Archive for January, 2010

For the Love of Culture

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Truly excellent, constructive new piece by Larry Lessig on GBS, copyright, and what is to be done. Nice vignettes about documentaries and health information too. Visit For the Love of Culture

Web sites let online lives outlast the dearly departed – washingtonpost.com

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Nice piece on what happens to our data when we shuffle off this mortal coil. Mentions numerous new startups. Visit Web sites let online lives outlast the dearly departed – washingtonpost.com

Posthumous Hosting and Digital Culture – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Nice little meditation on hosting after one's demise. Visit Posthumous Hosting and Digital Culture – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report

Images for the future – Waisda? Video Labeling Game: Evaluation Report

Monday, January 18th, 2010

"The Waisda? (which translates to What’s that?) video labeling game was launched in May 2009. It invites users to tag what they see and hear and receive points for a tag if it matches a tag that their opponent has entered. Waisda? is the world’s first operational video labelling game" Visit Images for the future [...]

The Preservation of Born-Digital Literary Archives

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Nice overreview of state of the art in archiving literary estates, good references/bibliography too. Visit The Preservation of Born-Digital Literary Archives

Official Google Docs Blog: Upload and store your files in the cloud with Google Docs

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

"…over the next few weeks we will be rolling out the ability to upload, store and organize any type of file in Google Docs." Visit Official Google Docs Blog: Upload and store your files in the cloud with Google Docs

Screen Culture: Covering The World In Words and Pictures | Interview with Peter Kaufman of Intelligent Television

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Friend and colleague Peter Kaufman on Beyond the Book. Visit Screen Culture: Covering The World In Words and Pictures | Interview with Peter Kaufman of Intelligent Television

Military Deluged in Drone Intelligence

Monday, January 11th, 2010

NYT on processing tens of thousands of hours of surveillance video from Air Force drones. Visit Military Deluged in Drone Intelligence

Vintage Ad Browser

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Extremely cool site for time wasting, graphic design, and cultural studies. Am waiting to be able to do this with television commercials… (via Metafilter) Visit Vintage Ad Browser

New Publication from FGB — Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility

Monday, January 4th, 2010

The discussions on responsibility in innovation I've had with Jeff Jonas, Marc Smith, Lawrence Gasman, Christine Peterson, The Hastings Center (Tom Murray), Ronald Arkin, Arthur Caplan, Roberto Verganti, Mikko Ahone, Ignacio Chapela, David Magnus, Mildred Cho, Michael Twidale & others have been published by the Bassetti Foundation. Visit New Publication from FGB — Conversations on [...]

A Special Issue of Interacting with Computers (Feminism and HCI)

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Feminist theories and concepts have much to offer HCI, including reflective considerations of dominant and alternative epistemologies; understanding the constitution of gender and the self in everyday life; investigating the indirect effects of design; considering emotional landscapes in design, including pleasure, desire, attraction, sentiment, anger, fear and resistance; studying the adoption and adaptation of technologies [...]

The WELL: Bruce Sterling: State of the World 2010

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

"It's a circus, and the tent's on fire." Witty, well done rants on a bunch of topics… Visit The WELL: Bruce Sterling: State of the World 2010

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting