Thanks to Google Reader staying on top of news is pretty easy these days, that is, if one can keep up. I have around 300+ subscriptions and at times this can be quite overwhelming. Nevertheless, one always focusses on the favorites and catches up with the others when time is on our side.
Here we bring you the favorites. Blogs that we can’t write without and are an inspiration to what we do. Hours spent going trough pages of wonderful editorials, features and links that anyone who enjoys CAN will enjoy too.
We also made it extra easy for you. No need to go to the site, find the subscribe button! Here, each site listed includes a ‘Subscribe’ button. Now all you need to do is go one by one and hit that button as hard as you can. They will stick and you’ll love them as much as we do. Plus, you get all the twitter links. Joy..
In addition, if that is too much work, here is an OPML file you can import directly into your Google or any other News Reader. >>>Download<<< If you are not using a news reader, this will make a perfect start.
Create Digital Motion
CDMotion is the creation of Peter Kirn (personal, cdm twitter), a composer, musician, media artist, and author. From latest interactive tools,Â VJ gearÂ to events and tip and tricks with good links to tutorials and how-tos. See alsoÂ CDMusic for the latest digital music creation tools.
Inspired by Lev Manovich’s definition of “information aesthetics”, this weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways. Information Aesthetics is designed and maintained by Andrew Vande Moere, a Senior Lecturer at the Design Lab at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sydney. (twitter)
Blog about Game Design, Games and Computer Art.Â Digital Tools is a mixture of blog and webzine that focuses on everything related to digital tools, games, homebrew, theory, interaction- and game design and on inventive software.Â Ran byÂ Martin Wisniowski (twitter).
Boing Boing Gadgets
For latest quirky gadgets, news and links, check out BBG, a branch of worldÂ renownÂ Boing Boing. I regularly post their articles on Twitter soÂ definitelyÂ worth a subscribe.
Datavisualization.ch is a website dedicated to data and information visualization. A wonderful collection of projects ranging from graphicÂ exercisesÂ to widely published data..a little bit of everything related to datavis/infographics (twitter).
Collects someÂ trulyÂ amazing Â infographic/visual communication and complex networksÂ visualizationÂ out there. Ran byÂ Manuel Lima, Â an interaction designer, information architect and design researcher (twitter).
FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better – mainly through data visualization. More emphasis on statistics/data visualization than inforgraphics,Â FlowingData is a great resourse for latest news onÂ data visualization. Ran by Nathan,Â a PhD candidate in statistics who lives and breathes data (twitter).
Code & Form
Code & Form is a blog for the coding and teaching activities ofÂ Marius Watz. It contains documentation of workshops as well as code snippets and libraries. The main focus is onÂ Processing. (Twitter)
A great place to share your Processing sketches and work. About 10-20 sketches uploaded daily, so many it’s hard to keep up. If you are working with Processing or wanting to learn, a great place to start.
Ran by Brandon Boyer,Â Offworld is another branch of theÂ internet-institution Boing Boing. A wonderful collection of gameÂ innovation related news with a good retro feel put in the mix. One of my favorite blogs I read daily (twitter). It is also worth subscribing to Brandon’sÂ del.icio.us account for someÂ trulyÂ great links.
My favorite Games blog for any game geek regardless of which console you own. A fun, easy reading and very informative ran by some great peeps.Â Joystiq strives to maintain accuracy, to dig deeper, to do away with meaningless PR prattle, to gracefully decline luxury Cappuccino machines (even the really nice ones with Espresso functionality), to ask the awkward questions and … to wallow. A must..
A website by Â macrumors‘sÂ Arnold Kim (twitter)Â to track all activity in the iTunes App Store. My morning destination where I browse through about 300 apps for the iPhone released each day. “j” and “k” keys on the keyboard get plenty of work here.
Another website by Â macrumors‘sÂ Arnold Kim (twitter) withÂ Blake Patterson (twitter) andÂ Eli Hodapp (twitter)Â brings you latest in iPhone gaming. If it’s new or in the works,Â Touch Arcade will cover it. Targeted at the more mainstream audience the site is a great place to go to feed your iPhone shopping addiction.
Latest iPhone reviews and news brought to you by the great team at 148apps. Ran byÂ Jeff Scott (twitter),Â the site also keeps track ofÂ whatâ€™s selling ,Â whatâ€™s new andÂ what prices are dropping in the iTunes App Store. Find them also onÂ Twitter ,Â Facebook, andÂ Friendfeed.
Today and Tomorrow
Ran by Pieter, a Belgian living Berlin, Germany, theÂ website is a collection of things that are beautiful inÂ advertising, art, design, fashion, music and sneakers. TrulyÂ wonderfulÂ and has recently become on of myÂ favoriteÂ art/design websites out there. A must for anyone interesting in art. Some finds are pure joy! (twitter)
Ran byÂ Jeff Hamada,Â a designer from Vancouver,Â BOOOOOOOM! Â is a wonderfulÂ blog about Art, Design, Film, Music, Photography and Daily Junk. A great collection of projects and finds to feast your love for art.Â (twitter)
Design You Trust
Design You Trust is a daily design blog and community, full of new design trends,Â newsÂ and events, great design portfolios, young design bloods, design articles, photographies, fashion, creative advertisements, architectural inspirations, video design and hand-picked design stuff from all over the globe.Â Founded in 2007 byÂ Dmitry Utkin. (Twitter)
The Strange Attractor
Founded byÂ Pete Barnett andÂ Brendan Crich,Â TSA is a community of designers, photographers, illustrators, animators and musicians from five continents. This blog serves as a place to share, discuss and archive the best in contemporary art and design.Â (twitter)
..does not need much introduction,Â FFFFOUND! is a web service that not only allows the users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user’s tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience!Â About 100 entries daily, rest assuredÂ FFFFOUND! will keep you busy most of the day.Â (twitter)
A recent addition to the “inspiration” sites and not much different from FFFFOUND!,Â share your favorite images found on the web. We still have few invites left if anyone is interested. Not as hard to come by asÂ FFFFOUND! but the site is very active with about 300 adds each day.Â (twitter)
It’s Nice That
Edited byÂ Will Hudson and Alex Bec with regular posts by Edinburgh based designer Jez Burrows,Â Itâ€™s Nice That is focused on publicising, promoting and archiving the very best contemporary work from across the creative industry. In addition, they have just released their first publication,Â Issue 1, that features work from, among others Peter Callesen, Bryan Dalton, Karl Grandin, Happypets, Myoung Ho Lee and many more.. Get it here! (twitter)
The worldÂ renownÂ Tina Roth Eisenberg brings you the latest what’s happening in design. From product, graphic design, typography to the latest inÂ accessoriesÂ and furniture. ‘swiss designer gone NYC’. (twitter)
Really doesn’t needÂ absolutelyÂ any introduction whatsoever.Â Boing Boing is not a blog, it’s not a site, it’s an institution.Â Â Mark Frauenfelder,Â Cory Doctorow,Â David Pescovitz,Â Xeni Jardin and John Battelle bring you theÂ “directory of wonderful things”Â (twitter)
The worldÂ renownÂ LifehackerÂ includes tips and downloads to getting things done. EditorÂ Adam Pash with Senior EditorÂ Kevin Purdy andÂ Jason Fitzpatrick,Â The How-To Geek andÂ Gina Trapani bring you daily some greatest and most talk about tips and tricks on the web. (twitter)
Brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home celebrating your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.Â AlsoÂ published quarterlyÂ since February 2005, MAKE is a hybrid magazine/book. (twitter)
Wired.com is a daily technology news websiteÂ and aÂ monthly print publication. Gadgets, media and tech culture news in one place. A little too noisy at times but includes some pretty incredible and in-depth articles related to recent tech developments. (twitter)
Ars Technica specializes in original news and reviews, analysis of technology trends, and expert advice on topics ranging from the the topics of technology, business and science. (twitter)
To many to list but besides various developer/artist blogs there are two sites that deserve a special mention:
A great resource for the latest work artists/developers are doing. Join groups, add contacts to find latest stuff. As vimeo is most loved amongst the creatives, rest assured you will never run our of animated content to fill your day.
Same as Vimeo, meet, add, follow artists, creatives for their latest work. We have also added a group on Flickr so if you have projects/works you would like to share, please join the group and add your photos to the pool.
Posted on: 04/06/2009
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