This year I have been mostly… blogging on the variety of sites attached to the Digital Cultures Research Centre’s network of events and projects – not least our recent conference Paying Attention which addressed the issue of the ‘attention economy’ (see the website for more details). The conference was held in Linkoping, in Sweden, and funded by the European Science Foundation. We were fortunate to have a varied and interesting collection of speakers including Tiziana Terranova and Bernard Stiegler, who were both superb.
Having written the above, I doubt anyone will read this, not least because I don’t really blog much at the best of times and its been even quieter of late. However, I have been spurred to action because of the announcement of the
imminent demise of Bloglines, for which I have remained a faithful user for around five years, mostly due to laziness! I’m probably going to avoid the obvious move to the big “G” (as in the internet services company not ‘him upstairs’!) and switch over to NetVibes. An immediate cause for reflection in this circumstance is the number of ‘saved’ blog posts from the feeds I follow which I intended to write about here and haven’t got around to discussing. So, for want of a better strategy – I’m posting them here as a sort of archaeology of my Bloglines account [continued below].
The death of “locational privacy”
Ivan Sutherland’s Sketchpad 1963
Navigation system uses crowdsourcing for route guidance
Happy 90th birthday, sf legend Frederik Pohl!
How to brew a good cup of coffee
2010: Living in the future
Crate-digging with John Cusack: Tiny Tim at The Hunt Club
Priceless: how our unknowing irrationality confounds the price of everything
A Day in Paris: short film by Benoit Millot
A day in PARIS from Benoit MILLOT on Vimeo.
The Beat of the Future: John Cusack, guestblogger
Bruce Sterling’s State-of-the-Spime address
Taschen’s MOONFIRE: now for less than $1,000
Triggering rain with lasers
Hackers on Planet Earth releases an API for its RFID badge
Amazing skydiving photography
Transmedia Storytelling and the New Media Convergence
HP to spam your web-connected printer
Thoughts on augmented realities
Rucker’s WARE books back in print — and free to download!!!
Steve Steinberg on weak AI
What “curated computing” can and can’t deliver
Arduino: The Documentary, the trailer
Mechanical wall-hung clockwork sculptures
German “secure” ID cards compromised on national TV, gov’t buries head in sand
Laser cut and 3D printed decorative objects derived from geography
Gibson’s ZERO HISTORY: exciting adventure that wakes you to the present-day’s futurism
Roombots: autonomous, mobile, evolutionary self-assembling furniture
Games not art after all, say angry gamers
Rolf Potts is traveling around the world with no luggage
Wired says the Web is dead. It’s not.
Kim Stanley Robinson on science, justice and science fiction
13,000 satellites around the Earth
Englishman Who Posted Himself: biography of a postal experimenter
Behold, the “point your iPhone at a plane and know where it’s headed” app! JimSeven
Thoughts after a public cupping
Recommended Coffee Reading List – Part 1
A few videos worth watching
How much coffee do you drink?
The naturals debate
Thresholds of deliciousness The other black stuff
Stats of Excellence
the 90 point roast HasBlog
Times that changed my life”¦. or should I say coffees Charles Stross
Gadget Patrol: iPad
Party Election Broadcast
The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash
CMAP #8: Lifestyle or Job?
CMAP #6: Why did you pick such an awful cover for your new book?
CMAP #3: What Authors sell to Publishers
CMAP #2: How Books Are Made
International travel redux
Information, Freedom, Flame-bait
The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
News from the IT travel department
Doing it wrong
False Positives and the Database State
UPDATE: There are more than this but I don’t want to waste a lot of time copy-pasting so I’ll do it gradually…
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