Techfest 2010: Some Technology Heirlooms
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We recently took part in TechFest 2010, the latest in Microsoft Research’s show and tell events, with a booth that we entitled “The Future of Looking Back”. TechFest is primarily a way for people in Research to meet people in Microsoft’s product groups who are interested in similar topic areas. It’s a sort of trade

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Visualizing the wireless
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It must have been a pain for the guys at Nearfield to draw all these little dotted circles, but it’s an effective way of highlighting the quantity of wi-fi devices of one sort or another around us.

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NOTEBOOK 98-3 « LEBBEUS WOODS
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Lebbeus Woods, the architect, has started a series of posts on his notebooks. It sounds like this was a practice he went through and “finished” at some point, before moving on to other ways of working. That’s a little disappointing and goes against what I see as a lifetime practice. Still, I guess that depends

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Hillu Liebelt
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I saw the textile work of Hillu Liebelt in the January issue of Crafts magazine, and really loved the installation pieces of textile heads on thin wire stands that she created. She has a show entitled “Delicate Matters” that’s just started in the UK at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe in rural Lancashire if anyone

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New work by Maya Lin
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Some really beautiful looking new work by Maya Lin. Hope this exhibition comes to the UK. “The Systematic Landscape exhibit, Lin’s second nationally traveling exhibit within 10 years, ranges from a 50-ton sculpture created by 65,000 pieces of 2×4 set on their ends (2×4 Landscape) to Rand McNally into which Lin has cut through page

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Beautiful book covers
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  A Christmas List (CR Blog)

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Tag Galaxy
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I’m a bit of a 3D UI sceptic. I just have some history in the area, and it’s left me thinking that 3D interactions are often cumbersome and rarely have a life beyond what their cool factor gives them. Case in point is this Tag Galaxy search. I really find it compelling. I’m not sure

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LEBBEUS WOODS on Lines
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Poetic entry on drawing from Lebbeus Woods. “Even though I am best known for my drawings, and have spent many years as a teacher of architects, I have never taught drawing. The reason is that each person who wants to draw should devise his or her own way. It makes no sense to teach a

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News visualizations
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A couple of really nice, back to back posts on visualizing the news from Visualcomplexity.com. The first is a visualization by Dave Bowker of a week of news from the Guardian newspaper. Dave attempts to connect the dots between sets of articles. The second is a little harder to get into, since the content is

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Visualization overview
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Feeling like a cross between a Tufte lecture and a flick through any recent book on Processing or Flash masters, this article presents a good overview of the job and direction of ancient and modern data visualization. “In his introductory text , Jose Luis de Vicente, the curator of the workshop, described data visualization as

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