TED Books App

Curator Chris Anderson on the media company's new publishing platform

In a recent sit-down with TED Curator Chris Anderson, I had the chance to try out the TED Books app, a dedicated platform to hold the company’s publishing endeavor. Focused on short books, TED Books hopes to continue TED’s method of viral ideation by tailoring to today’s attention spans. This addition to the TED family has fascinating implications for the company, which has clearly moved …

Octofeed

Facebook's muddled newsfeed gets a user interface overhaul

In an era of digital minimalism, even some user interface designers scratch their heads when looking at Facebook’s maximalist approach. The newsfeed has become a cluttered mix of content that’s challenging for even the most savvy user to digest. For those wanting a more simplified experience, Daniel Chin-Yee and Jennifer Puno have created Octofeed, a website that pulls and arranges content from the Facebook newsfeed. …

Data.Anatomy [Civic]

A data-driven display from Ryoji Ikeda explores the interior of an automobile

Derived from the data set of the latest Honda Civic model, the new sonic and visual installation by the Paris-based Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, “data.anatomy [civic]” was unveiled last week at the stunning post-industrial venue Kraftwerk Berlin. Ikeda considers mathematicians to be artists, and specializes in work based on science and numbers—in this case he manipulates DNA data and astronomy to compose electronic sounds and …