When the TeenTech Awards announced their 2015 winners last week, news outlets far and wide swooned over the concept of color-changing condoms that detected STDs proposed by three teenaged students. The idea is brilliant as it is bizarre—but don’t expect to see these in stores anytime soon.
Fables and other moral stories made their way into our books and cartoons when we were kids, but somewhere along the way, we've probably forgotten some of the important lessons they teach. Maybe you've heard these, maybe you haven't, but here are some of the best lessons that you can learn no matter what age you are.
When deadlines are a-looming and your creative well has momentarily run dry; when a conversation with colleagues would result in a down-the-rabbit-hole discussion that time won't allow; or when a client wants a design change and you need guidance from an impartial third party; the Pocket Art Director wants to help you…
Visualizing how the world's ideas fit together is no mean feat. But now you don't have to struggle, because Brendan Griffen has mined Wikipedia to create a map of how the world's greatest thinkers influenced each other.
Steven Heller and Veronique Vienne have written a book about the 100 ideas that changed graphic design, which can be taken as a sort of chronological history for graphic design as a whole. The book makes consideration for everything, from body types and teen magazines to sexual taboo busting and designer websites,…
You know that Father's Day is coming up. But if you're anything like me, "June 19th" still sounds distant enough that you haven't gotten off your ass to actually buy a gift. It's not too late. (But it almost is!) Here's a list of places that should have presents your dad won't hate, and that will still deliver by…
What is wrong with this country? Heck, what's wrong with the so-called "First World"? Do we really need to keep inventing and producing useless pieces of junk like this transvestite of tongs, fork and spatula called "Stake"?
Today, Esquire dropped a great list of "15 Geniuses Who Give Us Hope," full of artists, directors, chefs and economists. But there are also a few legitimate tech nerds thrown on the list. Here's a quick look at those geeks.
Awkwardly-coiffed magician Penn Jillette is an inventor. His greatest triumph: a "hydro-therapeutic stimulator" for women with jetstreams directed to "stimulation points (e.g., the clitoris) of the female user when the female user sits in the seat." Meet the Jill-Jet.
The U.S. finals of Microsoft's Imagine Cup, an annual competition that encourages students to tackle big problems with technology, were held yesterday. One winning solution: combining cameraphones and powerful software to detect diseases in developing areas of the world.
The New York Times' Year in Ideas is one of my favorite end-of-the-year lists because it's smart. I mean, they're the best ideas of the year. Here are the 5 bestest ideas of the year. Like getting liquefied when you die.
The answer: with a crane people...with a crane. It makes perfect sense now.
If you have any ideas, they're looking for suggestions of parks, trails, university campuses, pedestrian malls, theme parks, zoos, landmarks, and sports venues. If you have any ideas about good shooting locales, head over to google.com/trike and submit them before October 28.
But that doesn't mean the Singularity isn't coming — it's just coming from a few different places. Vinge packs a lot of ideas into a short video, including the fact that we're already seeing more embedded networks everywhere, and networks can visualize the geometry of their idea based on the "ID number of the node…