8 Bit Fireworks (by Rob Anderson) Happy New Year.
thevoicethattellsyouyouhavenonewmessages (mp3) I’ve set up a few VOIP phone numbers which record incoming voicemails as sound files and then email them onwards. Every so often, these numbers get called by bots doing automated market research. It takes a little while for the bot to register that there is no human response. This is a recording of that little while. All Play: one...
Why would other sectors nurse grudges against computers? Well, because the world...– The Coming War on General Computation - Cory Doctorow
New Aesthetic Office (by STML)
Teachers complain kids with advanced hearing aids covertly stream music in class...– Twitter / @doctorow
The radio signal travels deep into the arid countryside, hours by foot from the...– News from The Associated Press
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Simulation and Its Discontents, by Sherry Turkle →
“Over the past twenty years, the technologies of simulation and visualization have changed our ways of looking at the world. In Simulation and Its Discontents, Sherry Turkle examines the now dominant medium of our working lives and finds that simulation has become its own sensibility. We hear it in Turkle’s description of architecture students who no longer design with a pencil, of...
Virtual Sculpture Park (2011) (A collaboration with Sebastian Acker) During a sculpture festival within Gordon Square park, London, QR codes were placed on plaques throughout the park. Instead of these plaques relating to physical sculptures they could instead be scanned with a smartphone and the viewer would be directed to a virtual 3D model of an unrealised public sculpture along with its...
Over Arizona, the Predator circled a ranch, as unseen and silent as a hunting...– More Predator drones fly U.S.-Mexico border - The Washington Post
Suppose you wanted to create your own digital ghost to live for eternity in the...– Scott Adams Blog: Your Digital Ghost 01/17/2011
Aside from a few “post-production” techniques, such as the “dodge” and “burn” tools in Photoshop that help to seamlessly merge the photos together, Bogson puts all of his confidence in the “automated and aesthetically-neutered street view cars.” Although he leaves the Google imagery relatively intact, these modifications, which also include recoloring or enhancing hues of particular...
Many music critics— and music lovers— fret about the stream too, for...– Poptimist: Take Me to the River | Features | Pitchfork