Lately in Facebook
They say Hell is full of good intentions, one of which is my intention of writing a weekly post aggregating the B-grade stuff I post to Facebook. There are simply too many better things to do. Anyway, here’s some stuff I shared lately: Liam Neeson in the A-Team movie! I guess that’s what they call “Fuck-You money”. ¶ Isn’t Roxy Music’s More than This the...
As a medium for serious storytelling, television has precious little to...– David Simon on why he created The Wire (The Times Online) is a great, fifteen page read. For the last few days I’ve been watching the series back-to-back again and I’m sure The Wire shows television can indeed be a medium for serious storytelling. There are fortunately many other...
The History of the Internet in a Nutshell →
Parts of it are a bit thin (it’s history in a nutshell, duh!), but it is a good enough script for a class on the History of the Internet (which I now do - got myself another teaching gig, on the subject of Art and Multimedia Communication, yeah!). It just needs some meat - some general background about the history of computing, and interesting stuff like Douglas Engelbart’s demo,...
Musical discovery of the weekend: Merrill Garbus. You can watch and listen some more (excelent) songs at 4AD Sessions, which seems like a promising idea for promoting music. By the way, did you know the ukelele which Merrill plays in some of the other songs in the session is actually a portuguese instrument called the cavaquinho, brought to Hawaii by 19th century emmigrants?
While previous youth movements have challenged the dysfunction and decadence of...– Adbusters calls the ‘hipster’ The Dead End of Western Civilization (via Drive-by Blogging). I may not agree on this overly dramatic tone, as hipsterism must be seen as something aligned with the fact that in a way Art History stopped somewhere in the late 70s. So, in the same way...
Unfortune Cookie →
Webapp of the day: Unfortunate Cookie presents you with… misfortune cookies. The interesting thing about it is that it mines data off the Footnote.com historical document database, therefore backing its predictions with weird newspaper articles from the past.
Forty Useful Web Development Tools and Resources →
Might seem like a repost, but it’s not. Noupe really is the place for useful webdesign-related lists.