The art of storytelling precedes the written word. As people have sat around the fire for thousands of years, the story has been the central source of information decimation. No matter what the technology might be in the future, the underlying story is still crtical.
Albert Einstein purportedly said “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” We want to share our inspiration to better understand and justify the choices of the spime birthday story.
Spimes: A Happy Birthday Story
Over a year ago, Mike Stenhouse and I wrote and pitched a small piece of design fiction around Spimes. We anchored the discussion around one man’s birthday. In the year since, we’ve flushed out the story a bit more, but it is also amazing how many of these gadgets now exist.
Metrics and Dashboards
Metrics are the life-blood of a company. From finances to quality control, you need to have an understanding of what is happening. Dashboards are one way to help surface some of these metrics in a way that is easily understandable and actionable.
CERN: Line Mode Browser
CERN is that often overlooked organization which straddles the boarder between Switzerland and France. Home to some of the most complex and sensitive machines humans have ever built, CERN has an amazing amount of technology and smarts. We were there to help document and simulate just one of their small side-projects: The Web.
Tricking the Stock Market
One idea for a futuristic short-story we’ve been kicking around has turned out to not be so futuristic. As technology begins to dominate our lives and interactions, strange things begin to happen. Instant interactions we didn’t expect along with strange consequences. For those who know how to harness these feedback loops, there is an opportunity to exploit the system, just like there always has. This time it is digital and instantaneous.