Archives: March 2008

MTV misses with new talent competition

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 28

Bah. The news held so much promise: MTV and Onedotzero joined forces to hold a competition challenging young talent to make a series of one minute films. ODZ was one...

Design and the Elastic Mind

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 26

Finally got a chance to visit the new show, "Design and the Elastic Mind", at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York. Bruce and Reena both loved it,...

Design Green Now

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 24

If you find yourself at a loose end on the west coast at the beginning of next month, then you might want to look up one of these free panel...

The Power of Play

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 24

I'm proud to announce that the Innovation channel has given birth to a bouncing baby special report (sorry, the language seems appropriate given that we're eagerly awaiting news from Reena)....

Embarking on Personal Design Project of My Own

Posted by: Reena Jana on March 17

I've just started maternity leave -- as my husband and I have been working on an ambitious design project of our own and are about to see it "launch." I'll...

Steelcase teams up with CEOs for Cities

Posted by: Reena Jana on March 17

Carol Coletta, the dynamic chief executive of CEOs for Cities, a Chicago-based nonprofit that brings together mayors of blighted urban areas (Detroit and Buffalo, for example) and executives to brainstorm...

Zaha Hadid + Chanel + Art world A-listers = worth checking out if you're in Hong Kong

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 13

The architecture is just as much of a star as the art in the new "contemporary art container" designed by Zaha Hadid for the Chanel fashion label. The sleek, shiny,...

More on the reality of conferences

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 12

Many of those I have talked to at conferences recently definitely feel badly about the environmental effect of flying all over the place to the next can't-miss event. It really...

Why I like, er, love my MacBook Air

Posted by: Reena Jana on March 12

So dissing the MacBook Air is now old-ish news, as critics have voiced their concerns with the laptop and its missing features. But...it's a wonderful device to use. (Yes, I...

Conference organizers: Please think about what attendees need, rather than inundating them with unnecessary printed materials

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 12

My colleague, Catherine Holahan, already referred to the insane amount of information that welcomed arrivals at this year's SXSW conference. Now I don't know about Catherine, but here's what I...

Apple's design process

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 08

Interesting presentation at SXSW from Michael Lopp, senior engineering manager at Apple, who tried to assess how Apple "gets" design when so many other companies try and fail. After describing...

Will tomorrow's world still need designers?

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 08

I'm in Austin, ready to take part in a panel discussion on Sunday afternoon at South by Southwest Interactive (post Mark Zuckerberg's keynote). The title of the panel is pretty...

Samantha Power steps down as negative campaigning steps up

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 08

I already mentioned that Samantha Power was one of the few people at the TED conference to make a political statement of any kind, in support of the Democratic candidate,...

TED 2008's dead, baby. TED's dead

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 03

TED rounded off with a party at the aquarium and then, the following morning, presentations from economist Paul Collier, former Vice President Al Gore and Africa activist, Bob Geldof. All...

TED: Day three was off the chain

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 01

I think I just fell prey to TED, so excuse me if this post sounds a little less than objective. I was talking to a few TED veterans earlier today,...

Thomas Krens leaves the Guggenheim... but was at TED

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 01

I confess I've been in something of a TED bubble so I missed the news that Thomas Krens stepped down from the directorship of the Guggenheim. Certainly, he made no...

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