New post @wolffolinsblog:
by Melissa Scott
Seven years ago the first tweet was sent out by @jack. Today, Twitter has 200 million active users and 400 million tweets daily, transforming not only the way the world communicates but giving a voice to millions globally—to use for fun,
for political change, to build movements, to save lives and to inspire.
We’ve started a list of seven big Twitter moments and pose the question:
What could Twitter by the time it turns 10?
1. The tweet that launched it all
2. Uprising in Iran
“Twitter Revolution” in Iran after the sudden Green Movement uprising drew millions of Iranians into the streets and elicited an unprecedented number of tweets about a political election in 2009.
3. “Four More Years”
by @BarackObama after 2012 election victory became most retweeted in history.
Wild and wonderful Terracotta warriors opening party @asianartmuseum (at Asian Art Museum)
Spotted! #newusatoday box in real life on California & Divis
Last night at the Mobile World Congress, Mozilla released their new Firefox OS brand platform with a new identity developed by Wolff Olins.
Mozilla, a longtime innovator and advocate for openness on the Web, aims to continue to extend their ability empower people and creativity world-wide through the new HTML5 mobile platform.
From the Wolff Olins blog
“Based on the idea that Firefox OS is a catalyst for individual and collective progress, the new identity reinforces that the brand is going to new places and spaces by literally unleashing the Fox, symbolizing the freedom that more people will have to take advantage of the full power of the web.”
The brand launches with an emphasis on emerging markets and with its HTML5 native Web app capability— developer potential has just grown exponentially. It is an exciting new brand to watch and could be one to shake up the smartphone landscape.
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Dieline conference in Boston. The 3 day event as part of HowLive featured many inspiring, interesting speakers including Debbie Millman, Brian Collins, Jonathan Ford of Pearlfisher and Lee Maschmeyer and introduced me to a network of lovely, talented and amazingly friendly people.
While there, I was fortunate to accept an award for GLO Science packaging, a first for me as an honor and experience and a very proud moment for all of us at GLO.
Read more about the Dieline Awards and the featured 38 winners (out of 850 world-wide entries!) More images to come…
Beautiful and slightly creepy-slash-awesome installation as part of this year’s Interni Legacy event at the Università Statale in Milan, during Milan Design Week. Created by Sergei Tschoban and Sergey Kuznetsov, partners at SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov, a Moscow based architecture studio, the sculpture is titled The Architect’s Eye. Composed of a stainless steel, reflective sphere, the art-tech piece utilizes an LED internal system to create the image of a huge human eyeball.
To add to the already big impact, the eye reacts as a natural eyeball would—rotating to look to the sky as well as at visitors and the ground, a color-changing iris and a pupil that increases and decreases in size.
Via Notcot, Images via CollabCubed