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  1. Creative meditation

    Handmade in Japan is a quiet, minimal documentary that looks at the process by which three different traditional Japanese objects are made: samurai swords, mingei pottery, and kimonos. The viewing experience is pared back to the bare essentials (I don’t think I detected a single note of music in 60 minutes), but that spareness provides a beautiful focus on the…

  2. Get beatsy

    The videoclip for Sean Paul’s classic dancehall tune “Get Busy” evokes for me the atmosphere of a perfect, sweaty house…

  3. Human interconnectedness

    On Friday we had our quarterly “season opener” at Canva. It’s a day when the whole company gets together and…

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  1. Resolution dependent layout

    Way before there was a thing called responsive design, I wrote about a technique that could enable a website to change its design based on the size of the screen. This concept was one of the forebears of responsive web design and functioned as a substitute technology until browsers caught up with media queries…

  2. The 139 mix tape

    What do you get when take the best parts of 139 songs, slice them up, and paste them back together? 45 minutes of awesome beats…

  3. Web Directions titles

    Opening titles for the Web Directions conference created entirely in HTML, JavaScript and WebGL. Synced simultaneously across 2 massive projectors…

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