I'm working on a piece about interfaces on the web, so this article about Pyra caught my interest in a few different ways.
The idea: interface design thus far has been focussed almost exclusively on ease of use (which is good), but contextually-specific, high-level elements of interface design offer a way to structure information and flow in ways not yet fully explored. Informed design.
Infolets, David Rubin's exploration of internet innovations, is a darned good resource.
I found an interesting explanation of the "alternative music" category that happened in the early nineties.
terms make calculated glances
toward coy, smiling concepts
a small child grinning
through a lick
on a big ice cream cone