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Product Hunt Radio: Episode 16 | Ryan Hoover
During my trip to NYC I swung into betaworks HQ to meet a few distant, product hunting Twitter friends in the flesh.
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The Clearing - Tomas Tranströmer
The Clearing "Deep in the forest there's an unexpected clearing that can be reached only by someone who has lost his way. The clearing is enclosed in a forest that is choking itself. Black trunks with the ashy beard stubble of lichen.
4 days ago
“I can’t even.” — The Message — Medium
H.P. Lovecraft, the pioneer of being unable to describe the indescribable.So, you’re online and you see something totally absurd, horrifying or idiotic.
4 days ago
Let’s fly — The Message — Medium
Arrive early. Arrive early? Sounds simple. It is — let me show you. Arrive so early that a friend will text you, What R U sixty years old? No, you’re not sixty, you’re much older, because the wisdom of the early arrival seems to have eluded even most sixty-year-old travelers.
4 days ago
Understanding Masonry Layout - SitePoint
The modern web design world is an innovative one. Table-based lists with offset pagination are rapidly falling out of favor, whereas Masonry layouts with infinite scrolling are becoming the new norm. This article provides an in-depth look at the Masonry layout and its usage.
4 days ago
Infinite Jest Diagram.
The images above are taken from the poster. I suggest downloading the PDF to get a sense of whether it's something you'd like to pay for. The poster is 36" x 24" and was printed offset with two colors (black and yellow) on 80# Lynx Opaque (Smooth White) paper.
5 days ago
Kanye West's GQ Cover Story: A Brand-New Ye
Kanye West has been married for ten days, and he has that new-husband way with the ring still, pulling it on and off like it's something he might yet undo, or do again. The ring is gold, and understated in a way that not much else about Kanye West is.
5 days ago
The Mask of Doom - The New Yorker
I first heard the rapper Daniel Dumile (pronounced DOOM-ee-lay) when I was fourteen and hip-hop was just beginning to bloom. The music was not so much “CNN for black people,” as Chuck D would later dub it, as a lingua franca.
5 days ago
This Painting of a Sext Joke Tweet Is an Homage to an Appropriation of a Painting of a Joke, Dicks - ANIMAL
A funny thing happened recently. Artist, critic and our go-to appropriation expert Greg Allen has turned joke tweets by artist Jayson Musson (and sometimes internet art critic “Hennesy Youngman”) into paintings.
5 days ago
JUSTINE KURLAND - THIS LONG CENTURY
— My father, Bruce Kurland, died this past December. He had been a painter who lived in obscurity and poverty. A combination of bad temper and integrity had alienated anybody who might have been able to help his career.
9 days ago
Overcast Review – MacStories
When I received the first beta of Marco Arment's new app, Overcast, back in May, I didn't think I could use an iPhone-only podcast client with no iPad version and no streaming support as my daily podcast listening solution.
9 days ago
Letters of Note: People simply empty out
In 1969, publisher John Martin offered to pay Charles Bukowski $100 each and every month for the rest of his life, on one condition: that he quit his job at the post office and become a writer.
9 days ago
BOMB Magazine — OOIOO by Scott Davis
SD Why bring gamelan into OOIOO instead of starting a new project? Y When we did the Yoshimio with Gamelan project, I spoke with Kohey and Hama—the two new members of the group—and I was fascinated by a story that Kohey told me.
10 days ago
Hard Core - Natasha Vargas-Cooper - The Atlantic
BooksThe new world of porn is revealing eternal truths about men and women.
10 days ago
How Natasha Vargas-Cooper Does Money | The Billfold
How do you do money, freelance-journalist Natasha Vargas Cooper? You’re totally freelance now, is that right? I’ve never been offered or gone out for a staff job. There’s a lot of outdated dues paying I won’t abide by.
10 days ago
Louis C.K.'s GQ Cover Story - May 2014
The greatest jokes, Louis C.K. tells me, never register as jokes. Not quite. The punch line of a great joke may punctuate it and make people laugh, "but it doesn't solve the joke, doesn't stop it, so the joke keeps going and going and going...
10 days ago
What it Means to Save: A Year in the Life | The Billfold
Logan may not have retirement savings, but I do. She has precisely $3 in an emergency fund, while I have many many times that. I have been conditioned to save for most of my life, while it appears as if Logan has been conditioned to spend. We embody different life stages—she is yin, and I am yang.
10 days ago
Update: Avi Buffalo | Features | Pitchfork
Twenty-three-year-old Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg could have been a relic of indie rock’s past. In 2010, he and his band Avi Buffalo were barely out of high school when Sub Pop released their self-titled debut album, which was warmly regarded for its frisky take on AM radio rock.
11 days ago
Podcast: What Design Can Do for Investigative Journalism - ProPublica
Shortly after ProPublica hired David Sleight as our first design director in April, some readers couldn't help but wonder: What exactly does a design director at ProPublica do?
11 days ago
5by5 | The Big Web Show #66: David Sleight
In Big Web Show Episode No. 66, Jeffrey Zeldman interviews veteran web designer and publishing creative director David Sleight about how traditional publishers can transition to creating successful digital experiences, and the (mostly conceptual) obstacles they will have to overcome to do so.
11 days ago
One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush | Business | WIRED
It was an unseasonably warm December, and somewhere nearby a rising tide in the San Francisco Bay was lifting all kite-surfers, but Nick Edwards and Chris Monberg were crouched at opposite rented desks in a shared coworking space near the Caltrain station in SoMa wondering if, by the
12 days ago
The Management Framework that Propelled LinkedIn to a $20 Billion Company
Before Jeff Weiner took the top spot at LinkedIn, he asked founder and then-CEO Reid Hoffman three questions: “How do you want to handle decision-making? What decisions would you like to make, and what decisions should I be making?” Hoffman responded: “That’s easy.
12 days ago
How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management – Quartz
During a busy lunch rush at a typical Chipotle restaurant, there are 20 steaks on the grill, and workers preparing massive batches of guacamole and seamlessly swapping out pans of ingredients. Compared to most fast-food chains, Chipotle favors human skill over rules, robots, and timers.
12 days ago
Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 69, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel García Márquez was interviewed in his studio/office located just behind his house in San Angel Inn, an old and lovely section, full of the spectacularly colorful flowers of Mexico City. The studio is a short walk from the main house.
12 days ago
Inside the Secretive R&D Lab Behind the Amazon Phone - Businessweek
Disclosure: Brad Stone is author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. The book is published by Little, Brown & Co.
12 days ago
Stefan Sagmeister on The Great Discontent (TGD)
Yes. The same as what you had mentioned—the idea was to keep overhead very low so that we would not be financially dependent on our clients and still be able to pick and choose an account based on the merit of the job, rather than how much it paid.
12 days ago
A Platform and Blogging Tool, Medium Charms Writers
SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Williams is at it again.
12 days ago
Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting | Brain Pickings
Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen (b. September 21, 1934) is among the most exhilarating creative spirits of the past century.
12 days ago
Confessions of an ex-developer - Matt Gemmell
Marco Arment’s response to a piece by Ed Finkler on Ed’s diminishing motivation to learn new technologies interested me. I’m in an intriguing position on this subject, because I’m not a developer anymore. I haven’t launched Xcode since last December.
12 days ago
The New Yorker Alters Its Online Strategy
The New Yorker is overhauling its website and making all the articles it has published since 2007 available free for three months before introducing a paywall for online subscribers.
12 days ago
The Inside Story Of How Rap Genius Fired A Cofounder — And Just Raised $40 Million (Annotated!) - Business Insider
Disclosure: Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, is an investor in Business Insider.
12 days ago
If you can't choose wisely, pick at random – Michael Schulson – Aeon
We could start with birds, or we could start with Greeks. Each option has advantages. Let’s flip a coin. Heads and it’s the Greeks, tails and it’s the birds.
13 days ago
Asking why is not always the best strategy | Inside Intercom
Questioning assumptions is good, but in this guest post, Daniel Ritzenthaler, a product designer with HubSpot, explains how to draw the line at productive questioning. I’m not a yes-man by any stretch. But I will happily cop to being a dyed-in-the-wool why-man.
14 days ago
The Great Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung | Vanity Fair
For three years, Apple and Samsung have clashed on a scale almost unprecedented in business history, their legal war costing more than a billion dollars and spanning four continents.
14 days ago
The Collison brothers and $1.75bn online payments start-up Stripe - FT.com
For two young founders of a billion-dollar start-up, the Collison brothers are remarkably self-effacing. Patrick and John grew up in a small hamlet outside the Irish city of Limerick in the 1990s and now live in a modest two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco’s fashionable Mission neighbourhood.
14 days ago
The Making of Zach Galifianakis
On a blustery Wednesday night this past December, the newly opened TriBeCa branch of New York’s 92nd Street Y was host to a stand-up comedy show, but you’d never have guessed it from the goings-on backstage.
14 days ago
Why Robot Journalism Is Great for Journalists -- NYMag
Earlier this week, one of my business-beat colleagues got assigned to recap the quarterly earnings of Alcoa, the giant metals company, for the Associated Press. The reporter’s story began: “Alcoa Inc.
14 days ago
The Smart Problem-Solving Behind Android’s Awesome New Design Language | Design | WIRED
The 6,000 developers who swarmed upon Google I/O last week were all expecting some kind of design refresh for Android.
14 days ago
American Apparel: Dov Charney's Sleazy Struggle for Control - Businessweek
When I first reach Dov Charney on June 24, he’s scrambling to raise money, find a partner, try anything to get his company back.
14 days ago
Discover the Music Vault: A Massive YouTube Archive of 13,000 Live Concert Videos | Open Culture
The 90s are back to stay, not only in Seinfeld Emojis, and not only in Portland, but also in the glossy trappings of mass media retrospectives.
14 days ago
Nathan Heller: The Tech Industry vs. San Francisco : The New Yorker
In the spiritual geography of San Francisco, Davies Symphony Hall—a glass-and-concrete half rotunda much resembling R2-D2’s neckline—sits between hills steep with layered mansions and the urban basin where the city’s gritty elements now rest.
14 days ago
Just Undo It: The LeBron James Profile That Nike Killed
This profile of LeBron James was reported and written in 2011 for Port, a new London-based men's magazine, under odd circumstances: Nike paid for the writer's travel expenses and a portion of his fee.
14 days ago
The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland | Brain Pickings
Down the rabbit hole in enchanting reimaginings. On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell.
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Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain - life - 02 July 2014 - New Scientist
ONE moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switched off consciousness by electrically stimulating a single brain area.
14 days ago
UbuWeb Film & Video: Joseph Beuys - Ich versuche Dich freizulassen (machen) (1969)
Haupttitel Ich versuche dich freizulassen-machen Produktionsland BRD Produktionsjahr 1969 Laufzeit (min) 10 Aufnahmetechnik 16 mm, schwarzweiß, Ton Sprache ohne Genre Performance/Aktion Inhalt Fragmentarische Aufzeichnung einer Fluxus-Aktion am 27.2.
14 days ago
Psychedelic mushrooms put your brain in a “waking dream,” study finds - The Washington Post
Psychedelic mushrooms can do more than make you see the world in kaleidoscope. Research suggests they may have permanent, positive effects on the human brain.
14 days ago
Pixel art games aren't retro, they're the future | The Verge
About half a year ago, Sony and Microsoft started trying to convince people to spend several hundred dollars on powerful new consoles.
14 days ago
How to Write Fat Books: Walter Benjamin’s Principles of the Weighty Tome | Brain Pickings
“The author is cheating the reader as soon as he writes for the sake of filling up paper,” 19th-century philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer admonished in contemplating the ethics of authorship.
14 days ago
Acts of God | Fraenkel Gallery
This exhibition is the first U.S. presentation of Sugimoto’s The Last Supper: Acts of God (1999/2012), a five-panel photograph, more than 24 feet in length.
14 days ago
Wonderwall: KAWS Studio — Collate
Big fan of both these two, the artist KAWS and Japanese design studio Wonderwall, and so it was great to see Mr Katayama and team create a lovely studio space for KAWS in the heart of Brooklyn, NYC.
14 days ago
David Foster Wallace on The Connection with Chris Lydon, February 1996 | Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon
In February 1996, David Foster Wallace came to Boston. He was the not-quite recognized writer of the massive book, Infinite Jest, which was just beginning to capture the attention of reviewers, readers and a generation of writers.
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14 days ago
The Ping-Pong Theory of Tech Sexism — Matter — Medium
Ariel Schrag is the author of the graphic memoirs, Awkward, Definition, Potential, and Likewise, and a new novel, ADAM.
14 days ago
Ira Glass’s ‘This American Life’ Leaves PRI
Ira Glass had lost his voice. That gentle, reliably nasal, public radio staple of a voice had been worked hoarse. On any given day, this would be an issue for Mr.
14 days ago
Playing a mountain simulator is surprisingly emotional | The Verge
When Joaquin Phoenix's character in Her isn't wooing his smartphone's operating system, he spends much of his time playing a video game.
14 days ago
The Internet's Own Boy: New Documentary About Aaron Swartz Now Free Online | Open Culture
On BoingBoing today, Cory Doctorow writes: “The Creative Commons-licensed version of The Internet’s Own Boy, Brian Knappenberger’s documentary about Aaron Swartz, is now available on the Internet Archive, which is especially useful for people outside of the US, who aren’t able to pay to
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Kanye West Charms Cannes With His Moral Take on Brands and Culture | Adweek
CANNES, France—Kanye West was roundly ridiculed last year when he likened himself to Steve Jobs in a New York Times interview. But the rapper is very much like the late Apple founder in at least one respect: He is obsessed with good taste, and frames his pursuit of it in deeply moral terms.
14 days ago
Google's Design Mastermind Explains the Future of Android
Two years ago, as Google first showed off Android Jelly Bean, we sat down with then-Director of Android User Experience Matias Duarte to discuss where the operating system was heading.
14 days ago
Seth's Blog: Three marketing lessons from Broadway
Understand who it's for. Almost all the casting, play selection and advertising done for Broadway shows is designed to appeal to tourists and to those that rarely come to the theater. After all, there are a lot more of them than there are the diehard fans who see three or four or nine shows a year.
14 days ago
ISSUE 58: Mystic Nights :: Oxford American - The Southern Magazine of Good Writing
A memory from the summer of 1966: Across the Top 40 airwaves, an insistent drum beat led off a strange, new hit song. Some listeners thought the song too explicit, its subject of wild lunacy too coarse, even cruel; several radio-station directors banned it.
14 days ago
Google's Sundar Pichai: King of Android, Master of Mobile—Profile - Businessweek
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Samsung (005930:KS) introduced new software for its tablets, called the Magazine UX. This was a revamped interface that resembled the table of contents in a magazine, allowing users to click directly into videos and articles.
14 days ago
Lessons Learned by Being the Client ∙ An A List Apart Column
I ran a web development consultancy from mid-2001 through to early 2013. By 2006, the company I had started alone was busy enough for my husband, Drew McLellan, to join the business full time. The vast majority of our work was as an outsourced team, developing projects for design agencies.
14 days ago
Alex Payne — Dear Marc Andreessen
Hi, Marc. I grew up using your work. Thanks to one of my parents being employed by a university, I got to use Mosaic to browse the early Web way before most people had even heard of it.
14 days ago
Filming 'The Trial' [1981] (Unedited) - Rare Orson Welles Documentary - YouTube
Domain: Public. No copyright exists.A rare Q&A session with Orson Welles, which Welles had originally intended to be part of a film essay on the making of The Trial (1962) similar to 'Filming Othello', but never got around to editing or finishing it. The raw footage was recovered from his estate and
14 days ago
Unearthing Jean-Philippe Toussaint's The Bathroom and Camera: Comic Snapshots of Existential Angst | Books | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly
Having realized that he prefers reading in the tub, the protagonist of Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s The Bathroom decides to take up residence there, because, after all, “the bathroom was where I felt best.
14 days ago
Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014 - New Scientist
A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth's surface. The finding could help explain where Earth's seas came from.
14 days ago
BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Goes Long
I first got to know Jonah Peretti in February 2011, very shortly after the Huffington Post was sold to AOL.
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