Links for January 20, 2013

  • Recreating the sounds of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
    ‘Explore the BBC sound of the 1960s with our 4 demos of Radiophonic equipment, built with the new Web Audio API standard. Each demo comes with commented code, so you can learn how to build your own audio applications.’

Links for January 14, 2013

  • Game Theory: Making Room for the Women – NYTimes.com
    “To me, 2012 felt like the year that gaming culture really began to get to grips with being a mainstream commercial behemoth rather than a niche nerdy backwater. And a big part of that was sometimes agonizing struggles about the role of women in games — making them, playing them and being featured in them.”

Links for January 7, 2013

Links for January 4, 2013

Links for January 2, 2013

  • Third Coast International Audio Festival
    ‘Based in Chicago, the Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF) curates sound-rich audio stories from around the world and shares them with as many ears as possible – on the radio, on the Internet, and at public listening events all over the place. Operating year-round, Third Coast offers producers and listeners a multitude of ways to celebrate audio storytelling’

Links for December 27, 2012

Links for December 23, 2012

  • Monopoly Is Theft | Harper’s Magazine
    The game’s true origins, however, go unmentioned in the official literature. Three decades before Darrow’s patent, in 1903, a Maryland actress named Lizzie Magie created a proto-Monopoly as a tool for teaching the philosophy of Henry George, a nineteenth-century writer who had popularized the notion that no single person could claim to “own” land.
  • Atari Teenage Riot: The Inside Story Of Pong And The Video Game Industry’s Big Bang
    “I’d go around collecting quarters and fixing games,” [Steve Bristow] explains. “Some of the locations were not in the primest areas. We couldn’t get a concealed-weapons permit, but I had worked a few years before as a roofer, so I had a roofing hatchet. I’d be walking down the streets at midnight, carrying bags of money. My wife would be carrying one bag in one hand, the hatchet in the other.” He pauses. “Nobody bothered us.”

Links for December 21, 2012

Links for December 18, 2012

Links for December 17, 2012

  • Western Neighborhoods Project – San Francisco History
    “The Western Neighborhoods Project is a nonprofit organization formed in 1999 to preserve and share the history and culture of the neighborhoods in western San Francisco. Our mission is to record your personal memory, copy your photographs, and help unearth the story of your local business, school, club or place of worship.”
  • David Pollatsek | Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
    “David Pollatsek passed away of sudden onset cardiac arrhythmia at age 38 on December 13, 2012, leaving behind his loving wife Mary (Roy) Pollatsek and many many friends & family all over the world.”