Why Does Music Provoke Emotion? — A well-crafted piece of music can bring us to incredible highs and crushing lows, sometimes within the same song. Why does music affect humans this way? Join Chuck, Josh and special guest cellist Ben Sollee as they get to the bottom of music and emotion.
Unraveling the Mysteries of Inspiration | Veerle Pieters | New Adventures In Web Design conference | Nottingham | 20th January 2011
Trying to define or explain inspiration is really difficult. Inspiration is an essential phase in our design process as it is where the creation is ignited. How can inspiration be triggered? Are there ways to find out how inspiration works? How can we break a creativity block? There might not be black and white answers to these questions, but by sharing some analyses with practical examples we might find inspiration easier.
Losing a verdict for $7.3 million must be a tough pill to swallow. Following Thursday’s interview with the Financial Times, Pharrell Williams is again talking about the "Blurred Lines" trial and the ruling that he, Robin Thicke and T.I. infringed on the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s "Got To Give It Up."
It’s Official: Pharrell Williams is a Fashion Icon
"It was shocking," Williams told Access Hollywood on Friday. "But, I think, when you look back at it, I think the jury voted on emotion and not — this is my opinion — I feel like the verdict was based on emotion and not the real true issue, which was copyright infringement. There’s no copyright infringement."
Williams was more forthcoming in this recent interview than the last about a likely challenge to the verdict, telling the TV show, "There are a lot of things in life that feel the same but they just aren’t…. It’s a matter of feeling and that’s not what that case was about. That case was about copyright infringement and we feel very good about where things are going because we think it’s raising the awareness…. If that verdict stands, people can’t be inspired by anything, companies can’t be inspired by anything, or else they’re liable for suit.
Pharrell Williams Lawyer: We’re Entering the Bottom of the Sixth Inning (Guest Column)
"However, there was no copyright infringement and that’s what our case was about. It wasn’t about inspiration. As much as we can argue about that and as much as I feel like inspiration is a freedom and it is something that should be fought for and we will fight for inspiration, the funny thing is that’s not what this case is about. This case was about copyright infringement and three out of 22 notes does not denote copyright infringement, interpolation, sample any of the above. It’s the law and so we believe that the law will be upheld, so we’re not worried."
In this podcast, we speak with Aarron Walter, user experience design lead at MailChimp, about designing for emotion.
Aarron talks about why and how MailChimp aimed not just for usable, but for a pleasurable user experience. We also discuss what’s fuelled the emergence of emotional design, risks with emotional design and why emotional design should be led by the UX team.
We also talk about what we can expect from Aarron’s exciting new book, ‘Designing for Emotion’. You can download an example of the design persona we discuss over at Aarron’s blog.
Aarron Walter, user experience designer (http://aarronwalter.com/)
‘Designing for Emotion’ (http://www.abookapart.com/products/designing-for-emotion)
Design Persona (http://aarronwalter.com/design-personas/)
Volume 33 Spoice Merchants Mix – FAR AFIELD | Contemporary British menswear with a global inspiration.
We’re off to Toronto, Canada for the next volume and a man behind various ambient-jazz excursions, Joseph Shabason. It was a certain release in particular that peeked our attention here at FA HQ, and that was the beautifully packaged, and beautifully composed, ‘Anne’, from 2018. An album that oozes emotion, and one that is dedicated to Joseph’s mother. In addition, Joseph is a regular session musician and also founded synth-pop outfit, DIANA, and has contributed to bands such as Destroyer and The War On Drugs, as well as collaborating with another one of our favourites, Gigi Mason. The mix he has submitted here is as experimental as the music he produces; an eclectic journey into the (mostly) unknown.
Ansätze der Emotionsforschung, Entwicklung von Emotionen
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