Most writing applications fall into one of two camps. Old-school WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) tools provide lots of options for formatting and making templates, but they’re bloated and trapped in a model for writing that still assumes paper as its final destination. Underlying these…
Digital publishing is here. That doesn’t mean it is here and it is being done well. Forcing a book or a story into an e-reader and expecting the same interaction feels painful. Why make new tools such as iPhones, tablets, and e-readers without also innovating the way we view the content on them?
Tapestry uses native touch features on devices to connect with the reader while also allowing the author to control the cadence of the story. Read a knock knock joke written out all at once, and read again it piece by piece as if the comedian was telling you the joke. The impact of the joke is night and day.
Just got hip to the brilliance of Nic Jones, the English folk guitarist and singer who was so badly injured in a car accident in 1982 that it has taken him 30 years to seriously make a return to performing…
Nic Jones turned 66 on Jan. 9, 2013
Nic Jones: Canadee-I-O - from Penguin Eggs, 1980
This is Parker. She’s visiting our office today and is the unofficial Digg Dogg.
The Adult’s Manual for Speaking to Strangers by @hurtmelanie - http://tapestry.is/9uDDI
… and the last first by @emark0728 - http://tapestry.is/zLCVo
More Chaos by @johndilworth - http://tapestry.is/3xRVg
“It’s not boring, it’s ambient” sign outside an event space in Kiev.
Update: It’s actually a reference to this ambient compilation from Ukraine and Poland
Next to betaworks, across the airshaft, lies “Black Rhino,” a company that offers no obvious clues to its interests or pursuits. But looking through the window, it’s about the last thing you’d expect to find in the same meatpacking district building with Helmut Lang and Theysken. I remember a New York in which the signs of unseemly activity were the colored vials used to cap crack cocaine. Now it’s a bunch of financial screens with some co-located servers, all crammed into an anonymous office. (Taken with Instagram at Betaworks)