A View from John Maeda
Paintings of PowerPoint presentations might be better than the real thing.
I’m attending the Pop!Tech conference here in Camden, Maine. There are many remarkable speakers here, like Steven Pinker and Daniel Pink, but what I am most surprised by is the “human renderer” who sits in the upper-right balcony of the proceedings.
The artist paints images that convey the spirit of each talk in real time with color and words. I think the fact that each image is not a literal interpretation of the speaker’s presentation feels fresh. Very iki.