online   204669

« earlier    

Filmstro | Adaptive Music Library & Software
"Download static versions of all our royalty-free music tracks for FREE. YouTube cleared. Explore the library and start creating!"

"Three sliders, infinite possibilities. Create unique and moving soundtracks for your films and videos. No musical experience necessary."
music  online  service  shop  video  creative  ux 
11 hours ago by eric.brechemier
Cloud Search | Diffeo
One search bar for all of your files. $10/month/user.
files  cloud  online  search 
16 hours ago by kger
Turn A Set Of Photos Into A Fabulous Slideshow Video | Gizmo's Freeware
Turn a set of photos into a fabulous slideshow video with this free online service.
slideshows  photography  online 
16 hours ago by kger
Optimize animated GIF
Perfect for converting a gif into something that Slack accepts!
gif  tools  online  optimization  5 
19 hours ago by VoxPelli
My website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge. What could yours be? – The Creative Independent
"The web is what we make it

While an individual website could be any of those metaphors I mentioned above, I believe the common prevailing metaphor—the internet as cloud—is problematic. The internet is not one all-encompassing, mysterious, and untouchable thing. (In early patent drawings depicting the internet, it appears as related shapes: a blob, brain, or explosion.) These metaphors obfuscate the reality that the internet is made up of individual nodes: individual computers talking to other individual computers.


The World Wide Web recently turned 29. On the web’s birthday, Tim Berners Lee, its creator, published a letter stating the web’s current state of threat. He says that while it’s called the “World Wide Web,” only about half the world is connected, so we should close this digital divide.

But at the same time, Berners Lee wants to make sure this thing we’re all connecting to is truly working for us, as individuals: “I want to challenge us all to have greater ambitions for the web. I want the web to reflect our hopes and fulfill our dreams, rather than magnify our fears and deepen our divisions.”


“Metaphor unites reason and imagination,” says George Lakoff and Mark Johnson in their book, Metaphors We Live By (1980). “Metaphors are not merely things to be seen beyond. In fact, one can see beyond them only by using other metaphors. It is as though the ability to comprehend experience through metaphor were a sense, like seeing or touching or hearing, with metaphors providing the only ways to perceive and experience much of the world. Metaphor is as much a part of our functioning as our sense of touch, and as precious.”

Instead of a cloud, let’s use a metaphor that makes the web’s individual, cooperative nodes more visible. This way, we can remember the responsibility we each have in building a better web. The web is a flock of birds or a sea of punctuation marks, each tending or forgetting about their web garden or puddle home with a river of knowledge nearby.

If a website has endless possibilities, and our identities, ideas, and dreams are created and expanded by them, then it’s instrumental that websites progress along with us. It’s especially pressing when forces continue to threaten the web and the internet at large. In an age of information overload and an increasingly commercialized web, artists of all types are the people to help. Artists can think expansively about what a website can be. Each artist should create their own space on the web, for a website is an individual act of collective ambition."
laurelschwulst  knowledge  webdev  webdesign  internet  web  online  2018  websites  design  flexibility  purpose  creativity  learning  howwelearn  accumulation  accretion  making  murmurations  metaphor  clouds  birds  georgelakoff  markjohnson  completeness  unfinished  wonder  fredrogers  storage  archives  html 
yesterday by robertogreco

« earlier    

related tags

&  -  000_toplinks  100%  1850s  1960  2006  2011  2016  2017  2018  3  5  accessibility  accretion  accumulation  advertising  advocacy  affinity  agent  ai  alcohol  algorithm  alleged  alternativas  analytics  angular  angularjs  ann  anonymous  anthropology  app  apps  archive  archives  art  artificialintelligence  asm  assembly  asset  assistivetechnology  attention  audiovisual  australia  auto  backing-track  backup  baidu  bible  birds  bloomberg  board  book  books  brainz  browser  buttons  buy  c++  calm  camera  cardkit  cassette  cd  chart  cheap  china  circuit  cloud  cloud9  clouds  cnc  code  coding  collection  color  communication  community  comparison  comparisons  compiler  completeness  compras  compsci  computer  computerscience  concurrency  conference  consequence  consumer  content  contextcollapse  corporate  corso  cosmology  course  courses  courts  cpa  cpp  creative  creativity  cs50  css  cssinjs  culture  cuny  cutout  cutter  danahboyd  data  database  db  deaccessioning  deals  debt  deep  deisgn  description  design  dev  developers  device  devops  diagram  diecut  diff  difference  digital  digitalethnography  digitalmedia  disabilities  disability  discoduro  discussion  disegni  disegno  diy  documentary  dorothyhoward  draw  drawing  dropbox  dual  ebook  ecommerce  editor  education  electronic  electronics  emotion  en  es  espacio  estate  estrategia  ethics  ethnography  events  fabrication  facilitation  fashion  file  files  flexibility  fonts  for  forget  fredrogers  free  gallery  game  games  gameshows  gaming  gdpr:  gee  generator  georgelakoff  gif  global  google  google_one  governance  government  graphics  gratis  growth  guide  hardware  help  hints  history  hlsl  howto  howwelearn  html  id3  ide  image  inquiry  institutions  interactive  interactivedesign  international  internet  internetofthings  ipa  isomorphic  isopropanol  isopropyl  it  james  japan  javascript  jeopardy  johnpostill  journalism  jpg  jupyter  knowledge  labels  labor  language  laser  laurelschwulst  leak  learning  lessons  library  lifehacker  linearalgebra  lisp  ls-121  machine  machinelearning  magnets  maker  making  manufacturer  manufacturing  marketing  markjohnson  material  materiality  means  meeting  memory  metadate  metaphor  mikeyilagan  mit  mobile  monetize  mooc  movie  movies  movistar  moz  mp3  ms  multiplayer  multisensory  murmurations  music  nancy  network  networks  neural  newyorktimes  node.js  node  nodejs  nokia  nube  ocf  optimization  optimizer  overview  ownership  packaging  paco  parallel  paul  pcb  pdf  peripheral  personalcomputing  photography  pizard  plants  playalong  podemo  policy  portfolio  practice  present  presentation  presentations  presenter  preservation  primary  printed  privacy  productivity  programiranje  programming  public  publication  publishing  purchase  pure  purpose  quickbooks  quinnnorton  react  reactjs  real  record  regalos  resources  retail  review  ropa  rubric  rumor  russellsolomon  sarahpink  scale  school  science  screencast  screenshare  screenshots  search  secondary  sell  senses  sensoryethnography  sequence  service  setup  shop  shopping  simulator  slideshows  sloan  socialmedia  socialnetworking  space  speaking  splet  spletnik  sre  standards  standford  stewardship  stickers  storage  store  surfaces  sydney  table  tag  tech  technology  test  text  theory  time  tips  to  tokyo  tool  tools  totwitter  towerrecords  transdisciplinary  translation  trust  try  tv  twitter  typography  ual  ubiquity  ukraine  unfinished  universe  ux  value  video  videogames  visual  visualethnography  vmesnik  vscode  watch  web  webdesign  webdev  websites  what  white  winword  withdrawal  wonder  work  yale 

Copy this bookmark: