John Maeda: Atoms + Bits = the neue Craft (ABC)

Rapha rides for Japan, Maeda on craft, dry-transfer Field Notes and more in this week's online snapshot

Billed as an “interactive lecture,” starting 23 March 2011 and running through 31 December 2011, Adobe’s online museum presents an exhibit featuring a “digital representation” of RISD president and technology theorist John Maeda speaking on the relationship between old-world craft and our digital age.

Insight Lights

Rapha rides for Japan, Maeda on craft, dry-transfer Field Notes and more in this week's online snapshot

Belarus design firm Solovyodesign recently produced a very thoughtful lightbulb. Shaping the twisted contours of a normal compact fluorescent bulb into the shape of a human brain, the industrious design couple offer a beautiful rethinking of the CF bulb while making a humorous play on the classic “good idea” lightbulb bit from Saturday morning cartoons.

Inside Out

Poster the world with large-scale photos to help realize street artist JR's 2011 TED wish

Winner of the TED 2011 prize, anonymous French street artist JR’s “wish to change the world” consists of a massive humanist art project. JR grants that art, while not meant to effect change in practical terms, instead changes the way people see the world. “The power of an image is really strong,” and by “making invisible people visible” you can take the power back from …