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Hard Times: For Our Times |
" of the things I learned in attempting to produce 50 interesting variants on the text is that it is very, very hard. Whatever is done to the text, it is virtually impossible to extinguish Dickens’ intention without extinguishing the whole work (as in the case of the copies which read simply “Fancy fancy fancy fancy…” or “Facts facts facts…” for 300-odd pages). The text stands; it is greater than paper." This is brilliant.
writing  publishing  intent  authorship  art  jamesbridle  stml  brilliant 
december 2011 by infovore
Programming With Nothing // Speaker Deck
The highlight of Ruby Manor: Tom Stuart's completely brilliant explanations of programming with nothing but Procs: making them, calling them, and nothing else. He made it fun, informative, and the right amount of mental.
programming  procs  tomstuart  rubymanor  brilliant 
october 2011 by infovore
Ian Bogost - Cowclickification
"Here at the Cow Clicker ranch, we've learned an important lesson about cow clicking: people don't just want one chance to click a cow every six hours. They want as many opportunities as possible to click a cow every six hours." And then Ian launches the API. And Connect. And everything else. And wins again.
cowclicker  socialgames  gamification  ianbogost  games  brilliant 
january 2011 by infovore
Homebrew Cray-1A |
"As part two (see previous attempt) of my ongoing series in ‘computational necromancy,’ I’ve spent the last year and a half or so constructing my own 1/10-scale, binary-compatible, cycle-accurate Cray-1." Gorgeous.
supercomputer  cray  model  emulation  brilliant 
august 2010 by infovore
scraplab : instant sinatra deployment with heroku
Tom's been poking Heroku, and now, so have I. It's proper brilliant: a rackup file, a tiny Sinatra app, and the Heroku gem, and you're building webapps in ten minutes. It's crazy and brilliant, and exactly the kind of thing of which we need more of.
programming  ruby  web  brilliant  deployment  heroku  lightweight  sinatra 
march 2009 by infovore
Reassessing Your Definition of Illmatic « Bandcamp Blog
Bandcamp add an automatic way to generate one-time use download codes for music - so bands can promote singles and the like. And then: they add automatic Moo Minicard generation to the mix. Bloody brilliant, and definitely The Right Way To Do Things.
distribution  api  promotion  integration  brilliant  bandcamp  moo  minicards  smallpieces 
march 2009 by infovore
Scribblenauts Preview - Page 1 // DS /// Eurogamer - Games Reviews, News and More
I can't really quote from it, but you need to read this; it's the most deliciously bonkers concept, and if they pull it off - which seems like it might just be possible, given the level of detail they talk about the game at - it could be properly magical. Lovely preview, too.
games  ds  nintendo  writing  creativity  drawing  brilliant  scribblenauts 
february 2009 by infovore
Build Your Own Marriage Proposal
"How I asked my GF to marry me in Little Big Planet. My (now) Fiancee was playing the level. She was so shocked she kept playing and knew i was filming. Afterwords we hugged, she cried, and I gave her an engagement ring." This is amazing in so many ways, not least of which that she wasn't the first person to paly it.
littlebigplanet  mores  social  marriage  engagement  games  play  creation  ugc  brilliant 
october 2008 by infovore

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