Universe: Jonathan Harris
One of my favorite talks last week was by Jonathan Harris, an artist, designer, and borderline genius living in Brooklyn, NY. We saw the potential of his work a while back with project We Feel Fine and I guess it was only a matter of time before he really took it up a notch. His latest project just launched is called Universe. In his TED talk he spoke about how he loved spotting the constellations as a kid but always wondered why we don’t have modern versions? “As humans, we have a long history of projecting our great stories into the night sky. This leads us to wonder: if we were to make new constellations today, what would they be?” Explaining Universe isn’t easy, it’s divided into nine stages: Stars, Shapes, Secrets, Stories, Statements, Snapshots, Superstars, Settings, and Time. I implore you to visit and play with Universe— it’s a new way to view how connected we are in people, news and events around the world. This project is a true push forward into the realm of information discovery and I applaud Jonathan on his work– just breath taking.