Archive for the ‘trajectory’ Category

Ipsos-IOTX Austin Futures Group and UPSTREAM Design Innovation teams take a look at this years 2012 International CES pre-show, with trend observations, technology examples and recommended panels and exhibits.

Web Dimension

18, May 2011

[Repost from my entry at the] Created by Google Creative Labs,”3 Dream’s In Black” is part art experiment, musical collaboration, part CGI video and breakthrough web coding assignment. Driving a culture of experimentation, all Googler’s are encouraged to pursue experiments both relatable and non-relatable to Google’s business. All to drive a passion of innovation. […]

Social Evolution 2011

28, Jan 2011

Blog posts have been sparse of late.   New gig as a Strategic Planning practice lead for Ipsos-Open Thinking Exchange, baby daughter number two on the way (and now here!) and all the other things in life that keep one from scouring the web, have contributed to experiencefreak being pretty vacant with new thinking. Though […]

via Every once in a great while a person (or firm) comes along that inspires you with the ease they take technical information, data and technology to create beautiful things. Stamen Design, ManyEyes and Jonathan Harris come to mind. Certainly architects have been doing this for eons and digital developers create such feats in […]

Virtual Grab

27, Jul 2010

via Hmmm.. hello Darth Vader & LawnMower Man, this can’t be good for anyone. [Via PSFK/Engadget] Future predictions after the break:

Jedi Impact

10, Jun 2010

via This is quite old, but one of my favorite infographics of all time from Wired Magazine. Tracing the technology lineage of the Star Wars films and the impact of Industrial Light and Magic’s breakthroughs on multimedia, film and interactive technology it’s really interesting to dig into. Check out the fully interactive version on […]

Professional Surfing

10, May 2010

..not in the literal sense, rather maybe many of us are already “professional surfers”: “Freelance projects, joint ventures, entrepreneurial startups are all paying off for people who are hooked on this feeling of plan, launch, cowabunga, repeat”  More at Seth Godin’s blog. [illustration via David Nava’s Flickr]


18, Apr 2010

Design Fiction has been on my mind as of late. Particularly after hearing Bruce Sterling’s thinking about it’s role in experience design, product innovation and technology as well as other’s speaking from a designers point of view at SXSW 2010. What follows is a design fiction exercise, wrapping a narrative around thoughts about the weird, […]

I’ve never been a huge Gary Vee follower, but right on for this video.  I think it represents emotions many feel after being so immersed in social media, the info rich web and culture of personal branding world.  The addictive nature, the distractions and the overwhelming opportunity to interact with others can stretch people to […]

I’m a unapologetic entrepreneur, capitalist and marketer.  But when you look around at the world around you, the big picture shows that things may not be exactly as they seem.  The things that transcend politics, geography and what one does for a living.  You should think about it. So whatever your world view, persuasion or […]