Links for November 30, 2012

    ‘Under tomorrows sky is a fictional, future city. Speculative architect Liam Young of the London based Tomorrows Thoughts Today has assembled a think tank of scientists, technologists, futurists, illustrators, science fiction authors and special effects artists to collectively develop this imaginary place, the landscapes that surround it and the stories it contains.’
  • Boring Conference: A dispatch from James Ward’s annual celebration of banality. – Slate Magazine
    ‘As banal as the individual topics were, the minuscule obscurity of the subjects people can find themselves interested in—and, more importantly, make interesting to others—emerged as the real theme. In fact, despite its tone of jocular irony, the implied message of the conference was actually a pretty earnest one: nothing is boring if you look at it in the right way.’
  • MoMA | Video Games: 14 in the Collection, for Starters
    MoMA seeds a video game collection with: Pac-Man (1980), Tetris (1984), Another World (1991), Myst (1993), SimCity 2000 (1994), vib-ribbon (1999), The Sims (2000), Katamari Damacy (2004), EVE Online (2003), Dwarf Fortress (2006), Portal (2007), flOw (2006), Passage (2008), Canabalt (2009).

Links for November 29, 2012

  • How to Be an Entrepreneur – The Bold Italic – San Francisco
    ‘Learn how to spell the word “entrepreneur” because it is f*cking impossible. You’re going to say it all the time in conversations at coffee shops in the middle of the day when you’re giving a vague definition of your app or company to other entrepreneurs who oddly also have the time to be at a coffee shop in the middle of the day.’


Today’s thing I made: Puddle.

Links for November 24, 2012

  • Game Time : Blog : Hide
    ‘Last week, we spent a bit of time thinking about games and, er, time – the relationship between a game when it’s dormant and when it’s being played, what happens when games you made recede into the difference, what happens if you slow the process of playing a game right down.’

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Links for November 15, 2012

  • History of the Color Wheel | Part 1
    ‘All it used to take was a load of brilliant chutzpah, a dogged sense of orderliness, and just a smidgen of actual science to impose your personal order over the color universe.’
  • 100,000 Stars
    ‘An interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser. It shows the real location of over 100,000 nearby stars. Zooming in reveals 87 individually identified stars and our solar system. The galaxy view is an artist’s rendition.’

Links for November 14, 2012

  • The Infinite Jukebox
    ‘The app works by sending your uploaded track over to The Echo Nest, where it is decomposed into individual beats. Each beat is then analyzed and matched to other similar sounding beats in the song. This information is used to create a detailed song graph of paths though similar sounding beats…. This process of branching to similar sounding beats can continue forever, giving you an infinitely long version of the song.’

Links for November 12, 2012

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