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Information is Beautiful Awards 2013

We've been slammed with facts, statistics and reports for as long as we've known how to ingest and interpret them. There's a reason why infographics have surged in popularity and been mobilized by the news media; no trick can plant a fact more firmly in your head than engaging art. In the …

Daniel Dennett Presents Seven Tools For Critical Thinking

Love him or hate him, many of our readers may know enough about Daniel C. Dennett to have formed some opinion of his work. While Dennett can be a …

1959: The Year That Changed Jazz

1959. It was a pivotal year for jazz. Musicians started breaking away from bebop, exploring new, experimental forms. And four absolutely canonical …

The Power of Process: What Young Mozart Teaches Us About the Secret of Cultivating Genius

<i>“The trick to creativity … is to identify your own peculiar talent and then to settle down to work with it for a good long time,”</i> observed Denise Shekerjian in reflecting on her insightful interviews with MacArthur “genius” grantees. <i>“Success is the product of the severest kind of mental and</i> …

Bauhaus, Modernism & Other Design Movements Explained by New Animated Video Series

UK’s Open University has developed a fun way to market their design courses: a series of six short animations called “Design in a Nutshell” that …

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Infographic: Visualizing All 168 Cover Versions Of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Peter Crnokrak listened to lots of Joy Division wannabes to put this together.<p>“I first heard ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ in a basement nightclub in Detroit in 1985,” Peter Crnokrak tells Co.Design. “I was quite young at the time, and it left an indelible impression–due, in no small part, to the …

How Big Data Is Rewriting Hollywood Scripts

Ever wonder why all movies seem to look the same? Yeah, there’s a reason.<p>I honestly can’t tell horror movies apart. From set and costume design to the trailers that all seem to have the same…tempo…of…HE’S RIGHT THERE, OMG!!–novelty has clearly given way to successful tropes and generic market …

“Turn Me Out”, an awesomely weird music video for Russ Chimes - The Fox Is Black

Mathy & Fran, a London based directing duo, have made maybe one of my favorite videos of the year. The video is for the song “Turn Me Out” by Russ …

Back To The Future: Why Retro-Innovation Is The Next Big Thing

How do you make the customer experience full of longing? Create exclusivity and make your product feel ephemeral.<p>Against an accelerating backdrop of datafication, a “retro-innovation” trend is emerging. New products and services are designed to connect us with the past in ways that are both …

Adobe: 5 Reasons We Killed The Creative Suite

The Internet isn’t happy that Adobe is discontinuing its Creative Suite. So we gave Adobe the chance to respond to the worst criticism.<p>Yesterday, news broke that Adobe wouldn’t be producing a Creative Suite 7 (CS7). Instead, the company planned to migrate their users to their Creative Cloud …

The Street Art and Paintings of Wes21 | Colossal

<p>Swiss artist Remo Lienhard (aka Wes21) has an imagination to kill for. His acrylic and spray paint works are explosively detailed and often depict a …

Watch: The Sexiest Glitch Art Video You’ll See All Week

Fitz and the Tantrums’ latest video balances sexy eyes and smooth curves with murky polygons disappearing into the abyss.<p>You know that expression, “undressing me with his eyes?” It does zero justice to Fitz and the Tantrums’ latest video, <i>Out of My League</i>. As lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick’s …

OrWa Design’s Lime Zing Nightstand

<i>OrWa Designs is a two-person team based in Vancouver, WA that builds solid wood furniture at an affordable price. (They also love finding vintage</i> …

Jared Lim’s Photographs Seem To Flatten Space - The Fox Is Black

It might sound dumb to say that a particular photographer “flattens space” because that’s what all photographers do… well, at least that’s what all …

Businesses Have the Right to Remain Silent About Your Right to Join a Union

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A federal proposal to have information about joining unions added to the collection of mandated …

China isn’t wrong to call the US “the real hacking empire”

The cyberwar between China and the US has spread from computers into the halls of diplomacy. In a report this week, the Pentagon said for the first time that the Chinese government and military have been launching cyber attacks against the US. Today, Chinese state media called the US “the real …

Why Smart, Poor Students Should Go to America's Most Competitive Colleges (in a Graph)

Going to a selective college is the best way to guarantee that their education lifts them into the middle class.<p>One of the quieter crises in American education that we like to write about is the fact that most of the country's high-achieving, low-income high school students never bother applying to …

3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days (With Some Help From Kim Dotcom)

If gun control advocates hoped to prevent blueprints for the world’s first fully 3D-printable gun from spreading online, that horse has now left the barn about a hundred thousand times.<p>That’s the number of downloads of the 3D-printable file for the so-called “Liberator” gun that the high-tech …