Emojis have been around for quite some time, but really have achieved mainstream adoption first with the explosion of chat/messaging app popularity and then with their integration into some of the top social networks and operating systems. Lets face it, people like to express themselves visually and these little icons give people an easy way of putting a small amount of emotion or intent behind their written words.
In my searches for something interesting to share on a lazy spring morning, I came across this video from TO-FU design on staying creative. It is such a simple video, yet so well designed that I actually watched it a couple of times. If you need a few reminders about how to keep the creative juices flowing, here are 29 ways you may want to consider. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
With Christmas just around the corner, I am sure you are all running around buying and wrapping presents, cooking and traveling all over creation. I am in the same boat, but I thought it may be interesting to take a quick break and reflect on the holiday itself. For a holiday we spend so much time thinking about all year, there is still much we don’t know about it. Here are a few stats and facts I was able to uncover that you may not have known about Christmas. Enjoy!
OK, so unless you are REALLY delinquent in your Christmas shopping and are going to be out until the stores close tonight, you likely will be looking for something to watch. How about a good Christmas movie? With so many holiday movies to choose from these days, the little visual elves at Lemon.ly have created this fun and informative infographic flow chart to help us in our Christmas movie selection. Just answer a few quick questions and you’ll have the perfect movie selection for the evening.
Do you remember the movie Universal Soldier from 1992? In that movie, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren star specially designed soldiers from the future who are perfect for military operations and have no emotions whatsoever. What turned out to be a predicting trivia twenty years ahead of its time were the glasses that the universal soldiers wore on their heads. In the movie, their purpose was to receive orders from the base and scan the area and enemies.
Another similar movie example, but only more sophisticated, since it was hidden in the eye of the machine, is that of Terminator. These machines had the environment observing programme inside their eyeballs.
If in the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s these technological features were a mere science-fiction plot, the 2000s saw a different side of it. Today, we have numerous on-the-go gadgets that can be attached to humans body and perform computer-like operations. Although this sounds terrific and potentially life-altering, there is another point of view, according to which these new devices pose a great threat to our intimacy and privacy.
Let’s face it; we are all trying to do a bunch of things all at once. It seems as though multitasking is at an all-time high these days as digital is making it much easier for us to keep on track and get quite a bit more done than we would have in the past.
That said, who couldn’t stand to be a bit more productive?