Obama for America 2012

Since the election, I’ve been nothing short of fascinated with the articles pouring out about the technology team behind the OFA campaign. When the Nerds Go Marching In Meet the Obama campaign’s $250 million fundraising platform Obama Campaign’s Chummy E-Mails Reveal Science in Fundraising Hey, I Need to Talk to You About This Brilliant Obama […]

Teehan+Lax and Designing with Code.

Teehan+Lax continues to zag with a move towards designing with code.

FanCulture – The Evolution of Influence

SXSWi 2012 Panel Recommendations

Here’s a list of the panels I hope elbow out some of the shit that’s infiltrated SXSW lately. This list is curated from RSS and Twitter. Are  there any that you’d recommend? (List ordered by submission id, only.) A Brief History of the Complete Redesign of Google In the summer of 2011, Google completely redesigned nearly […]

API Hack Day Chicago 2011

A weird summary of what I’ve been up to and thinking about the past few weeks since Boulder Digital Works.

Web 2.0 Summit 2010: A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg talks openly about Facebook’s past, present, and future at Web 2.0.

Path and The Real Life Social Network

Path is a personal network, the antithesis of the seemingly never ending social networks. Based on the Dunbar number, it limits your first degree network to 50 users. While only available to iOS users, has its sights locked on Android and Blackberry. Don’t be surprised if webOS and WP7 are closely behind that. As always, […]

the creative internet

Recovering your UDID without iTunes or XCode

Let’s say you’re a moron like me, want to upgrade to the new iOS beta, just bought a new iPhone and forgot to add your UDID to the Provisioning Portal before updating to the new beta. When the install is complete, iTunes will error out. Oh, right, it’s because you didn’t add the UDID to […]

Sprint 4G vs. AT&T 3G [Chicago]

An unscientific comparison between Sprint’s 4G network and AT&T’s 3G in Chicago.

America’s Got Talent

Rishad Tobaccowala of VivaKi shook up the room by insisting that agencies need to start going after (and paying for) good talent. A brief snip is below, but if you’re looking for more, be sure to read his notes.

The State of the Internet

DICE 2010: Is Life one big RPG – by Jesse Schell

Whatever, mostly hot air. People aren’t really that big of suckers for games, right?

Devolution – Hey, it’s OK!

Devolution – Hey, it’s OK!

Hello, friends. Great news! Devolution has returned, thanks to the wonderful people at Warner Brothers and award-winning advertising agency, Mother.  Please refer to this graphic to understand the benefit of such a strategic partnership: Again, that’s great news! To learn more, let’s listen to the COO of DEVO Inc. To learn more about the findings […]


OMG, so cute. First time watching the big game as someone “in” the “ad world.” Ok, maybe like peering in, but not “in” in. Any rate. #brandbowl – ad people critiquing ads. Good times. brandbowl2010 – the other half of brandbowl, with a pinch of technical failure. Whoops. #sb44 – Notice how many are about […]

Crowdsourcery Potions 101

Go go gadget Alchemists.

Wanted: Technologists for Agencies

Call me crazy, but this is starting to look like a pattern.

The Society of Digital Agencies 2010 Outlook

SODA makes stuff worth reading. Take their word for it: Some notable indicators from the survey that substantiate this bullish POV: 81% of Brand Execs expect an increase in digital projects for 2010 50% will be shifting funds from traditional to digital media 78% of global participants believe the current economy will actually spawn more […]

Harvard attempts to build community via Foursquare

“Harvard is more than classrooms and buildings. It is an interconnected community of people, ideas, and experiences, and we are actively pursuing ways to enhance those connections,” said Perry Hewitt, director of digital communications and communications services for Harvard Public Affairs and Communications. “We believe that Harvard’s participation will allow our community to engage with friends, […]

87 Cool Things – Experiments in Digital Creativity

Not my work, but the embedding is all me. Well, not even. I stole that from Slideshare.

Razorfish’s Mobile UX Manifesto

Razorfish + Mobile