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Simplicity by Design: History of the London Tube Map

November 26, 2012 – 9:51 am | No Comment | 3,261 views
Simplicity by Design: History of the London Tube Map

Before 1933 London’s various underground lines had been laid out geographically over the roadway of a city map. Here is an example from 1919:

Harry Beck an English engineering draftsman at the …

Scott Berkun: The Myths of Innovation

December 28, 2011 – 10:44 am | No Comment | 321 views
Scott Berkun: The Myths of Innovation

In this fun and entertaining talk author and Carnegie Mellon alum Scott Berkun shows that much of what we know about innovation is wrong as he explores the history of innovation and creative thinking.

Project Tuva

February 28, 2011 – 9:46 am | No Comment | 130 views
Project Tuva

Bill Gates has bought the rights to Richard Feynman’s lectures, The Character of Physical Law, and has put them on the web with the help of the Microsoft Research team. The historic lectures with lots …

When Ideas Have Sex

October 23, 2010 – 7:47 am | No Comment | 379 views
When Ideas Have Sex

In this TED Talk author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas.
It’s not important how clever individuals are, he …

Mona Lisa: Why Is She Smiling?

September 5, 2010 – 4:34 am | 3 Comments | 2,630 views
Mona Lisa: Why Is She Smiling?

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is without a doubt the most famous work in the entire forty-thousand-year history of the visual arts. It is the enigmatic smile that has fascinated and baffled art …

Maximus

July 25, 2010 – 2:13 pm | No Comment | 1,364 views
Maximus

The historical film Gladiator directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crow has a fictional storyline. It is only loosely based on historical events.
It’s interesting to read how Marcus Aurelius described the character of the …