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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday Top 5+1



The Making of Little Big Planet
Alex Evans, Co-Founder of developer Media Molecule, visited the Wired Store to talk about the creative process that led to the making of Little Big Planet, and the way the game has unleashed the creativity of players.



Christoph Niemann on coffee
Pretty funny; I had a similar late start at drinking coffee, although I’ve always been a caffeine fiend. You should spend some time perusing his excellent illustration portfolio, especially Gallery 6.



Chip Kidd
Chip Kidd is possibly the best modern designer of book covers. He’s prolific and I’m sure you’ll recognize at least a couple of the covers in this short profile video.



Smudge
A reality check. They’ve got a great website. This should be an interesting campaign to watch.



Please Don’t Divorce Us
Proposition 8 was a travesty that makes me ashamed to be a Californian. If you don’t know any families who are affected by this, it may be difficult to imagine what it feels like to have your human rights infringed on this way. The Courage Campaign’s community photo pool on Flickr attempts to put a human face on the controversy with moving portraits of those affected by Prop 8. Please consider a donation to the Courage Campaign.



Watch out Microsoft, here comes the iTable
It’s not a Mac and it doesn’t run OS X (it runs WindowsXP, meh) but it’s a lot less expensive than Microsoft’s Surface.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Thursday Top 5

Requiem For A Day Off
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, trailer remix.



InfoMania
I really like this half-hour weekly media program on Current.com. [via Ynnej]
www.current.com/topics/76254712_infomania

The right way to cook bacon
www.chow.com/stories/11089

"Green" graffiti makes paint-free protests
Photo gallery of culture jamming and graffiti techniques that don't rely on spray-paint.
news.cnet.com/2300-13838_3-6242898-1.html

MIT Bunny Letter Opener
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZBHZT3a-FA

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Monday, May 14, 2007

The Gap's "4 Kids by Kids" clothing line



Okay, if you don't get it, here are a couple clues:

A) It's the Onion (if you still don't get that, I can't help you, you just have to come out from under the rock you've been living under for the past 15 years and experience the Onion yourself).

B) The Gap uses sweatshop labor.

Bay Area Action's Schools Group started a campaign against the Gap in 1999 and did tremendous work over several years, educating the public about the Gap's sweatshop labor practices and applying public pressure by means of public protests, signature gathering, and more. Eventually, one of the Gap's VPs called up our high school students and invited them to the Gap's headquarters in San Francisco to talk.

Since then, the Gap's been the target of lawsuits and multiple campaigns by numerous human rights, labor, environmental, and social investment groups.

In 2004, CEO Paul Presser said, "When I decided to join Gap Inc. in the fall of 2002, one of the first things my teenage daughter asked was, 'Doesn't Gap use sweatshops?' " Read the article...

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