Opoloo's Link Digest
by Jonas Downey / 37signals' Signal vs Noise
To all you great designers: you could be even greater if you made an effort to write. To write well, that is. This involves editing. True, it's hard and you need practice. But you'll never get the practice if you don't start.
A very nice responsive HTML5 template, made with the skelJS framework. What's even better: you can download it for free.
This is just ridiculous. (Ridiculously cool, that is. "The synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces." Yeah.)
04 Ironic Serif
by Keith Houston / via Maria Popova's Brain Pickings
It's said as an advice to every writer that the reader won't get if you're ironic (which is not true, I believe). With all our history of type and iconography, why is there still no symbol for irony? A fantastic book review on Brainpickings.
"The secret history of punctuation, spanning from antiquity to the digital age, from the asterisk to the @-symbol, chronicling the strange and scintillating lives of the characters, glyphs, and marks that populate the nooks and crannies of human communication. Though many of them are familiar staples of everyday life, the most fascinating story is one of punctuational peril — the failed quest for a symbol to denote irony."
A French studio with a pretty nifty, original website that includes huge HTML videos and sound as part of the experience. For all the freaky effects, it's a nice example of storytelling and letting your portfolio speak for itself.
by Manil Suri / The New York Times
I've always hated math. I still do. It's part of my horrible "I-don't-get-it-it's-the-devil-leavemealone" attitude. This guy made the first step to change my mind.
"As a mathematician, I can attest that my field is really about ideas above anything else. Ideas that inform our existence, that permeate our universe and beyond, that can surprise and enthrall."