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Dehumanisation is a human universal – David Livingstone Smith – Aeon
In March 1945, Leatherneck Magazine, an official organ of the United States Marine Corps, published a brief, ostensibly humorous article describing a parasite…
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yesterday
David Fisher: The OIA arms race • Speaker • Public Address
Good afternoon everyone. I am David Fisher, a reporter with the New Zealand Herald. I have worked as a journalist for 25 years, mainly in New Zealand but across…
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3 days ago
Mike Bracken – On policy and delivery
Last night I delivered a speech – without any slides for a change – at the Institute for Government in London ( watch it on YouTube ). The opportunity came from…
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4 days ago
Untitled (http://hypertext.website/~sha/)
Finished up a new portfolio site and updated my resume, hope you enjoy it
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8 days ago
Alan Moore: I am in charge of this universe – Tim Martin – Aeon
Alan Moore is waiting when I get off the train in Northampton, a majestically bearded figure in a hoodie, scanning the crowd that pushes through the turnstiles…
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8 days ago
Behind-the-scenes: How the Southbank Centre is redesigning its website — Fran Taylor
Agile as the neoliberal theatre of work: "the SBC Web Team spent a weekend in a large glass box covered in post-its"
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9 days ago
Kiwicon 8 | Kiwicon 8
So long unicorn-site, hellooooo TurboPascal Chic. New Kiwicon 8 website is live on with tickets, training and merch.
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11 days ago
Untitled (http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Three-Startup-Founders-Reveal-Why-They-Left-San-5814713.php)
"Startups like Panic…" Panic, Inc. is older than Facebook and Twitter put together. It's two years older than Google.
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12 days ago
A Walking Tour Through the Living Wreckage of Penn Station
6 Nearly everyone can agree that Penn Station, America's busiest transit hub, which routinely takes in and spits out some five thousand humans every minute, is…
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15 days ago
Cartographies of Disaster
The w’s in that last Tweet indicate laughter in online communication in Japanese, from 笑い (laughter), transliterated — and input — in roman script as warai. At…
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15 days ago
Why nerd culture must die
My first girlfriend was someone I met through a  MUD , and I had to fly 7,000 miles to see her in person. I read a paper version of the Jargon File  at 15 and…
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15 days ago
Narcissists: Sexists, Racists, Child Abusers, Saboteurs, Internet Trolls
by yesivebeenthere2 This looks like a long and depressing personal story, but it’s a personal story in service of a point. If you find yourself manipulated,…
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15 days ago
The Mountain Goats - This Year (Video) - YouTube
RT : ok guys i know it is just a song but if we sing it loud enough together it might do something good
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16 days ago
Instagram
This is brilliant. Love my colleagues humour - and artistic ability.
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18 days ago
How history forgot its role in public debate – David Armitage – Aeon
It has long been fashionable to say that the globe is shrinking. In the wake of the telegraph, the steamship and the railway, thinkers from the late 19th…
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22 days ago
The Pantograph Punch — Thwarted Futurism, Internet Parties and the Wake
Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 10.19.32 pm On August 19 last year, I went to a packed public meeting at the Auckland Town Hall, hastily convened in opposition to the…
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22 days ago
http://bit.ly/1Ea7WTp
Somewhere outside of Oslo, there are 1,000 newly-planted spruce trees. One hundred years from now, if everything goes to plan, they’ll be published together as…
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22 days ago
Vegas Tech, We Need To Talk.
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22 days ago
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/06/23/the-disruption-machine?currentPage=all
In the last years of the nineteen-eighties, I worked not at startups but at what might be called finish-downs. Tech companies that were dying would hire…
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23 days ago
Tech in Underserved Communities: Beyond Feel Good Stories
RTd @tanya earlier on this, but it’s REALLY fucking important: http://t.co/1YEbPMunWG on many of the myths of passion and pipelines.
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24 days ago
Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Fixing the internet for confidentiality and security
“The Internet sees censorship as damage and routes around it” was a very motivating tagline during my early forays into the internet. Having grown up in…
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24 days ago
Texas: The Southern Baptists in Power by Thomas Powers
“Bible Belt” is a phrase coined by the writer H.L. Mencken, who placed it first among the inventions of which he was vainest, followed by “booboisie,”…
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25 days ago
http://faculty.georgetown.edu/tannend/nyt062093.htm
by Deborah Tannen
The New York Times Magazine, June 20, 1993.
Some years ago I was at a small working conference of four women and eight men. Instead of…
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25 days ago
https://medium.com/@elle_mccann/no-more-trickle-down-civictech-81341cf48a14
at the Code for America Summit confirmed it for me: We have come to a critical moment in the history of civic technology.
For years now, we’ve told a story…
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25 days ago
Untitled (http://tilde.club)
YES also i just registered and will given anyone a shell account who wants one
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26 days ago
Route Master: A Biography of the London Map | Speedbird
I’m beyond honored to have had this piece — a love letter to London and its maps — commissioned for the launch issue of the revived Journal of the London…
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26 days ago
BBC News - #BBCtrending: Hong Kong's 'off-grid' protesters
HK protesters are using Firechat to circumvent web blocks: (First consequential use of mesh networking at scale?)
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26 days ago
Think about Facebook: An angry reverie on software · on Env
26 May 2010
[Note on 5 March 2012: Today this has been making the rounds on Twitter among some of the readers and writers I most admire. I’m happy. I’m also…
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27 days ago
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/when-everything-works-like-your-cell-phone/379820/
Everyone understands what it means to own a plunger. Go to a store, buy the tool, take the physical object home, use it. No contract is required. If you give it…
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27 days ago
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/09/stronger-than-democracy/380774/
Last week, the world’s most globe-spanning empire until the mid-20th century let its fate be decided by 3.6 million voters in Scotland. While Great Britain…
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28 days ago
Jeff McLeman on Twitter: "Isn’t it time for cheese? http://t.co/nsbvWUItv0"
“all the pups are getting snacks tonight”
RT : Isn’t it time for cheese?
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29 days ago
Can an Architect Change the Way People Think About Prison?
True Crime
Old cell block no longer in use at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. (Photo: Lee Honeycutt/Flickr)
By Jessica Pishko • September 24, 2014 • 6:00…
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29 days ago
To end inequality we must understand poverty – Claire Melamed – Aeon
Close observers of the development scene will have noticed an interesting shift over the past few years. Where once institutions such as the World Bank and…
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29 days ago
What is a good death in a secular age? – Mary Talbot – Aeon
For as far back as I can remember, I have been preoccupied with what it will be like to die. As a girl, I would often zone out on my bed, or at my desk in…
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29 days ago
fuck yeah cartography! | thelandofmaps: Historical Control of North...
Kind of sick of political maps that manage to distinguish every single US state but zero pre-Columbian regions:
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4 weeks ago
Hidden in plain sight
RT : Arundhati Roy, right between the eyes
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4 weeks ago
Tech's tunnel vision (Phil Gyford’s website)
I wrote about trying to imagine a less capitalist tech conference: http://t.co/QxnL3DXOyI Not sure I succeeded, but it was good thinking.
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4 weeks ago
[this is aaronland] personal brand as the non-state actor of influence
I had the privilege of being asked to speak at dConstruct , this year. Many thanks to Jeremy and all the organizers for the invitation. What follows are the…
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5 weeks ago
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