Mapping a Brilliant Brain

Maps can show a route around a city, the specifics of a region’s geography, or the thought process behind an idea. Alternatively, maps outline processes and paths within our bodies, like those in a new exhibit at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Md. Comprised of photographs and thin slivers of human brain tissue, they illustrate the biology behind one of the most brilliant minds in history: Albert Einstein’s.

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Warm Weather!

The weather has finally stopped trying to cling to the idea of winter and has blessed us with some sun and heat; with Wednesday’s 91-degree heat breaking a 91 year-old record for D.C. The change in temperature doesn’t only change the fashion but also the conversation, because after months of trying to ignore the dreary weather, now everyone wants to talk about what’s going on outside. Continue reading Warm Weather!

Traveling Abroad? Consult this Map First.

Until recently, the State Department‘s ‘Travel Alerts‘ functioned as one of the few resources available to citizens interested in gauging the security level of international destinations. In an increasingly globalized world, timely, accurate, consolidated information of any location, at any given moment is extraordinarily difficult to come by. As a result, the State Department undertook the responsibility of protecting and assisting Americans living and traveling abroad — leveraging information acquired by their organization and network of federal agencies.

That said, a recent Atlantic article highlighted another, intriguing source (that’s more our style) — an interactive map developed by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

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Maps as Social Media

There is a lot of internet flack regarding mapping applications on the iPhone operating system, with Google maps validated as the best option. Now, Mashable brings us news of Plotter, an iPhone app that allows users to capitalize on social media networking to get better information. Continue reading Maps as Social Media

Are Faces Maps of Emotion?

Work is never just about work.  It is also, more importantly, about the people you work with.  At Maga Design we’ve been lucky, even blessed, to work with many special and talented people.  Juraj, one of our senior designers, epitomizes the best of our culture.  He is a great designer and an even greater person.

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