Silhouettes hautes, mystérieuses, inquiétantes, tournées vers les quatre points cardinaux. Ces étranges géants semblent garder le toit du monde, le Septentrion, contrée de contes et de fantasmes – en fait, d’immenses conifères de Laponie, figés de froid et de solitude, qui ploient sous le poids de la neige qui les a ensevelis. L’étrangeté de la scène est encore renforcée par la lumière irréelle de l’hiver finlandais, qui sculpte ces immobiles sentinelles. Au printemps, tout sera vert.
It is now up to Europe’s politicians to deal finally and firmly with the euro. If they come up with a credible solution, it does not guarantee a smooth ride for the world economy; but not coming up with a solution guarantees an economic tragedy. To an astonishing degree, the fate of the world economy depends on Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel.
Discovering Jonathan Harris was purely a serendipity process. I was musing for nice design pieces at Swiss Miss when struck by a post headline shouting "Jonathan Harris: Rethinking Social Networking". Not easy a task, not a benign ambition!
In this speech, Jonathan Harris describes the four pivotal trends in social networking… four trends that are reshaping culture and brain chemistry in the digital age: Compression, Disposability, Curation, and Self-Promotion.
Compression depicts the way everything becomes shorter and faster on the web
Disposability qualifies how quickly new becomes outdated, leaving no place for patient construction
Self-Promotion considers life as an advertisement – and this comes with stress
Would such topics make sens for you, then rush to Modern Medicine, his latest opus.
My favorite quote:
All technology extends some pre-existing human urge or condition: a hammer extends the hand, a pencil extends the mind, a piano extends the voice. All technology amplifies something we already possess. [...] When designing technology, you should understand what human urge or condition you will be extending.