Carelman’s coffee pot for masochists.

Carelman’s coffee pot for masochists.

Tags: design p-com

My take on the @saltieny scuttlebutt. With olive bread from Caputo’s. #lunch

My take on the @saltieny scuttlebutt. With olive bread from Caputo’s. #lunch

Tags: lunch

Making Latex Build-Up Puppet Heads from Nick Hilligoss.

(Source: youtube.com)

My fall jam. If you’re into no-wave like Suicide, get into it.

(Source: Spotify)

Tags: music spotify

Francois, glad you could avenge your animal familiar Tigerquest.

Francois, glad you could avenge your animal familiar Tigerquest.

twicr:

And this isn’t creepy at all!

txchnologist:

Robot Self-Assembles And Walks

by Michael Keller

Roboticists have developed a flat machine that can fold itself into an operational form and take a walk. 

Built mostly from paper and polystyrene plastic that shrinks into a memorized shape when heated, the robot can assemble in around four minutes. It can crawl at roughly 2 inches per second and make turns. The work by Harvard and MIT engineers represents the first time that a robot has self-assembled and performed a function without humans needing to intervene.  

“Here we created a full electromechanical system that was embedded into one flat sheet,” said Harvard Microrobotics Lab researcher and doctoral student Sam Felton. “Imagine a ream of dozens of robotic satellites sandwiched together so that they could be sent up to space and then assemble themselves remotely once they get there–they could take images, collect data and more.”

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What the AWESOME

"I always start with something… but as I continue working, I become less and less aware of it. In the end, I can barely remember the subject matter that I started with."

— Matisse

"The cyber-lords have already convinced us that maps, paper, pens, and even push buttons are somehow incredibly inconvenient and clumsy, leaving us scraping and pawing like drooling bug life on their flat digital dildos."

speakeasycm:

Song Hia is a Product Specialist at Percolate but previous to his current position he was a community manager for the speaker series at Ignite NYC. 

1. What is your community manager “superpower”?
Consuming everything just like Matter-Eater lad. The Ignite NYC Speaker community are pretty prolific creators and staying up to date on their projects and endeavors was really important in building the network.
2. What are sites that you read on daily basis?
Nowadays I try to stay in the stream of Twitter, but recently I find myself gravitating towards email newsletters. I dig Undercurrent’s and Community.is from Sarah Judd Welch among others.
3. What’s a specific campaign that you are proud of?

Guess Watches: One To Watch. It was an international contest to recruit fashion bloggers and I learned a lot from the awesome design, development, and production team that worked on it when I was a digital producer.

4. Which campaign do you wish you did?

The Subservient Chicken. That campaign completely changed my perception about what advertising on the internet could be.

5. What’s your best time-saving shortcut?

Using something like the Eisenhower Matrix and ultimately deciding to: 
do something immediately, do it later, decide a specific time to do it, delegating it, or not doing it.

I also like the Datexx Miracle Cube Timer. It’s basically a glorified stopwatch that I got it for my girlfriend, but I end up using it all the time.

6. If you could only use one social channel, which would it be and why?
Speaking from a brand perspective, it would depend on the goals and strategy. For me personally, I cleaned up my news feed by unfollowing a ton of sources and it’s great.
7. What was one surprising thing that you learned from your audience?
How formally educated the Ignite NYC community is. 90% graduated from a 4 year college and 40% has an advanced degree.
8. When I have a creative block I ______________________ for ideas.
Do absolutely anything and everything unrelated (grab a coffee, take a walk, ride my bike, distract other people).

9. If you’re were not doing this job, what would you be doing?

Doing something at the intersection of technology, communication, and culture.

10. In the next 6 months what are we all going to be talking about?
The 90s.
Interview by Taisa Veras, community manager at Speakeasy CM.

speakeasycm:

Song Hia is a Product Specialist at Percolate but previous to his current position he was a community manager for the speaker series at Ignite NYC

1. What is your community manager “superpower”?

Consuming everything just like Matter-Eater lad. The Ignite NYC Speaker community are pretty prolific creators and staying up to date on their projects and endeavors was really important in building the network.

2. What are sites that you read on daily basis?

Nowadays I try to stay in the stream of Twitter, but recently I find myself gravitating towards email newsletters. I dig Undercurrent’s and Community.is from Sarah Judd Welch among others.

3. What’s a specific campaign that you are proud of?

Guess Watches: One To Watch. It was an international contest to recruit fashion bloggers and I learned a lot from the awesome design, development, and production team that worked on it when I was a digital producer.

4. Which campaign do you wish you did?

The Subservient Chicken. That campaign completely changed my perception about what advertising on the internet could be.

5. What’s your best time-saving shortcut?

Using something like the Eisenhower Matrix and ultimately deciding to:

do something immediately, do it later, decide a specific time to do it, delegating it, or not doing it.

I also like the Datexx Miracle Cube Timer. It’s basically a glorified stopwatch that I got it for my girlfriend, but I end up using it all the time.

6. If you could only use one social channel, which would it be and why?

Speaking from a brand perspective, it would depend on the goals and strategy. For me personally, I cleaned up my news feed by unfollowing a ton of sources and it’s great.

7. What was one surprising thing that you learned from your audience?

How formally educated the Ignite NYC community is. 90% graduated from a 4 year college and 40% has an advanced degree.

8. When I have a creative block I ______________________ for ideas.

Do absolutely anything and everything unrelated (grab a coffee, take a walk, ride my bike, distract other people).

9. If you’re were not doing this job, what would you be doing?

Doing something at the intersection of technology, communication, and culture.

10. In the next 6 months what are we all going to be talking about?

The 90s.

Interview by Taisa Veras, community manager at Speakeasy CM.