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Our blog is a library of resources and ideas found by us or shared with us by our friends and client network. It’s a collection of articles, radio stories, infographics and videos that relate to our work and broaden our thinking: our favorite content from the internet and beyond. Original commentary gives insight into our process and poses questions about the world inside and outside of the studio.


Archive for August, 2010

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet By Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff, WIRED, September 2010 Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects […]

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How much do you spend on transport? New web app aims to show you by Jonathan Hiskes, Grist, August 11, 2010 Two questions: How much do you spend each month on rent or a mortgage payment? And how much do you spend each month on transportation? Chances are you can answer the first question instantly.  But […]

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Trying to shed light on a shadowy figure in Proposition 23 battle By Michael Hiltzik, Chicago Tribune, August 13, 2010 [The Adam Smith Foundation’s] guiding spirit is James Harris, a political consultant in the Missouri capital, who says he was driven to found the group by “a need to have right-of-center organizations to counter the […]

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There’s a reason why Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin argued for the pursuit of ‘happiness’ as opposed to ‘property’ when enumerating our unalienable human rights. Turns out, modern psychological data backs them up. The New York Times offers and interesting discussion of the complex relationship between things and our most coveted human emotion. In addition […]

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In the spirit of GoLo, my friend Carolynn Box has started a blog to catalogue her use of plastics. Her aim is to start paying attention to what she uses with the hope that this knowledge will lead to changes in her plastic use behavior. The products she’s focusing on are the daily throw-aways we […]

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