infovore + change   9

It's always been true (Phil Gyford’s website)
"When we complain about Shoreditch changing, about it being too expensive to stay here any longer, we are echoing the complaints and weary jokes of all the combat-trousered webmasters and the cocky conceptual artists and the serious synth-poppers and the upholsterers and tailors and printers and showmen who have been here before us."
shoreditch  london  history  change  writing  philgyford 
december 2012 by infovore
mySociety » Blog Archive » 5 Years On: Why Understanding Chris Lightfoot Matters Now More Than Ever
"...what he fundamentally had right was the understanding that you could no longer run a country properly if the elites don’t understand technology in the same way they grasp economics or ideology or propaganda. His analysis and predictions about what would happens if elites couldn’t learn were savage and depressingly accurate." Timely, sad, accurate, and lovely writing from Tom. A particular twinge of sadness for our loss as I realise I'm now older than Chris was when he died.
mysociety  change  politics  skills  chrislightfoot 
february 2012 by infovore
The pace of change « matt.me63.com – Matt Edgar
"A billion drinks per day of Coca-Cola is an amazing thought, but such uniformity is a symbol of inertia, not dynamism. For the most part world trade still travels at the speed of shipping containers, not data packets." I chatted to Matt at dConstruct about this, and I'm really glad he's written it up: so much good examples and thought, about recognising the difference between pace and impact, of attention versus raw numbers.
technology  change  writing  progress  mattedgar 
september 2011 by infovore
ComicsAlliance Top 10 Best Comics of 2010: #3 - Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour - ComicsAlliance | Comics culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews
"...in the end, adulthood isn't a single decision you make, but a long series of decisions you make every day for the rest of your life. And the best reason to grow up isn't because it is expected or required, but because it means moving forwards. Because while it may also involve incredibly tedious things like mortgages and car payments, growing up is a natural function of seeking a life that is more dynamic than static, of choosing ambition and hope over avoidance and fear, of wanting to know who you're going to be and not just who you were, even if that takes you away from the things you used to love." A lovely reading of Scott Pilgrim #6.
comics  scottpilgrim  adulthood  youth  change 
december 2010 by infovore
Open Source is about the differences - Apache Asserts
"One million changes, nearly three thousand developers... At the end of the day, we just sail and log our collective journey through the Sea of Changes to the software commons." Very nice, and as James said: yep, he gets it.
software  change  history  historiography  development 
september 2010 by infovore
Joe Jackson and Jamais Cascio Vs The Collapsitarians « Magical Nihilism
"Watching classics like The Apartment and Manhattan made me wonder at the romances we’d write about some cities, and Slumdog Millionaire bizarrely seemed like a continuation of that: a romance of the maximum-city." Yes; my favourite thing in that film was the growth of the city around Jamal, Bombay becoming Mumbai, and the skyscrapers growing.
futurism  cities  film  architecture  mattjones  urban  quotation  change  romance 
march 2009 by infovore
Diego Goldberg :: The Arrow of Time
"On June 17th, every year, the family goes through a private ritual: we photograph ourselves to stop, for a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by." Perfectly executed.
photography  time  process  change  passage  repetition 
january 2009 by infovore
thisplacement » Adventures in Urban Computing
"This is a write-up of my diploma project in interaction design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The project is entitled ‘Adventures in Urban Computing’ and this weblog post contains a brief project description and a pdf of the diploma report." Well worth a read, and beautifully presented. I need to chew over this more.
ubicomp  urban  computing  behaviour  change  interactiondesign  design  project 
august 2008 by infovore
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody
"The way you explore complex ecosystems is you just try lots and lots and lots of things, and you hope that everybody who fails fails informatively so that you can at least find a skull on a pikestaff near where you're going." Wonderful talk from Shirky.
clayshirky  televsion  tv  industrialrevolution  society  culture  revolution  change  participation  interactivity 
april 2008 by infovore

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