In an urgent, important blog post, computer scientist and security expert Ed...– report (via Boing Boing)
austinkleon: creativemorningsaustin: Austin Kleon at CreativeMornings/Austin from CreativeMornings/Austin on Vimeo. Here’s the text and slides if you don’t feel like watching it all…
Earlier this year, I wrote a piece for AlterNet called “Would We Have Drugged Up...– ZCommunications | How Psychologists Subvert Democratic Movements by Bruce E. Levine | ZMagazine Article
What’s impossible to ignore is how many of the individuals diagnosed with mental...– Bruce E. Levine (How psychologists subvert democratic movements)
The legacy of identity politics has produced a problematic language idealism...– J. Moufawad-Paul (via selucha) Finally. (via mehreenkasana) Fucking. Yes. (via worsethandetroit)
He became something of a womaniser, dating undergraduates and hanging out with...– Christopher Riley in Richard Feynman: Life, the universe and everything, The Telegraph. In these days of frivolous entertainments and frayed attention spans, the people who become famous are not necessarily the brightest stars. One of the biggest hits on YouTube, after all, is a video of a French...
Don’t Learn How To Code, Learn How To Make Things →
You know what is fun? Making things. Turning a spark of creative insight into a thing that you can show people — a thing that people can use and from which they can derive some iota of pleasure or utility. Start with a simple website. Basic HTML and CSS. No product is too small. In fact, the opposite is true. If you don’t know how to build the first version of your product in a weekend — a...
About 54 percent of graduate students report... →
dropouthangoutspaceout: towerofsleep: sterwood: the89thkey: rhizombie: thenoobyorker: Something to consider for the future. lol my life right now seriously. and there is so little solidarity for the fact that this is so common. Honestly, this is a large part of my wavering over going to grad school right now. I have enough problems with depression and stuff as it is. I don’t...
You’re a practicing psychotherapist. Can you define “mental...– The Real Problems With Psychiatry - Hope Reese - The Atlantic
People who visit communes do so for a variety of reasons: 1) They want somone or...– Richard Fairfield, “On The Road,” in Communes, U.S.A. Astute commentary on documenting communes, now available in Martin Beck’s “This Time We’ll Keep It a Secret,” published in Triple Canopy Issue 18. (via triplecanopy)
(via Open Tech Forever - R&D Factory for Open Source Industrial Hardware | Indiegogo) Not much information about these guys yet, but their project looks super-promising.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and...– Ray Bradbury (via theonlymagicleftisart)
Warren Ellis » Bruce Sterling: Fantasy Prototypes... →
notational: Bruce Sterling: Fantasy Prototypes And Real Disruption (Video) April 26th, 2013 | researchmaterial Provided the embed works, this is a talk Bruce just gave in Berlin. Bruce’s talks are always good. He references Anab Jain’s talk, but I don’t think that’s up yet. Anab’s bit at Improving Reality last year was massive. People like Anab and Bruce do some of the best science-fictional...
kottke: The CIA and abstract expressionism →
kenyatta: jkottke: From a 1995 article in The Independent, an account of how the CIA promoted and funded US and other Western artists during the Cold War, including abstract expressionists like Rothko and Pollock. The decision to include culture and art in the US Cold War arsenal was taken as soon as the CIA was founded in 1947. Dismayed at the appeal communism still had for many...
It is worth asking why digital liberties are invisible to so many Americans. Are...– Let’s Bring Digital Liberties into the Big Conversation - Boing Boing
I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.– Marcel Duchamp (via free-parking)
The Man With Death On His Lips.: Today is what... →
echo-of-chaos: Today is what Anonymous has called “Internet Blackout Monday”, meaning they are urging every website owner to take down their homepage and replace it with an anti-CISPA message. Why should you care? Because if CISPA passes, the government will have the ability to access anything and everything you’ve ever wrote down on a computer or cell phone. Would you be willing to let them...
The anger you feel is valid, but you must not allow yourselves to be consumed by...– -Bill Clinton Finish Line - NYTimes.com
To Whom I May Concern:: Internet Finds Boston... →
therosseverett: After an unprecedented showing of collaboration and crowd sourcing, the Internet came together after the Boston Marathon bombings to help identify and lead police to the two suspects. “It was truly a beautiful example of how technology and social media are changing our society,” says bill…
In a world in which nearly everyone is technically a felon, we rely on the good...– Hacktivists as Gadflies (via azspot)
TBTB* (or Hyper/Links) « Visual Communication →
recommends: Usually do this the other way round, but this time, the list of incidental links are over on the blog… a smorgasbord of good stuff here
Rather, the single strongest predictor of group effectiveness was the amount of...– Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Talent is this the beginning of the selfless meme? (via emergentdigitalpractices)
The Believer Logger: Gun Guys →
believermag: Dan Baum is the author of Gun Guys which documents how he – a Jewish liberal Democrat – strapped on a Colt Detective Special .38 revolver, left his comfortable home and family in Boulder, Colorado, and undertook a walkabout to meet his fellow gun lovers. His goal: to confront his inner…
The reason that we are not launching our prototype at this stage is that the...– Iranian scientist claims to have invented ‘time machine’ - Telegraph
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