20 Free E-books For Web Designers

E-books are great way to learn more about web design. E-books can truly provide you a fountain of knowledge of information and there’s a lot to be learnt. The beauty of ebooks is that there short and insightful not as a long as a book but not as short as a blog post.

This blog post we have collected a personal collection of well of thought out web design related ebooks, which can be downloaded and read all for free. If your a tablet owner i would certainly recommend putting them on your ebook to read. There’s not too many great ebooks currently out their which are available for free, you should certainly take advantages of this post and read one of the ebooks listed in the post.

I hope you enjoy the blog post and we would love for you to share your favourite free ebook featured in are post, or recommend any good free ebooks which we may have missed out.


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E-books are great way to learn more about web design. E-books can truly provide you a fountain of knowledge of information and there’s a lot to be learnt. The beauty of ebooks is that there short and insightful not as a long as a book but not as short as a blog post.

This blog post we have collected a personal collection of well of thought out web design related ebooks, which can be downloaded and read all for free. If your a tablet owner i would certainly recommend putting them on your ebook to read. There’s not too many great ebooks currently out their which are available for free, you should certainly take advantages of this post and read one of the ebooks listed in the post.

I hope you enjoy the blog post and we would love for you to share your favourite free ebook featured in are post, or recommend any good free ebooks which we may have missed out.

1. The elements of typographic style applied to web

typographicweb 20 Free E books For Web Designers

For too long typographic style and its accompanying attention to detail have been overlooked by website designers, particularly in body copy. In years gone by this could have been put down to the technology, but now the web has caught up. The advent of much improved browsers, text rendering and high resolution screens, combine to negate technology as an excuse.

2. Webdesign succes guidewebdesignsuccesguide 20 Free E books For Web Designers

Web Designer’s Success Guide is the definitive guide to starting your own freelance Web design business.

3. Why Designwhyebook 20 Free E books For Web Designers

Does your startup need a designer co-founder?
Enrique Allen runs down the characteristics of designer founders, scenarios where design is particularly important, and how to spot designer founders in the wild.

4. Time Management for Creative Peopletimemangment 20 Free E books For Web Designers

Delivering time management training and coaching for hundreds of creative people has taught me a lot about what it takes to get original work done in the midst of the demands and distractions of the 21st century workplace.

5. Introduction to Good Usabilityintroductiontogoodusabilty 20 Free E books For Web Designers

Over the past year I have written a few posts about design guidelines. They have also proven to be the most successful ones. I have therefor decided to put a few of them together, add some more and bundle it as an ebook. So without much further ado, I present:

6. HTML5 Quick Learning Guidehtml5quickguide 20 Free E books For Web Designers

There are lots of great resources for getting comprehensive information on HTML5, so instead of creating another one of those, I decided instead to create a short “quick learning guide”. This guide introduces you to just the main elements of HTML5 that you’ll probably want to use right away. This guide is for those who want to get the basics figured out first, and worry about the finer details later on.

7. How To Be Creativelearninghowtocreativewebdesignebook 20 Free E books For Web Designers

MacLeod, an advertising executive and popular blogger with a flair for the creative, gives his 26 tried-and-true tips for being truly creative. Each point illustrated by a cartoon drawn by the author himself. Leer más “20 Free E-books For Web Designers”

Genome entrepreneurs say their data will help you live longer


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The cost of sequencing the human genome continues to fall, reaching a low of $1,000 this year due to a new microchip and machine designed by genetics company Life Technologies Corp. And unleashed by those lower costs, a small cadre of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley is exploring ways to harness this data to enable us to live longer and healthier lives.

Dr. Dietrich Stephan, a human geneticist, has spent the better part of a decade trying to achieve that goal. Until recently, it has been costly and time-consuming to map the 3 billion units of DNA, known as base-pairs, which make up the human genetic code. But now, he said, with the low cost of gene sequencing technologies, we are on the brink of banishing a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine.

“Every disease has a genetic component, and yet largely none of the available genetic information is being used today to treat patients,” he said.
Until recently, genome sequencing had been limited to a select few. According to biographer Walter Isaacson, the late Steve Jobs had his DNA sequenced for $100,000 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

To biotech entrepreneurs, bringing gene sequencing to a mass market is the most exciting development since the completion of The Human Genome Project. According to Joe Betts-Lecroix, a biophysicist and entrepreneur, that major international undertaking was expected to yield a map of the mutations that cause disease. Instead, genetics researchers found that the genes only seem to account for a tiny percentage of inherited traits and differences between a healthy and sick person.

“The Human Genome Project was a monumental achievement, but also a huge disappointment,” said Betts-Lacroix, who recently delivered a rousing TEDx SF talk on using genetics to cure aging.

“It’s not about the human genome, but more the human gene pool. To really understand what’s going on, we’ve found that we have to sequence the DNA of millions of people. This work is only beginning, and will require much lower-cost sequencing. Fortunately, that seems to be upon us,” said Betts-Lacroix.

At a select few hospitals across the country, the work has already begun. In 2010, the Children’s Hospital in Boston recruited Dr. Dietrich Stephan – a biotech entrepreneur fresh from the success of Sequoia-funded genetics startup Navigenics – to join the Gene Partnership Initiative, one of the first efforts to gather genetic information about disease. Relying on his experience as a biotech entrepreneur, Stephan developed the hospital’s first sustainable program to sequence the genomes of 100,000 young patients.

The program is still ongoing, and researchers are finding links between genes, the environment, and complex genetic disease. Already, the flood of genetic information is being used to produce drugs that are better targeted to patients. Not everyone processes medicine in the same way; by understanding patients’ genomic make-up, doctors can provide a therapy they’ll respond to best. That’s an important capability considering that this year alone, close to 800,000 people were injured or died due to adverse reactions to drugs. Leer más “Genome entrepreneurs say their data will help you live longer”

Entrepreneurs: What the JOBS Act means for you right now


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By now, you’ve probably heard that the JOBS Act passed. The “Jumpstart Our Business Startups,” or JOBS Act, will allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund online to fund small businesses and startups. Plus, entrepreneurs can raise funds from non-accredited investors. The catch: The regulations aren’t in place until the SEC review period is up in January 2013.

While the bill itself is effective immediately, still pending are how the sections that fall under the SEC scope will be regulated. The SEC has 270 days to focus on how to regulate the offerings targeting non-accredited investors. In the meantime, entrepreneurs will be able to crowdfund only to accredited investors beginning July 4, 2012. Leer más “Entrepreneurs: What the JOBS Act means for you right now”

Entrepreneurs and investors meet in New York to organize for profit and for revolution


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There were two pretty incredible tech events in New York this Tuesday. I only managed to score an invite to one of them, the Lerer Ventures CEO summit at Citi Field. The other was Union Square Ventures more exclusive Hacking Society get together, which luckily was live streamed. It’s worth taking a look at these two gatherings to get a sense of where the Silicon Alley scene is at right now and how the most powerful players in the East Coast tech world are thinking about the future.

Lerer Venture’s CEO summit brought together the heads of all the Lerer Ventures portfolio companies, along with a number of bankers, investors and journalists. There were panels and demonstrations. The aim was to strengthen the Lerer network through an exchange ideas and best practices. How do you fire someone who’s not working out? What’s the best way to keep a company culture intact as you scale past 100 employees? Will the Mets ever win another World Series? Leer más “Entrepreneurs and investors meet in New York to organize for profit and for revolution”

Why one company is making all its employees learn how to code

Shortly after our official rollout to the company, our chief technology officer reviewed the programming lessons provided by Codecademy and established a project schedule which takes our employees through the JavaScript language. We made sure that the training was spread out enough (just four or five hours of coursework each month) so as in not to become a burden on our employees’ already busy schedules.

To promote collaboration, we also grouped our employees into teams of four or five, with an engineer serving as mentor for each group. This ensures that no employee feels alone while working their way through the project. Employees have colleagues they can go to with questions as well as a mentor who helps provide the additional assistance and training they may need. For our engineers, it provided them with an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, teaching their colleagues.

To keep things fun, we’ve also hosted several “coding lunches” where the entire company spends an hour or so working in their groups completing the assigned coursework for that week. The employees enjoy the break, and it provides an opportunity to work through the lessons together, having their questions answered and being able to learn from each other.

We are also in the midst of rolling out additional monthly training sessions facilitated by our engineering team for any employee who wishes to receive more training on the subject matter being covered that month.

While we’re only three months into the Codinization Project, I am already noticing the impact the project is making. The dialogue and questions I am hearing from both the “learning” and “mentoring” sides has been inspiring to me. Technical and non-technical employees are enjoying working together to help raise the company’s collective product knowledge and understanding.

It’s also brought together teams that otherwise might not have had the opportunity work together. The Codecademy platform has met our initiative’s needs, providing non-technical employees with engaging, appropriate training lessons to introduce them to the JavaScript language.

I have faith in our team that we will succeed, and I am excited to watch our progression through our Codinization Project. With that in mind, I better go… I’m late completing my Codecademy homework.

Michael Jaconi is CEO of FreeCause, a loyalty and rewards platform for brands and consumers. He also serves as an executive officer at Rakuten, FreeCause’s parent company and one of the world’s largest Internet service companies in the world. While Jaconi possesses an extensive background in business, politics, and media, the Codinization Project represents his first foray into computer programming.


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The most successful companies are ones that are never satisfied with the status quo. They are too busy looking for ways to improve their products, personnel, and experience for their customers.

There are many approaches a company can take to improve itself. For us, it meant trying something revolutionary that would arm our employees with a new skill set, bring our technical and non-technical teams closer together, and provide the entire company with a deeper understanding and appreciation of what we do.

To accomplish this, we set an ambitious goal of having all of our employees learn how to write code in 2012.

Three months ago, we announced to our 60-person company that each employee was going to learn how to code in 2012. We named the initiative the “Codinization Project”. After the initial moments of surprise in the room faded, I explained to our employees the reasons why we were undertaking this initiative.

As leading technology companies have shown time and time again, being smarter than the competition and building superior technology is the only way a company can succeed over the long term. We felt that this Codinization Project was the challenging yet necessary step we needed to build a deeper understanding across the company of the intricacies of our technology platforms and products. If we could equip our employees with a solid foundation of knowing why our products do what they do, the more intelligent they would become in every element of our business, from product planning to client communications, implementations, and customer support. Leer más “Why one company is making all its employees learn how to code”

DreamIt Ventures’ NYC accelerator announces new class, moves into Fab’s old office


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A big part of the tech boom in New York has been the arrival of several accelerators and incubators which are minting new classes of top tier startups. Today, in a presentation at Google Ventures in Manhattan, DreamIt Ventures announced its newest class of 15 companies for its New York Accelerator.

DreamIt Ventures is also moving into the old office of Fab.com, following in the footsteps of TechStars, who took Foursquare’s former office in search of some magic startup mojo.

Five of the companies selected are part of the DreamIt Access program, a dedicated effort to launch 15 minority-led startups over the next 12 months. Comcast Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, is an investor in the DreamIt Access program. Leer más “DreamIt Ventures’ NYC accelerator announces new class, moves into Fab’s old office”

You can help startups raise capital at Microventures

The new Crowdfunding laws are about to open up angel investing to almost everyone. Gone are the days where you have to risk $50,000 or more, receive a personal invitation to invest from a friend, or only see a limited number of deals from the few available in your area. The new crowdfunding laws will go into effect sometime in 2013, but what can you do to take advantage of crowdfunding right now?

MicroVentures, a securities broker dealer, has been raising money for startups online for over a year and has helped raise millions of dollars for over 15 companies by bridging the gap between startups and potential investors. They use a model similar to crowdfunding which allows you to invest smaller sums alongside others and to invest in deals stretching from Boston to Silicon Valley.


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The new Crowdfunding laws are about to open up angel investing to almost everyone. Gone are the days where you have to risk $50,000 or more, receive a personal invitation to invest from a friend, or only see a limited number of deals from the few available in your area. The new crowdfunding laws will go into effect sometime in 2013, but what can you do to take advantage of crowdfunding right now?

MicroVentures, a securities broker dealer, has been raising money for startups online for over a year and has helped raise millions of dollars for over 15 companies by bridging the gap between startups and potential investors. They use a model similar to crowdfunding which allows you to invest smaller sums alongside others and to invest in deals stretching from Boston to Silicon Valley.

MicroVenture helps investors learn about companies they may have never heard of, and to invest smaller sums, which is virtually unheard of with traditional investing.

The service matches companies seeking capital with investors looking to invest anywhere from $1,000 to $30,000 or more. MicroVentures helps investors with the initial due diligence process by filtering startups and then providing documents to help investors conduct their own due diligence prior to making a final investment decision.

The key to becoming a successful angel investor, of course, is to invest in the right startups. To get there, you need:

1) Good deal flow, allowing you to spot potential winners from many potential options.
2) The ability to invest in multiple deals so you gain experience.
3) A knack for spotting potentially successful companies, and more importantly, management teams and entrepreneurs that will succeed. Leer más “You can help startups raise capital at Microventures”

Must-read for founders: A VC explains how to build a killer value proposition

Non-disruption is critical because the gain you deliver will be discounted by the pain of adopting your solution, plus the inertia of vendor risk that every startup levies by virtue of being small. This means that you must deliver an order of magnitude improvement over the status quo to make the cut.

If you can’t deliver a 10x promise, customers will typically default to “do nothing” rather than bearing the risk of working with a startup. That’s the harsh truth.

Now that you’ve defined the problem you’re solving, evaluated the gain/pain ratio and discovered a problem truly worth solving, you’re in a good position to build your value proposition.

At the center of that value proposition is you. What problems do you understand uniquely well? What can you deliver uniquely well? What sort of disruptive business model can you bring to bear? Be true to yourself and play from a position of strength. A little self-awareness can go a long way in crafting a value proposition with power.

Credit is due to my colleague Adam Berrey for his thinking on the importance of segregating needs.


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On the surface, value propositions seem incredibly straightforward. I’d argue that this is why, in practice, they’re often given such short shrift.

In reality, getting a value proposition right requires some focused thinking and structured analysis, some of which I’ll preview here. Given my particular background, much of what I recommend will have a bias to B2B startups — though, in many instances, I think that you’ll find applicability to virtually any endeavor.

I recently lectured to a group of students and aspiring entrepreneurs as part of my series of talks at the Harvard Innovation Lab (feel free to presentation slides). For this particular session, we examined the DNA of a value proposition by stripping it down to its foundational elements and reassembling it, workshop-style, around a variety of new business ideas.

But before we dig in, let’s define a value proposition.

In its simplest terms, a value proposition is a positioning statement that describes for whom you do what uniquely well. It describes your target buyer, the problem you solve, and why you’re distinctly better than the alternatives. Leer más “Must-read for founders: A VC explains how to build a killer value proposition”

At 92, a Bandit to Hollywood but a Hero to Soldiers

As he spoke, he was busy preparing some packages, filled with 84 discs of “The Artist,” “Moneyball” and other popular films, many of them barely out of theaters, to a platoon in Afghanistan.

As for his brazen violation of domestic copyright laws, Mr. Strachman nodded guiltily but pointed to his walls, which are strewed with seven huge American flags, dozens of appreciative letters, and snapshots of soldiers holding up their beloved DVDs.

“Every time I got back an emotional e-mail or letter, I sent them another box,” he said, adding that he had never accepted any money for the movies or been told by any authorities to stop.

“I thought maybe because I’m an old-timer,” he said.

In February, Mr. Strachman duplicated and shipped 1,100 movies. (“A slow month,” he said.) He has not kept an official count but estimates that he topped 80,000 discs a year during his heyday in 2007 and 2008, making his total more than 300,000 since he began in 2004. Postage of about $11 a box, and the blank discs themselves, would suggest a personal outlay of over $30,000.

Born in Brooklyn in 1920 to immigrants from Poland, Mr. Strachman left high school during the Depression to work for his family’s window and shade store in Manhattan. He became a stockbroker on Wall Street — “When there were no computers, you had to use your noodle” — before retiring in the early 1990s.


MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — One of the world’s most prolific bootleggers of Hollywood DVDs loves his morning farina. He has spent eight years churning out hundreds of thousands of copies of “The Hangover,” “Gran Torino” and other first-run movies from his small Long Island apartment to ship overseas.

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“Big Hy” — his handle among many loyal customers — would almost certainly be cast as Hollywood Enemy No. 1 but for a few details. He is actually Hyman Strachman, a 92-year-old, 5-foot-5 World War IIveteran trying to stay busy after the death of his wife. And he has sent every one of his copied DVDs, almost 4,000 boxes of them to date, free to American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With the United States military presence in those regionsdwindling, Big Hy Strachman will live on in many soldiers’ hearts as one of the war’s more shadowy heroes.

“It’s not the right thing to do, but I did it,” Mr. Strachman said, acknowledging that his actions violated copyright law.

“If I were younger,” he added, “maybe I’d be spending time in the hoosegow.”

Capt. Bryan Curran, who recently returned from Afghanistan, estimated that from 2008 to 2010, Mr. Strachman sent more than 2,000 DVDs to his outfits there.

“You’re shocked because your initial image is of some back-alley Eastern European bootlegger — not an old Jewish guy on Long Island,” Captain Curran said. “He would time them with the movie’s release — whenever a new movie was just in theaters, we knew Big Hy would be sending us some. I saw ‘The Transformers’ before it hit the States.”

Jenna Gordon, a specialist in the Army Reserve, said she had handed out even more of Mr. Strachman’s DVDs last year as a medic with the 883rd Medical Company east of Kandahar City, where soldiers would gather for movie nights around personal computers, with mortar blasting in the background. Some knew only that the discs came from some dude named Big Hy; others knew not even that.

“It was pretty big stuff — it’s reconnecting you to everything you miss,” she said. “We’d tell people to take a bunch and pass them on.” Leer más “At 92, a Bandit to Hollywood but a Hero to Soldiers”

Stop Thinking Your Brand is Engaging When it Isn’t | by vealingengagement.com

Brand engagement isn’t about increased clicks, scanned QR codes, and number of followers; brand engagement includes eliciting emotion from your audience and reinforcing mindspace by connecting to your audience on a conscious or subconscious level.

Brands take great strides to increase brand engagement, yet often fall short by only affecting their share of voice, interactions, or connectivity. “The goal is not to get people to engage with an ad – it’s to get people to engage with your brand in a way that builds an emotional bond,” says Stephen Trask, MT, Managing Director at emonalytics.

The key to evoking engagement? Craft brand experiences that are relevant to your audience, and elicit emotion on a subconscious level. [1] Getting your audience to engage requires a brand that is actually engaging; and eliciting engagement is a precursor to your audience taking action.

Brands communicating under the guise of engagement must examine how their touchpoints evoke emotion and reinforce their brand’s place within the customer’s mind. Solidifying this mindspace ensures a brand is properly encoded and recalled at various instances over time – including when purchase decisions must be made.

As the Pepsi Refresh Project demonstrates a social media presence or interactions necessarily increase engagement from your audience. This campaign not only shows the danger of placing tactics before strategy, but also demonstrates that its so-called “audience engagement” ultimately did not reinforce mindspace for the soft drink brands. [2]

Engagement, Evolved

With traditional engagement methods, marketers fall prey to the illusion of an engaged audience. While a piece of content might elicit an emotional response, additional questions remain; such as determining the precise emotion that was felt, and whether or not you want it part of the brand experience going forward.

Look at the below chart to see how each traditional engagement method undergoes an evolution to “Audience-Centered Engagement. Asking our audience and customers to describe their attitudes and behaviors towards “x” is limited in scope. Yet combining these questions with measuring if subconscious nonverbal microexpressions match what is shared provides deeper insights.


by Jesse de Agustin | @emonalytics
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Brand engagement isn’t about increased clicks, scanned QR codes, and number of followers; brand engagement includes eliciting emotion from your audience and reinforcing mindspace by connecting to your audience on a conscious or subconscious level.

Brands take great strides to increase brand engagement, yet often fall short by only affecting their share of voice, interactions, or connectivity.  “The goal is not to get people to engage with an ad – it’s to get people to engage with your brand in a way that builds an emotional bond,” says Stephen Trask, MT, Managing Director at emonalytics.

The key to evoking engagement? Craft brand experiences that are relevant to your audience, and elicit emotion on a subconscious level. [1] Getting your audience to engage requires a brand that is actually engaging; and eliciting engagement is a precursor to your audience taking action.

Brands communicating under the guise of engagement must examine how their touchpoints evoke emotion and reinforce their brand’s place within the customer’s mind. Solidifying this mindspace ensures a brand is properly encoded and recalled at various instances over time – including when purchase decisions must be made.

As the Pepsi Refresh Project demonstrates a social media presence or interactions necessarily increase engagement from your audience. This campaign not only shows the danger of placing tactics before strategy, but also demonstrates that its so-called “audience engagement” ultimately did not reinforce mindspace for the soft drink brands. [2]

Engagement, Evolved

With traditional engagement methods, marketers fall prey to the illusion of an engaged audience. While a piece of content might elicit an emotional response, additional questions remain; such as determining the precise emotion that was felt, and whether or not you want it part of the brand experience going forward.

Look at the below chart to see how each traditional engagement method undergoes an evolution to “Audience-Centered Engagement. Asking our audience and customers to describe their attitudes and behaviors towards “x” is limited in scope. Yet combining these questions with measuring if subconscious nonverbal microexpressions match what is shared provides deeper insights.

The Anatomy of Engagement

Quantify these components, and ensure an engaging brand experience [3] Note that increased click rate, re-tweets, and scanned QR codes do not appear – these are byproducts, dependent on whether or not your brand is engaging.  

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When Will This Low-Innovation Internet Era End? | Wired Opinion | Wired.com


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By Justin Fox
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It’s an age of unprecedented, staggering technological change. Business models are being transformed, lives are being upended, vast new horizons of possibility opened up. Or something like that. These are all pretty common assertions in modern business/tech journalism and management literature.

Then there’s another view, which I heard from author Neal Stephenson in an MIT lecture hall last week. A hundred years from now, he said, we might look back on the late 20th and early 21st centuries and say, “It was an actively creative society. Then the internet happened and everything got put on hold for a generation.”

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Stephenson was clearly trying to be provocative. But he’s not alone in the judgment that we’re not actually living in an era of great innovation. Economist Tyler Cowen’s e-book-turned-book, The Great Stagnation, made similar points: Compared with the staggering changes in everyday life in the first half of the 20th century wrought by electricity, cars, and electronic communication, the digital age has brought relatively minor alterations to how we live.

Electricity is still electricity, and still generated mostly with fossil fuels; cars are better but not all that much better, and still propelled almost entirely by fossil fuels. Only communication has been truly transformed, but is the transformation really as profound as the advent of telegraphs, radio, and TV? (For much more on this, consult economist Robert J. Gordon’s productivity research.)

We have no colonies on Mars, we still can’t get by without prehistoric fuel, the dishwasher still doesn’t get all the dishes clean, and very few of us have personal jetpacks. You call this progress?

The 15 years since the internet became a major part of our lives has been marked here in the U.S. — birthplace of the internet — by mostly disappointing economic growth.

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My London Solo Show


36″ x 36″, Alkyd oil on wood pane
For a number of months now, I’ve been pretty busy.  In fact, my catchphrase (for what seems like a longtime now) has been “I’m busy working on my show”.  Well, that show is done.  It’s finished, archived, and it’s at the gallery.  And what a gallery.  My solo show will take place at none other than The Outsiders, owned and operated by the one and only,Steve Lazarides (past spokesperson and gallery dealer to street artist, Banksy).  Steve also shows a number of artists who are my friends and others whom I have also been in group shows with.  I’ve never been to The Outsiders and I’m excited to go there for the first time next week to attend the private viewing reception of my show

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Social Media: The New News Source


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Recent research confirms that we are living in the digital information age. Nearly half of all Americans get some form of local news on a mobile device, and 46% of people get their news online at least three times a week. What’s more, online news sources officially surpassed print newspapers in ad revenue in 2010.

 

Thanks to online news, we’re getting more breaking news than ever. And thanks to social media, we’re getting news as it happens—sometimes even before news organizations have a chance to report it.

 

Are more people turning to social media for breaking news?

And can we trust the news that social media delivers to be accurate and factual?

 

Check out this Infographic – http://bit.ly/IxXSoJ – to learn more about the changing face of news delivery and how social media may end up leading the charge.

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A statistical model of the network of connections between brain regions | KurzweilAI


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Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a simple mathematical model of the brain which provides a remarkably complete statistical account of the complex web of connections between various brain regions.

 

Articles about NEUROSCIENCE: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=neuroscience

 

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How Our Brains Set the World Spinning


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If there’s ever excuse to publish an optical illusion as cool as the “Rotating Snakes,” I’ll take it. This illusion was invented in 2003 by Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan University in Japan, and ever since, Kitaoka and other scientists have been trying to figure out why it works. A new paper by Stephen Macknik at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix may have the answer.

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