Hemingwrite, post-hypster typewriter

Hemingwrite is the post-hypster typewriter, a prototype for a plastic typewriter (with a nineties inspired design) with LCD display, wi-fi capability, Dropbox synchronisation, Google Docs and Evernote access and capable memory. Backlight if needed. But single purpose, so, of course, “distraction-free.”

change the font and save a lot of ink/paper

US Government: change the font and save a lot of ink/paper (and billions too)

This is not rocket science, but common sense applied to typography and printing science. 14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani painstakingly calculated the enormous saving that US Government can achieve in simply switching from Times New Roman to Garamond, maintaining the same level of readability. It can be quantified in 400 Million Dollars, not counting the saving of paper. This would be easily started setting it by default in the next word processors upgrades: Microsoft, Apple, are you listening?

LA times robot writer

Software Journalist used by LA Times

Nicknamed as a ‘robot writer’, the software which wrote a earthquake breaking news article on LA Times was able to do it drawing on trusted sources and placing data into a template. The algorithm was written and coded by journalist Ken Schwencke.

The Big Atlas of LA Pools

The Big Atlas of LA Pools by Benedikt Groß (DE) and Joseph K. Lee (US) “located and traced the contours of over 43000 pools and other manmade water boundaries” and then articulated this (small) big data into different datasets printing them out in respective 74 Books, with a grand total of ca. 6000 pages. Once more print as archive and conceptual display.