And while I’m no expert in the philosophy of autonomy, it’s very clear that it’s absolutely essential to the development of networks. Without autonomy, networks resist formation, and instead lay dormant in traditional frameworks, like “employees” or “customers”. And it appears that there are two conceptions of autonomy that are worth examining in the workplace: the ability to self-direct work, and the ability to work toward a common, socially accepted good. Both provide a desirable foundation for something that Stowe Boyd mentioned last month – unintended order – and drive engagement. If you’re in charge of your destiny, and you agree on the future you’re building toward, more frequently than not you’ll be engaged in the work of the enterprise.

“Print-only interactive visualization by The Economist”

So fucking sick. The final result:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9TJ43vz7Qg&feature=kp

The douchebag execs at Nike are going to lay off a bunch of the eng team who developed The FuelBand, and other Nike stuff. Mostly because the execs committed gross negligence, wasted tons of money, and didn’t know what they were doing

Fuck me I want to learn Sketch.

jkottke:

Oldest Living Things Book

The very first Kickstarter campaign I ever backed was Rachel Sussman’s project to photograph the oldest living organisms in the world.

I’m researching, working with biologists, and traveling all over the world to find and photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years…