Libraries. Physical affordances. Criticism. This world is wide and deep.

How to Criticize with Kindness

Francis Bear at the Library

The Perils of an All-Digital Movie Future — Vulture

A Real-World Button for Controlling Your Favorite Apps | WIRED

Before Google … Who Knew?

Beach balls, stickers, books, moveable cities, and figuring out what you want. This is a good batch of links.

Eyeo 2014 – Santiago Ortiz

The City That Is Moving Down the Road

Best Books of 2014 : NPR

Spinning Beach Ball of Death

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

Mean People Fail

On HTML5 and the Group That Rules the Web

Handsome Frank’s lovely film explores the work of Jean Jullien

Style Guides

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

The Ingenuity and Beauty of Creative Parchment Repair in Medieval Books | Colossal

A Brief History of Failure

Lost At The Museum? This Ingenious 3-D Map Makes Navigation A Cinch


The Harvard Library Innovation Lab and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society are looking for a web designer to help us build tools to explore the open Internet and define the future of libraries.

Our projects range in scope from fast-moving prototypes to long-term innovations. The best way to get a feel for what we do is by looking at some of our current efforts.


perma-in-frame, a web archiving service that is powered by libraries


H2O, a platform for creating, sharing and adapting open course materials


Amber, a server side plugin to keep links working on blogs and websites


What you’ll do

  • – Work with our multi-disciplinary team to build elegant web tools
  • – Contribute to our broad vision for the Internet, libraries, and society
  • – Rely on your good design sense and user-centricity
  • – Create beautiful graphics and use modern web technologies to share them
  • – Have fun while producing meaningful work with fantastic folks

This is a term limited position running through Spring and Summer semesters (January-August 2015).

Find details and apply for the position by searching for 34346BR in the Harvard Recruitment Management System. If you have questions, email us directly at


Scholars, museums, and hustlers.


The Met and Other Museums Adapt to the Digital Age –

Apple Picking Season Is Here. Don’t You Want More Than a McIntosh? –

The Gentleman Who Made Scholar

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association’s History

Frames, computers, design, madlibs and boats. Oh my!

Building the Largest Ship In the World, South Korea

What a _________ Job: How Mad Libs Are Written | Splitsider

Introduction – Material Design – Google design guidelines

Freeze Frame: Joey McIntyre and Public Garden Visitors Hop Into Huge Frames – Boston Visitors’ Guide

This is the good stuff.

UNIX: Making Computers Easier To Use — AT&T Archives film from 1982, Bell Laboratories

Digital Public Library of America » GIF IT UP

physical-web/ at master · google/physical-web

Forty Portraits in Forty Years –

The never changing web, traffic lights, art, and bots. All with a healthy dose of fun.

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Build your own bot

Interactive Dancing Traffic Light Makes Waiting to Cross the Street More Fun – My Modern Met

This Kinetic Wall Of Clocks Is Utterly Hypnotic

Django UI in 2005 vs Django UI in 2014

Looks like Matt’s been spamming the roundup.

Stack independent magazine subscription service

Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle

Internet Archive – a short film about accessing knowledge

There’s Finally A Modern Typeface For Programmers

Libraries trusted to keep manuscripts hidden and safe