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Dalek directing UX design at the BBC

posted by DL Byron on October 21, 2009

How UX gets done at the BBC!

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Sporozoan Swarm: Splayed

posted by DL Byron on October 12, 2009

Robroy Chalmer’s lithograph and intaglio prints are hung free-floating on the walls of the Twilight Gallery in the West Seattle Junction. We’ve known Rob for years. Back in the day, we worked on a Rockefeller Foundation Media Fellowship nomination project together.


Rob is the printtroll on Twitter and The Sporozoan Swarm: Splayed is on display at the Twilight Artist Collective this month.

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Typepad Motion: Mellow Clutter

posted by DL Byron on October 10, 2009

Mellow Clutter™ is a concept I’ve talked about for the past 2 years and it anticipated content aggregation, rich APIs, and that we’d post once and publish everywhere.

"Web technologies have finally caught up to their promise and by using APIs, feeds, and widgets, a company can create a “portal” for their product, a Mellow Clutter."

Today, I used the newest new TypePad Motion to build a quick Mellow Clutter and cool. This particular Melllow Clutter just has pumpkins on it, but that took me about 34 minutes to set up on my Macbook Air. OS X ships with the code needed to do this. I ran some terminal commands and edited some text files. It’s using TypePad on the backend with locally hosted Python and Django to generate the front end templates and pages. The next step is to fully customize it and move it into production on a web host.

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