Digitas Drinks Second Life Kool Aid
Sorry, couldn't help myself with the headline given the image :)
Greg Verdino, Digitas emerging channels hot shot captures some highlights from a recent Digitas SL hoo ha. Apparently all was going well until a lightsaber fight broke out. Who the heck invited Darth Vader anyway?
Loser T-Shirts Rock
Was checking Out Karl Long's T-Critic where T-Shirt designs fight each other to the death. There must be something wrong with me because I thought some of the ones on the "losingest" section were pretty good.
Preview The Design of Future Things
Don Norman has a sneak preview (draft) of his not yet published book which includes gems like this:
"As our technology becomes more powerful, more in control, its failure at collaboration and communication becomes ever more critical. Collaboration requires interaction and communication. It means explaining and giving reasons. Trust is a tenuous relationship, formed through experience and understanding. With automatic, so-called intelligent devices, trust is sometimes conferred undeservedly. Or withheld, equally undeservedly. The real problem, I believe, is a lack of communication. Designers do not understand that their job is to enhance the coordination and cooperation of both parties, people and machines."