infovore + serendipity   4

New Aesthetic // OOO // Future of Things | Near Future Laboratory
"It’s the symptom of the algorithm. It’s what comes out of the digital-political-economy of cultures that live by networks and the machinary (soft/hard/hashtag-y) that underpin it all. All this #newaesthtic #ooo #futureofproduction stuff is the excess. The unexpected, unplanned for result. It’s the things that happen without one self-consciously *going after* #newaesthetic / object-oriented ontological / future of network connected things sensibilities." A calm, rational, open-ended commentary from Julian. I liked this point.
newaesthetic  ooo  julianbleecker  nearfuturelaboratory  serendipity 
april 2012 by infovore
facebook tv - this is sippey.com
"Thought experiment: what if tomorrow Facebook announced Facebook TV? Would their default UI -- a stream of recommended items from your friends -- be more or less compelling than Google's search box?" It probably would.
tv  serendipity  discovery 
may 2010 by infovore
Showroulette « Snarkmarket
"When people talk about serendipity, they’re not always talking about discovering something that’s totally brand-new. In fact, I’d haz ard that they’re USUALLY talk ing about randomly unearthing some thing that’s comforting and familiar. This is ten times more true with television."
serendipity  broadcast  television  tv  chance  randomness 
may 2010 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: a little bit of future goes a long way
"Cracking the bus network is really the key to most cities, and we’re nearly at the point of directed bus serendipity. In London, at least."
londonbus  london  buses  transport  infrastructure  internet  serendipity  future 
may 2009 by infovore

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