Radebaugh's lost future. Jeff sez, “A Web site of the futuristic illustrator Radebaugh. You'll recognize some of his illustrations as magazine covers from the 1930s through the 1950s. Our vision of the future was, in part, molded by these types of illustrations. One of my favorite films is The 5th Element where the art direction seems to come right from Radebaugh's brush.” Link Discuss (Thanks, Jeff!)
[Boing Boing Blog]
Great illustrations. I'd love to have one of these prints on my wall.
CNet: Old School: 18th century theory is new force in computing. [Hack the Planet]
Good overview plus links to other sources about Bayes theorem and its application in a variety of computing settings. I guess I should have paid more attention in that probability course way back when.
How designers work. I haven’t looked at lots of dissertations, but this one is a beaut. It’s Henrik Gedenryd’s How designers work: Making sense of authentic cognitive activities. Here’s the abstract: In recent years, the growing scientific interest in design has led to great advances in our knowledge of authentic design processes. However,… [IDblog]
More from the abstract
At the same time, there is a growing movement of research on authentic cognitive activities, which has among other things documented the central roles of action and the physical environment in these activities, something that existing cognitive theories have overlooked and cannot properly account for. This creates an explanatory gap analogous to the one found in design.
This is definitely something for the short term reading list.
cc goes rss. We gave CreativeCommons a weblog and RSS feed this holiday season. It seems happy enough…. [Lessig Blog]
Which should be a good thing, except that I can’t seem to get Radio to recognize the RSS feed. Has anyone had success subscribing to the feed?