7 min read · Jun 9th · How Lisa Smith turned the world off of minimalism and changed the design landscape.
If you’ve dallied in the grocery store dairy aisle, picked up a newspaper, or made a doctor’s appointment online, you’ve likely interacted with the design work of Lisa Smith, an executive creative director at design agency Jones Knowles Ritchie.
8 min read · May 10th · What happens when a product company tries to run a platform?
most debates about Apple center on the harm they cause to developers, and instead we think the far larger impact is on creators: the millions of people that could be earning more money and connecting with their fans.
10 min read · May 11th · Our content will not always look the way we expect it or want it to. Many apps, tools, and environments that people use to browse the Web strip our content of our CSS and apply their own styles to it.…
Our content will not always look the way we expect it or want it to.
We have a tendency to always make an assumption about how our readers are reading our content—probably in the browser, with our fancy styles applied to it.
~13 min read · May 18th · Innovations in biotech, energy, and space could drive the next generation of prosperity—if we let it happen.
As we begin to limit and reverse aging, medical spending—currently 17.7 percent of GDP—will decline as we reduce illnesses associated with old age, leaving more resources for other pursuits. People will have longer productive lives.
7 min read · Jun 2nd · Three-dimensional human beings can’t thrive in a one-dimensional space
There’s a line that Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian used to repeat back in the halcyon days of 2012. It went something like: ‘The world isn’t flat — but the world wide web is.’
The internet facilitates these powerful, complex parasocial relationships but, at the same time flattens everything that makes the messy, human elements of relationships possible. It flattens audiences, it flattens time and it flattens a lot of nuance.
~12 min read · May 20th · Feeling connected and validated by experiences that mirror your own can help you understand how to conquer, or at least endure, times of struggle. But what if your struggle looks more like achievem…
When burnout starts to push down on us, our core comes through more. Beautiful, peaceful souls get quieter and fade into that distant and distracted burnout we’ve all read about. But some of us, those with fires always burning on the edges of our core, get hotter.