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  • Turning into the Skid
    after my last two blunders But this time is different and on the basis of a season and a half of episodes I have to say Mad Men is better than The Sopranos in all the ways that it counts Mad Men isn t as groundbreaking as Lost or as richly complex as The Wire but neither was The Sopranos and that show got oodles of accolades Mad Men however is the superior show Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November

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  • Mad Men is a Better Show than The Sopranos
    between the era of the 1960s to our own This is no easy feat If you don t think this can be done badly you didn t see Swingtown The Sopranos had to use violence for shock and punctuation Mad Men uses words Tension in Mad Men comes from character not necessarily situation The Sopranos at its heart was a family soap opera It didn t really care overmuch about how Tony and Crew worked except in the broadest way Which is why a lot of the intrigue with the other Families felt muddled and or flat Mad Men though is a workplace drama like Hill Street Blues or Homicide Life on the Street It reveals character by how people behave doing their work Which in a cruder way The Sopranos did as well but the extremeness of the situation whacking people warping the situation so that all subtly was rubbed out Mad Men cares about the context the drama lives in The characters aren t modern day types dropped into spiffy suits We can see how their characters are shaped by the time and visa versa We barely even knew what decade it was with The Sopranos aside from some 9 11 references In any case Mad Men now deserves your attention and your post Sopranos praise Originally posted at Monday September 29 2008 Comments 0 Trackback 0 Previous Entry Creating Kicker Studio If this blog has been absurdly quiet lately it is because I have a good reason Over the last several weeks I resigned my position at Adaptive Path and with some colleagues created Kicker Studio a new design consultancy focused on products not the web We re combining visual industrial and interaction design to make products that are holistic from the ground up It s something

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  • Creating Kicker Studio
    able to do it Between the accounting and the legal and dealing with all the rest the set up is amazingly tricky to navigate But anyway most of my professional writing is over there now on the Kick It blog Come join us won t you Send clients Originally posted at Sunday September 21 2008 Comments 0 Trackback 0 Previous Entry Don DeLillo on Interaction Design Excerpts from White Noise and Underworld Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October

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  • Don DeLillo on Interaction Design
    in here or wherever she is There are only connections Everything is connected All human knowledge is gathered and linked hyperlinked this site leading to that this fact referenced to that a keystroke a mouse click a password world without end amen But she is in cyberspace not heaven and she feels the grip of systems This is why she is so uneasy There is a presence here a thing implied something vast and bright She senses the paranoia of the web the net There s the perennial threat of virus of course Sister knows all about contaminations and the protective measures they require This is different it s a glow a lustrous rushing force that seems to flow from a billion net nodes When you decide on a whim to visit the H bomb home page she begins to understand Everything in your computer the plastic silicon and mylar every logical operation and processing function the memory the hardware the software the ones and zeroes the triads inside the pixels that form the on screen image it all culminates here Originally posted at Thursday July 17 2008 Comments 0 Trackback 0 Previous Entry Favorite Album for Every Year You ve Been Alive Meme 1970 The Beatles Let It Be 1971 T Rex Electric Warrior 1972 The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street 1973 Wings Band on the Run 1974 Big Star Radio City 1975 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1976 Eagles Hotel Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September

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  • Favorite Album for Every Year You've Been Alive Meme
    in Guyville 1994 Nirvana Unplugged in New York 1995 Pulp Different Class 1996 Beck Odelay 1997 Radiohead OK Computer 1998 Hole Celebrity Skin 1999 Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret 2000 PJ Harvey Stories from The City Stories from The Sea 2001 Old 97s Satellite Rides 2002 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2003 The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site 2004 Arcade Fire Funeral 2005 Eels Blinking Lights and Other Revelations 2006 Regina Spektor Begin to Hope 2007 Sea Wolf Leaves in the River 2008 Shout Out Louds Our Ill Wills Originally posted at Thursday July 10 2008 Comments 3 Trackback 0 Previous Entry UX Intensive Minneapolis I really enjoy teaching the UX Intensive workshop on Interaction Design especially now that it has evolved into a hands on studio course I think it is a meaty day that practitioners of all levels can get something out of I m teaching it again in Minneapolis on June 19 Use my discount code of FODS and get 15 off the cost Hope to see you there Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October

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  • UX Intensive: Minneapolis
    Five Themes for Interaction Design by Scott Klemmer Björn Hartmann and Leila Takayama of Stanford It s two years old as of this writing but I think its themes are dead on and even more relevant now than before and if you are interested in the future of interaction design it is well worth a read Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February

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  • An Open Letter to the Producers of the new Bionic Woman | O Danny Boy
    the organization Jamie works for much more ambiguous It will make the show much richer as their values clash with Jamie s I shouldn t have to tell the people who wrote BSG this Speaking of which Jamie needs some character Any character She is painfully bland right now for a bartender who was supposed to go to Harvard huh She should be more interesting than just the fact she has bionic parts in her Make the super powers well super This early in the show plots should be exploring the limits of Jamie s bionic powers what she can and cannot do Can she be upgraded And speaking of that there are a crazy amount of cyborg themes that are not being explored here Incorporate more cyberpunk elements What does it mean to be a woman who is half machine Can she be hacked Can she jack into a network You ve turned a woman into a device a weapon You can t not explore this Make the bionic parts vulnerable They are machine parts They break need repairs etc She s not super woman And those are just off the top of my head Please turn this bionic ship around There s some real promise in this premise if you ll only realize it Thanks for listening Dan 10 October 2007 Dan Post navigation Review The Reflective Practitioner Part IV Connecting07 Brand Design and the Brain 3 thoughts on An Open Letter to the Producers of the new Bionic Woman Rachel says 11 October 2007 at 1 36 pm You like Battlestar Galatica One of my favs Catching up on Season 3 via iTunes can t wait for the Nov mini show and the new season in Jan Katee Sackhoff as a villain ness Oh My God Reply

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  • Next Fall’s TV Pick: Bionic Woman | O Danny Boy
    is going to be a great mixture of Alias RIP Heroes and Battlestar Galactica Katee Starbuck Sackhoff plays the cyborg villain and the fetching Michelle Ryan with a great American accent is Jamie Summers And the always great Miguel Ferrer seemingly plays the new Oscar An article in the LA Times has some good details The NBC line is that the new Bionic Woman is a re imagining not a remake Executive producer David Eick a Galactica veteran believes that the familiar title and premise may in fact give the writers more room to monkey with the concept paradoxical as that sounds The series that spawned all those plastic dolls and rust susceptible lunchboxes seems more innocent than ever alongside the new noir ish Bionic Woman which tosses 70s optimism technology can make us stronger in favor of post 9 11 paranoia technology can make us expire It even concludes with a rain soaked city rooftop fight that looks descended from Blade Runner that ultimate classic of sci fi noir This is a Bionic Woman for anxiety ridden grown ups not lunchbox toting kids It can t be any worse than Studio 60 I mean after all it does have sexy cyborg women fighting each other in the rain Aaron Sorkin take note 23 May 2007 Dan Post navigation Summer Speaking Engagements The Feed Reader as the Link Between Social Networks One thought on Next Fall s TV Pick Bionic Woman Jeff says 24 May 2007 at 4 01 pm Six more episodes of Studio 60 starting tonight Six more chances to redeem itself for DVD purchase Or maybe six more nails in the coffin Reply Leave a Reply to Jeff Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Wordpress Hashcash

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