Other Ten Percent 9/18/12

Sep 18 2012

I’m in kind of a bad mood today and I don’t know why. I think maybe I just need to get out of the house since I’ve stayed in to get work done and now it’s turned out there isn’t a whole shit-ton of work to be doing and I’m just sitting around the apartment. Ah well, I did manage to find some links for you guys.
Rapturous Nerds!
Charlie Stross and Cory Doctorow wrote a post-singularity novel together and since Cory Doctorow is involved they just released the whole thing free as a creative commons download.
via Charlie’s Diary http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/
September 17, 2012 at 06:00AM
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A Sweet Animated Short about a Man Whose House Teleports All Over the World [Video]
This video is actually just straight up adorable.
via io9 http://io9.com
September 15, 2012 at 03:00PM
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William Gibson on where the Internet’s Bohemias are
I’ve never really had much interest in Bohemias (see also: me getting bored with Rent really quickly) and I haven’t really had much cause to think about them until Bruce Sterling and a few other thinkers I follow started putting forward the idea that Bohemias need some sort of an attention ghetto they can hide away from the public eye in for a while and that that’s impossible in the internet which is having some really bad effects on art. I was never sure I really bought it in that formulation but Gibson’s much more even-handed approach to the issue seems more on target to me.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 16, 2012 at 12:06PM
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Spime Watch: the Internet of Things on Kickstarter
Meanwhile, Bruce Sterling has noticed that the open source hardware internet of things future is getting crowdsourced into existence at a rate so alarming it quickly wraps back around to boring.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
September 16, 2012 at 12:18PM
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Augmented Reality: IndefiniteVJ, “Ilumina: Projection-Mapping on Paper”
Now instead of scaling it way up we’re scaling projection mapping way down. Weirdly this impresses me more because I secretly think that a projection mapped AR future is the coolest possible one so if they could somehow fix the problem with registering every object on earth for projection mapping that’d be great.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
September 16, 2012 at 05:13PM
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Planes, Trains and Owls: Art Deco Awesomeness at 20 Exchange Place
I used to walk past this place all the time when I lived on Wall St. So it’s weird to see it in Scouting NY. I felt the same way when it was the exterior for that Spike Lee heist movie I always forget the name of.
via Scouting NY http://www.scoutingny.com
September 16, 2012 at 09:31PM
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If you’re interested in identifying and dating vintage…
Logo variations as dating device to help find clothing from the appropriate era. Useful for people getting their Dance Party at the End of the World outfits together.
via Put This On http://putthison.com/
September 15, 2012 at 11:40AM
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“Safe for Work, Volume 1” by DJ Ayres
I have not tested this out yet but I figured a Hairpin approved playlist was newsworthy to more people than just me.
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
September 17, 2012 at 05:00AM
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David Byrne on silence
Also I really need to read this book apparently. Not only has it been written up TWICE in BoingBoing now but the AVClub liked it to and they gave an F to a Murakami novel just to prove they could.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 17, 2012 at 10:12AM
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Minimal WordPress Themes
Well it looks like an OTP blog redesign might actually be on the horizon now that I can grab somebody else’s work.
via swissmiss http://www.swiss-miss.com
September 17, 2012 at 11:30AM
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