What if the real world backed that user up, reinforced their sense of a 1:1 correlation between what’s up there [on the map] and what’s out here [in the world]?...What we want to do is inscribe the very same dot that generally connotes “You Are Here” on a map in the world, at their very feet, as though the map itself were simply an overhead satellite view of the situation. And, again, so there’s a perfect 1:1 correlation maintained, we want the arrow that indicated direction of view on the map to indicate direction of view on the ground.
A custom-designed speed board — those radar-equipped digital signs that tell drivers how fast they are moving — will be unveiled this summer that sends a spooky message to lead-footed New Yorkers: a gaunt LED skeleton appears whenever it detects a car exceeding the 30 m.p.h. limit on city streets.
To underscore the deadly consequences of speeding, the skeleton is a bony version of the familiar pedestrian stick-figure who appears on crosswalk lights.
"This is my favorite graph, I think. It operates entirely on a principle of misdirection. There are bars, but all they’re doing is hiding pennies. It makes me laugh every time I see it. I also like it because no one else seems to. It’s like a rescue dog."
“Introducing ‘Starchitecture,’ a new font that can be used by any architect who is making a building that has lots of glass or is curvy, or has some kind of skin of patterning or big type and/or logos sandblasted onto it, or all of these features at once.” —Paula Scher
Profusely Linkable and Transclusible Flying-Island Documents
"We hope to provide new kinds of hypertext the world has never seen (flying and floating), doing and showing far more than can be done in today's documents. We should be able to fly documents in 3D gaming space (using today's incredible gaming graphics)—With transliterary data structure, however, all this can be linked to any degree, and show origins of each portion as well."