It's Friday. You know what that means: Love. This week, no links—just a quick note to dad, in honor of Father's Day on Sunday. Have a great weekend!
Here’s to you dad. Just wanted to say thanks for everything
and then some. Like thanks for not getting too mad and being supportive when I
wrecked that (Mustang, bicycle, golf cart) and for only scaring my (prom date,
baseball coach, algebra teacher) just that one time. Thanks for teaching me how
to (tie a four-in-hand, mix a martini, make pancakes) and reminding me that
(mowing the lawn, cleaning out the garage, stacking cordwood) would make me a
better person. To this day, the smell of (Brut, single-malt scotch, pipe
tobacco) reminds of you and everything you told me would be important someday.
Thanks for everything dad. It’s your day on Sunday and I simply wanted to wish you the best!
This week I spent Wednesday at the Creativity and Technology
conference held in NYC by Creativity Magazine. Here are a few themes from the conference that I loved. Hope you do
Data Visualization—From Aaron Koblin’s “Ten Thousand Cents”
to the terrifyingly futuristic world of the AlloSphere, it is clear that the idea
of aggregating data and giving it new meaning through shape is powerful stuff.
Augmented Reality—Looking at examples ranging from the
highly entertaining Topps Baseball Cards to the Google Android powered Wikitude
smartphone project it is obvious that augmented reality is going to be an
important part of a brand experience. Smart brands need to start thinking about this now.
Storytelling—Over and over different presenters touched in many ways upon this theme. And what made me smile is the simple fact that as
technology evolves at an ever staggering pace, we are still humans who need to
make connections with other humans and tell our stories and share our
experiences and beliefs. The same goes for brands.