links for 2008-09-02

Posted September 2, 2008 in links  |  2 Comments so far

  • Mushrooms and their allies are strange life forms with inconceivable but doubtless malicious intent, as these time lapse videos demonstrate. They're ripped off from Planet Earth, however, and have been overdubbed with music from Higher Intelligence Agency
    (tags: video fungi)
  • I was born in 1975. At around the same time some people in IBM were producing this slideshow involving some vintage computer imagery and amazing typography. The presentation was about the transformative powers of databases.
  • Ed Catmull, president of Pixar, discusses the company's creative culture. The article covers the resolution of a creative crisis on Toy Story 2, the "brain trust" model and the importance of post-mortems. Catmull repeatedly comes back to the theme of open communication and how important it is for people to communicate passionately without it being taken as personal, something that creative teams often find difficult.

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  1. Paul
    September 2, 2008 at 8:58 pm [ Permalink

    i love the mushroom video! they should do an imax remix though

  2. September 4, 2008 at 12:23 am [ Permalink

    IBM released the first Hypervisor in 1972 as well!

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