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The atomic sentence - Bobulate
“If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generations of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words?”

That’s Richard Feynman from Lectures on Physics. While he’s referring to scientific knowledge, I considered how his question might apply to what we do. How could we meaningfully sum up what we do in a few words?

I love these sorts of challenges, forcing us to be brief, working with constraints. No small task. Yet, encapsulating an entire design profession seemed a rather daunting — and fleeting — task, thus, I developed a daily practice.

At the end of each day, I write an “atomic sentence,” a single statement that summarizes the most vital lesson about that day.

More than zero

At times where I flail, fumble, and otherwise seek a signpost, these sentences have helped — personal lifelines indicating a larger story. Each day, an atomic unit in a living network.

Over the years, my atomic sentences have included:

• "Make sure you believe in what you start as there are only two ways it can end: you will finish it or it will finish you."
• "When you step in the stream, the water doesn’t pass you by (although the risk of drowning does increase)."
• "Letting go is in fact — or perhaps only sometimes — letting in."
• "Certainty made clear by uncertainty; safety by danger."
• "Every person is just a person trying to be a person."
• "Make starts, not ends."

Hurry off, for at least a sentence’s worth of time, to make your own."
lizdanzico  summary  writing  sentences  atomicsentences  brucefeynman  brevity  contraints  thinking  2014 
september 2014 by robertogreco
What people who do write do understand - Bobulate
"Woody Allen recently:
What people who don’t write don’t understand is that they think you make up the line consciously — but you don’t. It proceeds from your unconscious. So it’s the same surprise to you when it emerges as it is to the audience when the comic says it. I don’t think of the joke and then say it. I say it and then realize what I’ve said. And I laugh at it, because I’m hearing it for the first time myself.


Whenever I find myself in a bout of nonwriting (not writer’s block per se, but an extended period of nonwritingness), I know it’s this. Not a lack of ideas, not a lack of the right space to write, the right drink, the right order, the right methods, the proper instrument, not a deficit of time. It’s simply my conscious getting in the way. I would be better off saying things more wildly, then looking at what I’d said. Do first, think later; many things can benefit from this method — falling in love, taking your first job, speaking up for what you believe in. Write first, think later. Repeat." [lots of links in this paragraph]
writing  lizdanzico  howwewrite  woodyallen 
august 2013 by robertogreco
Connecting
"The 18 minute "Connecting" documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming "Internet of things." Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a "super organism" capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world."
costumerexperience  via:tealtan  video  massimobanzi  blaiseagüerayarcas  youngheejung  helenwalters  lizdanzico  raphaelgrignani  robertfabricant  ericrodenbeck  jonaslöwgren  robertmurdock  andreiherasimchuk  jenniferbove  interactiondesign  design  microsoft  interaction  ui  ux 
december 2012 by robertogreco
Empowering designers with code literacy - Bobulate
"More than 60 years ago, Silas Rhodes and Burne Hogarth founded a school that would later become the School of Visual Arts with three faculty members and 35 students, creating a model that blurred the boundaries between the profession and academia. That tradition continued when in 2009, we began the MFA Interaction Design program. The two-year program has grown from its initial 17 students and 23 faculty members to a now 63 students and alumni, and over 200 faculty, workshop leaders, and visiting lecturers."
codeliteracy  coding  amitpitaru  design  hisotry  interactiondesign  small  lcproject  openstudioproject  education  lizdanzico  svaixd  sva 
september 2012 by robertogreco
The benefits of the implied or - Bobulate
"Steve Davis on the messiness of “and”:
“Education is not a “this OR that” concept; rather it is a “this AND that” concept. “Or” is clean. “And” is messy. “Or” is obvious “And” is nuance. “Or” is destructive. “And” is human. Do you interact with your students the same way you tweet? Do you eat mashed potatoes AND gravy? Which word describes your pedagogy in the classroom and tweets on Twitter?”

Are you a morning person? A coffee person? A public transport person? A gym person? A phone person?

In each of the provocations, the silent truncation is an “or are you an X person” that the questioner may truly be curious about. Are you a morning person… or do you sleep, slovenly so, into the morning hours? Are you a coffee person… or do you deprive yourself something you know you want to have? Are you a gym person or…

I’ve always been drawn to extremes, at being one or the other, so much so that I’ve never been good at being tempered much. I’ve been expert at the messy “and.” And it’s been to my own surprise that this complex, non-neat divide where most is revealed.
“Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations,” Paul Rand once said.

To my own surprise, I’ve recently been finding I’m “and” in most categories. I’m an early-morning and a late-night person. I’m a phone and an IM person. I walk and take public transport. Being messy has its merits."
lizdanzico  stephendavis  allsorts  2011  diversity  simplicity  complexity  provocations  extremes  thisandthat  lifestyle 
july 2012 by robertogreco
New York truths according to Gopnik - Bobulate
"Each summer, she visited New York. “What’s your diary like?” preceded overlapping calendars to find where we might place the visit. And each summer, I drew a map for my guest. Shopping places, seeing places, eating places, finding places, sitting places, secret places. The neighborhood diagrams charted my moves through the city — East Village, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens — and were as unknowable as they were temporary. Each summer, places dissipated into places they used to be. Drawn maps, a history of a moment. The ritual of the map became the truth that persisted."

[Adam Gopnik list that precedes is from:
http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/07/10/thinking-about-central-park See also: http://www.amazon.com/Through-Childrens-Gate-Home-Vintage/dp/1400075750/ ]
place  newyorkers  experience  truth  memory  nyc  mapping  maps  adamgopnik  2012  lizdanzico 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Everything you know lost in translation - Bobulate
"Japanese used to have a color word, ao, that spanned both green and blue. In the modern language, however, ao has come to be restricted mostly to blue shades, and green is usually expressed by the word midori (although even today ao can still refer to the green of freshness or unripeness — green apples, for instance, are called ao ringo). when the first traffic lights were imported from the United States and installed in Japan in the 1930s, they were just as green as anywhere else. Nevertheless, in common parlance the go light was dubbed ao shingoo, perhaps because the three primary colors on Japanese artists’ palettes are traditionally aka (red), kiiro (yellow), and ao. The label ao for a green light did not appear so out of the ordinary at first, because of the remaining associations of the word ao with greenness.

But over time, the discrepancy between the green color and the dominant meaning of the word ao began to feel jarring. Nations with a weaker spine might have opted for…"
history  symbolism  symbols  description  guydeutscher  language  color  blue  green  lizdanzico  japanese  translation 
april 2012 by robertogreco
An eightfold path of Sylvianess - Bobulate
"4. Talk to everybody. All the time. About everything.
In the last three years, I have 1,200 emails from Sylvia. And half of those emails are her telling me about some other conversation she’s having – something fascinating she learned, someone she went to lunch with, someone I should look up. She was at the center of this constant circle of communication. And that was not only a very canny business strategy, but it was also a source of personal power: The power to transform people’s lives, and transform not just the lives of people she knew, but the lives of people who experienced the world she made.

I’m really trying hard to figure out: how do you be like Sylvia in that way, really embrace all the people around you?"
lizdanzico  inspiration  love  conversation  listening  understanding  interestedness  communication  email  people  sylviaharris  cv  toaspireto  sharing  learning  2011  life  living  glvo  work  meaningmaking  food  interested 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Quarterly Co.™
"…new way to connect w/ the people you follow & find interesting. We spend so much of our lives connecting w/ people online that we forget the value of tangible interactions that happen in the real world. Quarterly wants to bridge that gap by allowing anyone to subscribe to influential contributors and get physical items in the mail from them. It is like a magazine, but instead of receiving words on a page, our subscribers receive actual items that tell a compelling story crafted and narrated by the contributor.

What kind of stuff will I get? A blend of original, exclusive, & consumer items that are timeless, practical, exciting, & fly under the radar. We don’t want to fill up your house w/ clutter, & we’re mindful of the waste that each of us generate every day. But we also recognize that consumption isn’t inherently bad, it’s just a matter of making smarter choices about the things we surround ourselves with.

Each product should reflect on the person who selected it…"
design  quarterly  retail  subscriptions  geoffmanaugh  mariapopova  tinarotheisenberg  swissmiss  alexismadrigal  lizdanzico  shopping  gifts 
september 2011 by robertogreco
The social life of marginalia - Bobulate
"Even if we can capture intention and overcome sharing, we might come back to consider what was formerly known as the commonplace book. How might new book designers — of any format — replicate its sense of wholeness and real-time cataloging online? Do we need to?

It’s critical that the new book designer consider how and where these marks might be shared. I’m not suggesting that all annotations be social lest we become self-conscious in our book-relationships. One of the principal pleasures of taking notes is the intimacy with a passage, the outright honesty with which one might scribble, “Gasp!” or “Hogwash,” or “True that,” for later reminding. But there will need to be equal consideration given to what to keep personal as to what to make shareable.

After all, some sentiments are best left between you and your margins."
books  annotation  reading  notetaking  marginalrevolution  commonplacebooks  via:russelldavies  sharing  lizdanzico  robinsloan  jamesbridle  cv  memory  organization  notes  bookmarks  kindle  amazon  meaning  makingmeaning  meaningmaking 
may 2011 by robertogreco
On Your Way Here | Liz Danzico
"if you know what you believe in and you know what you’re passionate about, you can make good decisions. Because what’s presented to you and what you choose to do are very closely aligned with what you believe in."

But I’ve realized that the people that I respect the most, the people who are doing great things, are people who care so much about what they do that they can’t stop. They are not unhealthy. There are those people who are unhealthy, but I’m talking about the people that care so much about what they do, that they go out of their way to have coffee and do interview projects [like now]. They care. They are not working too hard. They care about quality."

"it’s important that you evaluate what you really believe in from time to time. You can’t say yes to everything and you can’t believe in everything. You have to make some decisions."

"Not everyone needs to go to school"
lizdanzico  passion  perfectionism  love  values  work  life  glvo  tcsnmy  cv  yearoff  decisionmaking  decisions  preparation  observation  opportunity 
april 2011 by robertogreco
On why, or the magic of coffee - Bobulate
"A question of why

Why is a six-year old so curious? Partly practical. Because she is not tall enough to know all the answers, she must ask good questions. To see over the edge of the cup would be to see the answer. As this isn’t possible, observation and questioning are her only tool.

Access less

Access can take away why. More practical is less practical sometimes, and being tall and connected and well-read and traveled can dull the edges of a good question. If questions aren’t coming easily, make yourself less so. Take something away. Give something away. Be less tall. Remove the excess, and you might find what remains is a good question.

And that is magic."
lizdanzico  curiosity  children  magic  imagination  questions  access  knowledge  practical  excess  information  wonder  wonderdeficit 
january 2011 by robertogreco
Liz Danzico - Adding By Leaving Out: The Power of the Pause on Vimeo
"We tend to think of the pause as awkward. In speech, pauses connote uncomfortable silence, an issue at hand, and as communicators, we smooth over silence with fillers. We’re trained to deliver smooth speech, censoring “um” and “ah” out. As designers, as much as we value whitespace, we tend to fill it. This distaste for the pause — and the inverse seeking an always-on state — is a daily battle we face. We’re impatient with the pause, and as a result, we’re missing out on a great deal. What would happen if we become more comfortable with the pause? As it turns out, we can add by leaving out. From Edison to Underhill to web-based software, learn where the pause has power."

[Something very brief that I wrote about pause a few months before: http://robertogreco.tumblr.com/post/626105538/hustle-works-best-when-paired-with-pause-time ]
lizdanzico  pause  slow  slowness  design  webdesign  words  comments  collections  whitespace  impatience  patience  behavior  smoothness  wabi-sabi  fluency  speech  speaking  communication  understanding  thomasedison  toshare  classdieas  jonathansafranfoer  awkwardness  webdev 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Locating over your head - Bobulate
"Alexander Isley on going to work for Tibor Kalman:

"It’s really important to be in over your head, to put yourself in a position where you’re in over your head — whether you’re a designer or just a human being. To be challenged. Because you know what? After a couple of weeks of being completely terrified, you’re on top of it, and you can do it. (8:00)""
alexanderisley  tiborkalman  cv  tcsnmy  learning  design  growth  work  howwework  howwelearn  lizdanzico 
december 2010 by robertogreco
An Anthony Bourdain anti-incentive - Bobulate
"I was rail-thin, shaky, and the first think I did was ask my old pal Bigfoot if he could lend me twenty-five bucks until payday. Without hesitation, he reached into his pocket and let me two hundred … Looking at me, and hearing the edited-for-television version of what I’d be up to in recent years, he must have had every reason to believe I’d disappear with the two bills, spend it on crack and never show up for my first shift. And if he’d given me the twenty-five instead of two hundred, that might well have happened …

I was so shaken by his baseless trust in me — that such a cynical bastard as Bigfoot would make such a gesture — that I determined I’d sooner gnaw my own fingers off, gouge my eyes out with a shellfish fork and run naked down Seventh Avenue than ever betray that trust."
incentives  anti-incentives  anthonybourdain  trust  teaching  lizdanzico  zappos  motivation 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Fringe benefits of escalaphobia - Bobulate
"In third grade, we went to The Globe Store. This, downtown Scranton’s only department store in the ’70s, was our class field trip, our travel to commerce, to the city. It was sparkling and linoleum and had the only moving walkway we knew.

Stepping onto an escalator is an act of faith, and we were reminded of this each Globe Store field trip by Maura Hoban. Maura Hoban had escalaphobia. She was afraid of the escalator.

So instead of gliding magically between floors, 25 of us, uniformed but not in uniform, moved to find alternative routes. Because while trusting in the technology of the newest moving walkway was one kind of faith, learning to trust in the strength of the group, when needed, was far better. United in escalaphobia."
community  escalaphobia  tcsnmy  fieldtrips  learning  empathy  trust  elevators  escalators  lizdanzico 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Lacunas - Bobulate
"Frank Bures compares words in other languages to icebergs: [quote].

Not everyone feels this way: [another quote].

Alex Ross points out that John Cage once defined music as “the art of listening to other people,” and there’s no better way to be. Language has always felt like that to me: when you’re listening to an unfamiliar language, there’s an art to it that isolates the absolutely concrete sounds so they emerge as essential. Like squinting at a piece of art. Or taking a piece through a crushing editorial process. Each has ways of closing up the lacunas."
lizdanzico  language  words  communication  simpleenglish  listening 
november 2010 by robertogreco
The Gunnian principles for design critiques - Bobulate
"Dan Saffer tallies what he’s learned about design critiques from watching Tim Gunn of Project Runway. Gunn’s principles for critique seem to be:

• The purpose of a critique is to make the design better.
• Be supportive.
• First, figure out what the designer was trying to accomplish.
• Offer direction, not prescription.
• Humor and metaphor work better than criticism alone.
• Accept multiple styles.
• Know the domain.
• If you don’t understand it, be cautious in critiquing it.
• Don’t take it personally.

These principles are positioned here for brevity, so head over to see them in full at Kicker Studio."

[Link: http://www.kickerstudio.com/blog/2010/11/everything-ive-ever-learned-about-giving-design-critiques-i-learned-from-tim-gunn/ ]
lizdanzico  dansaffer  constructivecriticism  criticism  howto  design  tcsnmy  classideas  glvo 
november 2010 by robertogreco
The taxonomy of the invisible - Bobulate
"Peter del Tredici, a senior research scientist at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and lecturer in landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, argues the wildlife that surrounds us every day often has an “image problem:” it goes unnoticed, unattended, and unvalued. “There is no denying the fact that many — if not most — of the plants … suffer from image problems associated with the label ‘weeds,’ or, to use a more recent term, ‘invasive species.’ From the plant’s perspective, ‘invasiveness’ is just another word for successful reproduction — the ultimate goal of all organisms, including humans…. The term is a value judgment that humans apply to plants we do not like, not a biological characteristic.”"
iphone  applications  location  lizdanzico  weeds  plants  invasivespecies  nature  naturedeficitdisorder  urban  urbanism  childhood  chores  memories  nostalgia  noticing  danhill  cityofsound  trees  treesny  nyc  life  systems  biology  glvo  srg  edg  humans  perspective  language  words  taxonomy  wildlife  cities  value  organisms  shrequest1  ios 
november 2010 by robertogreco
The design of serendipity is not by chance - Bobulate
"Chance leads to the possibility of new behaviors, new patterns, new ideas, and new structures. It allows people to change their behavior in response to context, in the moment, however fleeting. How might we help recapture serendipitous moments by helping coordinate chance? And what is the role of technology and interaction design? As the power that citizens have with their media grows, so must we grow opportunities for creative exploration, new ideas, and chance encounters."
lizdanzico  discovery  chance  serendipity  technology  iphone  applications  adamgreenfield  ios 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Frank Chimero - Your blog sucks. And your work. And probably mine too.
"we “visual” people need to get off of our asses & write. Sounds painful, but I’m not talking about standardized-test/public-school, 5-paragraph-format, “This-leads-me-to-conclude” writing. I’m talking about real writing that communicates. Intended outcomes are labeled, process is documented, & you say why something was made into being. Tell me why.

I want more writing like Liz Danzico’s or Jason Santa Maria’s. I want thoughtful documentation of what it’s like to make stuff. Marco Arment, developer of Tumblr & Instapaper, does that exceedingly well. He lets us into the process, explains decisions & keeps us posted on his thoughts about his work & the things corollary to his development concerns. So, based on that, I ask you this: are we trying to keep design a mysterious black box? Because if that’s what you want, you’re doing a damn good job of it…

To do meaningful curation, it requires knowledge in multiple areas…Great designers are prone to have a wide base of knowledge."
frankchimero  writing  classideas  communication  process  criticism  curation  blogs  blogging  design  glvo  generalists  knowledge  bandwagons  enthusiasm  marcoarment  lizdanzico  jasonsantamaria  realwriting  tcsnmy  toshare  topost  thewhy  thinking  sharing  value  curating 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Everything-ism - Bobulate ["This is no two-burner strategy. This is everything-ism.""]
"James Franco seems to defy burner-isms. A recent piece raises at least two questions: 1) Can he be for real? 2) If so, then just how is all of this possible?

"As soon as Franco finished at UCLA, he moved to NY & enrolled in 4 of [grad school programs]: NYU for filmmaking, Columbia for fiction writing, Brooklyn College for fiction writing, & a low-residency poetry program at Warren Wilson College in NC. This fall, at 32, before he’s even done with all of these, he’ll be starting at Yale, for a PhD in English, & also at RISD."

"According to his mother, Betsy, Franco has been this way since he was born. In kindergarten, he wouldn’t just build regular little block towers — he’d build structures that used every single block in the playroom. At night, he would organize his Star Wars toys before he slept. When Franco was 4 years old, a friend of the family died...He was inconsolable. Eventually...choke[s] out,...“But I don’t want to die! I have so much to do!”"

[Referencing: http://nymag.com/movies/profiles/67284/ ]
lizdanzico  jamesfranco  davidsedaris  everything-ism  education  busyness  balance  extremes  performanceart  multitasking 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Copy space editor - Bobulate
"As a former copy editor, I’ve watched my grammar-to-writing ratio shift. The more I write, the less attention I pay to copy editing, evidenced by the fact (evidence of the fact?) that I had to instant message a friend recently to inquire: “is it ‘Applause for who?’ or ‘Applause for whom?’” After a few minutes, he typed slowly, “YOU’RE asking ME?”"
writing  copyediting  grammar  process  learning  lizdanzico  editing  doing 
july 2010 by robertogreco
[M]aybe it would be cool to have conversations... - Bobulate
“[M]aybe it would be cool to have conversations about this thing that I’m the most passionate about in my life with the person I’m most passionate about."
friendship  work  tcsnmy  howwework  well-being  happiness  partnerships  glvo  passion  productivity  lizdanzico  jessiarrington  creightnmershon  conversation  engagement  meaning 
july 2010 by robertogreco
In praise of tardiness - Bobulate [The above is not necessarily the "value" of tardiness, but rather an example of how timing can be improtant & often is only a matter of chance. Oh, and something about the power of suggestion.]
"One day in 1939, Berkeley doctoral candidate George Dantzig arrived late for a statistics class taught by Jerzy Neyman. He copied down the 2 problems on the blackboard & turned them in a few days later, apologizing for the delay—he’d found them unusually difficult. Distracted, Neyman told him to leave his homework on the desk.

On a Sunday morning 6 weeks later, Neyman banged on Dantzig’s door. The problems that Dantzig had assumed were homework were actually unproved statistical theorems that Neyman had been discussing with the class—& Dantzig had proved both of them. Both were eventually published, w/ Dantzig as coauthor.

“When I began to worry about a thesis topic,” he recalled later, “Neyman just shrugged & told me to wrap the 2 problems in a binder & he would accept them as my thesis.”"

[Don't miss the other contrary examples at the bottom.]
tardiness  promptness  etiquette  timing  serendipity  knowingless  seeingonlypartofthepicture  lateness  misunderstanding  happyaccidents  thepowerofsuggestion  thereisnooneway  lizdanzico 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Confidence for good - Bobulate
"Even when you choose the thing that inspires you, the thing you believe in, work with colleagues you learn from, do good work, there’s going to be a level of fear involved. People will have opinions and negative reactions. But that fear means it’s worth it...

Each career change I’ve made has been based on this premise. Leaping from a known to an unknown is a way to stay relevant, moving, and continue learning...

People, both women and men, should be so fiercely passionate about good ideas that self-promotion is a natural extension. Otherwise, why is it worth doing in the first place? It’s when confidence and self-promotion are obfuscated from passion that the claims become flimsy and empty. Confidence can bridge the gap between desire and outcome as long as the integrity for what we believe and the authenticity of what we create remain in place. We have the ability to both do good work and to recognize it — the choice is ours to make. Confidence is good’s natural extension."

[via: http://blog.frankchimero.com/post/594165220/text-playlist ]
entrepreneurship  etiquette  clayshirky  lizdanzico  authenticity  education  psychology  thinking  writing  fear  gender  inspiration  demographics  design  creativity  confidence  life  business  good  integrity  self-promotion  passion  careers 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Frank Chimero — Text Playlist
"I do a bit of that myself, but I keep what I perceive to be a more valuable, important morgue file: one made of the best writing on the web I come across. I take this list and revisit and reread it every 4 to 8 weeks. You could almost consider it a playlist of text: it’s very select (I artificially limit it to 10-15 articles), I typically read them all in one sitting, and the order and pacing is very purposeful. Most revolve around what it’s like to be making things in 2010, and a lot of the people that I respect the most have pieces in it. It’s almost a pep talk in text form. I visit it when I’m down, when I’m lazy, when I’m feeling the inertia take over."
frankchimero  textplaylist  via:lukeneff  mustread  toread  writing  lists  motivation  meditation  inspiration  creativity  blogs  blogging  art  sistercorita  vonnegut  merlinmann  mairakalman  robinsloan  thewire  lizdanzico  jonathanharris  rands  kurtvonnegut  coritakent 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Current Event Fridays - Bobulate [Great intro and then great advice about travel.]
"Once a week, Social Studies class would stray from textbooks. We wouldn’t read about national politics or international affairs or whatever else was of importance to sixth graders that week. Instead, it was Current Events Friday. We were instructed to inspect our local Times (there being only 2 in our small town) for a single news item we were to read aloud in class. There were no rules, of course; the significance of “news” was left up to us. 26 student clippings later — tag sales, local basketball games, an occasional mayoral event, the current rollerskating champion — we were proud. These weren’t by any means the stories Ms. Lyons had in mind, but they were what mattered. They were our stories.
memory  nostalgia  schools  lizdanzico  socialstudies  travel  experience  tcsnmy  cv  invitations  manifestos  howto 
june 2010 by robertogreco
interactions magazine | The Art of Editing: The New Old Skills for a Curated Life
"Whether we see it or not, we’re becoming editors ourselves. In the Gutenberg era, the one-to-many relationship, in which an editor dictated the content for the masses, was common. In the post-Gutenberg era, our reliance became more democratic: We sought out editors who could sift through the staggering amount of information for us, signal where to look, what to read, and what to pay attention to. Now there’s another shift at play; you may have seen it reblogged or retweeted recently, in fact. With new tools allowing an unlimited degree of flexibility and freedom, we’re gaining comfort in editing our own media. We are, for the first time, accepting the role of editor, and exhibiting our editorial qualities outward. We’re gaining followers and pointing the way forward for others. But without any training, how are we doing it?"
culture  curation  narrative  convergence  collections  blogging  editing  editors  content  iraglass  via:cervus  cv  ethanzuckerman  lizdanzico  coherence  twitter  tumblr  clayshirky  infooverload  googlereader  rss  intuition  voice  tempo  socialmedia  information  design  writing  media  danahboyd  news 
may 2010 by robertogreco

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