“The bridge challenges us to examine the juncture of nature and technology on a scale that is both grand and human.”
That Samsung Galaxy commercial where the mom and kids are seeing dad off in a taxi cab and she wirelessly sends him a video she warns he “probably shouldn’t watch on the plane” is like a Rorschach test; whatever you think is on that video is exactly what’s on it, and that is how filthy a person you are.
Hey everyone! I have an exciting and slightly overwhelming milestone to share with you:
Tumblr has broken into the Top 10 sites in the U.S., and now has a worldwide audience of 170 million people.
This isn’t meant to be a brag – though you should definitely try our new Android and iOS apps if you haven’t yet – but a credit to all of your brilliant creative efforts. You guys have earned an audience bigger than the biggest TV networks, and you continue to make some of the most thought provoking, insightful, inspiring, funny, diverse, and compelling content being created today.
It is truly a privilege to build products for you, and we are humbled every day by all the amazing ways you use them.
Christopher Downer with a smart post on skeumorphism:A common misconception is that a user interface that contains realistic-looking elements, but doesn’t actually mimic any physical objects, is skeuomorphic. In reality it’s completely aesthetic. I like to call this “fauxmorphic” and it is because of this that makes it different from something that is simulacratic. A notable example of this is Apple’s Find My Friends iOS app. On the surface it’s clad in a tanned Corinthian leather texture, with stitched on tab and tool bars giving it the appearance of… nothing. As aesthetically unique as it looks, Find My Friends is based on something completely fictional, unlike similarly designed Calendar and Contacts.