Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

  • “If you want to murder someone, just send them to Birmingham, Alabama. Someone will take care of it for you.

    tags: alabama murder reddit weekly

  • “This installation plays the keys of a piano based on the movements and shapes of the clouds. A camera pointed at the sky captures video of the clouds. Custom software uses the video of the clouds in real-time to articulate a robotic device that presses the corresponding keys on the piano. The system is set in motion to function as if the clouds are pressing the keys on the piano as they move across the sky and change shape. The resulting sound is generated from the unique key patterns created by ethereal forms that build, sweep, fluctuate and dissipate in the sky.

    tags: augmentedreality poetry clouds piano music weekly

  • She was never observed away from her egg clutch, he said, and probable never ate during her 53-month vigil.

    “Everything we know suggests she probably didn’t eat,” Robison said.

    Octopuses typically experience a single reproductive period after which they die.

    The low temperature at the depth of the nest is suspected to be the reason the eggs took so long to hatch, and would also explain how the mother lived so long without food.

    tags: octopus nature eggs weekly

  • “7. PJ Vogt had the best line: “I’m not comfortable being a guinea pig to the extent that you guys are comfortable making me a guinea pig.” But if he broke up with his girlfriend he would probably be back at the site, he said. That’s Rudder’s point. We don’t need you to be comfortable with our methods. We don’t need them to be seen as ethical or fair. Users won’t know if they’re being manipulated. That’s how websites like ours work. You use the product. We have the power. You can exit any time. Before then we can screw with you.

    tags: data ethics research weekly okcupid vcucircle

  • “Celestis Pets is the world’s first memorial spaceflight company that will honor your pet by sending it on an unforgettable launch into Outer Space. Celestis pets is a new service from that team that introduced the world to memorial spaceflights in 1995. Celestis,Inc. has conducted twelve memorial spaceflights, launching human cremated remains to space, Earth orbit, and even to the Moon!

    tags: death dying space pets weekly

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.