Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Oct 2014 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

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DESIGN

New identity for the city of Porto

An incredible project to re-define the visual identity of an entire city. Have a look at the iconography, and how it can be applied to every architectonic aspect and urban element. Simply amazing!

LEARN

The Best New Books On The Creative Economy

A selection of must-read books about the dramatically changed roles and responsibilities of leadership and management in the emerging "creative economy".

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Oct 2014 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

“It only took me 25 years to notice this” – (source)

TECHNOLOGY

What the Future of Robots Reveals About the Human Condition

“I find it touchingly poetic to think that as our technology grows more advanced, we may grow more human.”

WORK

How I fell into the rabbit hole

Life and work at the distributed wonderland (that is Automattic, the company behind WordPress). On how people and culture are at the roots of every good and healthy company.

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Oct 2014 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

Anna Bortsova, Emily Barber & Katherine Norman are running two workshops at the Ada Lovelace day today at Streatham & Clapham High School for girls. It's a day aimed at encouraging women towards careers in tech. Katherine thought to share an article on her inspiring story:

“what I love most about Ada Lovelace is that, despite her mother’s best efforts, she never lost her imagination.” – Chris Riddell on Ada Lovelace who wrote the first ever computer programme!

Read the full article here

TOOLS

ASCII Art for the masses!

via Daniele Esposti
No more tedious sessions on drawing ASCII art with Vim, with this tool you can be a ASCII artist in a couple of minutes! (Warning: by the way if you use it you cannot be considered a complete geek)

THINK

Why Talented Creatives Are Leaving Your Shitty Agency

A strongly opinionated (and sometimes taunting) article on the reasons behind the “exodus of talents” from lots of London agencies. It's worth a read, if you are a manager: prevention is better than cure 😉

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 Oct 2014 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

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SOFTWARE

Affinity Designer

It's always good news when a new graphic software appears on the scene. According to its creators, this will be the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available.

GAMES

Two birds and a liar’s game

A brain teaser riddle. The powered-up version of an old classic: two doors to choose from, one single question to pose, and the uncertainty if we are told the truth or not.