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Layout Land // Jen Simmons' YouTube channel is full of helpful advice on using the latest CSS features to their fullest.

Talks from Eyeo Festival // whether you were there or not, you can always access the awe-inspiring talks from this incredible conference on their Vimeo channel. One of my favourites is Mimi Onuoha's talk "How We Became Machine Readable" from 2017 that looks at "the messy spaces between categorization and collection, as explored through a series of projects that aim to reveal the ways in which we are being and have always been abstracted, represented, classified, and forgotten."

Creators // short videos produced by VICE covering arts and culture, including cyborg performance artists Moon Ribas and Neil Harbisson and Eyal Gever's  "zero-gravity" space art

Designers: Watch // a list of the "Must-See Documentaries for Designers & Artists" with links to where you can watch them.

Speculative Everything // "design as a means of speculating about how things could be—to imagine possible futures."

A Dao of Web Design // John Allsopp's prescient essay from 2000 continues to gain relevance, calling on designers to embrace the web as it would be (spoiler: flexible).

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature // Philosopher of Alva Noe asks what is art and what does art tell us about ourselves? 

The Art of Resilience the Resilience of Art // "A paper on the contribution of art and culture to urban resilience and livability".


On the Media // media analysis with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

Note to Self // Manoush Zomorodi investigates the effects of technology on our lives

Reply All // A [funny, fascinating, relevant] show about the Internet

The Web Ahead // conversations about the Web, hosted by Jen Simmons

99% Invisible // "A tiny radio show about design", hosted by Roman Mars

Intelligence² US // Oxford-style debates live from New York City

This American Life // one of the best 

Data Stories // with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner

Radio Lab // a must-listen for designers is their episode on colour

Lichen Lab Radio // a show I help produce on art and society with colleagues at the UofL


You Are Listening To // Perfect for ambient while-you-work noise, this site mixes music with live police radio broadcasts from different cities in North America. My favourite is out of Montreal for that irresistible French factor. Yup, you just have to check it out.

AIGA Design Archives// "The archives of AIGA serve to identify, preserve and make available records of enduring value."

Physical Visualizations // "A chronological list of physical visualizations and related artifacts," maintained by Pierre Dragicevic and Yvonne Jansen.

Graphemica // The only site you will need for information on individual characters.

Color Hexa // An encyclopedia of color information and conversion

Colossal //  Blog about art, design, and visual Culture

Suggestions from great past experiences

EYEO Festival // a creative technology festival that brings together incredible artists and thinkers and always exceeds expectations.

Open Vis Conf // a single track festival dedicated to visualizing data on the Web

SXSW Interactive // immerse yourself in this massive week long conference in Austin, Texas

CAMP Festival // a fantastic local (Alberta) conference on design, creativity, and technology.