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Space Tourists

Posted on Juli 26th, 2011 by Jonathan

Here is a film recommendation: Space Tourists, a documentation by Christian Frei ran on Phoenix tonight. Space Tourists follows multi-millionaire and X-Prize sponsor Anousheh Ansari on her 2006 journey to the ISS and Charles Simonyi through his training in preparation for his flight. You get a really interesting view of the ISS and the Russian […]

What if Economists were in charge?

Posted on März 30th, 2010 by Jonathan

I am a big fan of Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s Freakonomics, both book and blog, and their refreshing perspective on “the hidden side of everything”. Only recently they have launched Freakonomics Radio, a regular podcast which I recommend to everyone who is observing people and numbers. I just got around to listen to […]

Google Zeitgeist 2008

Posted on Dezember 14th, 2008 by Jonathan

Google has published Google Zeitgeist 2008 this week. This yearly summary of the year’s most popular searches at Google. So what is interesting here?  The results for the most popular searches in Austria are odd: youtube, orf, ebay, hotmail, wikipedia, herold… Not just Austria, all over the world people seem to mix up address bar […]

Ford feeds monsters

Posted on Mai 1st, 2008 by Jonathan

Claim says: “Now with more space for humans”. Well, let’s just say that this is one way to illustrate that the Ford Ka has lots of space inside. I like it. Via Nerdcore  

Iconic Photography reinterpreted

Posted on April 25th, 2008 by Jonathan

Last week I stumbled across these weird images: Do you recognize them? After some scratching my head, I summoned the power of the internet and a simple “where do these images come from?” brought the answer within minutes: They were made by Glaswegian art group Henry VIII’s Wives. And yes, they are aged citizens in their […]

Account Planning Tools Workshop Day 2:

Posted on April 20th, 2008 by Jonathan

This was good. I have not seen a planning process in a team like this in action. I had exchanged mails with George prior to the workshop and he had mentioned that this was rather about “strategy being about ideas that are stimulated and confirmed by research rather than strategy being something that emerges from […]

Workshop Account Planning Tools – Day 1

Posted on April 18th, 2008 by Jonathan

First day of the Account Planning Tools Workshop with George Shepherd in Vienna. The few times an opportunity for training comes up in Austria, I have to be there. Even if I pay the whole thing myself. George, who worked with Y&R, the Leigh Agency and Red Spider, is introducing us to his Account Planning […]

Recent Reading: The Arrival

Posted on April 15th, 2008 by Jonathan

I am still working myself through the comic book canon. Along the usual suspects like Moore, Miller, Ellis, Ross, Otomo, Sartrapi or Thompson every now and then I find (in this case by a friend’s recommendation) something new and amazing. Shaun Tan’s The Arrival is one of the best graphic novels I read so far. […]

New Maps Of The World

Posted on März 19th, 2008 by Jonathan

Via the Creative Review Blog I found this interesting exhibition at the New York MoMA: “Design and the Elastic Mind” running February 24–May 12, 2008. This exhibition highlights many projects small and large where design made data legible, turning it into information. And sometimes into objects of breathtaking beauty. Like the image above: Barrett Lyon’s […]

Songs in Charts

Posted on Februar 26th, 2008 by Jonathan

Songs as information design? Here is a wonderful new thing to do with piecharts, flowcharts or other diagrams: turn song lyrics into visualized information. SONG CHART is a Flickr Group that has originated from preserving a Live Journal meme. Many of these musical infographics posted are just brilliant. I love this simple idea: They are […]