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I’m a sucker for these kind of code-based visualizations, often made by accident using tools like Flash or Processing. I love the work of John Maeda, for example, and Joshua Davis. This work by Robert Hodgin falls into the same camp. Take a look at some of the wonderful animations showcased on his site, Flight404.   

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Toshio Iwai
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Above: Toshio Iwai with his Tenori-On digital musical instrument, due to launch in 2007. Continuing my small series on personal heroes, I’m adding Toshio Iwai. I remember first seeing his work when my class from the RCA’s Computer Related Deign program went to the Doors of Perception conference in Amsterdam I think it was the

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Lisa Strausfeld
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Lisa Strausfeld

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Heroes: Steven Holl
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I’ve loved the work of Steven Holl ever since I walked into the St.Ignatius Chapel in Seattle and saw the light. Literally. This is the building my wife and I wanted to get married in, but it was not to be. Architect Steven Holl Combines Geeky Aesthetic, Environmental Elements“Steven Holl’s buildings are more than beautiful

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Heroes: Lebbeus Woods
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Interview with another of my heroes, architect Lebbeus Woods, at the Postopolis! event recently held in New York. His visual style is what really draws me in. I blogged briefly about it here. I should do some due diligence, though, and look more closely at the philosophy and ideas that drive his work, some of

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2 Japanese Heroes
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Since this is a blog about the job I do as a designer in Microsoft Research, I thought I’d start a list of people whose work I really admire. These are not necessarily ‘computer’ people. More individuals whose imagination, integrity and output really shine. First up are 2 Japanese heroes of mine. Not sure that

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Toshio Iwai blog
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Toshio Iwai is a huge inspiration for me. He’s the creator of Electroplankton, and has a long history of designing beautiful ways of making music. He has started a blog on a new musical instrument he’s creating with Yamaha called the TENORI-ON.

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Jonathan Ive
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This article in the Telegraph is pretty shallow and only includes about 3 paragraphs of actual quotes from Ive, but he is a real inspiration. As designer for Apple he’s produced some amazingly focused, gorgeous products. He’s modest and passionate, and clearly cares deeply about every curve, bulge, glow, and motion.

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