3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Design OFFF Eye on Design

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Source: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Design Curve From the Founder of Barcelona’s Creative Conference OFFF Eye on Design | Eye on Design

The founder and director of Barcelona’s OFFF festival, Hector Ayuso, first dreamt up the idea of a conference dedicated to exploring the world of online and offline design on a lazy Sunday afternoon in 2000. He was playing around with Flash on his computer, completely fascinated by the program’s possibilities when he realized he wanted to create a space where people could share their work and talk about how new platforms and programs like Flash were shaping and changing the industry.

That was over 15 years ago. Since then, OFFF has put numerous high-profile speakers onstage, including Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Erik Spiekermann, and Rob Chiu. After hearing from such an eclectic range of minds over the years, Ayuso finds it easy to chart the industries’ changes and soak up words of wisdom.

Forgetfulness

for·get·ful·ness

fərˈɡetfəlnəs/
noun
noun: forgetfulness

lapse of memory.
“she teased him for his forgetfulness”
synonyms: absentmindedness, amnesia, poor memory, a lapse of memory, vagueness, abstraction; More
informalscattiness
“his excuse was forgetfulness”
neglect, heedlessness, carelessness, disregard;
inattention, obliviousness, lack of concern, indifference
“a forgetfulness of duty”
antonyms: reliability, heed.

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Forgetfulness

The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of,
as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.
Long ago you kissed the names of the nine muses goodbye
and watched the quadratic equation pack its bag,
and even now as you memorize the order of the planets,
something else is slipping away, a state flower perhaps,
the address of an uncle, the capital of Paraguay.
Whatever it is you are struggling to remember,
it is not poised on the tip of your tongue
or even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen.
It has floated away down a dark mythological river
whose name begins with an L as far as you can recall
well on your own way to oblivion where you will join those
who have even forgotten how to swim and how to ride a bicycle.
No wonder you rise in the middle of the night
to look up the date of a famous battle in a book on war.
No wonder the moon in the window seems to have drifted
out of a love poem that you used to know by heart.

Poem by Billy Collins
Illustration by: Victor Ruano / Santasombra

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 36th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS

EMMY® AWARDS

We won our third Emmy® Awards. Outstanding Live Graphic Design. The XXII Olympic Winter Games. NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA/MSNBC

Senior Graphic Designers: David Barton, Sue Bennett, Matthew Celli, Mark Levy, Philip Paully, John Schleef.

Graphic Designers: Jon Berry, Ian Bonilla, Earl Camburn, Molly Erdmann, Bruce Fallini, Scott Flato, Shawn Hendrickson, Borys Jarymovych, Catherine Krebs, Michelle Lippitt, David Melfi, Filip Prochazka, Victor Ruano, Eric Say, Dana Stefenson, Mark Stroming, Stefanie Toigo, Jeannemarie Tracey, Daniel Velez, Neil Wright, Chung Wu.

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 36th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS

Sports Emmy Twitter Announcement.

NBC Olympics Press Release.

New York, NY – May 5, 2015 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 36th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special ceremony tonight at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Winners in 40 categories including Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Series, Sports Documentary, Studio Show, Promotional Announcement, Play-by-Play Personality, Studio Analyst and three categories honoring Spanish-speaking programming and talent.

“While new to the National Academy, I’ve been a television executive and a sports fan all my life and I’ve been amazed at the changes over the years in the presentation and coverage of every corner of the global sports market,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “The quality of Sports television continues to shine as the ability for the fan to receive programming in multiple formats has grown exponentially. It is our joy to honor tonight’s many outstanding nominees who continue to challenge what is possible, and consistently find new and exciting ways to engage the sports viewing audience.”