Embedded in the heart of the New York Times, Aron Pilhofer runs an experimental news team made up of veteran journalists and top-notch computer scientists. Their job is to tell stories using software, data, and old-fashioned journalistic skills. Here’s how they do it.
In case you’re curious about my team and colleagues. (I’m currently not paying attention to our team’s informal show ‘n tell about new infrastructure tricks.)
There’s this myth that designers aspire to be artists. No — designers aspire to be really great designers.
Antonelli’s most recent book, Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects, based on her MoMA exhibition of the same name, is fantastic.(via explore-blog)
‘Space Oddity’ – sung by Chris Hadfield while aboard the International Space Station
Aaahhh! (Via HTML5Weekly.) This has great potential but until it can handle in-word matching and some kind of CSS styling, I’m not sure I want to put this in front of users.
PHOTOSET: #RGR VIA @M_DEMARTINO
One of my favorite aspects of social media (Instagram, in particular) is the ability to follow an event - in the moment, from perspectives and through eyes of strangers that you might have never been able to witness previously.
I followed the #RGR take closely as the Rapha Gentlemen’s Race was underway this past weekend, and truly enjoyed the images by Matt DeMartino. He was kind enough to share them, along with some words.
“Though I grew up in Northern New Jersey, I had never experienced much of the state by bike, picking up the sport only after moving to Georgia after a brief stint in New York. While the 130 mile ride, replete with gravel and soaring with 10,000 feet of vertical elevation gain, was difficult, testing the gamut of bike handling prowess, mental certitude, and the core of teamwork, I was astounded by the beauty of the landscapes we traveled through.”
You can follow Matt on Instagram here: @m_demartino
Micro mayhem! stop-motion car chase and destruction