All right, I guess Thursday just is the day for lists of things. For whatever reason (snow, ice, general laziness, etc.), I had a lot of time to catch up on Twitter this week (if not obvious already, my primary interesting-to-me news aggregator) and with some of my favorite people/companies. What follows below are some of my favorite pieces from the past week.
- FYI, I’m a graphic designer (via Fivestone Studios)
- KFC has debuted the “Scoff-ee cup” an edible coffee cup. (via Fast Co Design) “Shaped from a
thin lattice of KFC Original Recipe fried chickenwafer, coated in sugar paper and lined with a slow-melting white chocolate.”
- The Art of the :30 Story (via The Client Blog) “Whether you’re telling a :30 story or a 3 hour one, there are still universal truths to the storytelling process that should be reinforced. Ultimately, you want people to watch your films and be affected by them. Or, you just want potential clients to hire you to tell THEIR story…and you want to grab their eye and attention with your own work.”
- The FCC ruled in favor of Net Neutrality today. Check out these links for a breakdown: How Net Neutrality Works (via The New York Times) and What is Network Neutrality (via Vox)
- What the Patricia Arquette Backlash Really Means (via Fast Company)
“Many of the same people who were likely fist-pumping in their living rooms along with Meryl Streep after Arquette proclaimed “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” felt immediately and spectacularly let down when she left the stage and said to the press, “It’s time for all the women in America–-and all the men that love women and all the gay people and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for–-to fight for us now.”
- “The Business of Beauty” – a brief talk by Kate Arends of Wit & Delight. Talk highlight: “It’s easy as creators to make style mean too much.” (via Creative Mornings Minneapolis)
- This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back (via Brain Pickings) “If science and human knowledge progress in leaps and bounds of ignorance, then the recognition of error and the transcendence of falsehood are the springboard for the leaps of progress.”
- Ida: The Search for Identity and Creating Captivating Characters (via The Script Lab) “Develop characters with specific emotional, mental, physical and/or social behaviors and traits, and demonstrate how your characters see themselves and how they relate to others. Characters’ journeys both off and on the road must be engaging.”
- Madam Secretary and The Good Wife are both back from hiatus on CBS starting this Sunday. I don’t work for the shows, or the network, they’re just two of my favorite, well-written dramas and I turn into a relentless fan-girl when I talk about them. Plus, I really dig this combo promo and if you know who produced it, please let me know.