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Archive for the ‘Trail Blazers’ Category

Social Cycling

By Sara McGuyer • Aug 24th, 2010

Bicycling just got a shot in the arm as a strong option for public transportation in the US. Sobi, the Social Bicycle System, offers bicycle sharing in a model reminiscent of Zip Car.

Neighborgoods in Your ‘Hood

By Sara McGuyer • Aug 20th, 2010

Americans have a romantic notion of being able to walk next door to borrow a cup of sugar, but most people I know don’t have that type of relationship with their neighbors. Neighborgoods seeks to change that by setting up a network where you can search for items you need to borrow, or lend/rent your own goods.

Sewn News

By Sara McGuyer • Aug 10th, 2010

As news consumption shifts between mediums, the future of printed news comes into question. Somewhere between feelings of nostalgia for the tactile experience and a drive for progress and technology, there’s cause for great reflection on the role of newspapers. Lauren DiCioccio creates mixed-media work for a mixed media world, using the New York Times as her canvas.

RSA Animate

By Jason Moriber • Jul 28th, 2010

These whiteboard animations of provocative talks at the 250 year old institution, the RSA (The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), are dead-on in their mash-up of spoken word + illustration  into and online video format. Drafted by the illustrator Andrew Park the animations/videos are visually enticing as well as clearly [...]

Jamie Keiles Takes on Teen Media

By Sara McGuyer • Jul 27th, 2010

Jamie Keiles, at just 18 years old, has raised the bar on the student resume, not once, but twice. Having just completed The Seventeen Magazine Project, in which she documented 30 days of living life as advised by Seventeen, she has widened the scope for her latest project, teenagerie.com to cover representation of teenagers in media.

The Future of Biking

By Sara McGuyer • Jul 26th, 2010

Seeking a million voices for a cause isn’t anything new, but peopleforbikes.org have put together an ambitious nationwide call to action to help create a more bike-friendly environment in the states. If you’ve ever biked on a busy road, you know how much this movement is needed.

Alex Bogusky has left the building

By Jason Moriber • Jul 23rd, 2010

Though Alex Bogusky doubled the size of CP+B during his 10+ year tenure as Creative Director, a truly impressive feat, he has decided to quit the business. Always fresh with ideas while pursuing a maverick path, Alex seemed to have the Adland balance in check. He’s decided it’s time to move on, to blaze new [...]

Scott Henderson, Cause Marketer, Asking for Open Input

By Jason Moriber • Jul 21st, 2010

Scott Henderson is a friend of Wise Elephant’s (he’s also currently a contributing author to our (Jason’s) editorial blog project Sundayed, so we do favor him a little). Still, his recent open request for contributors to his upcoming presentation for NASA is worth noting as Trail Blazing. He’s seeking input from his audience to help [...]

The Creaters Project Featuring Mira Calix

By Sara McGuyer • Jun 18th, 2010

Inspired by Mira Calix, visual and aural arts composer. See her work featured on The Creaters Project. First she envisions the creative work, then finds the technology to make it happen.

The Geotaggers’ World Atlas

By Sara McGuyer • May 27th, 2010

Inspired by Eric Fischer’s gorgeous set of maps, a lovely visualization of the number of pictures taken in the central cluster of each city featured.