Check out these graphic software images:
A model for current computer/human interaction
Image by ario_
(see notes first)
— last 10 years: making sure steps 1 and 2 work ok
— next 5 years: making steps 2 and 3 suck less.
— 10 years: make all the stuff in the OS & App cloud go away
— 15 years: flatten the information cloud (go back to the ideal set forth by the original Xerox PARC GUI)
— 20 years: desktop-based computer is no longer the centerpiece. Comptuers will be in our clothes and in our bodies… so it won’t be the primary tool we use to access the promiseland.
I use this visual in an essay I wrote on Tufte and Technical Communication here.
Richard Florida, The Creative Class
Image by AlphachimpStudio
This is just one of several eye-opening insights from Florida, a pioneering cartographer of talent. Using focus groups, interviews, and an eclectic array of demographic data, Florida is plotting the sociological factors that enable cities to attract human capital. Chief among his findings: In an insecure, temporary, free-agent-dominated world, the crusaders of the new economy increasingly take their professional identities from where they live, rather than from where they work. "Not so long ago you’d meet a guy on a plane, ask him what he does, and he’d tell you that he’s a software programmer at Trilogy," says Florida. "Now it’s, ‘I write code and live in Austin.’ "
In the battle for talent, Florida argues that location is supplanting the corporation. "We’ve shifted from a company-centric economy to a people-driven one," he says. "People are turning to community rather than to corporations to define themselves." When smart, skilled job candidates visit a company, they don’t just take in the work space and the culture. Increasingly, they check out the surrounding streets, the parks, and the night spots. They look for audial and visual cues, such as active outdoor recreation, a thriving music scene, lots of amenities, and high energy, which signal that this is a place where they can live as well as work.
More Pop!Tech art by Peter Durand of Alphachimp Studio Inc. at: www.alphachimp.com/poptech-art/
Frangipani box, fractalized
Image by Mélisande*
Virtuose curved folding, haha !
Trying to tame some image and graphic softwares, with the hope to be able, one day, maybe, to produce my own diagrams.
More a toy than a tool, at the moment !