A Stop Motion Story
Graffiti artist Blu has released his biggest and most ambitious film to date.
Notebook from 2008-2010 when I was living in Auckland and Berlin.
A novel solution to the lack of space for food cultivation in modern cities.
“The only thing that everyone seems to agree upon is how stupid all the other programmers are.”
The massive public anticipation and scrutiny of their activities is not going to be particularly helpful.
How to leverage the power of personal websites to share private information with your direct personal contacts.
The Amiga line of computers had a significant influence on many graphic artists and musicians moving into digital production.
How the iconic story of the anti-corporate movement became a handbook for corporate marketing.
The playing-field of Twitter annotations and the challenge to the developer community.
The story of Obama’s “Inside Man” and the context of the financial crisis.
Fragments, factions, and turf warfare may force Digg to accommodate greater personalization of content.
Algorithms are thoughts, chainsaws are tools, and the triumph of the cyborg composer.
The EFF examines the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, and concludes that Apple is acting as a jealous and arbitrary feudal lord.
A new skillset for interactive designers, who must now take direct evidence into account with every design variation that affects user flows.
The only “right” approach is tweaking a design based on a feedback loop of observation.
Did Saddam unconsciously model aspects of his regime on science fiction from Western pop culture?
The historical background of Google’s PageRank algorithm is richer than previously suspected.
Rethink the expectation that people will use a service for that which it is intended.
Celebrity philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy causes an existential crisis by quoting a hoax author.
As the English language evolves and morphs, there is considerable tension between retaining the humble apostrophe and getting rid of it altogether.
Apple has no civic responsibility or moral obligations, but the citizens of the United States do.
My friends have created a noir themed game, raising funds to help sponsor people to attend Webstock.
Treating the entire visual interface of a program as data input to another program that modifies the original behavior.
There’s a lot of important dialogue about the standard features of modern programming languages that hasn’t happened yet.
Surprisingly, the global shipping network has never been mapped.
There was only one language that everyone in the Tower of Babel spoke... that of money.
“If all you can say is ‘fresh from the wholesale market’ then you have to be cheap and open all hours”
We can only learn through crisis and disruption to existing assumptions and patterns of knowledge.
“Just as soon as we begin to hone the ability to communicate through images it is stripped away from us.”
To commemorate 20 Jahre Mauerfall – the 20th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city has launched the Berlin Twitter Wall.
ditaa is a small command-line utility written in Java, that can convert diagrams drawn using ascii art into proper bitmap graphics.
Corporate zones of redevelopment and the juxtaposition of disparate world-views.
Beyond internet trolling: mutually escalating aggression has become a new norm.
Beau from one of the top Berlin crews, Urban Idiots, explains.
A survey of over 3000 developers, regarding their approach to OO software design.
This rather large fellow is floating across the side of a building in central Kreuzberg.
Snapshots of the epic wall art at Schlesische Straße, East of Berlin’s Wrangelkiez.
_why has gone. Left the intarwebs. And in the process, he tore down the house, and leveled the garden.
A quote from Raganwald: “The correct response is not calling arbitrary features ‘magic’. It’s programming. That’s all.”
Many programmers and those with ears tuned in to murmurs from the dark side of the finance industry will have heard the recent story involving Goldman Sachs.
Humans lack cohesive understanding of the cultural and environmental flow-on effects of industrial and consumerist technology.
A short history of rap songs that confront the nature of commercial rap and the record industry.
How an indie musician can make $19,000 in 10 hours using Twitter says it all.
‘Respecting Creativity’ encourages teachers to introduce the concept of intellectual property and the debate surrounding copyright issues to a classroom discussion.
The world of Alice and Kev is an experiment by Robin Burkinshaw, playing a homeless family in The Sims 3.
Kiwi music legend and humorist Chris Knox has suffered a major stroke. We all hope he’s ok.
Software industry zealots focus far too much effort on debating methodology for methodologies sake.
It’s great to see research like Visual Programming Environments For Kids.
Perhaps we ought to reconsider the idea that software be built from code at all.
People unwilling to face the wider social problems of their society will always look to externalize the issue in an object.
I recently heard of a situation where a project was completed ahead of schedule, on time and under budget. Much of this was that the person running it didn't bother waiting for pointless meetings…