The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #120

  1. The noun and the verb | “Lots of people want to be the noun without doing the verb. They want the job title without the work. ‘Forget about being a Writer,” says novelist Ann Packer. “Follow the impulse to write.'”
  2. Flash & The Future of Interactive Content | “But as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years… in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.”
  3. This Music Video Was Made Entirely In-Camera on a Giant Set | “This trippy music video for Bonobo‘s new track ‘No Reason’ is full of what would appear to be clever CGI, but it’s actually all shot in-camera using ‘a very small camera and a very big set.’ The video is a look inside the head of a hikikomori, a young man who stays hidden from society. They ‘spend years at a time stuck in their bedrooms,’ according to director Oscar Hudson.”
  4. An Oral History of the Funniest Podcast Ever | “We spoke to more than two dozen comedians who helped Scott Aukerman’s ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ podcast get to 500 episodes.”
  5. How Did Akira Kurosawa Make Such Powerful & Enduring Films? | “A Wealth of Video Essays Break Down His Cinematic Genius.”
  6. What’s so hard about histograms? | “Histograms are a way to summarize a numeric variable. They use counts to aggregate similar values together and show you the overall distribution. However, they can be sensitive to parameter choices! We’re going to take you step by step through the considerations with lots of data visualizations.”
  7. Problem: How do you tell which way a door opens | “Challenge: Generate a concept of a door handle/s that clearly communicate to the user if they need to push/pull or either. Here are some the results…”
  8. Designers Are Forgetting One Major Element Of The Design Process | “What do you do with broken products? You fix them.”
  9. The Baseball as Folk Art | “Umpire George Sosnak was good at his chosen profession but he was better as a folk artist, chronicling the history of the sport by inking highly detailed drawings and text onto baseballs.”
  10. The 1970s Design Manual That Quietly Shaped Everything You Use Today | “Humanscale is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s–and it’s being reissued through Kickstarter.”

Image: screenshot from a Bonobo video, link #3.