Link roundup February 24, 2015

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This is the good stuff. Sit Down. Shut Up. Write. Don’t Stop. Hard work and working hard consistently. That’s the thing. Not romantic sparks of inspiration. Matt Phillips What makes us human? Videos from the BBC. Fun, beautifully produced, short videos on what makes us human. Matt Phillips The Future of the Web Is 100… Read more »

Link roundup February 13, 2015

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Had to include some snow this time Snow Script on Behance Snow street art Annie 60fps on the mobile web — Flipboard Engineering Using canvas for lightening fast web apps. Sorry DOM. Annie Lars Andersen: a new level of archery – YouTube Historical documents helped this amazing archer learn insanely impressive skills Annie A Photographer… Read more »

Link roundup January 17, 2015

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Legos. JavaScript. Photos. And request logs. Smart teams. What a range. Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others How to compose a smart team, 1. Equal talk time 2. Good at reading facial expressions 3. Not all dudes. Matt Phillips Issues to Readers The living library. A video of a log of realtime book requests… Read more »

Awesome Box top 110 of all time

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It’s been almost two years since Somerville Public Library helped us launch the Awesome Box to public libraries and beyond. There are now 364 Awesome libraries around the world. Over 41,000 items have been dropped in an Awesome Box in those libraries. See the items just Awesomed on the Awesome Box page. Now that the… Read more »

Link roundup January 10, 2015

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Stay warm inside with these links. Beachbot – YouTube Beachbot draws art in the sand Annie Twilights: New Ink Paintings on Vintage Books by Ekaterina Panikanova | Colossal Ink paintings on grids of vintage books Annie Library Commons Fly Thru Drones. Inside! Love seeing the video through the stacks. Canyons = aisles. Matt Phillips How… Read more »

Link roundup January 6, 2015

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Whoa! A batch of links in one day. STUDIO for Creative Inquiry » Balance from Within The sofa provides a space for a range of social interactions. Matt Phillips Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Librarian Librarian career spotlight. “Customer service is always my number one goal.” Annie Cartoon: Dewey Hilarious provisional additions to… Read more »

Link roundup January 5, 2015

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Libraries. Physical affordances. Criticism. This world is wide and deep. How to Criticize with Kindness “let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent” Matt Phillips Francis Bear at the Library Make the library into what you want it to be. Matt Phillips The Perils of an All-Digital Movie Future —… Read more »

Link roundup December 15, 2014

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Beach balls, stickers, books, moveable cities, and figuring out what you want. This is a good batch of links. Eyeo 2014 – Santiago Ortiz “A question that should be answered with action, not thought.” Matt Phillips The City That Is Moving Down the Road What if the city were on legs? Fascinating piece on potential… Read more »

Link roundup December 3, 2014

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Avoid mean people. That’s the link in this batch that had the biggest impact on me. How Medium Is Trying to Bring Back the Web We Lost From blogs to facebook and Twitter, to a hybrid. Feels close to me. Matt Phillips Mean People Fail “Startups don’t win by attacking. They win by transcending.” Matt… Read more »

Link roundup November 19, 2014

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Yipes cripes we’ve got our winter coats on today. Sit down with a hot beverage and enjoy these internet finds. The FES Watch Is an E-Ink Chameleon – Design Milk An E-Ink watch. Why isn’t E-Ink used in more places? Annie The Ingenuity and Beauty of Creative Parchment Repair in Medieval Books | Colossal Acknowledge… Read more »