A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909. Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative
The ways we communicate are transformed by the technology we’ve mastered, yet become archaic as soon as that message is capture outside its original context.
It struck me that part of the reason we always stay jacked in is that we want everyone — at the other end of the phone, on Facebook and Twitter, on the web, on email — to know that we are part of the now. If we look away, we worry we will disappear.David Carr, “Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind”
The original “black list” was, essentially, a privately-funded publication designed to name and shame people who had been convicted of crimes deemed be religiously offensive.
Not surprisingly, most of the people caught up in these “cobweb laws" were women. And most of the women were charged with being "whores."
Three-hundred and nine years later, it is good to see we’ve made progress.
(Via Slate’s The Vault)
Good stuff from Telus’ VP of Digital Shawn Mandel on how to spark real change in big companies
"With a every good design, an advertisement must fail."
The New Yorker unveils a redesign of its website which nods to the magazine’s conservative design hallmarks yet manages to feel quite contemporary. Will this design be as iconic as its printed cousin’s? Undoubtably not, but it could manage to outlast its competitor’s digital looks, even with disappointingly bad advertising placed on every page by an unappreciative algorithm.
Gladys at the Small Town Fun Fair.
Local furniture maker JM & Sons doing a pop-up crate in Liberty Village until July 23 #wantwood
Sunday parking lot market
Bag o’bacon! (at Boots & Bourbon Saloon)
Team building, literally (at The Globe And Mail)
No shame drinking out of a paper bag tonight (at Hudson Kitchen)
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