Other Ten Percent 4/19/12

Apr 19 2012

I am super psyched to go see Cabin in the Woods again this weekend followed by seeing M83 the next night followed by seeing the Buster Keaton show at the Castro soundtracked by Tune Yards the next night. For now however, again with the awesome links.

robot graders, new aesthetic, and the end of the close reading industry
This is not the greatest article in the history of the world but look at that headline. I mean how was I supposed to avoid a story that hit the OTP venn diagram dead center like that?

The Perplexing Final Chapter Of San Francisco’s Jejune Institute
I was looking up some ARG stuff today for reasons I actually can’t recall when I ran across this rundown of the end of the Jejune Institute ARG which turned out to be a really fascinating piece.

The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future
Another article about what’s wrong with Facebook that I think is better at identifying the problem than the solution. I’m not exactly wild about the 800 new social startups a month (finally Brunch can be the local, mobile, social experience it was always meant to be!) but I’m not sure the way forward this article suggests, which basically amounts to “can’t it just be 1998 again?” is really going to get us out of this particular rut.

The 1914 Aerodinamica Prototype, An Early Aerodynamic Car
The fact that we’re not all driving one of these is basically all the proof you need that we don’t live in the best of all possible worlds.

Slow motion stupidity
blarg I meant to fix something I built with Nikki so I could link to it based off of this link but I forgot to do that and so now this is just a cool slow motion video. Ummmm stick a pin in that other thing and we’ll come back to it some day soon.

Take A Look At The Character Posters For Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
What is with all of these movies I actually want to see? WHAT IS HAPPENING THAT I AM WATCHING MORE MOVIES THAN TV LATELY? …Ok that’s not totally accurate but like I think I’m averaging 2 hours of new TV a week and so I’m coming closer than I have to watching more films than television in like a decade.

If you get bored with this then trust me…it comes back.

Google Earth adds balloon and kite aerial imagery, invites you to contribute
Crowd-sourced arial photography mapping of the entire world. Everybody’s got cameras on everything and it’s fucking weird.

Webcomics Roundup
T-Rex is here to help you solve every single problem you could possibly have. It goes about as well as can be expected.

Words: By David Daw
I did a how to on first steps in learning to code based on my first steps in learning to code. People seem to not be telling me I’m an idiot which is a pretty good sign.

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