One take.

We were talking about the OK Go / Rube Goldberg machine video during advisory on Tuesday – here’s the video from Vimeo:


Open House New York is a weekend that celebrates architecture / design / urban things all around the city. There are tours of places that aren’t usually open to the public, like artist studios. Check it out at

How The L.A. Times Broke The Bell Corruption Story

The LA Times broke a story in July about how city officials in Bell, CA – a city in Los Angeles County – were paying themselves extraordinarily high salaries. For example, the city’s chief administrative officer, who manages the city’s operations, was paid $1.5 million per year; by way of comparison, city managers in neighboring … Continue reading

Eyetracking + reading habits.

We talked today about how a reader’s eyes will skim over the printed page – and why, then, ledes are so important. Check out the results of this study by the Poynter Institute, which used eyetracking to evaluate what a reader retains when he/she reads content in print and online. The study found that readers … Continue reading

design is visiting the cooper hewitt!

We’re going to check out the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Triennial show on Monday, October 4th at 3:30. Check out the website here:

white/black-board animations.

Let’s do this. The process: Linear storytelling / whiteboard: Circular storytelling / blackboard:

The Animation Project.

The Sony Wonder Lab does a free after-school program for high school students interested in stop motion animation. Check out the description from Ms. Leimsider’s email below .. FREE SONY Wonder Lab’s Animation Project – Mandatory Information Session September 28th This free after school program is for high school students interested in obtaining hands-on experience … Continue reading