Peter Durand

Archive for February, 2011|Monthly archive page

Rooting for Bansky to Win an Oscar!

In Journal on February 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Graphic Novel of MLK used in Egyptian Protests

In Journal on February 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

A comic book originally used in the US that was translated into Arabic and later was distributed in Tahrir Square.

We also translated a forgotten 1958 comic book about Martin Luther King's Montgomery Bus Boycott into Arabic

. When, at first, we went to print the comic book, a security officer blocked publication. So we called him and demanded a meeting. He agreed, and we read through the comic book over coffee to address his concerns. At the end, he granted permission to print and then asked: "Could I have a few extra copies for my kids?"  The comic book has been credited with inspiring young activists

 in Egypt and the larger region (we have a Farsi version as well). Last week I distributed copies in Tahrir Square. Seeing the scene in the square firsthand is amazing. Despite violent attacks and tanks in the street, young people from all walks of life are coming together, organizing food and medical care, and offering a living model of free civil society in action.

~ from a recent eNewsletter from Dalia Ziada, AIC Egypt Office Director, American Islamic Congress

Obama 2012 Budget: Visualization and Analysis

In Journal on February 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

from Dan Struebel:
The Hive Group has combined Obama's 2012 budget proposal with past and future budget data (actuals from 2008-2010, the estimates for 2011, the proposal for 2012, and the projections for 2013) and created a really powerful visualization of all the spending.  By agency, bureau, function, subfunction, discretionary vs. mandatory, etc.
(Heads up! May require latest install of java to run.)

Kevin Kelly’s Mapping the Internet Project

In Journal on February 24, 2011 at 10:47 am
The Internet Mapping Project simply invites people to visualize the interwebs putting their home page at the center. (A great twist on traditional mind mapping!)
Kevin Kelly's new book What Technology Wants, was published by Viking/Penguin in October 2010. Reviews, comments and discussion of the book can be found here. While working on the book Kevin posted his thoughts in-progress and in-depth on The Technium.
Kevin at TEDxSF talking about what technology wants.

“Way Down,” N.A.S.A. feat. RZA, John Frusciante (BB Video)

In Journal on February 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Beautiful metaphor, use of color, animation, hand illustration and paint.

ALOHA 2011: IFVP Conference in Hawaii

In Journal on February 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

From Ripples to Waves: Energizing You, Your Business, and Our Community 


Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:30 PM – Friday, October 21, 2011 3:30 PM (Hawaii Time)


Waikiki Marriott Beach & Spa Resort

2552 Kalakaua Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96815-3699

United States


Register Now!

Questions about registration & logistics? Please contact organizers at

Visual Meetings Webinar with David Sibbett

In video on February 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Webinar hosted by Mark Alpert of Pegasus Communications. Video features David Sibbett of The Grove on visual meetings and systems thinking.

Animated Art by Calma

In Journal on February 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Music video from The NASA Project: "Strange Enough," featuring Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fatlip from Pharycyde, and Ol Dirty Bastard of Wu Tang. Art by Stephan Doitschinoff.

West Coast Graphic Recording Workshop

In Journal on February 13, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Fundamentals of Graphic Recording


is a 2-day, hands-on and highly interactive, introductory workshop designed for new practitioners to get down to the basics of the craft in a safe and inviting environment. To get you started on your own visual journey, join us to explore the different ways organizations and communities use graphic recording and discover what path is right for you.

DATES: March 31 – April 1, 2011
LOCATION: Long Beach, California

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IDEO’s Deep Dive Diagramed

In Journal on February 13, 2011 at 10:35 am

See time-lapse of Keith Bendis creating this diagram of IDEO's famed Deep Dive Process described in this classic <a hef="" target="_blank">NBC Nightline video</a> from 1999.

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