The revised Google motto by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org #Inkscape #Google
Recording of the senses. We already have the very clear record of what we see and we have the ability to hear and record what we hear. We are just beginning to understand how to record how we touch with haptics, like in remote robot gloves.

The recording of the senses cc-by lemasney



Princeton Parklet Maple Seeds cc-by lemasney
The story of the maple seed hanging sculptures that are a part of the 2015 Princeton Parklet is a very interesting one, and I thought I'd share it as a way of thanking everyone involved in their creation. But first, some definitions.

The Story of the Maple Seeds at the 2015 Princeton ...



Google before you Tweet is the new Think before you speak - LeMasney Consulting
So I recently gave a class at Princeton Public Library on Google Drive. I speak about it frequently to organizations and internal groups as well. It is a topic that is nearly as close to my heart as visual literacy, and one that strongly affects the way I learn, work, and live. The accompanying presentation is at this link on Google Drive. And that, in effect, is part of the power of it. I can control who gets what kind of access to all of my documents going back to my first digital document, and can grant access or editing rights with a link.

10 things to know about Google Drive


When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything. cc-by lemasney 1
Hacking is the art of understanding something in a complete way, mastering it, for the sake of changing it to meet a need. Usually the result of hacking is innovations not introduced or intended in the original designs. Open source systems promote and benefit from hacking. Proprietary or closed systems make it harder to do that. Information, knowledge and recipes should be free, as in freedom.

My philosophy regarding the benefits of hacking






John has an idea on Facebook.
I had a thought about the limits of emoticons. So you know when you are chatting with someone, and you write something with a smile on your face and it is interpreted as though you were scowling? Some would argue that emoticons, (forming emotional *mostly* facial expressions made of joint text) solve […]

Meanwhile, on Facebook… Stage directions



A waveform of me saying the word 'open' by lemasney.
Tonight, at 7 pm at Princeton Public Library, I’ll be introducing self-designated non-designers about the basics of graphic design for non-designers. It’s free to the public, no registration necessary, in the technology center. In the talk, I introduce the key ideas of graphic design to those who may never have […]

Tonight at Princeton Public Library: Design for Non-Designers


Symphonic logo by lemasney
What is Symphonic? I had a lot of fun designing this visual brand for Symphonic, an ideological company I’m thinking about that focuses on ways to bring people together. One of the themes that they might use to bring people together ideologically is through sustainability, another through making, another through understanding technology, […]

A Symphonic way to bring people together, sustainably.


Helen Keller quote by lemasney
In this article, John LeMasney ponders the answer to where is technology going next, focusing on the ideas of immersion, connectedness, and transportation.

Where is technology going next?