Rest in Peace Deborah Sussman

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

The creative community lost a veteran this week with the passing of Deborah Sussman, who lost her battle with breast cancer. A longtime environmental designer, talented colorist and supergraphics pioneer, Sussman graduated from Black Mountain College and began her career as an art director in the office of Charles and Ray Eames, before going on to design the 1984 Summer Olympics identity. In 2004 she …

#OutlawsofInstagram

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

We’ve all seen #RichKidsofInstagram and #CatsofInstagram, but all other square images pale in comparison to the double-tap worthy work of those risking life, limb and the threat of the police for their shots. The so-called Outlaw Instagrammers scale bridges, skyscrapers and pretty much any space in NYC that’s off limits, all for Insta-glory. A community has cropped up in New York where rivals vie for …

The Future of Higher Education

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

With a more selective admissions criteria than Harvard, higher education newcomer Minerva Project would already be positioned to make waves among the academic elite. But this university upstart isn’t just challenging potential students. The school bucks the traditional college structure in favor of modern scholastic achievement, in which rigorous courses are interactive and taught online, so the students can move to a new part of …