Everywhere in the world, amazing and wonderful things continue to unfold.

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and things that are remarkable, smart, inventive or just beautiful. I also like to keep track of process and things that inspire. I also have a running set of helpful resources for UX design.

This site will give you a constant feed of amazing things in fields as varied as interaction design, web design, product design, business innovation, fine art, the humanities, and science.

My name's Jaireh. By day, I'm a Lead UX Designer for a big bookstore a big telecom company. I have also been: a designer of many things like this and this.Welcome to my internet Wunderkammer.

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concepts for a photography muse game 

Public School education was originally conceived by the Prussians. Massachussetts decided it was a good idea. The core concepts of education were: standardization and measurement. This enabled everyone to get a core education at scale — most people got a decent education to participate in society which was fueled by the industrialization of america. In addition the concept of tracking enabled the smarter (or wealthier) kids to get better training so that they can manage lots of people.

http://www.quora.com/Education/In-history-how-did-society-react-to-the-current-education-system-when-it-was-new

Peter Thiel's framework on economies and cultural mindsets

I love the two by two matrix and how we can use this as a way to understand different working assumptions for the broader macroeconomic investing strategies (and thus trickles down into what risks one should take as an individual, startup founder, and investor) 

A brief history of the corporation

this is a great article discussing how the operating structure of the corporation came about. its neat to view it through the lens of history and how this structure ultimately became the most egalitarian and boldest inventions of the 20th century.

what drives people: purpose, autonomy, mastery.

I want to get up in the morning and do something amazing.

Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

Kurt Vonnegut

Interesting use of interactivity for education - -Interactive Exploration of a Dynamical System (by Bret Victor)

Most people would say, I’d take that problem. Give me a million dollars and I’ll figure out what to do. But it’s harder than it looks. Constraints give your life shape. Remove them and most people have no idea what to do: look at what happens to those who win lotteries or inherit money. Much as everyone thinks they want financial security, the happiest people are not those who have it, but those who like what they do. So a plan that promises freedom at the expense of knowing what to do with it may not be as good as it seems.

Whichever route you take, expect a struggle. Finding work you love is very difficult. Most people fail. Even if you succeed, it’s rare to be free to work on what you want till your thirties or forties. But if you have the destination in sight you’ll be more likely to arrive at it. If you know you can love work, you’re in the home stretch, and if you know what work you love, you’re practically there.

Paul Graham

You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.

Joseph Campbell on having a “bliss station,“ in The Power of Myth (via austinkleon)

Love the idea, hate the name.

(via bustr)

NEED THIS

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WHITE BOX (via ronenreblogs)