Quite clearly, our task is predominantly metaphysical, for it is how to get all...– Buckminster Fuller (via nathanielstuart )
Don’t become a well-rounded person. Well rounded people are smooth and dull....– Bruce Sterling. The Wonderful Power of Storytelling (via thisway )
Appropriately, pirates emerge whenever ‘the commons’ is under threat of...– Kester Brewin in Occupied Times via Composing (via protoslacker )
The Myth of Monotasking - Cathy Davidson via... →
stoweboyd: Why the debate about attention — multi- versus mono-tasking — is really about institutions: Cathy Davidson, The Myth Of Monotasking […] If we want to change our institutions, we have to believe that it is the institutional structures that are the problem, not the new conditions of life that institutions should be supporting. That is, if we believe that technology is making us...
davegreer: Mr. Cole was seized by Swiss police after CERN security guards spotted him rooting around in bins. He explained that he was looking for fuel for his ‘time machine power unit’, a device that resembled a kitchen blender. Mr. Cole was taken to a secure mental health facility in Geneva but later disappeared from his cell. Police are baffled, but not that bothered. (via CNET)
fieldmic: Francisco López Lecture (RBMA 2011 « Sonic Terrain)
The magic and silliness of the web can escape from behind the screen and spill...– russell davies: again with the post digital (via adactio) Awesome. Can’t wait.
It’s funny how hard it is to pick an interesting image from a giant grid on a...– Nate Bolt, Why Instagram Is So Popular: Quality, Audience, & Constraints (h/t arainert)
Miley Cyrus Takes Her Party In The USA To Occupy... →
barthel: It’s no accident that the video focuses not on the more staid moments of the protests, but almost exclusively on police confrontations. A bunch of hippies camping in a park is every stereotype you could have of a radical protest, but authority figures preventing young people from expressing themselves sounds like the plot of half the shows the Disney Channel has ever run. This is to...
One of my blogs,http://t.co/NyFOwQ8L, will be featured in Tumblr’s upcoming blog spotlight, under the developer category. Lovely!
Alan Moore talks V for Vendetta Guy Fawkes masks -... →
Perhaps a bit of Moore’s magic? If there’s one thing I believe concerning occult things…spells never work out quite the way you intend them.
ALAN MOORE - Dodgem Logic? (by Damien Joseph Wasylki*)
danah boyd | apophenia » open-access is the... →
alexainslie: “I think that this needs to change. The traditional model of journal publishing makes sense in an era where the only mechanism of distribution was paper. Paper publishing and distribution is expensive, and I’m not trying to dismiss this. Yet, in a digital era, the structures of publishing and distribution have changed; the costs have changed too. Open-access, online-only journals...
If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in...– George Monbiot (via hifcuk)
It is our responsibility to dream in public.– Christopher Miller guest post at zunguzungu (via protoslacker)
MFT :: Band :: The Mysteries of Life →
Great band that never hit it big….really should have. Listened to their Come Clean record a lot as a grad student. Start with “Feel my Way” or “Southdowns”.
We break out of the box by stepping into shackles.– Jonah Lehrer on constraints (He continues: “the brain is a neural tangle of near infinite possibility, which means that it spends a lot of time and energy choosing what not to notice. As a result, creativity is traded away for efficiency; we think in literal prose, not symbolist poetry. And this is...
The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy |... →
The mainstream media was declaring continually “OWS has no message”. Frustrated, I simply asked them. I began soliciting online “What is it you want?” answers from Occupy. In the first 15 minutes, I received 100 answers. These were truly eye-opening.
The Politics of Mic Check →
Learning from the lessons of the 1%, I set forth to outsource our occupy-related...– Your first chance to see what the robot uprising might really be like (via iamdanw)
As Lakoff points out, metaphors are more than mere language and literary...– A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain (via azspot)
robertogreco: A Social Active Game Experience - Part I, by Adam Henriksson) (More info, via [Chris Berthelsen]( Chris Berthelsen))
mattermedia: University of Virginia Art Museum iPad app features interactive 3D visualizations of ceramics and sculpture from the Ancient Mediterranean, South Asia, Africa, and Ancient Americas. Each object in this catalog can be rotated and enlarged using simple touch gestures. A detailed description written by UVaM curators accompanies each piece and chronicles its history and cultural...
Libraries and Museums Become Hands-On Learning... →
infoneer-pulse: Earlier this month, we covered the Fayetteville Free Library‘s new Fab Lab, the public library’s plans to build a “makerspace” where library patrons could gain hands-on experience using 3D printers and other tools and could take programming and “shop” classes. It’s part of a larger movement to rethink and re-imagine what a public library will look like and what functions it...
What remains? There remain bodies, which are forces, nothing but forces.– Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 2: The Time-Image (via bbcity)
As a young girl, I was an opinionated, asocial, extroverted, impossible...– Sci-fi author Anne McCaffrey (via thelibrarianontherun)
Good news this morning.
Just got an e-mail that one of my other blogs, http://fyprocessing.tumblr.com/, will be featured in Tumblr’s upcoming blog spotlight under the developer category. Processing has an official go to resource on Flickr,Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and Delicious. I wonder what i might be able to do to become that official resource on Tumblr. Official or not, I’m still thrilled to be working...
mwatz: Beautiful rules: Generative models of creativity This is a video of a talk I gave in 2007 at Olhares de Outono at the Portuguese Catholic University in Porto. It’s interesting to see how my spiel has evolved from this point.
The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our... →
futuramb: While passive data gathering can be useful, measurement is far more valuable when coupled with conscious, active experimentation and sharing of insights. Likewise, the value of undertaking the experiments themselves is proportionately greater if the organization can capitalize on those experiments in more locations and at greater scale. In combination, these practices constitute a new...
Robert Hodgin - Eyeo Festival 2011 (by Eyeo Festival) Robert is an artist/coder living in San Francisco. He co-founded The Barbarian Group in 2001, and is currently the creative director for Bloom Studio. In this session he talks about his work which ranges from 2D data visualizations to immersive 3D terrain simulations. His primary interests include theoretical physics, astronomy, particle...