people together to make street art on empty walls. The movement aims to create a unique work that is made by all, in order to return art to the streets and reclaim public spaces. via PSFK, published June 27, 2013.

What Do Most Philosophers Believe? A Wide-Ranging Survey Project Gives Us Some Idea ~ Two contemporary philosophers, David Chalmers and David Bourget, decided to find out where their colleagues stood on 30 different philosophical issues by constructing a rigorous survey that ended up accounting for the views of over 3,000 professors, graduate students, and independent thinkers. via Open Culture, published June 26, 2013.

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