Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We're Looking for the Mouse

Clay Shirky shares a powerful argument for why people will continue to move to participatory media and away from TV.

He outlines what he calls society's "Cognitive Surplus" and re-frames media's future as a triathlon - consumption, participation/producing, and sharing.

One of my favorite lines: a screen that ships without a mouse, ships broken.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Featured in Today's DMNews...

Just noticed that I'm featured in today's DMNews in an article titled:

A new human touch for search helps guide users

Nice that OrganizedWisdom was featured with two other great companies helping lead the Human Powered Search Movement: Mahalo and ChaCha.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Crazy Frog Boys Remind Me of the Good Old Days

Love these kids. Reminds me of when my brothers and I used to break dance in front of our video camera in the 80s. I'll have to dig up those videos and get them online! Until then, we have the Crazy Frog Boys.

My favorite part is when the shorter kid pretends he is walking down stairs. Classic mime move. And the dude in the background is going to be a star one day. No doubt about it.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spacer Invader Sightings in New York City


Space Invader is one of my favorite street artists. His work can be seen all over the world now, and recently I've sighted a lot of new pieces downtown Manhattan. He's often copied so there's a chance that some or all of these works are done by others.

Once you start paying attention to his work you start to spot it in the strangest places. It's always fun to see how long they stay up before someone takes them down.
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Street Scenes: Dive Bar and a Wheel Chair


I was walking by this local dive bar (as evidenced by the neon sign that simply says BAR) the other day and was caught a bit off guard by the electric wheel chair sitting out front. It seemed like a perfect NYC street scene so I snapped a quick shot.

Two initial questions to ponder:

1) Where is the person in the wheelchair, and assuming they are inside how did they get inside the bar?
2) Can you get a DUI for driving a motorized wheelchair while intoxicated?
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Friday, April 11, 2008

Street Art DownTown Manhattan

If you follow my blog, then you know I'm a big fan of street art, paste ups, graffiti, stencils, etc. Here are a few recent images of great street art I took with my iPhone walking around the city.

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