Weekly Web Harvest for 2022-01-23
- Ryan Broderick on Twitter: “We built a thing! I’m part of a group called @digivoidmedia and we recently teamed up with @wttdotm to build what we’re calling the Super Fungible Token. Simply put: You feed it a link to any image (or NFT) on the internet and
- INDEX — Deep Sea Diving on the Web
Part creative prompt, part act of protest, part meditative exercise, our hour-long expedition departs once every week. Each session we’ll pick a platform, discuss what its algorithms might be hiding, and then divide up into teams — divers, researchers, excavators, and cartographers — and plunge the platform’s depths for signs of life. We’ll use what we find as materials to create new works, talk about what we learned, and return to our days with water between our toes.
- Vector Halftone Maker – Interactive PNG/SVG halftone pattern generator
fun and useful with a million choices
- A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator | by Cory Doctorow | Jan, 2022 | Medium
If you put a CC license on your work, its explicit message is, “I want you to re-use this.” Not “I am a pedantic asshole with a fetish for well-formed attribution strings.” The point of CC is not to teach the world to write attribution strings: it is to facilitate sharing and re-use. If you are a good-faith user of CC licenses, then your response to an incorrect attribution string should be a request to correct it, not a threat to sue for $150,000 in statutory damages.
If you send threats instead of requests for correction, you are terrible person and you should feel really bad about yourself.
- Mapping Early New York | New Amsterdam History
- The Einstellung Effect – Futility Closet
Psychologist Abraham S. Luchins discovered a discouraging phenomenon in 1942: When people find a problem-solving strategy that works successfully in multiple trials, they’ll tend to adopt the same strategy even in situations when more efficient solutions are available.
–explains a lot about issues we have with technology