Issue #01: Data
Monthly Design Dispatches
Letter from the Editor
As the newest installment of Design Week Portland, the journal has one foot rooted in the ideas that took shape during this year's festival, and one foot dangling into the dark abyss.
The Internet of Beings
by Genevieve Bell
The Internet of Animals is about a lot more than Keyboard Cat memes and animal GIFs based on your zodiac. Intel’s in-house anthropologist explores the Internet of Beings, and what we can learn from data mining animals that are connected.
Never a Dull Moment
by Jesse Lichtenstein
Are we losing our attention spans and tolerance for boredom, in a world where everything’s connected?
We need a calm technology, instead of this era of interruptive technology. Humans are good at curation and technology is good at managing lots and lots of data. Overall, our primary task should be being human, not being computers.
Making Stories Real and New and Friendly on Your Phone
by Steve Duenes
For the Data Storytelling Workshop by UO-SOJC's Agora Journalism Center, the graphics director of The New York Times discusses story forms that weave together text, image, and data visualization to bring abstract concepts to life.