THEDOPINGAGENCY.COM

The interactive art gallery showcasing millennials using creativity to explore technology, and its impact on our lives. Promoting critical thinking and conscious living.

 

"The phenomenal success of [Mad Men] relies at least in part on the thrill of casual vice, on the glamour of spectacularly messy, self-destructive behavior. … As a culture we have moved in the direction of the gym, of the enriching, wholesome pursuit, of the embrace of responsibility, and the furthering of goals."
(via ‘The Leftovers’ Is Redefining One of TV’s Most Enduring Symbols - Mic)

"The phenomenal success of [Mad Men] relies at least in part on the thrill of casual vice, on the glamour of spectacularly messy, self-destructive behavior. … As a culture we have moved in the direction of the gym, of the enriching, wholesome pursuit, of the embrace of responsibility, and the furthering of goals."

(via ‘The Leftovers’ Is Redefining One of TV’s Most Enduring Symbols - Mic)

"…instead of replacing all those dumb bulbs with expensive “smart” ones, Emberlight adapters allow you to retrofit your lights with network-connected brains, giving them all the smart features you’ve ever wanted, but at a fraction of the cost." (via Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of July 27, 2014 | Digital Trends)

"…instead of replacing all those dumb bulbs with expensive “smart” ones, Emberlight adapters allow you to retrofit your lights with network-connected brains, giving them all the smart features you’ve ever wanted, but at a fraction of the cost." (via Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of July 27, 2014 | Digital Trends)

Creative ideas probably occur as part of a potentially dangerous mental process, when associations in the brain are flying freely during unconscious mental states — how thoughts must become momentarily disorganized prior to organizing. Such a process is very similar to that which occurs during psychotic states of mania, depression, or schizophrenia. In fact, the great Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who gave schizophrenia its name, described a “loosening of associations” as its most characteristic feature: “Of the thousands of associative threads that guide our thinking, this disease seems to interrupt, quite haphazardly, sometimes single threads, sometimes a whole group, and sometimes whole segments of them.”

"In design, skeuomorphism is when visual cues from one thing (such as a leather-bound diary) are used in another (such as a diary on a computer). The term comes from the Greek words "skeuos," meaning vessel or tool, and "morphē", meaning form." (via Google’s design guidelines spell the end of days for skeumorphism)

"In design, skeuomorphism is when visual cues from one thing (such as a leather-bound diary) are used in another (such as a diary on a computer). The term comes from the Greek words "skeuos," meaning vessel or tool, and "morphē", meaning form." (via Google’s design guidelines spell the end of days for skeumorphism)

newsweek:

Invoke the word autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical, impossible errors one finds collected on sites like Damn You Autocorrect. But despite the inadvertent hilarity, the real marvel of our mobile text-correction systems is how astoundingly good they are. It’s not too much of an exaggeration to call autocorrect the overlooked underwriter of our era of mobile prolixity.
Without it, we wouldn’t be able to compose windy love letters from stadium bleachers, write novels on subway commutes, or dash off breakup texts while in line at the post office. Without it, we probably couldn’t even have phones that look anything like the ingots we tickle—the whole notion of touchscreen typing, where our podgy physical fingers are expected to land with precision on tiny virtual keys, is viable only when we have some serious software to tidy up after us. Because we know autocorrect is there as brace and cushion, we’re free to write with increased abandon, at times and in places where writing would otherwise be impossible. Thanks to autocorrect, the gap between whim and word is narrower than it’s ever been, and our world is awash in easily rendered thought.
The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect | Gadget Lab | WIRED

newsweek:

Invoke the word autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical, impossible errors one finds collected on sites like Damn You Autocorrect. But despite the inadvertent hilarity, the real marvel of our mobile text-correction systems is how astoundingly good they are. It’s not too much of an exaggeration to call autocorrect the overlooked underwriter of our era of mobile prolixity.

Without it, we wouldn’t be able to compose windy love letters from stadium bleachers, write novels on subway commutes, or dash off breakup texts while in line at the post office. Without it, we probably couldn’t even have phones that look anything like the ingots we tickle—the whole notion of touchscreen typing, where our podgy physical fingers are expected to land with precision on tiny virtual keys, is viable only when we have some serious software to tidy up after us. Because we know autocorrect is there as brace and cushion, we’re free to write with increased abandon, at times and in places where writing would otherwise be impossible. Thanks to autocorrect, the gap between whim and word is narrower than it’s ever been, and our world is awash in easily rendered thought.

The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect | Gadget Lab | WIRED

coketalk:

You know what? Sassy McJean-Shorts is fresh out of the gym rocking a killer smile and looking a helluva lot cuter than that birch pole of a supermodel behind her, so fuck it. She wins all of the style points.

(Source: qarcon)

When Brad Pitt’s character, Lt. Aldo Raine, pretends to be an Italian actor near the end of the movie, he uses name “Enzo Girolami”, which is the birth name of the director of original Inglorious Bastards  (The Inglorious Bastards (1978)), Enzo G. Castellari.

In a scene in the movie theater, Eli Roth’s character Sgt. Donny Donowitz uses the alias “Antonio Margheriti”. This alias is named after cult Italian director Antonio Margheriti (director of such films as Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)), one of Roth’s and Quentin Tarantino’s favorite directors.

(Source: tonysnarks)