Interesting Stuff on the Internet

Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions.

Advice for young creatives by Naz Hamid and Eric Hu. Eric describes, it’s no surprise the web industry will innovate and fill in the gaps where the school has fallen short. Hamid states, “The web is one of the few places left where invention is still alive and innovation happens daily.”

Is Entitlement among millennials overblown? We are all familiar with stereotyping in the workplace, as soon as I entered the workplace I have heard that the ‘Boomers are workaholics’ while Millennials float from job to job and ‘flaunt managerial authority’. Yet I have rarely seen evidence of this necessarily being true, finally some new research is suggestive of us exaggerating the generation gap.

When we envisage an entrepreneur, most people picture a dude. Women-led companies have received only 7% of all venture capital funding in the United States, suggesting your startup is far more likely to receive funding if your a man.

Incredible photos by Kaupo Kikkas showing a seemingly random movie theatre in the middle of the Sinai Desert. Entitled the end of the world cinema’s its history is just as interesting.

Interview with Henrik Vibskov, danish designer/artist/musician on everything from blurring creative lines to making coffee.

“… kids will take a chance….by the time they get to be adults however, most kids have lost that capacity. They have become frightened of being wrong.” Sir Ken Robinson, TEDTalks. Bob Borson from life of an architect writes about Architecture and The Art of Getting it Wrong.

Creativity is far more complex than the right-left brain distinction would have us think (the theory being that left brain = rational and analytical, right brain = creative and emotional). In fact, creativity is thought to involve a number of cognitive processes, neural pathways and emotions, and we still don’t have the full picture of how the imaginative mind works. Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways; 18 things highly creative people do differently.

Lego has produced 86 bits for every person on the planet and it continues to grow in popularity even in the digital era. Here is a great story on how Lego became the hottest toy company, even building infrastructure to support demand.

Everyman Liverpool Review: Liverpool’s new Everyman by Haworth Tompkins is a thoughtful, well-crafted space for theatre in which the play comes first.

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects. “The bond between people and things has always been filled with powerful and unspoken sentiments going well beyond functional expectations and including attachment, love, possessiveness, jealousy, pride, curiosity, anger, even friendship and partnership.” Paola Antonelli (MoMA Senior Curator of Architecture and Design.)

Dwell features 10 incredible houses by Olson Kundig Architects. Each project incorporates steel in the most beautiful manner.

1. Sensors, 2. Robotics, 3. 3D printing, 4. Synthetic Biology, 5. Crowd-funding; 5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

The future of volume house-building, or a novelty technology for temporary pavilions? Designed by Dus Architectswork begins on the world’s first 3D-printed house. The house is designed by Dus Architects. “The building industry is one of the most polluting and inefficient industries out there,” says Hedwig Heinsman of Dus. “With 3D-printing, there is zero waste, reduced transportation costs, and everything can be melted down and recycled. This could revolutionise how we make our cities.”

PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia (over 1 million pages and 80 meters of shelf space). By printing all 4.5 million articles PediaPress hopes to showcase just how large wikipedia really is.

Architizer has compiled an pretty impressive list of ‘50 incredibly cool new buildings.

Postcards from Portland: Spanish photographer Berta Pfirsich documents the weird and wonderful parts of Portland. The photographic series takes a fresh look at the city through her unique position.


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