The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum yesterday announced the winners of the eighth annual National Design Awards, honoring the very best in American architecture and design. This year’s winners include Apple’s design chief Jonathan Ive, rockstar cover designer Chip Kidd, and design software giant Adobe Systems.
While the awards go a long way in recognizing exceptional design across America, they do leave something to be desired when compared to international awards such as those given out by I.D.
Mark Hurst, User Experience expert and author of the new book, Bit Literacy is hosting a seminar and reader meet-up in NYC this coming Wednesday, May 23rd. The seminar is $40, and includes a copy of the book. Unfortunately, I get into the city too late for the seminar, but I’m hoping to make it to the meet-up later in the evening. Let me know (via the spiffy new contact page) if you’re planning to be there, and we can meet-up!
Brilliant new ad for the Samsung Ultra series of mobile phones. To quote the ever witty Phil Torrone,
We’re never going to solve the bees all dying off if we keep throwing tiny pies at them…
Student Arrested for Making Videogame Map of School. I’ve tried to do the same, but I’m no good at 3D modeling.
The BBC is reporting that AACS, the company behind the HD-DVD copy protection, has vowed to track down and prosecute any and all bloggers who posted 09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-D8-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0.
Slashdot, as always, has a fantastic analysis of this story in the comments.
AACS, come and get me.
This is the current encryption key for HD-DVD.
Do with it what you will.
Long live free speech.