My short list of websites, podcasts, videos, conferences, and some miscellany.

// Listen


On the Media // media analysis with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield
Note to Self // Manoush Zomorodi investigates the effects of technology on our lives
Data Stories // with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner
Reply All // A [funny, facinating, relevant] show about the Internet
The Web Ahead // conversations about the Web, hosted by Jen Simmons
99% Invisible // "A tiny radio show about design", hosted by Roman Mars
Intelligence² US // Oxford-style debates live from New York City
This American Life // Storytelling at its finest
Radio Lab // A must-listen for designers is their episode on colour


You Are Listening To // Perfect for ambient while-you-work noise, this site mixes music with live police radio broadcasts from different cities in North America. My favourite is out of Montreal for that irresistible French factor. Yup, you just have to check it out.

// Browse

Colossal //  Blog about art, design, and visual Culture

AIGA Design Archives // "The archives of AIGA serve to identify, preserve and make available records of enduring value."

Physical Visualizations // "A chronological list of physical visualizations and related artifacts," maintained by Pierre Dragicevic and Yvonne Jansen." 


Graphemica // The only site you will need for information on individual characters.


Color Hexa // "Color encyclopedia : Information and conversion

// Watch

Mimi Onuoha - How We Became Machine Readable // Mimi's talk at Eyeo 2017 discusses "the messy spaces between categorization and collection, as explored through a series of projects that aim to reveal the ways in which we are being and have always been abstracted, represented, classified, and forgotten."

Designers: Watch // A list of the "Must-See Documentaries for Designers & Artists" with links to where you can watch them.

Creative Mornings // or creative anytime with their global network of talks being superbly documented and free to view online. 

Mike Bostock - Design is a Search Problem // Mike's talk from Open Vis Conf 2014 on design processes at the New York Times.

I could really post all of the talks from Open Vis Conf 2014 here. But luckily Beaucoup has already done that somewhere else.

// Attend

Suggestions from great past experiences.

// Read

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature // Philosopher of Alva Noe asks What is art? Why is it so important? What does art tell us about ourselves?

Manual Lima's books // Visual Complexity and Book of Trees, as well as his blog

Who Gives The Best Info? A Short History Of Information Design // An important article by Paula Scher

The Art of Resilience the Resilience of Art // "A paper on the contribution of art and culture to urban resilience and livability"

Speculative Everything // "design as a means of speculating about how things could be—to imagine possible futures."

Model View Culture // an independent publication of original work covering technology, culture and diversity.