Too many good nuggets in here to pick just one. Read it for yourself, it’s well worth the half hour or so.
Of course I remember Fisher’s K-punk blog from back in the day and it was impenetrable for me at the time but reading it now, I think I finally get it.
For those of you who might be in or around New York, he’s got a show at the New Gallery till 9 April as previewed by the Guardian.
Free CSS and PNG gradients for use as website backdrops. Which might come in handy sometime.
For the #IWD2017 that’s in it.
Osaka cityscape, taken by Pedro Szekely. Apropos of nothing.
An amazing breakthrough if it scales.
Spiral baggage claim at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, Japan, taken by Masakazu Matsumoto.
Because why not?
The result is precision location represented by a simple string of three words, kind of like a Diceware passphrase. I tried it for my own home address and got a surprisingly memorable string, easier than Eircode; your own mileage may vary. Probably most practicable for predominantly rural locations without signposted roads or postcodes — like Djibouti, which recently adopted the system as its national addressing standard.
As if the world wasn’t dystopian enough already. I mean, hacking a pacemaker is something straight out of a William Gibson novel.
Reframing our mental biases not as failures of reasoning, but as an inherent function of the brain that helps us deal with our environment. Fascinating. [c/o Kottke.org]
If only the safety of the vehicles matched the scope of their reach, but you’d only really know it if you saw for yourself.
I picked up Scrivener recently via Boing Boing; it’s a lot to take in but will come in handy for some writing projects I’ve got in mind. See also: Using the Scrivener Binder to Organise Your Novel (or other project).
This would have been handy a month ago. Ah well, too late now.
The insider-terminology nerd in me is all over this. [c/o Pinboard/philgyford]
“Where the craft lies, what people forget to value, is the work no one sees. The binned drafts. The recycled clay, the choreography that doesn’t click. It’s heartbreaking and nobody knows or cares; why should they? Except that is where the work is. That’s where experience blossoms. The sheer doing it everyday is the 'genius', not the flash of inspiration that can lead to acclaim. Not the jammy gig, big commission, showy role.”
Design nerdery in excelsis. [c/o MetaFilter]
When compassion meets bureaucracy, no good can come of it.
Few art experiences beat seeing a Rothko in person; the colours and tones come alive on the canvas.
And it’s hilarious! (And yes I know it’s six weeks after Xmas.)
Turns out traditional paper ’n’ dice games are perfectly suited to the future tech age.