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TakePart is the digital division of Participant Media. You can see exactly what they do above. They're amazing people doing amazing work and are really a joy to work with.
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In February of this year, Eli Pariser approached me about designing the slides for his upcoming TED Talk for TED2011. Slotted for nine minutes, the topic was the subject of his new book being released on May 12th.
What was supposed to be the great democratizing force of the ages, the Internet, no longer is living up to its promise. Rather, what's being created around us by web companies and their algorithms is a hyper-personalized space of information specifically tailored to us based on what we like. We are all ending up in our very own bubbles, with challenging subjects or people who disagree with us being filtered out. And we're not even aware of it.
As of today, the talk is now online at TED. We also have just launched the site for the book, the Filter Bubble. Big props to Eli on this exciting day. And thanks to Matt Linder and the New BLK team for another great site development.
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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"
TED2011 The Rediscovery of Wonder is coming up; February 28-March 4, 2011 in Long Beach. So this week, it's all TED all the time. At TEDMED 2010, Thomas Goetz, the executive editor of Wired, redesigns your medical chart.
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peopleforbikes.org is making the world a better place to ride. Power to the pedal people. And a nice infographic for "getting there by bike." via GOOD.
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Design for Haiti is another design project from Aaron Perry-Zucker (Design for Obama, makeUSgreen). The mission: to collect Haiti posters that either advocate relief efforts or visualize information leading to a better understanding of the situation in Haiti. "We are especially seeking top notch info graphics that give the audience an 'ah-hah' moment where they learn something and perhaps see the situation differently." Consider it a creative call to action to design. The following images are several fine examples.
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TMF started out as a place for doers, dreamers, sketchers, crafters and mess-makers to congregate, get inspired and create. This current incarnation is a simple extension of that intent. A pathway from what is now, to what could be tomorrow. Onward!