Design Indaba – YouTube

Hausblog Design Indaba

Design Indaba is a multifaceted platform committed to a better world through creativity.

Watch full talks from Design Indaba’s world-renowned 25-year Conference in this archive of videos going back to 2006.

YouTube

Design Indaba on Youtube

Color is also a feeling

Hausblog Color

How do you explain color to someone without sight? Color is also feeling.

From The Cut:

“For a while in my childhood, after a period of nothing, all I had was light and dark.” During that time, she explained, her friends and family tried their best to translate feeling into color, reframing sights into experiences that didn’t require the sense at all. Here are a few:

Red:
They had me stand outside in the sun. They told me that the heat I was feeling is red. They explained that red is the color of a burn, from heat, embarrassment, or even anger.

Blue:
They put my hands in their pool. They told me that that sensation I felt while swimming, that omnipresent coolness, that’s blue. Blue feels like relaxation.

Green:
I held soft leaves and wet grass. They told me green felt like life. To this day it is still very much my favorite color.

Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

The Cut

Send Files Securely—And For Free—with Firefox Send

Hausblog Firefox Send

Email is not a secure way to send files, particularly passwords. Thanks to the folks at Mozilla and Firefox, there’s an easy solution:

FireFox Send lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn’t stay online forever.

Brilliant.

Firefox Send

The Open-Office Trap | The New Yorker

Hausblog Open Office

A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve.
— Read on www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-open-office-trap

…[T]hough open offices often fostereda symbolic sense of organizational mission, making employees feel like part ofa more laid-back, innovative enterprise, they were damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction. Compared with standard offices, employees experienced more uncontrolled interactions, higher levels of stress, and lower levels of concentration and motivation.

Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

Carl Jung: Tarot Cards Provide Doorways to the Unconscious, and Maybe a Way to Predict the Future | Open Culture

Hausblog Tarot

 

What he aimed at through the use of divination was to accelerate the process of “individuation,” the move toward wholeness and integrity, by means of playful combinations of archetypes. As another mystical psychologist, Alejandro Jodorowsky, puts it, “the Tarot will teach you how to create a soul.” Jung perceived the Tarot, notes the blog Faena Aleph, “as an alchemical game,” which in his words, attempts “the union of opposites.” Like the I Ching, it “presents a rhythm of negative and positive, loss and gain, dark and light.”

Read more at Open Culture

Photo by Kayla Maurais on Unsplash

Google’s promise to delete your data has a major loophole

Google Sign

Photo by Kai Wenzel on Unsplash

It’s an idea that sounds great, in theory—after all, as the recent round of protests starkly reminded us, you can never be too careful about what digital breadcrumbs you might be inadvertently scattering around the web. Getting a new set of data from Google can, in theory, be kind of like getting a new digital identity—and with every refresh, Google’s giving you the chance to leave all of the old trackers and targeting tech behind.

But if you dig a little deeper, it quickly becomes clear that that’s not how digital data works at all—and that just like every other Google-led ploy for privacy, this latest update is about market power and not much else.

Continue Reading at Gizmodo

Beauty, Truth, and Wisdom

Hausblog Michelangelo

Photo by Delia Giandeini on Unsplash

Philanthropy and the renaissance, particularly under the direction of Lorenzo de’ Medici, was focused on the promotion of Beauty, Truth, and Wisdom. For the cost of one of today’s superyachts, Medici was able to fund much of the renaissance for 30 years.

With more wealth in the world than ever before, is it time for a new renaissance?

YouTube