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2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year: Madison Bumgarner - Sportsman - SI.com
"People are real proud of him," says Peter Haas, the proprietor. "He's just a real down-to-earth, good ol' country boy. My dad, he was dying with cancer, and he'd be dreaming about talking to Madison, because Madison always took the time to say hello to him, ask him how he was doing.
7 hours ago
How Technology Could Help Fight Income Inequality
Rising income inequality has set off fierce political and economic debates, but one important angle hasn’t been explored adequately. We need to ask whether market forces themselves might limit or reverse the trend.
7 hours ago
Jay talks to Melody Kramer, NPR’s social media strategist | Studio 20, NYU (2015)
For our “agile in the newsroom” project we wanted to interview NPR’s social media strategist, Melody Kramer because she operates so well at the place where tech, newsroom and audience collide. On Twitter she is @mkramer. There she embodies what is meant by a “conversational style.
7 hours ago
Interview with Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe - Business Insider
Oculus is the team behind the highly-anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which Facebook acquired for $2 billion earlier this year. Experiencing virtual reality through the Rift can be difficult to describe, but it's vastly different than seeing a 3D movie.
7 hours ago
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(note: Today is a big day for Vox Media as we announced an investment from General Atlantic, a new executive, Lindsay Nelson, to run our Vox Creative unit and plans for our expansion. I couldn’t be more excited about where we're heading in 2015 or prouder of the team that is taking us there.
7 hours ago
Twine, the Video-Game Technology for All
Perhaps the most surprising thing about “GamerGate,” the culture war that continues to rage within the world of video games, is the game that touched it off.
8 hours ago
D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Was Released in Response to Protests
For almost 15 years, the long-teased third album from the embattled soul singer D’Angelo came not at all. Then, on Sunday, the album — “Black Messiah” — came all at once, debuting at an industry listening party in the sleek rooftop lounge of a Manhattan hotel.
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Why James Cameron’s Aliens is the best movie about technology — The Message — Medium
My friend Patrick has a joke. Maybe you’ve heard it. It’s a great line, not least because it’s probably true.
2 days ago
Dear Chelsea Manning: birthday messages from Edward Snowden, Terry Gilliam and more | US news | The Guardian
On Wednesday, Chelsea Manning – heroine, whistleblower and inmate – turns 27. She has been behind bars for four years and eight months, ever since her arrest for leaking ­classified US documents. There isn’t much prospect that she will be released any time soon.
2 days ago
Ursula K. Le Guin talks to Michael Cunningham about genres, gender, and broadening fiction | Electric Literature
To celebrate this fantastic conversation between Hugo-and-Nebula award winner Ursula K.
2 days ago
The Emergence Of The End-to-End Marketplace - Forbes
Ever since the first classified ad appeared in the Boston News-Letter in 1704, many companies have built large businesses charging sellers (advertisers) to add supply (listings) to their marketplaces.
2 days ago
How You Know
I've read Villehardouin's chronicle of the Fourth Crusade at least two times, maybe three. And yet if I had to write down everything I remember from it, I doubt it would amount to much more than a page. Multiply this times several hundred, and I get an uneasy feeling when I look at my bookshelves.
2 days ago
Watch All of Terry Gilliam's Monty Python Animations in a Row | Open Culture
How it must have surprised longtime Monty Python adherents when Terry Gilliam, the group’s only American and the creator of its always cheap, usually garish, and often goofy and lewd animated sequences, went on to direct such darkly elaborate cinematic visions as Brazil and 12 Monkeys.
3 days ago
David Foster Wallace on Writing, Self-Improvement, and How We Become Who We Are | Brain Pickings
“Good writing isn’t a science. It’s an art, and the horizon is infinite. You can always get better.”
3 days ago
Al Sharpton is not the leader of the anti-police violence movement
If Rev. Al Sharpton ever hoped to lead the "black lives matter" movement that's sweeping the United States, he likely lost that opportunity in one moment on Saturday. The moment came during the "Justice For All" march in Washington, D.C., which was organized by Sharpton's National Action Network.
3 days ago
How to Change Your Mind and Murder Your Darlings: John Steinbeck on Creative Integrity and the Humanistic Duty of the Writer | Brain Pickings
“If I can’t do better I have slipped badly… I beat poverty for a good many years and I’ll be damned if I’ll go down at the first little whiff of success.
4 days ago
inkle - 80 Days
Phileas Fogg has wagered he can circumnavigate the globe. Hundreds of journeys, thousands of routes. Travel by steamer, express train, airship, hover-car, hydrofoil, gyrocopter, camel, horse-back, hot-air balloon...
4 days ago
workinonittt
Things in progress, not polished or precious, by Mark Forscher.
4 days ago
Director's talent makes 'Boogie' fever infectious | Interviews | Roger Ebert
Paul Thomas Anderson has made perhaps the best film of 1997, and at age 27 is getting the kind of attention no young director has had since Quentin Tarantino erupted.
6 days ago
Dave Hickey: 'I Will Never Retire From Art or Writing' | John Seed
Whatever you think of writer/critic Dave Hickey, you have to give him this: He speaks his mind.
6 days ago
Stuck again by Nathan Kontny of Basecamp
In 1949, Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law Palmer Hermundslie started a medical device repair shop in Palmer's garage. It was a terrible place to work – freezing in the winter, stifling in the summer.
6 days ago
Workflow | Powerful automation made simple.
Workflows connect apps and actions together to automate things you do on your device. To build a workflow, just drag and drop. Workflow includes actions for your device and for your favorite apps. With over 150 actions, the possibilities are endless.
6 days ago
Design Tools at Instagram — Medium
Let’s face it, as designers, we waste a LOT of time on menial tasks. For us at Instagram, filling out a PSD or Sketch file requires a lot of manual labor. You know the process: make a rectangle in Photoshop, go to the web (in our case, instagram.
7 days ago
Remember when Prince and Beyoncé rocked the world together? | The Verge
It's been 30 years since Prince released Purple Rain. In addition to our must-read retrospective on the making of Purple Rain, we thought it'd be great to spend the day watching some of his best television performances of the last decade.
8 days ago
Patterns
Free Download of Silence: Removing Noise and Living a Calm, Considered Life.
8 days ago
Let's go crazy: Inside the making of Purple Rain | The Verge
Prince's Purple Rain turned 30 this year. Both the incredible rock-opera movie and its soundtrack are still every bit as amazing in 2014 as they were when first created in 1984.
8 days ago
Mario Hugo for Wired: The Nolan Issue | Showcase | Hugo & Marie
Following the release of Interstellar, our friends at Wired Magazine appointed director Christopher Nolan as guest editor of the December 2014 Issue.
8 days ago
This Is Not a Bob Dylan Movie
Bob Dylan Approximately Top row, from left, Marcus Carl Franklin, Cate Blanchett and Ben Whishaw; bottom, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Richard Gere.
9 days ago
The Rolling Stone Interview: Stanley Kubrick in 1987 | Rolling Stone
He didn't bustle into the room, and he didn't wander in. Truth, as he would reiterate several times, is multi-faceted, and it would be fair to say that Stanley Kubrick entered the executive suite at Pinewood Studios, outside London, in a multifaceted manner.
11 days ago
Deep Habits: Never Plan to “Get Some Work Done” - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
In the first chapter of The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt introduces the metaphor of the rider and the elephant. When trying to conceptualize his own weakness in the face of his best intentions, he explains: I [am] a rider on the back of an elephant.
11 days ago
Kevin Smith on Prince (funny) - YouTube
fair use for ... well ... just to know how spaced out people work ... and a good laugh for the masses.
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12 days ago
Tech Moguls and the TNR Meltdown - Bloomberg View
When Chris Hughes took over the ailing New Republic in 2012, journalists rejoiced that someone was pouring money into expensive, high-quality journalism. For the past few months, however, rumors of trouble have been afoot.
12 days ago
The California Sunday Magazine
Set in 1970, as the counterculture is beginning to curdle, Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice revolves around a perpetually stoned private eye named Doc Sportello.
13 days ago
Vanessa Redgrave reads Joan Didion's 'Blue Nights' by brainpicker - Hear the world’s sounds
Recorded at St. John the Divine, November 17, 2014. Background, context, and excerpts from the book here: http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/12/05/vanessa-redgrave-blue-nights-joan-didion/ Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe
13 days ago
Parable of the Sower (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parable of the Sower is the first in a two-book series of science fiction novels written by Octavia E. Butler and published in 1993.[1]
13 days ago
Twitter employee No. 51's exit interview is an eye-opener
She has one of those single-name Twitter handles that signals either an early adopter or — in this case — an early Twitter employee.
13 days ago
Tim Cook's $100 Billion 'Mistake' - Business Insider
Apple's stock has been on a tear this year. It's up ~53% since the end of April, as Apple has delivered strong revenue and profit growth. The iPhone 6 is selling in record numbers, and investors are eagerly anticipating the release of the Apple Watch. 
14 days ago
Porn Is The Invisible Hand Of Technology - OMNI Reboot
Esther is a Ph.D candidate in Philosophy/Science of Philosophy. She prefers not to philosophize during her free time, enjoys creating new muffin recipes, and obsesses over small puppies (specifically Huskies).
14 days ago
Haptic holograms let you touch the void in VR - tech - 01 December 2014 - New Scientist
Feeling is believing. A system that uses sound waves to project "haptic holograms" into mid-air – letting you touch 3D virtual objects with your bare hands – is poised to bring virtual reality into the physical world.
14 days ago
Design Explosions: Mapping on iOS — Medium
Hullo! Design Explosions is a new series by UX Launchpad, a one-day, hands-on, fun design class based in sunny Seattle. Today we’re going to use Google Maps and Apple Maps as a design lesson. If you haven’t already, please check out our brief introductory post before you read on.
14 days ago
Daring Fireball: Mozilla, Way Late to the Game, Finally Decides to Bring Firefox to iOS
One of the most interesting things he spoke about today was why Firefox has not been released on iOS while Google has offered its Chrome browser on iOS for some time. He confirmed earlier reports that Apple was blocking its submission due to Mozilla wanting to use a different web engine.
14 days ago
Six Habits of Highly Empathic People | Greater Good
If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists.
14 days ago
It is tempting to think that programming empathy... - Slacker’s Grace - a tumblr scrapbook by Ed Madrid
“It is tempting to think that programming empathy into an AI would be easy, but designing a friendly machine is more difficult than it looks. You could give it a benevolent goal — something cuddly and utilitarian, like maximising human happiness. But an AI might think that human happiness is a biochemical phenomenon. It might think that flooding your bloodstream with non-lethal doses of heroin is the best way to maximise your happiness. It might also predict that shortsighted humans will fail to see the wisdom of its interventions. It might plan out a sequence of cunning chess moves to insulate itself from resistance. Maybe it would surround itself with impenetrable defences, or maybe it would confine humans — in prisons of undreamt of efficiency.” —Ross Andersen
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14 days ago
Ross Andersen – Humanity's deep future
Sometimes, when you dig into the Earth, past its surface and into the crustal layers, omens appear. In 1676, Oxford professor Robert Plot was putting the final touches on his masterwork, The Natural History of Oxfordshire, when he received a strange gift from a friend.
14 days ago
Performance As Design | Brad Frost
Too often, any talk of web performance quickly ventures into the land of heavy geekery. Terms like DNS lookups, Gzipping, minifying, far future expires headers, caching, ETags and more are thrown around and consequently lose the attention of most non-techy people.
14 days ago
The Art of Quickness: Italo Calvino on Digression as a Hedge Against Death and the Key to Great Writing | Brain Pickings
“Success consists in felicity of verbal expression, which every so often may result from a quick flash of inspiration but as a rule involves a patient search… for the sentence in which every word is unalterable.
14 days ago
The Utopian UI Architect — re:form — Medium
“I said, ‘What is this?’ and they said, ‘We don’t know yet,’” Victor recalls. “It was an early prototype of the hardware. Maybe twenty other people in the world knew about it. Nobody had answers. My job was to try to figure it out.”
15 days ago
Introducing Design Explosions — Design Explosions — Medium
William Van Hecke and I are co-founders of UX Launchpad, a Seattle-based company that teaches design. We spend a lot of time thinking about how to teach better, and recently we noticed these bad habits in design critique: These phrases aren’t helping anyone.
15 days ago
Far Beyond Snowfall — Craig Mod
It was amidst an early morning miasma of jet lag, lying in bed, idly surfing the web that I first ran into an Op-Doc.
15 days ago
THE BALLAD OF GEESHIE AND ELVIE
Photographs and video by LESLYE DAVIS Production by TOM GIRATIKANON APRIL 13, 2014 In the world of early-20th-century African-American music and people obsessed by it, who can appear from one angle like a clique of pale and misanthropic scholar-gatherers and from
15 days ago
Chris Rock on Ferguson, Cosby, and Obama -- Vulture
The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were thrown together in a New York television studio as panelists on Bill Maher’s old show Politically Incorrect.
16 days ago
You Can’t Catch Picasso by Jed Perl | The New York Review of Books
No artist has ever embraced the freedom of the imagination with more fierce, hell-bent intensity than Picasso.
16 days ago
Cole Rise | Pi.co
Cole Rise is a San Francisco–based photographer and entrepreneur. He recently launched Lite.ly, an iPhone app that commercializes his Lightroom presets and Instagram filters. He has worked for both Yahoo and Apple, and he was a design consultant for Instagram.
16 days ago
The Ten Layers of Absolute Freedom | James Altucher | LinkedIn
It feels really crazy good to make out with someone, doesn't it? Remember the first time you did that? Amazing! My first thought was: why didn't anyone ever tell me it was going to feel this good?
16 days ago
evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups
#1: Be Narrow Focus on the smallest possible problem you could solve that would potentially be useful. Most companies start out trying to do too many things, which makes life difficult and turns you into a me-too.
16 days ago
Take a peek at Pico | Om Malik
The internet is inevitable. I don’t mean just the hypnosis of your Instagram feed but how broadband and optical technologies allow everything to be connected. I’ve watched this grow since the mid-1990s, and today we are more connected more often in more places.
16 days ago
Slowpost
Sometimes it's nice for information to travel slower than the speed of light. Instead of endless feeds of updates, Slowpost sends you one postcard per month from people you care about.
16 days ago
David Simon | The Wire in HD
This tale begins and ends with a fellow named Bob Colesberry, who taught me as much as he could about filmmaking in the three or four years I was privileged to work with him.
16 days ago
Celestial history - Bobulate
John F. Ptak investigates when stars began to appear as dots in celestial atlases: One of my most bizarre but best-loved part-time jobs has been Astronomy Teaching Assistant as an undergraduate.
16 days ago
Tested
Kevin Kelly of Cool Tools joins Adam, Will, and Norm to discuss the starter tools that everyone should have. (The tools and Kevin's book make great gifts!)
16 days ago
Sunshine (2007 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle. The film was adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous mission to the Sun.
16 days ago
The Future of Humanity
The future of humanity is often viewed as a topic for idle speculation.  Yet our beliefs and assumptions on this subject matter shape decisions in both our personal lives and public policy – decisions that have very real and sometimes unfortunate consequences.
17 days ago
Explosions in the sky / Snarkmarket
Founded in 2003, Snarkmarket is a long-running conversation about media, journalism, technology, cities, design, books, music, movies, the future, and the past. The title, it should be said, is a misnomer. You’ll see.
17 days ago
The Bureau of Small Observation by Matt Sheret
Newsletters for people with something to say.
17 days ago
Abstract art - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.
17 days ago
The Power of Negative Visualization
When Norman Vincent Peale wrote The Power of Positive Thinking 60 years ago, he received a stack of rejection slips from publishers. Dejected, he threw the manuscript into the trash, forbidding his wife to remove it. She didn’t.
17 days ago
Accepting the worst by David of Basecamp
There’s an exhilarating freedom and motivation in having nothing to lose. History is full of amazing tales of underdog ingenuity. Likewise, stereotypes abound of the mighty falling flat, trying desperately to protect what they’ve got.
17 days ago
Jack Whitten at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - ARTnewsARTnews
he first item in this five-decade survey of Jack Whitten’s abstract painting is a surprise. Unlike the boldly colored, mosaic-like works for which Whitten is best known, Self Portrait I (2014) presents a mass of eerily glimmering detritus on a dead black background.
17 days ago
Nusret Çolpan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nusret Çolpan (October 1, 1952 – May 31, 2008) was a Turkish painter, architect and miniaturist, renowned for his paintings in Ottoman miniature style depicting cities around the world, particularly Istanbul. He painted over 300 miniatures in his 30 year career.
17 days ago
sstephenson.us
Hi—I’m Sam Stephenson, @sstephenson on Twitter. I’ve been building web software for 37signals since 2006. I’m a full-stack developer but I specialize in sweating the details to help bring great user interfaces to life.
17 days ago
My Death by Mark Strand | The New York Review of Books
Sadness, of course, and confusion. The relatives gathered at the graveside, talking about the waste, and the weather mounting, the rain moving in vague pillars offshore. This is Prince Edward Island. I came back to my birthplace to announce my death.
17 days ago
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