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June 27, 2008

08:13
We launched public profiles on Dopplr yesterday – and the thing that seems to get people talking is their personal velocity, rendered as an animal. I’m not sure when this occured to me, perhaps it’s my fascination with daemons and familiars – but it seems to strike a chord. The hardest part of implementing this was finding [...]
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June 26, 2008

22:00
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June 25, 2008

22:00
  • Book: Nudge "Humans are bad at long-term planning: but what if cars came with stickers tallying the monthly cost of gas over the next five years: sticker shock might lead buyers to a more efficient car?"
  • LRB · Iain Sinclair: The Olympics Scam "When did it start, this intimate liaison between developers and government, to reconstruct the body of London, to their mutual advantage? Dr Frankenstein with a Google Earth program and a remote-control laser scalpel."
  • The Deptford Project
  • London Underground Tube Diary - Going Underground's Blog "In Deptford, South East London, rather than converting old Jubilee Line London Underground carriages they've taken an old mainline railway carriage and converted it into a cool cafe"
  • FT.com | Tech Blog | ‘Virtual teardown’ shows 3G iPhone will cost just $173 to make ISuppli’s “virtual teardown”* of the latest iPhone, which landed in my inbox today, puts the cost of an assembled 3G iPhone at $173. That’s 23 per cent lower than the best estimate of what it costs to make the existing 8GB iPhone.
  • Click opera - This weekend: London as Tokyo The London-as-Tokyo Tour is an action ... in which they'll ply up and down the pedestrian walkways of the South Bank dressed as tour guides, speaking through loudhailers about the buildings and sights as if they were places in Tokyo.
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04:16

tables at the Royal Festival Hall

Originally uploaded by russelldavies

Very lovely.

Makes me want to take some video of spinning roundabouts in parks and dub electroplankton onto that…
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June 24, 2008

June 23, 2008

07:25

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Alien that gives severe haircuts, originally uploaded by blackbeltjones. Do you?
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01:52

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21062008260, originally uploaded by antimega. I’m far too old and creaky for it now, but as long-time readers will know I still have a [...]
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June 22, 2008

June 19, 2008

22:00
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June 18, 2008

09:14
Move along…
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June 17, 2008

22:00
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03:22
The always-thought-provoking Charlie Stross writes: What kind of society are we likely to get if it turns out that yes, we’re hitting peak oil round about now, but that it’s possible to process random junk biomass into crude oil for $100 a barrel, and $1000 will buy you a machine that you plug into your laptop [...]
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03:22
The always-thought-provoking Charlie Stross writes: What kind of society are we likely to get if it turns out that yes, we’re hitting peak oil round about now, but that it’s possible to process random junk biomass into crude oil for $100 a barrel, and $1000 will buy you a machine that you plug into your laptop [...]
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June 16, 2008

22:00
  • APOD: 2005 November 10 - Gravitational Tractor "20 ton nuclear-electric spacecraft tows a 200 meter diameter asteroid by simply hovering near the asteroid. The spacecraft's ion drive thrusters are canted away from the surface. The steady thrust would gradually and predictably alter the course of the t
  • Lifeblog: Kevin Kelly and the New Rules of the New Biology "Digital electronics have distracted us from the analogue world, such that when we turn our attentions to biology, we've forgotten how to think in gradients, thresholds, probability, or chaotic flows in regulatory networks."
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14:53
At the end of last year I had the pleasure of working on a project with the first and second year Design Interaction students at the RCA. It was sponsored by Intel’s People and Practices Group, extending and examining their work on the future of money. The brief we put together had this question at it’s [...]
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14:53
At the end of last year I had the pleasure of working on a project with the first and second year Design Interaction students at the RCA. It was sponsored by Intel’s People and Practices Group, extending and examining their work on the future of money. The brief we put together had this question at it’s [...]
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05:00

Old / new media mash-up part 2

Originally uploaded by mattedgar

As Matt Edgar points out in his associated blog post about letterpressing QR codes, the delicious sound of ink on roller and impression of zinc on paper is so much more satisfying than the bleeps and shudders of the mobile UI.

It’s [...]

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05:00

Old / new media mash-up part 2

Originally uploaded by mattedgar

As Matt Edgar points out in his associated blog post about letterpressing QR codes, the delicious sound of ink on roller and impression of zinc on paper is so much more satisfying than the bleeps and shudders of the mobile UI.

It’s [...]

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June 15, 2008

12:36

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WALKING CITY, originally uploaded by blackbeltjones. Jonathan Feinberg emailed me and said “Inspired by your typographically sophisticated “hand-tooled” cloud, I came up with a [...]
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