Links for 15 September 2009

Links for 11 September 2009

  • Blogging for Artists – An informal talk given to Shropshire Arts Network on September 8th 2009 by Pete Ashton
  • Culture Wars | About Culture Wars – Culture Wars is the online review of the Institute of Ideas in London. We cover books, films, theatre, art and talk events, with a view to understanding how political and other ideas filter through the culture, and how the arts in turn influence politics and society more generally
  • Welcome to – “Our goal is to develop a tool to help you communicate data more clearly, efficiently, and honestly. We want to make it easy and fun to produce gorgeous, verifiable visualizations and allow viewers to dig into your data and even build on your work to bring out richer, clearer, or just plain different conclusions”
  • Monopoly City Streets – Live worldwide game of Monopoly using Google Maps as the game board. The goal is simple. Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence” Launching 9 Sept
  • RSS in the Clouds « Blog « – “Today we turned on support for all 7.5 million blogs on something called RSS Cloud, which is basically a way for people to get push notification that your feed has updated”. Oh, now that is interesting
  • Embeddable Google Document Viewer – A little known Google Docs feature will let you embed a PDF or .ppt on a website. One day we won’t have to faff around with arcane things like this
  • Ning Apps – “Today you can choose from more than 90 Ning Apps, and that’s just the beginning. This number will continue to grow as developers here at Ning and around the world build additional Ning Apps tailored around your interests and passions”

Links for 07 September 2009

  • Smokescreen § Homepage – “How do we get teens to think about online privacy, trust, and identity? TV, films and books haven’t worked – but a game that simulates the internet, with a gripping drama and fast-paced missions definitely could”. “Smokescreen is a cutting-edge game about life online, on a new social network called White Smoke”. Newness from C4 and Six to Start that looks dead interesting
  • Soundwalk – “Cutting-edge audio guides in which the listener is able to step into the life of a narrator as they guide you through their neighborhood streets and local hang-outs. SoundTOURS mix fiction and reality in a cinematic experience giving the listener the impression of actually being in a film”
  • DNA/How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet – Douglas Adams on why being worried about the Internet is like being worried about cups of tea, our emergence from an interactivity drought and lots more besides in a surprisingly short article. All this from 1999, too
  • Dinner at El Bulli: The Greatest Restaurant in the World – The Amateur Gourmet – The best restaurant review I’ve ever read. It’s as if he’s taken his cue from the unexpected presentation of the dishes
  • Ars Electronica ’09: Quick Look on Visualization Projects – information aesthetics – “This post mainly focuses on the projects related to the fields of infographics and data visualization”