Readers: This was originally posted by Emily Coats, who previously worked at Pixar, on her blog Story Shots.  Emma is a freelance director of films, boarder of story, and sometime public speaker.  Emma states in her blog post that these are some of the story basics she picked up during her time at Pixar. I am including […]

Thirty years ago, on July 23rd, 1983, I ate the 72 oz Steak at The Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas. There have only been about 4,800 people who have ever been able to do this feat and I thought I would use today’s blog to tell you my personal story about this. After all, us […]

Here is the second part of my blog on branching diagrams in the American Museum of Natural History. I was at a dinner last night at The Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station and the architecture was beautiful. I hope to do a future blog about Grand Central Station and its beautiful architecture. Enjoy! Best Regards, […]

I am in New York City this week on business. I arrived a day early and toured the American Museum of Natural History. The museum is large and there is a lot to see and take in. One of the things I liked is how they visually explained complex or semi-complex subjects to us, the […]

Animation effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, who pioneered many of the stop-motion techniques that have become today’s industry standards, has died. He was 92.[SOURCE] Harryhausen died Tuesday in London, it was announced on the Facebook page of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. Revered for his cutting-edge effects work in the 1950s and ’60s on such […]

Visionary architect Paolo Soleri, the Italian-born designer of the experimental city called Arcosanti in the high desert 60 miles north of Phoenix, died last Tuesday. He was 93. [SOURCE] Soleri, one of the few remaining direct disciples of Frank Lloyd Wright, actually saw few of his projects built. But his exalted manifestos on a revolutionary […]

Did the index (or first) case of the Broad Street Pump outbreak live at 40 Broad Street, close to the pump? Reverend Henry Whitehead thought so after a detailed investigation of cholera cases in 1854 following the outbreak. [SOURCE] The woman living at 40 Broad Street (Sarah Lewis, wife of police constable Thomas Lewis) lost […]

John Grimwade is graphics director of Condé Nast Traveler magazine (based in New York) and has his own information graphics business (www.johngrimwade.com). He has produced infographics for more than 30 major magazines and several books. Before moving to the United States, he worked for 14 years in newspapers in London (including six years as head […]

On Tuesday evening, January 29th, 2013, Apollo Group was bestowed the Excellence in Dashboard Design Award at MicroStrategy World 2013. Their entry, a Student Performance Dashboard, was based on portions of the top three entries in Stephen Few’s Dashboard Design Contest that was held last year. Unlike those entries in Stephen’s contest, which were designed […]