Steven Johnson describes the beautifully chaotic way that ideas collide and coalesce. Oh, and this bit…
Listening to Cerf talk about the origins of the Internet — and thinking about the book project — made me wonder who had actually come up with the original idea for a decentralized network. So that day, I tweeted out that question, and instantly got several replies. One of those Twitter replies pointed to a Wired interview from a decade ago with Paul Baran, the RAND researcher who was partially responsible for the decentralized design.
That reply on Twitter was from me!
Stephen Johnson wrote a book. Frank Chimero did a doodle.
The latest project from Jonathan Harris is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the study of contemporary culture:
"We fulfill this mission by documenting, archiving, and disseminating ideas that are shaping modern thought by interviewing leading thinkers in the arts, sciences and technology from around the world."
The idea I like most from this portfolio is the heat-sensitive wallpaper with blooming flowers.
"No Ideas But In Things is a library of controls, animations, layouts, and displays that might be a source of inspiration for interaction designers. Dan Saffer is the curator. The title comes from a William Carlos Williams poem."
The PDF book of the T-shirt of the philosophy from 37 Signals. There are 4 chapters online for you to sample.