Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:
Steve Jobs’ lost time capsule found after 30 years
The time capsule was put in the ground at the Aspen International Design Conference in 1983, and contained dozens of other items from the era. It became known as Steve Jobs Time Capsule after he gave a speech foreshadowing the development of wireless technology, the iPad and the App Store at the conference and put his own mouse in the historic pod. The historic vessel was meant to have been dug up in 2000, but a major landscaping project in the Aspen area caused the organizers to lose the position of the time capsule until last year. A National Geographic television programme called Diggers was able to locate the capsule last September, only now releasing a video of the discovery and what was inside ahead of the show’s debut on 25 February. Read the article and see the video here.
Planning an Oreo moment for the Super Bowl? Please stop
After what Oreo did in last years Super Bowl real-time marketing has been all the rage in social media marketing. I loved this article from Victor Pineiro over at Big Spaceship on why teams at a lot of brands need to stop working on trying to create the next real-time marketing sensation. Read the article here.[Tweet “Check out this weeks inspiration from Stephen Gates Blog.”]
Sight: An 8-Minute Augmented Reality Journey That Makes Google Glass Look Tame
Sight is a short is a science fiction film by Israeli student filmmakers Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo on the emerging world of augmented reality and what devices like Google Glass could evolve into. It is just science fiction but it is one of the better realizations of the potential of what wearable technology could evolve into. Read the article and watch the video here.
Useful Learning Resources For Web Designers
If you want to be a successful digital deigned than you can never afford to stop learning about new technology and how digital design is evolving to take advantage of that technology. This article is a nice round-up of some of the better design and coding resources that are available to designers. Read the article here.