Every Day is Like Sunday

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Long reads…
Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters | WIRED
The Beauty of Summer Science – The New Yorker

Random notes…
Burning Man is sparking sister festivals around the world The Guardian
Citizens Taking Video of Police See Themselves Facing Arrest– ABC News
Rousting the Book Pirates From Google -The New York Times
No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day (NYT)
Taste the difference: Sublimotion versus Ultraviolet -FT.com
Balancing Business and Creative Learning B.O.F.
Unix Toolbox

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Link Blogging Friday

TECH: Apple’s Ad-Blocking Is Potential Nightmare for Publishers– WSJ

LAW: The battle between Washington and Silicon Valley over encryption
(..or why it’s a good thing the House of Representatives passed 255-174.)

LAW: #foodporn: Teilen von Essensfotos kann rechtswidrig sein – DIE WELT (Sharing food photos may be unlawful in .de)

LEARN: Pixar in a Box | Khan Academy

LEARN: FutureProofing, The Blockchain BBC Radio 4

ART: Mercury Retrograde e-flux journal 56th Venice Biennale

TECH: Welcome to the World, Drone-Killing Laser Cannon | WIRED

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Metrics That Matter, Car Hacks, Saving Bits of Music and more on Mondays Link blogging Goodnees

BIZ: 16 Startup Metrics Print, tape to wall, read, achieve, repeat.

INFOSEC: Highway to hack: Why we’re just at the beginning of the auto-hacking era | Ars Technica. A slew of recently-revealed exploits show gaps in carmakers’ security fit and finish.

INFOSEC: Torrent Trackers Ban Windows 10 Over Privacy Concerns – TorrentFreak #classic

ARTS: The Physicist Who’s Saving the Music – WSJ Carl Haber is working to scan information off the surfaces of antique recordings so computers can allow them to be heard

NYC/DATA: Animated 311 complaint calls across NYC Neighborhoods. Amazing animated gif but hard to glean anything past no one is calling 311 about noise from Central Park.

NYC: Finding a Roommate on Craigslist The New York Times “We found mice droppings in the toaster. And there is a roach problem.” “On a scale of meh to BOOM, how loud is your sex life?”

DATA: The New York Times Makes 17k Recipes Available Online

PARIS/ARTS: I burn Paris Exposition (I am burning Paris) – Photo below

ERRATA: Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘Notes on the Death of Culture’ – The New York Times. Skip right to the end ed. notes – wow.

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The Well (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link) Manual January 1994

The Well (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link) Manual was the single most important book published in 1994. If you followed what it said – it took you to a place that went deeper to a unique community of important thinkers and helped shape the broader internet at large.

Everything you needed to know about the forthcoming coming internet evolution, community, social, etc, could be learned on The Well 1994. Working on cataloging my archive came across a clean copy ordered, seeing that my original had been worn to the pulp and dog eared from extreme usage.

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Sunday Reading – Link Blogging (reprise)

Cat Purr | Your Furry Friend’s Noise, Online & Free. Had no problem with this in background running a nice low end hum, relaxing and increases bone denistity at the same time. Turn this on while reading the below links.

security advice.md If you are online and not using these best practices, put the computer down. Now. ..Use an iDevice, Use an iPod or an iPad without a SIM card, Use an iPhone, Do not jailbreak, Use Signal (iOS), Use TextSecure + RedPhone….read the full list.

Who Owns Helen Gurley Brown’s Legacy? – The New York Times Fascinating read and yes we all want the apartment but I would easily trade it for the gatekeeper of her legacy. Among the the nuggets she donated $7.5 million to the American Museum of Natural History to fund a program that teaches computer coding to teenage girls. #girlpower FTW.

John Palfrey on BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In An Age of Google -YouTube “can offer important alternatives to the services provided by the corporate sector, which will always have incentives to offer biased, limited and costly access to knowledge.” An important premise that is now a book that as the NYT points out fails to make the argument our libraries and librarians deserve .

In Praise of Missing Out: Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on the Paradoxical Value of Our Unlived Lives “Our lived lives might become a protracted mourning for, or an endless tantrum about, the lives we were unable to live. But the exemptions we suffer, whether forced or chosen, make us who we are.”

Amazon as an Antidote to Life Inside the High-Technology Bubble “And this discipline is why Amazon is the hardest-working 25,000-person company I’ve ever seen.“

Dinner and Deception The New York Times “Sir, the tasting menu is a five-hour experience.” I looked at him, then at the two women. “Are you sure you wouldn’t rather spend some of your evening elsewhere?”

Genome editing. The age of the red pen – The Economist
It is now easy to edit the genomes of plants, animals and humans.

A Shot, a Glimpse of an AK-47, and U.S. Servicemen Pounced on Gunman on Train to France – The New York Times. From the time heard tale of “let’s roll” and many instances between then and this heroic feat of unselfishness – to protect others. Pure selfless humanity. This is the checksum to terror. Fair Witnesses who will not tolerate the digression of our society any further. This is a system of fellow trust and human checksums that gives one hope. “We can be heroes, just for one day.”

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Photobook News Feed

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images from #dismaland

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Friday Links

  • Selective Packet Routing https://goo.gl/NNSNsZ
    (P2P to specific country via selective routing bypassing other countries, etc)
  • URL https://hangouts.google.com note design, interopablity seamlessly populating with your settings. This is a design focused Google not even imaginable a few short years ago.
  • The rise of networked platforms for physical world services – O’Reilly Radar http://goo.gl/rljAXV
  • A look at the huge economic shift led by software and connectedness.

  • Fingerprints On Mobile Devices: Abusing and Leaking (PDF) https://goo.gl/9eHpw8
    (more on how it is not safe + why)
  • How Social Bias Creeps Into Web Technology – WSJ http://goo.gl/tPhQNj
  • Software tags our photos, recommends products to buy online and serves up ads based on our interests. Increasingly, it also plays a role in more consequential decisions, such as who gets a job or loan, or who pays surge pricing in a ride-sharing app.

  • Could subscriptions fund the BBC – Financial Times http://goo.gl/hRMWPT intercactive survey
  • There’s nothing you can do about Spotify’s eerie new privacy policy http://wrd.cm/1hOSdCg
  • CAMGIRL ODALISQUE from Hugo Arcier on Vimeo.

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    Mutual Benefit – Mercury Lounge NYC

    MB2 copy

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    Walking to work bike visuals




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    2013: Mediaeater List – Favorite Albums


    Jon Hopkins – Immunity

    Mikal Cronin – MCII

    Son Lux – Lanterns

    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away

    Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

    Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond

    Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt

    Savages – Silence Yourself

    The National –Trouble Will Find Me

    James Blake – Overgrown


    Annotated  version


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    2013: Mediaeater List Favorite Art Exhibits


    There were so many exceptional art experiences this year.  I am leaving out a ton that will surely come to mind post publishing this short list. The MOMA Rain Room solely for it’s ability to illicit  grown men in suits to look up in awe and wonder.  Need to make a separate performance art list. 

    Mike Kelley – PS1
    Richard Serra –  David Zwirner + Gagosian Gallery
    Chris Burden – New Museum
    Massive Attack V Adam Curtis – Park Avenue Armory
    Yayoi Kusama Infinity rooms and paintings – David Zwirner
    MOMA – Rain Room
    Banksy – NYC Public Exhibition October 2013
    Katherine Bernhardt – The Hole
    Paul McCarthy Hauser & Wirth Exhibitions
    Ed Ruscha –  Gagosian Gallery
    Christopher Wool –  Guggenheim
    Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938 – MOMA

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    2013: Mediaeater List : Top EP’s

    Les Revenants

    EP’s / Split Singles

    Burial  – Rival Dealer

    Wild Nothing – Empty Estate

    Phantogram – Phantogram

    Ink – Ink Goes On

    Matthew E. White – Outer Face

    Best Coast – Fade Away

    Parquet Courts – Tally All The Things That You Broke

    Mogwai – Les Revenants

    The Men – Campfire Songs

    Laurel Halo – Behind The Green Door

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    Shepard Fairey Miami Design District


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    Ai Weiwei – Perez Museum


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    Ai Weiwei


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    Ai Weiwei – Perez Museum


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    He Xiangyu (Rubell Museum)


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    He Xiangyu – My Fantasy


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    Radio Dial


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    Concrete Poetry Exhibit


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    Qiu Zhijie


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