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November 23, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: November 23rd 2015
- Pinboard on the Next Economy Conference. Maciej providing commentary that careers between enraging, depressing and laugh-out-loud - in a good way.
- The Day Google Deleted Me. "That's no way to live. Constantly in fear that one day the most powerful information gatekeeper on the planet can decide you are persona non grata."
- Leaking renewable targets. At a loss for words.
- How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name. Lots I agree with here.
- Beyond Beveridge - An interview with Charles Leadbeater. Lots of good thoughts on the welfare state. We need to move it to working with the people, not just for the people.
- Please Stop Writing Secure Messaging Tools. Not just a list of good security projects to work on, a list of features and projects that would be good for all of us.
November 16, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: November 16th 2015
- Why I Quit Ordering From Uber-for-Food Start-Ups "We are alive at a time when huge systems—industrial, infrastructural—are being remade, and I think it’s our responsibility as we make choices both commercial and civic—it’s just a light responsibility, don’t stress—to extrapolate forward, and ask ourselves: Is this a system I want to live inside? Is this a system fit for humans?" Not just a choice for food startups.
- I do not share your consensus, and that’s fine. Ant Miller pointing out what should be, but seems not to be, the bleeding obvious.
- Does Facebook record conversations when it identifies the things I’m listening to or watching? Basically, yes. Although I see they've updated their FAQ to make it sound less creepy.
- Communicating DND, in a nice way. Good idea, that I should be implementing.
- A blog is your brain, over time, on the internet. Perfectly put.
- Resist and Thrive. "It feels like we’ve been auto-subscribed to a newsletter that’s sending increasingly depressing emails. How do we get off this ride?"
- Increase Your Options: A talk at Digibury Weekender 2015. A good talk from Anjali about technology for good.
- Basic income: how Finland plans to implement the first nation-wide project in the EU. Interesting experiments being proposed in Finland, and this is a good summary of some of the pros/cons.
- The Trillion-Dollar Vision of Dee Hock. Really interesting piece on the organisational structure of Visa.
November 09, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: November 9th 2015
- Liverpool Futurist Excellent architectural round-up of Liverpool, by Jones the Planner. Including some sadly spot on questions about some of the city. "Why would you want Liverpool Waters to repeat all the mistakes of Princes Dock on a grand scale?" Exactly.
- The Fallacy of Hunt. Depressing reading on the NHS. *Insert Chomsky quote about privatisation here*
- Rational renationalisation. Interesting argument in favour of nationalising infrastructure (and things best provided as a monopoly)
- Big Data, No Thanks. Is Big Data this generation's anti-nuclear cause?
October 26, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: October 26th 2015
- We Need the Right to Repair Our Gadgets. Manufacturers could and should do better. At the least, they shouldn't be allowed to actively prevent repair.
- Fortunate People Say No.
- Emergency, stealth or story. A couple of links to great talks about government, infrastructure and the institutions we need for the modern age.
- Code for Liverpool. An embryonic movement to encourage (and implement) more useful tech, tools and civic hacking in Liverpool.
- Choose Boring Technology. Spend your tech innovation tokens wisely.
October 19, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: October 19th 2015
- Are you happy now? The uncertain future of emotion analytics. Computers are starting to guess how we're feeling from looking at us. Should we let them?
- move fast & break nothing. A good treatise on software development.
- Metafoundry 16: Fission-Fusion Society. Deb Chachra eloquently dismantling competition. "[Paul] Graham and I do agree on the disutility of competition, which I cordially despise. I hate how it’s considered to be a motivating force [...]"
October 12, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: October 12th 2015
- Haunted by Data. All of Maciej's talks are worth watching/reading and this is no exception. "[Data.] Don't collect it! [...] If you have to collect it, don't store it! [...] If you have to store it, don't keep it!"
- as though everyone had value. "This competitive ideology seeps into and ruins everything. It makes every good contingent on that good being enjoyed by a small and shrinking few. As a guy, this competitive urge is a contagion, it gets in everywhere. I love guitars but hate guitar stores; I like lifting weights but I hate the weight room. Those places are poisoned by male competition and the male insecurity that attends it, almost inevitably.". Amen to that.
- Turn off your f**king phone and talk to me! Sherry Turkle on why “I’m not the Darth Vader of social media”.
October 05, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: October 5th 2015
- Sara Hendren in Eyeo Festival 2015. A really good talk from Sara Hendren about design, engineering, art (and disability).
- How we pass the buck. Not just a problem in advertising. It'd be good to find ways to reward taking responsibility rather than rewarding avoiding it.
- Brian Eno's BBC Music John Peel Lecture. An excellent lecture about art and its place in the world. Worth watching by everyone, not just those into music or art.
September 28, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: September 28th 2015
- What Happens Next Will Amaze You. Maciej explaining (with great style) how advertising and the web is broken, and how we can fix it.
- Interview with Brenda Laurel. Great insight into gaming, and its possibilities.
- Without Scars: Domestic Violence, Abuse and the Tech Pipeline.
September 21, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: September 21st 2015
- Metadesign For Murph, and How To Organise Your Library and you can listen along to John's talk too.
- Open Labour. Interesting post from James Darling with glimpses of how a 21st-Century political party might be organised.
- Product Land (Part 3). Excellent post (and source of the last link) from Richard Pope about the challenges in "digital".
- Why Futurism Has a Cultural Blindspot. Don't believe the (tech) hype.
- Sharing Economy: Three Critical Pieces. A good piece on things like tool banks as well as AirBnB/Uber/etc.