Why Designers Still Can't Think →
If games ever can do good for the world, this is perhaps all they have to offer....– Ian Bogost - The Bulldog and the Pegasus (via dropouthangoutspaceout)
Artists: Create An Accident Project →
meinwelt: BY MARIEKAZALIA . 30/1/2012 – 23/7/2012 [a new collaborative project on Create an Accident’s website.] [26 selected artists create 26 different posts] PINAKOTHEK is Create an Accident’s unclassified arc. An open archive/alphabet for provocative ideas and non-existing landscapes. Be part of the PINAKOTHEK! Create an Accidents invites emerging and established artists to submit...
Piracy’s preserving effect, while little known, is actually nothing new. Through...– Provocative read on why history needs software piracy. Reminiscent of the story of how the widely pirated first edition of Arabian Nights made it one of the most influential pieces of storytelling in history. (via austinkleon)
The (Internet) giant has stopped this craziness—here and now. But the challenge...– Lawrence Lessig (via azspot)
It’s dangerous to be an artist. That’s what we talk about in Naked Lunch — and...– David Cronenberg in “It’s Dangerous to be an Artist” (via predatorywaspobserver)
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Most people die...– Erich Fromm (via adsertoris)
Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young...– Stephen Colbert (via nathanielstuart)
if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original....– (via andiechang)
This is the road to God, withdrawing all projections, reconciling the opposites,...– Philip K. Dick, The Exegesis (via ubu507)
The schism between content creators and platforms like Kickstarter, Tumblr and...– Yancey Strickler, a founder of Kickstarter | The Danger of an Attack on Piracy Online - NYTimes.com (via courtenaybird)
There as a study in which it comes out that thirty of the largest companies in...– Massachusetts Senate candidate ELIZABETH WARREN, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
I feel like there’s a red pill and a blue pill, and you can take the blue pill...– Tenured Professor Departs Stanford, Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up - The Chronicle of Higher Education (via davemorin)
Freud: the last great Enlightenment thinker →
Freud’s ideas are today not simply rejected as false. They are repudiated as being dangerous or immoral; the “gloomy mythology” of warring instincts is condemned as a kind of slander on the species, the fundamental nobility of which it is sacrilege to deny. To be sure, righteous indignation has informed the response to Freud’s thought from the beginning. But its new strength helps explain one...
We believe that the next step in copying will be made from digital form into...– The Pirate Bay - Evolution: New Category (via bashford) 20 years? (via un)
Self-organized learning is a process where children in groups take on a topic or...– TED Blog | New TED Book asks: can changing how we teach make our kids smarter, more creative?
Jer Thorp - Eyeo Festival 2011 (by Eyeo Festival) Processing used for Data Visualization connected with The New York Times.
When the web started, I used to get really grumpy with people because they put...– Neil Gaiman on Copyright, Piracy, and the Commercial Value of the Web (X)
When another scholar worries that if one begins with data, one can “go...– The Digital Humanities and Interpretation - NYTimes.com, via Tom A. (via new-aesthetic) Stanley Fish’s interpretation of a line in Milton in this piece really reminds me of KRS-One’s “officer/overseer” riff in “Sound Of Da Police”. There are more useful things to say about this piece btw. (via...
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Drumroll, please... Introducing iFixit.org |... →
minimalmac: We have been traveling to developing countries in Asia and Africa, visiting e-waste scrapyards and small repair shops, meeting “fixers” who breathe new life into gadgets that the western world has tossed away, and photographing the journey. Part travelogue, part investigative reporting, part soapbox, iFixit.org promises only one thing: a clear-eyed, thoughtful look at global repair...
The future will look very different as we strip the information-carrying...– The High Cost of Low Bandwidth by Bill Davidow (via poptech)