MEKANIK DOLL 3 by Dylan_Kowalski_3D

A Tsunami of Stunning Visuals Is Headed Your Way

It started slowly, then happened all at once. AI-generated images went from incoherent, postage stamp sizes to high-quality, photorealistic images in the last couple of years. How did this happen? Think about how ubiquitously computers interpret your speech these days. Your phone, Alexa, Google Assistant — this tech is everywhere today. It can be fun and often useful, but it doesn’t feel like magic. For … Continue reading A Tsunami of Stunning Visuals Is Headed Your Way

Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 4

Up above

Los Angeles International Airport. Terminal 4. LA based photographer, Mike Kelley, created this image as part of a series, Life Cycles, that “explores the creation, use, and destruction of aircraft…The images were created entirely from above, opposite to our usual experience of seeing aircraft from below or within.” The entire series is worth a look. Check out this version of LAX in 1972: Image … Continue reading Up above

Room with a view

We are incredibly lucky in the hotel industry – location advantage is just one of several that we have to be thankful for. This is the Walliser Stube restaurant at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Eloise. Have you been there? Image: Room with a view. Copyright with Aimee Hernandez Photography. Print for sale at — (I’ve been collecting beautiful images for inspiration since 2010. Check … Continue reading Room with a view

Charlie Davis illustrations

Designing Warmth

Image credit: Charlie Davis’ illustrations exemplify the tethering of complex layers (vectors, free hand drawing and then layers) with the relative simplicity of the scene. Davis “is always looking to tell a story filled with lots of warmth, exaggeration, and shapes that stray from reality.” Artist: Charlie Davis. Illustrator/Designer based in London. More about the artist here: — (Beautiful images are inspiring; I’ve … Continue reading Designing Warmth

Mixed Reality, Extended Reality, Virtual Reality, Augumented Reality


The worlds of Mixed Reality (MR) and Extended Reality (XR) are moving fast, relative to Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Here’s a quick summary from What really is the difference between AR/MR/VR/XR?: VR is immersing people into a completely virtual environment AR is creating an overlay of virtual content, but can’t interact with the environment MR is a mixed of virtual reality and … Continue reading Immerse

Mona Hatoum


Mona Hatoum’s work reminds me of the latticework of mental models as used by Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, and Charlie Munger. Artist: Mona Hatoum, Impenetrable, 2009. Photo credit: Markus Elbanus/Courtesy The Artist and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art — (Beautiful images are inspiring; I’ve been collecting these since 2010. Check the archives under vwls.) More about the artist: Making the Ordinary Anything But Continue reading Impenetrable

AI myths - Artificial Intelligence myths

My top 9 myths about AI

Last year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, called Artificial Intelligence (AI) the “most important thing humanity has ever worked on.” AI is, in his book, something that is more profound than electricity or fire. Maybe even more important than language itself. I shared a video of his talk on my LinkedIn feed recently and it ignited conversations on my … Continue reading My top 9 myths about AI

Data visualization project Kunin Seeing Theory

Get a grip on complexity with beautiful data visualization

I dig dataviz. Data visualization isn’t esoteric. Neither is it a world inhabited by math geniuses and data scientists alone. On the contrary, most projects are visually stunning and lots of fun to play with! What I love most is how the artists (yes, they’re artists; not just creators!) zoom in to the essential within large datasets, unearth insights, and communicate these creatively while destroying … Continue reading Get a grip on complexity with beautiful data visualization