Thursday, August 17, 2006

Marketing Terror / Managing Attention

A long and interesting hypothesis by Keith Olberman of MSNBC news via Kevin Burton's FeedBlog. Link to video.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Watching Lebanon

An interesting New Yorker article (and worthwhile read) by Seymour Hersh. Link

Friday, August 11, 2006

The London Plot

Here are a couple of interesting pieces on the foiled London bomb plot.
Both touch on the issue of "emotionally potent oversimplifications" and the effect they have on us all.
Personally, I subscribe to the concept of not being afraid.
Link to an interesting video piece by Ze Frank (adult language).
Link to a NY Times OpEd piece.
(via Dave Winer)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Got Art?

I just caught this browsing YouTube:
A girl takes a picture of herself every day for three years.

With the internet increasing in power and scope as a distribution platform, will user generated content like this lead to a kind of renaissance in art and communications?
You be the judge.


Here's some pretty cool vintage content (photos and videos) from the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Industry and Tourism's web page.

I'm pretty sure I sang this song more than once on the way to the cottage when I was a kid ;-)

Link to video. Link to main page (via Cory at BoingBoing).

Escher in Lego

Escher's "Relativity" in Lego.
Link via MeFi.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Mein Kitty-Kat

Here's a great web site that absolutely delivers on what it promises.
Link (via MeFi).
A great example of user generated content.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The NORAD Tapes

Vanity Fair has an amazing story on The North American Air Defence (NORAD) response to the 9/11 attacks on the United States. The web article also has interspersed audio links that let you hear actual conversations between ground controllers and F-16 pilots.
Link via BuzzMachine.

and here's a related post from a while back that may help you visualize air traffic density on any given day in the continetal US. Pretty amazing.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Open Access Advocate?

Call me a whacked out conspiracy theorist, but could this be the real reason Gates is stepping down from his role at Microsoft?
I'd sure like to think so...
(via Prof. Ed Felton's "Freedom to Tinker").