1 Feb 2011
More links from the archives, this time 2004:
Tufte Vs. Bloom / Paul Ford’s thoughts on Franco Moretti’s Graphs, Maps, Trees, which I never got around to finishing at the time; it’s about evaluating literature in context, the kind of thing visualisation was meant for.
Wikipedia entry on the history of the graphical user interface
Kottke’s 52 Magazines or Bust: The List / In 2004 Jason Kottke planned to read a different magazine for every week of the year, and solicited reader suggestions. He ever completed the project, but the list is still there. See also: AllYouCanRead.
Dialogue Spoken by Al Pacino During Pre-Production Character Development Exercises for Scent of a Woman / Hoo ah!
Cinema Redux / “Cinema Redux creates a single visual distillation of an entire movie; each row represents one minute of film time, comprised of 60 frames, each taken at one second intervals. The result is a unique fingerprint of an entire movie, born from taking many moments spread across time and bringing all of them together in one single moment to create something new.” If I’d remembered this was showing at MoMA last year I would’ve made sure to go!
How to Walk in New York / Some rules for urban behaviour that would be pretty useful in any city, really.
The Kubrick Site / “The Kubrick Site has been established as a non-profit resource archive for documentary materials regarding, in whole or in part, the work of the late American film director and producer Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999).” See also: What Stanley didn’t say.
A tutorial on making stuffed felt monsters
One-Minute Vacation / Audio snapshots from around the world; makes me wonder why we’re always inclined to take photos of places, but not make field recordings to go with them.
Two Urban Models / I saved this just for that scale model of Tokyo; it’s pretty amazing.
Saturday Night Live Transcripts / No specific reason for this one, it just seems worth keeping.
The frequency: Solving the riddle of the Dan Rather beating / Did Donald Barthelme have anything to do with it?
String Theory, at 20, Explains It All (or Not) / I think I like string theory because it’s one of those areas — if not _the_ area — where science and philosophy converge into a fuzzy daydream.
The World According to Eco / “Italian novelist and semiotician Umberto Eco expounds upon the Net, writing, The Osteria, libraries, the continental divide, Marshall Mcluhan, and, well, God.”