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Why it’s (occasionally) okay to work for free

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Since joining Pentagram as a partner, Natasha Jen’s overheads have increased “by 20 times”. One of the youngest partners at the global design firm – and the only partner in Pentagram’s history to have started as an intern – Jen talked money (“Wake up people!”) on the second day of Kyoorius Designyatra, India’s three-day creativity conference held annually in Goa.




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When it’s okay to work through the night

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“A good deed never goes unpunished,” so the saying goes and, having stridently volunteered to take part in my first hackathon, I slowly began to realise exactly what that maxim means. My tweet to advertise my involvement yielded a single retweet. “Hey guys, this is for charity,” I say. “Give it some support”. Nothing. Nadda. Zip. Zilch. Tumbleweed rolls by.
    




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Uber will ‘aggressively’ pursue carpooling model, but only where lawmakers say it’s okay

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Uber just announced it will “aggressively roll out” carpooling, or ridesharing, in the face of increasing competition from startups that offer it as an ultra-cheap transportation option. Uber started as a service for professional taxi and livery drivers, who use the app to find passengers in real time. By contrast, ridesharing essentially lets anyone be a taxi driver: just sign up with an app like Sidecar or Lyft, and anyone with a vehicle and car insurance can start picking up passengers for tips. This practice is potentially illegal across the US; Sidecar is involved in a lawsuit over its legality in Austin.

It seems that the relatively new concept of ridesharing has been nibbling into Uber’s business. As a result, the company started…

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Is using skeuomorphic design ever okay?

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Skeuomorphism is a dirty word in iOS and OS X app design, but where exactly does it come from, and what makes a skeuomorphic design succeed or fail? Christopher Downer of Realmac Software has laid out what defines skeuomorphism (roughly, it’s a design that retains features of an older object, like an e-reader app that looks like a book), how it’s been used over the years in software, and when it’s appropriate. “Comfort,” Downer says, “can make skeuomorphism a valuable part of an application’s design,” but gimmicky features or ugly textures rightly give the strategy a bad name.

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Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay

Writers from across the globe talk the ups and downs of modern life in a new zine

Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay

Responding to common feelings of being overwhelmed by our chaotic modern world, Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay is a new print zine featuring writing from contributors based in NYC, London and Sydney. Assembled by hand by Brooklyn-based writer and founder James Aviaz, the zine touches on those confusing…

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