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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #39

by | July 10, 2015, 2:20pm

  1. What’s The Best Medium For A Storyteller In 2015 And Beyond? | “It’s a weird time right now. That’s true in general. It’s fascinating watching sci-fi authors like Charlie sprinting increasingly fast to keep ahead of the Bear Of Social And Technological Change. But it’s specifically true right now for storytellers of all stripes, from comics artists (which category, somewhat to my surprise after two decades of movie-making, now includes me), to writers, to games designers, to filmmakers (also still including me).”
  2. Have you seen anyone with a semicolon tattoo? | “Here’s what it’s about.”
  3. Mapiful | “The city you were born, where you fell in love or just a place that makes your heart skip a beat. Search, zoom and tweak. Within days your unique Mapiful print will arrive in the mail.”
  4. Reading War and Peace on my iPhone | “According to some scholars and pundits, I probably shouldn’t have done this. These days, critics of digital reading worry that serious literature sort of can’t be adequately read on high-tech devices. Screens, they fear, are inherently inferior to print.”
  5. Does a logo design need to work in black and white to be successful? | “The first logo to challenge designers on this topic was the original logo design created for Microsoft Network back in 2000, and was panned by the design community as being impractical. Within an age of changing technology however, it demonstrated that age old logo design rules were no longer a necessity online.”
  6. Explore the TWA Terminal, a Pristine Time Capsule From 1962 | “Right now, a team of digital scanning whizzes is back in their Florida lab, making a digital 3D model of the TWA Flight Center. Last week, while the staff and their equipment were hard at work recording every curve, bend, window, and facade of Eero Saarinen’s 1962 terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, photographer Max Touhey was granted access. That much free time inside the historic, beloved landmark is hard to come by—especially with a camera in hand—given that it has been off limits to the public since 2001 and is set to undergo redevelopment into a boutique hotel.”
  7. Why are the most important people in media reading The Awl? | “Founded in 2009 by Choire Sicha, Alex Balk, and David Cho, The Awl stands counter to the prevailing trends in the media industry, commenting skeptically on the conventions of the wider web while running a mix of stories that are both wide-ranging and unabashedly specific…”
  8. The Tyranny of the Telephone | “I am not a socially awkward curmudgeon, I have good business reasons for not wanting to have yet another phone call to discuss a potential project.”
  9. 31 Flavors of Bullshit: Your Horror Stories of Working At a Startup | “We asked for your nightmare tales of startup employment. Did you ever deliver—sending narratives of woe, scams, drugs, psychotic managers, drinking at your desk and more hookers than a venture capitalist could handle.”
  10. Merlin Mann: “Just unbelievable in this day and age.”

Photo by Timothy L Brock on Unsplash.