Bookmarks for 2013-05-13

May 13th, 2013 | brainjuice

  • Xenis Emputae Travelling Band – "Arc of Difference" – YouTube

    (tags:music video xenis xetb )

  • How Inspire Magazine Motivates Acts of Terrorism | Analysis Intelligence
    "The Boston bombing investigation continues to reveal new information on the two primary suspects, but quietly reported last Friday was the discovery of jihadi propaganda Inspire Magazine - produced by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) - on a computer belonging to the elder Tsarnaev brother’s widow. The publication, particularly its first issue containing instructions for building a pressure cooker bomb, was spotlighted as a possible resource immediately after the bombings."
    (tags:crime pol war magazines )
  • Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: kindleframe
    "One of the things I talked about at UX London (which I will write up soon) was a thing called Kindleframe. I realised that every morning I checked on a few apps that did a few things – the weather for the day, how the tubes were running, and my two calendars, work and home. Well, if I remembered I checked. And when I didn’t, I was always caught out by a tube line being out of action or that it would be raining heavily later."
    (tags:dataviz )

Bookmarks for 2013-05-11

May 12th, 2013 | brainjuice

    The Ghost of Mrs Payne (Field Recording 13.03.1975) The mayor has decided that it's time to hear more from Scarfolk's audio archive. This post refers to a previous one about the disappearance of primary school music teacher Mrs. Payne whose body was found encased inside an ancient standing stone (go here for more detail) Forensic examination of the stone revealed that it had originated more than 300 miles away and historians could not ascertain how prehistoric man had transported it to Scarfolk, much less how Mrs Payne had found her way into a 300 million year old rock. The police reported it as a chance accident. When the stone was broken into chunks and sold as 'Payne's Pain' souvenirs in the Scarfolk gift shop, purchasers began hearing ghostly music in their homes. Additionally, the music was heard at the stone circle where Mrs. Payne's body was found, as well as at the geological site of the stone's origin. The souvenirs were recalled and buried at the centre of the stone circle in Scarfolk fields, now the only location where the music can still be heard, but only on the anniversary of the death of Payne's husband who found himself unexpectedly dismembered during a pagan ritual competition for the under 10s. This is a field recording made from the stone circle. field, recording, scarfolk
    (tags:music ifttt soundcloud )

Bookmarks for 2013-05-08

May 8th, 2013 | brainjuice

Bookmarks for 2013-05-07

May 7th, 2013 | brainjuice

Bookmarks for 2013-05-05

May 5th, 2013 | brainjuice

  • Future Perfect » A Sense of Ownership
    "Facial recognition will be a growing source of friction because the companies that are building businesses around connecting the physical you to some form of online identity will, over time connect people to the online you that makes them the most revenue, rather than the online you that makes the most sense to you. A lot of this will happen in the background, but there it will have sufficient visibility to be annoying e.g. a picture of your face as a search parameter triggering an advertisement for a particular kind of product."
    (tags:tech social money comms )
  • America Elect — Minimally Minimal
    "I am a Canadian that studied industrial design. It’s not surprising that I often got strange looks when I told people about my thesis project to redesign America’s voting system. The reason is simple though – I find America to be an amazing and fascinating nation and also like exploring the diverse applications of industrial design thinking. The 2012 election was the first time I experienced an American election first hand. I found it to be absolutely exciting and intriguing. I loved it." This is, as all his posts are, beautiful and interesting. It is also full-on Bigend-Draperism — control through the emotional leverage of nostalgia. Quite brilliant.
    (tags:design )
  • Status Flight and the Gendering of Google Glass » Cyborgology
    "I thought about titling this post, “Google Glass: The Beginning of White Flight from Smartphones,” but instead I’m going to propose a new term, status flight, to describe what happens when elites abandon a status symbol that’s lost its signifying power after becoming too quotidian and ubiquitous."
    (tags:culture social phones comms )