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2 Things to Blow Your Mind!

There's amazing stuff out there.

Neither of these have anything to do with design but it’s hard to not share when you find greatness like this.

Blow 1: 6th Sense Tech:

Our favorite futurist Frank shared this with us yesterday. Of course we’ve come to  expect nothing less than cutting edge and inspirational from TED videos but this took the cake.

Blow 2: Music Production 2.0

There’s 6 more of these on his site but this was my favorite. It truly represents the shift into the DJ culture DJ Spooky talked about some time back. The idea of Open Source music creation taken to its logical and most creative conclusion. Enjoy!

Andrew Davies

Drew's degrees in Illustration, 2D animation and Broadcast Design, and his volleyball skillz mean he can get your design done and play well with others at the same time. He’s the Creative Director at Paragon and will call you out if you start hanging out with shady-looking fonts and messing around with whacked-out color palettes.


2 thoughts on “2 Things to Blow Your Mind!

  1. Re: Blow 1:

    That looks like a great input/retrieval concept, but sadly we’re still many many years away a sufficiently semantic web to support the real world application of a device like that. Scientific America posted an article back in 2001 called “The Semantic Web” which attempted to forecast the value of semantic data presentation in the near future, and it’s really amazing just how dead on they were. Open source efforts, like Mozilla’s new Ubiquity project, are also helping build industry interest behind microformats and markup semantics. Now we just have to hope the HTML5 *redo* hits the mark and sets up a forward+backward compatible update that is also flexible enough to take the sort of abuses that technological innovations like these are prone to dealing out.

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