This year I made it to my first Code Wars event. Code Wars kicks off the annual webDU developer’s conference. Developers are set a number of challenges by Robin Hilliard from Rocketboots and face off in competition.
Here is a not so skillfully put together montage of the funniest challenge of the night:
This week the Australian government announced that it would be the first country in the world to enforce that cigarettes be sold in plain packaging. The plan is that by 1 July 2012 cigarette packets:
I saw artist Penny Byrne on ABC TV’s Artscape program this week. In the same week I saw a tribute to her work in a shop window, or it it just a dolls head on porcelain animal coincidence? Somehow I doubt the artist is moonlighting as a window dresser. I guess imitation is a form of flattery.
I have been following Margaret and David for some years now so I know the difference between a 3 star movie rating and a 3 ½ star movie rating. Generally though, ratings on web sites can seem fairly spurious unless the audience has some critical mass.
The first Digital Citizens event tonight was a robust discussion on personal versus private online. The title of the evening was Private Parts: Personality and Disclosure – Finding a Balance in the Digital Space. Surprisingly it was the lawyer on the panel, Adrian Dayton (of Social Media for Lawyers) who was sounding like the ad man encouraging people to establish their personal brand and get it all out there on twitter. Sam North of Ogilvy PR, was reminding people of their contractual obligations to their employers and clients with words of warning to not speak badly about them. But, as ever in the social media space the lines quickly become hard to define.
Stephen Page is the head of publishing house Faber and Faber. He was interviewed by Monica Attard on Radio National for Sunday Profile last week. This post summarises the interview.
Philipp von Kiparski has a Bachelor of Arts in Information Design from the Stuttgart Media University, Germany. His degree was based out of the Faculty of Information and Communication. Philipp has just completed his second internship as an Experience Architect here in Australia, at Different. I thought it would be appropriate to kick off this interview series with a recent graduate of a course focussed on user centred design. This interview was recorded on 28 January 2010.
The aim of the interview series UX Studies, is to look at and discuss the education paths people have taken to skill up for their career in the user experience field.
* Warning: this film review contains spoilers *
I just listened to episode one of The Flickerman on Radio National. It is the story of Cornelius Zane-Grey’s search for his missing girlfriend Lucinda. Someone is posting photos of her on Flickr!