“Office Art That Actually Matters”

[Checking out the gapingvoid art hanging over at Studio Good etc.] “Office Art That Actually Matters” is the unofficial tagline for gapingvoid, at least that’s the one we’ve been using, that’s our current mantra etc. A good architect tries to create a space or a building on that ignites people, on a daily basis. Ditto […]

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Notes On Office Art

[First published, Sept. 2009] Recently on Twitter, I wrote: Art that brightens up the office vs Art that brightens up the home. Two different vibes altogether. I prefer making the former. To which my friend, Kathy Sierra replied: Good! Homes are less likely to *need* brightening the way offices do. I can brighten my home […]

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Happy gapingvoid Birthday! My Blog Turns Eleven…

Over the weekend, gapingvoid.com turned eleven years old. I won’t dwell on it too much, other than to say, 1. Yes, it has been an amazing trip, 2. Thank you very much for all the love over the years and, 3. Looking back, I consider “Personal Faves” (2001) to be the best thing on it […]

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The Finanser

[The latest Cube Grenade we did for The Financer, the London-based blog and social club. Backstory here…]

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TEDx Miami

This was fun: Last week we all attended TEDx Miami. It was held at the shiny new Frank Ghery designed, New World Symphony building, just behind Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.  The TED folks were kind enough to invite us along to display the Dewar’s drawings I did at TED Global in Edinburgh, back in […]

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Edited my “About” page…

[I added the following to the “About” page. Thought it would be useful to clarify what it is exactly gapingvoid does for a living. Hope it helps etc.] “Social Media happens around Social Objects, not the other way around.” At the core of any social media campaign, there are Social Objects. Social Objects are the […]

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Become The Person


[Download printable version here etc.] [Core Values.]

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Core Values

“Forget Google…”

[Download the printable version here etc.] Another Rackspace-sponsored cartoon… I like this cartoon. It’s something that Scoble would would say. Scoble works for Rackspace, too. Do the math. [Commission your own cartoon here…]

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