Lyn Holian

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See the world’s most iconic paintings with the people erased

I’m not sure why I’m so attracted to some of the works of New York-based artist Yulia Pidlubnyak, who uses computer graphics to remove the people from iconic paintings by Grant Wood, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, and other legendary artists.<p>Perhaps it’s because the original paintings are so iconic …

Art

The Hôtel Parister: A Refined Boutique Hotel in the Middle of Paris’ New Creative Neighborhood

The Faubourg Montmartre neighborhood has become a bourgeoning center for Paris’ creatives. For traveling creatives, they can also partake in the …

France

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

Giving performance feedback is one of the most common ways managers help their subordinates learn and improve. Yet, research revealed that feedback could actually hurt performance: More than 20 years ago, one of us (Kluger) analyzed 607 experiments on feedback effectiveness and found that feedback …

Psychology

How to Plan an Awesome Book Study

Pinterest<p>How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study!<p>Book studies are a great way to level up your professional learning! I get a lot of questions about …

Education Technology

Rolling Whiteboards – Get Kids Discussing

A Whiteboard Per Group Sometimes the best tech is no tech. I love technology but students should also touch other things besides a screen. They …

Teaching

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There's a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.<p>Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, …

Social Media

How Much Food Do You Waste?

If all the food that’s thrown away in three American cities could be saved, it would provide 68 million meals for people who don’t have enough to …

For Kids

The Not-So-Quiet Crisis in Iran

"It is the economy, stupid!" That is a phrase made famous by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. It was a theme of his 1992 campaign. It meant that …

Economy

Black Men and Women: The Stress Caused by Racism

New reports say that black people suffer mental and physical wounds. The wounds are the result of racism in their lives.<p>The differences in outcomes …

Women of Color

The Refugee Crisis Hits the Americas

Central Americans continue to flee their home countries. These countries are Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The refugees say criminal gangs …

North Africa

Cuba Without Castro? Well, Almost

You have to be about sixty-five years old to remember a time when a Castro was not the head of Cuba. Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. Dwight D. …

Cuba

Live That Luxe Life in a Shipping Container from Cocoon Modules

Not everyone can turn a shipping container into a place someone would actually like to live but Athens, Greece based Cocoon Modules has partnered up …

Athens

Design Thinking Is B.S.

In a recent talk at the School of Visual Arts, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen argues against the cult of design thinking.<p><i>This article was adapted with permission from a talk Pentagram partner Natasha Jen gave for the MA Design Research, Writing, and Criticism Department at the School of Visual Arts</i> …

Design

Turn Your Wall Into A Touch Screen For $20

Two new projects reimagine the potential to transform walls and paper into interfaces–at a low cost.<p>In a world of smart stuff, there are still plenty of everyday items that are dumb. What would it look like if a piece of paper could become an interface without losing one of its essential …

Touchscreens

Inventing The Next Computer

Keyboards? A thing of the past. Screens? Forget them.<p>Americans spend more than 10 hours every day staring at screens. But researchers are developing cutting-edge interfaces that could change the way we interact with digital media–interfaces that, in many cases, don’t require screens at all. …

Inventions

Lesbos: An Isle of Despair

Syrian refugees.<p>There are many awful places on earth. Refugees are still fleeing from horror in some Middle East and African nations.<p>Greece, Turkey …

“Adventure” Playgrounds Can Build Confidence

At a place called The Land, in Wrexham, Wales, the ground is littered with pieces of wood, old tires, packing crates, and shopping carts. It looks …

For Kids

Nearly Murdered at Fifteen, a Young Pakistani Woman Leads the Way

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan.<p>It was October 2012. A Taliban militant boarded the school bus Malala Yousafzai was riding home. He asked, “Who …

Black Parents Ponder: What to Do?

Parenting.<p>A large study looked at the future of black boys raised in affluent black households. The study compared black boys to white boys.<p>The …

An App For Teaching Kids To Cope With Chronic Illness

Researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital tap a prominent design firm to transform their scientifically backed mindfulness method into an app.<p>In 2009, Dr. Abby Rosenberg noticed that teenage patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital were having a hard time coping with chronic and terminal illnesses. …

Augmentarium | UMIACS

The Augmentarium is a revolutionary virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) facility that brings together a unique assembly of projection displays, …

Augmented Reality

Using AI to Invent New Medical Tests

Artificial Intelligence, which has already had a major impact on industries such as transportation, retail, energy, and banking, is only just beginning to be applied in medicine. Its profound capabilities hold promise for enabling early detection of disease and metabolic abnormalities and hope for …

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The Making Of A 3D Water Printer

Think of it as an extraordinarily complicated fountain–with some high-speed photography thrown in.<p>You’ve probably seen “fountain printers” in public spaces that can create 2D text or graphics as water cascades out of a series of spigots. But the London-based studio Machine Shop is taking that …

LOCAL Experiences – Punch Needle Textiles with Pamela Wiley – Savannah, GA

Overview<p>Pamela Wiley will guide and teach you the technique of punch needle embroidery to create a hand-tufted textile composition. Students will …

Contemporary Graphic Quilts by Lindsay Stead

Lindsay Stead designs and makes contemporary quilts with bold, graphic patterns in her Toronto-based studio. With geometric designs and minimal …

Google Is Turning Ads Into Games You Can Play

Google is introducing new playable ads inside other games. It’s an ad-Inception.<p>Google is introducing a new type of mobile ad in its AdMob advertising platform: games. The idea is that users will play these built-in games in the hopes of unlocking something special inside of a game they’re already …

Reinventing The Piano–As A Piece Of Modern Furniture

The design of the Roland Kiyola piano, now available at MoMA, was inspired by Scandinavian furniture.<p>From the showstopping grand pianos to the boxy, modest uprights, the design of the piano has hardly evolved from its roots in 18th century Italy. It’s often the centerpiece of a room, and when not …

Google Maps’ Cool New Tool Turns Your Real City Into A Game

For decades, game studios have spent big bucks attempting to digitize our real cities for their games. <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> captured the sprawl of NYC and L.A. <i>Watch Dogs</i> paid homage to the El, lift bridges, and streets of Chicago. All these projects took tremendous effort–and as a result, most game …