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Jonathan Harris . Mar 19, 2010
These days my work is also to write, but to write code, not words. To write good code, it is often best not to live life, and certainly not to live life boldly, because living life boldly requires energy and empathy, and to write good code, you need to save those things for your program and not waste them on people. This kind of strategy makes your code bold, but your life cold.
jonathan_harris  essay  design  programming  brilliant 
november 2010 by tysone
Jonathan Harris — AIGA
Combining elements of computer science, architecture, statistics, storytelling and design, Jonathan Harris’s online projects create large-scale living portraits of the human world—portraits that both simplify and complicate our understanding of it. Jonathan discusses his recent work and poses intriguing questions about what kind of space the digital world is becoming and what that world is doing to us as individuals.
forsnd  jonathan_harris  video 
november 2010 by tysone
Jonathan Harris . Clouds and coins
I am constantly torn between the heroes of the east — who are heroes for their ability to see things as they really are — and the heroes of the west — who are heroes for their ability to see things that are not but that should be, and then to build them. One is mainly about accepting, the other is mainly about rejecting and creating.
jonathan_harris  culture  learning 
august 2010 by tysone
Jonathan Harris . The fast and the slow life
"So there is a kind of burden with it, even though it seems so easy."
narrative  jonathan_harris 
july 2010 by tysone
Jonathan Harris . World Building in a Crazy World . Language
"If you use Java or Flash instead of HTML, you will be able to build more nuanced worlds, but your audience will likely be smaller. You have to decide if you want to make operas that affect a few people deeply, or folk songs that spread far and wide."
technology  jonathan_harris 
february 2010 by tysone
Jonathan Harris . World Building in a Crazy World . Our Digital Crisis
"The Internet is causing mass homogenization of human identity, making us all look the same. We use the same tools and social networks, fitting into the same templates, designed by companies to maximize page views and profits. Most online experiences are made, like fast food, to be cheap, easy, and addictive: appealing to our hunger for connection but rarely serving up nourishment. Shrink-wrapped junk food experiences are handed to us for free by social media companies, and we swallow them up eagerly, like kids given buckets of candy with ads on all the wrappers."
jonathan_harris  prediction  culture  technology 
february 2010 by tysone
Jonathan Harris . World Building in a Crazy World . World Builders
"When we design spaces (real or virtual), we need to take responsibility for the types of behavior those spaces are likely to encourage. We cherish our capitols, cathedrals, museums, monuments, and parks, but who will build structures of this stature in the digital world?"
brilliant  thoughtful  jonathan_harris  prediction  future  web_design 
february 2010 by tysone
CR Blog » Blog Archive » Jonathan Harris: Only Connect
“Blogs are messy and all over the place – there’s no context,” he says. “Software is great at taking the macro aspects and the statistics and finding out all these hidden secrets. What is hasn’t figured out how to do very well yet is how to do the micro very beautifully.
culture  software  jonathan_harris  emotion 
january 2009 by tysone

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