Slow Tech

Designer Hugo Eccles unveils four smart ways to ensure social downtime in a London Design Week group show

While many designers are working hard to develop new applications that would foster more streamlined social networking, the group behind the London exhibit Slow Tech are intelligently conceptualizing how to take time off. Created by Wallpaper Magazine editor Henrietta Thompson and Protein, the group show “encourages people to take time off from their little shiny screens,” explains participant Hugo Eccles. Working with designer Afshin Mehin, …

Google+

How some of the most tech-savvy are using the latest social network

With any new networking platform, the tech crowd always takes the lead while the rest of us are still complaining about our parents joining Facebook. When Google+ launched last month it seemed like a particularly novel way to stay socially organized, but we still weren’t quite sure what to do with it. Turning to the digital community and beyond, we asked around to see how …

Big Ass Picture

Custom web shout-outs from the creator of Big Ass Message

A follow-up to Björn Johansson’s web-based “shout-out” generator, Big Ass Message, his latest work-distracting website, aptly titled Big Ass Picture, launched today. The Internet destination adds to the original text-customizer with the option to create a unique website using any image (with or without text), enabling you to then send the link to a friend for hilarity to ensue. If you run out of picture …