#FoossaFinds – 13 August 2014

#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it weekly. Reposted from Foossa.com/blog.

ARTICLES

Who’s Getting Rich Off Profit-Driven ‘Clicktivism’
Nithin Coca, Motherboard
Follow the money behind the clicks.

The Economics of Jane Austen
Shannon Chamberlain, The Atlantic
In her fiction, the 18th-century novelist wrestled with the same question that preoccupied Adam Smith: Does the pursuit of wealth diminish a person’s moral integrity?

Why Startup Urbanism Will Fail Us
Leo Hollis, Shareable
“The city is not a company; community is not a brand; citizenship cannot be mistaken for consumption.”

Artists’ brains are structurally different, study finds
Lindsay Van Thoen, Freelancers Union
A study published last week in the journal NeuroImage confirms that artists do indeed have different brains — and regular art practice can permanently change our brain structures.”

EVENTS

Be Social Change Class: #DesignThyself – Applying Design Principles to Personal Growth
Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:45-8:30 PM, Centre For Social Innovation, 601 W 26th Street, Suite 325, New York, NY 10001
Are you interested in learning about design principles to affect change in the world? Why not start with yourself? #DesignThyself brings design thinking and design doing to a personal level. Learn how to use design as a tool for changing your own creative habits and behavior. Learn how to use design principles and methodology to cultivate a new creative habit and to make an intentional and proactive change in your life. We will draw from the fields of interaction design, activism for social/cultural change, as well as cognitive psychology. This class is based on material previously offered at the School of Visual Arts MFA Design for Social Innovation and on Skillshare.com. Register today.

TEDxGramercy | Grit 
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM, Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Get early-bird tickets and suggest speakers.

#SPIRITANIMALS

Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as ‘monkey owns it’
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World’s oldest eel dies in Sweden
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Energy Duck could generate solar power in Copenhagen
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#FoossaFinds – 6 August 2014

#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it weekly. Reposted from Foossa.com/blog.

ARTICLES

Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada
Brandon Griggs, CNN
“Part performance art, part social experiment”

Who Stole the Four Hour Workday?
Nathan Schreiber, Vice
How do we undo the “nationwide amnesia” for an alternative American Dream?

Why Fender’s Interactive Design Team Wireframes Its Site By Hand
Tina Amirtha, Fast Company
Pen + Paper = Analog Oldies but Goodies.

How Successful People Stay Calm
Travis Bradberry, TalentSmart
Breathe, sleep, and a little bit of perspective.

There’s a Bizarre New Selfie Trend in China With an Uplifting Message
Tom McKay, Mic.com
#SelfieFeminism #Flawless

VIDEO

Obama Campaign Designer On How To Create A Winning Political Brand

EVENTS

TEDxGramercy | Grit 
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM, Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Get early-bird tickets and suggest speakers.

#SPIRITANIMALS

National Geographic: Can airlifting rhinos out of South Africa save the species?
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Buzzfeed/Bored Panda: Japan’s Shiba Inu shop assistant.
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#FoossaFinds – 1 August 2014

#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it weekly. Reposted from Foossa.com/blog.

ARTICLES

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness
Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
The science behind the “tortured genius” myth and what it reveals about how the creative mind actually works.

What Fonts Tell Us About the Global Economics of the Internet
Nikhil Sonnad, Quartz
Everybody Kerns.

Black Homeowners Are Worse Off Today Than They Were 40 Years Ago
Kriston Capps, Atlantic City Lab
A new study finds that African Americans are dramatically more likely to transition back to renter status than whites.

How to Build a Feminist Workplace
Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company
Companies need to “lean in” towards the needs of women.

EVENTS

Feijoada, Friends, and Fundraising Party
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 8-11:30 PM, New York Capoeira Center, 107 Suffolk Street #307, New York, NY 10002
Sample feijoada, the national dish of Brazil. Enjoy an evening of capoeira, Afro-Brazilian-Drumming, and music by DJ Gaudhi. And support the work of a community non-profit brining achievement, leadership, and respect to local youth. Admission (includes food): $20.

TEDxGramercy | Grit 
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM, Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Get early-bird tickets and suggest speakers.

VIDEO

What is Design Thinking from Daylight on Vimeo.

#SPIRITANIMALS

Divebombing monkeys beat the summer heat!
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Lion, tiger, bear are best friends at Georgia exotic animal sanctuary
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Tumblr: Confused Cats Against Feminism
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#FoossaFinds – 18 July 2014

#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it on Fridays.  Reposted from Foossa.com/blog.

ARTICLES

Empathy Begins With Language
Cheryl Heller, SVA Design for Social Innovation
The lesson here is for all of us. As social innovation and social design mature, as we develop more shorthand language to communicate with each other, we risk making outcasts of both the people we need to recruit and those we hope to help.

The One Thing You Should Do After Meeting Anyone New
Michael Simmons, Thought Catalog
Make Introductions. Rinse. Repeat.

Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting
Maria Popova, Brainpickings

EVENTS

Balloonacy! 
Saturday, 19 July 2014, 2-10 PM
Mister Rogers, 231 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238

2000 LED-Filled Balloons. 1 room. UNLIMITED JOY. Learn more and RSVP.

Crack Your Emotion Code: An Immersive Art Experience
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dev Bootcamp NYC, 48 Wall St (15th Floor), New York, NY 10005

TAPIN partners with Dev Bootcamp to bring you an interactive experience designed to jolt your senses and emotions and tap into what makes you unique. Through an immersive journey, TAPIN creates a multi-sensory experience that deeply explores our humanness and ability to feel, showing us how cracking our own emotion code can ignite us and the work we create. Learn more and RSVP.

Subway Sets is back! 
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 7:30 PM
Subway Sets is bringing New York’s best underground music to the largest rooftop farm in the world for an epic night underneath the stars. Come experience what TimeOut NYC called one of “the coolest things to do on an NYC rooftop”. Get tickets now.

TEDxGramercy | Grit 
Saturday, 27 September 2014, 4-8 PM
Mason Hall, Baruch college, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Get early-bird tickets and suggest speakers.

#SPIRITANIMALS

Beard Bouquets + Accessorizing Apes

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#FoossaFinds – 11 July 2014

#FoossaFinds curates insightful readings, awesome events, #SpiritAnimals, and other inspiration. Look for it on Fridays.  Reposted from Foossa.com/blog.

ARTICLES

4 Things Leaders Get Wrong About Creativity 
Design theory and branding professor Natalie Nixon says the reason we don’t see more creativity in business is that most leaders don’t have any idea what it is.

How to Thrive in a World Where Change is Constant
From shark feeding to deprogramming yourself, activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito explains how.

This Company’s Business Plan Includes Trespassing
Fast Company profiles our friends Nathan and Ida of Wanderlust Projects, a design agency for Transgressive Placemaking.

EVENTS

Balloonacy! 
Saturday, 19 July 2014, 2-10 PM
Mister Rogers, 231 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238

2000 LED-Filled Balloons. 1 room. UNLIMITED JOY. Learn more and RSVP.

Crack Your Emotion Code: An Immersive Art Experience
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dev Bootcamp NYC, 48 Wall St (15th Floor), New York, NY 10005

TAPIN partners with Dev Bootcamp to bring you an interactive experience designed to jolt your senses and emotions and tap into what makes you unique. Through an immersive journey, TAPIN creates a multi-sensory experience that deeply explores our humanness and ability to feel, showing us how cracking our own emotion code can ignite us and the work we create. Learn more and RSVP.

Subway Sets is back! 
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 7:30 PM
Subway Sets is bringing New York’s best underground music to the largest rooftop farm in the world for an epic night underneath the stars. Come experience what TimeOut NYC called one of “the coolest things to do on an NYC rooftop”. Get tickets now.

#SPIRITANIMALS

6 Reasons Wombats Are Exceptionally Cool Creatures [The Dodo]

Lessons Learned: Rethink Your Elephants [NYU Entrepreneur]

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