Creepiest GIF Yet
I made this as part of my 30 minutes of random art. It took 30 minutes in part because I had lots of help and ideas from my children who also balanced on me as I tried to select items. It’s something like extreme ironing but with PhotoShop. On the other hand, it may very well inform how they see media and teach them things about PhotoShop/concepts about layering etc.
Man Regrets Jumping Onto Whale Being Eaten By Sharks – Business Insider “Even the parents of this Perth, Australia, man who jumped onto a whale circled by hungry sharks say their son is an idiot. “ tags: whale sharks choices weekly Intoxicating machines – O’Reilly Radar ““Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about,” [Richard] Feynman later explained. “The trouble with computers is you play with them.” — George Dyson, describing the beginning of the Manhattan Project’s computing effort in Turing’s Cathedral. “ tags: weekly technology potential computers play #thoughtvectors altlabtwitter In Defense of Technology “And so it goes. No contest. The infant experience of the easy life can only ridicule the idea that patience and effort used to be fine. But I’ve been trying to examine the problem from a new angle, and I keep coming back to the same truth: Life is better. In some nostalgic, carefree, totally invented Mississippi River of the mind, we were always floating downstream in a vessel of our own making, always happy to have nothing, living high on our wits and our basic decencies. But was it nice? Was life as good as it is now? One is almost programmed, if over the age of 35, to say […]
The New Aesthetic — A new question for the jury: Did my brain implant… “So. You have a condition for which everyday treatment is ineffective or causes side-effects worse than the condition itself. Your doctor suggests a brain implant to offer deep brain stimulation (DBS). You are unfortunately, one of those for whom DBS creates behavioral reactions and you do something illegal. Are you responsible? Or is it your brain implant? […]” tags: weekly brain technology The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies | Serious Eats: Sweets “For the past few months, I’ve had chocolate chip cookies on the brain. I wake up in the middle of the night with a fresh idea, a new test to run, only to discover that my 10 pound flour bin has been emptied for the third time. Did I really use it all up that fast? I’d put on my coat and walk out in the cold New York winter night, my sandals leaving tracks in the snow as I wander the neighborhood, an addict searching for a convenience store that will sell me flour at 3 in the morning. “ tags: process obsession weekly trial error How Language Seems To Shape One’s View Of The World : Shots – Health News : NPR I had a Spanish teacher […]
Terasem, Transhumanism and the Singularity: Technology and Religion – TIME “These are satellite dishes, but they aren’t for TV. They’re meant for dispatching “mindfiles,” the memories, thoughts and feelings of people who wish to create digital copies of themselves and fling them into space with the belief that they’ll eventually reach some benevolent alien species.” Flinging mindfiles in to space in pursuit of immortality http://t.co/PHkFcvCzzj h/t @DavidRCroteau #english #philosophy #writingprompt — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) April 18, 2014 tags: IFTTT Twitter weekly technology self immortality Planning to Share versus Just Sharing (FROM 2008) “(This is a long post, born out of years of frustration with ineffective institutional collaborations. If you only want the highlights, here they are: grow your network by sharing, not planning to share or deciding who to share with; the tech doesn’t determine the sharing – if you want to share, you will; weave your network by sharing what you can, and they will share what they can – people won’t share [without a lot of added incentives] stuff that’s not easy or compelling for them to share. Create virtuous cycles that amplify network effects. Given the right ‘set,’ simple tech is all they need to get started.)” tags: weekly sharing Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Atlantic […]