Silencing extreme views, even if they are those of internet trolls, is wrong | Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Guardian
Nick Cohen: ‘a country where it’s a crime to be offensive is a country where everyone can try to ban everyone else.’
from twitter
4 days ago
DigiTool - Collections
"A selection from the papers of Stafford Beer (1926-2002), founder of management cybernetics

The Stafford Beer Collection consists of the personal library of Professor Stafford Beer, the founder of Management Cybernetics, who was appointed Honorary Professor of Organisational Transformation at LJMU in 1989.

An international consultant in the management sciences, employed by governments in over 20 countries and by a number of international agencies, Professor Beer, who died in August 2002, was the author of over 200 publications and held a number of academic posts as well as managerial positions at every level. He was also a published poet and held exhibitions of paintings."
Stafford_Beer  cybernetics  Chile  Cybersyn  archive 
6 days ago
Daring Fireball: The iPad Air 2 (And a Few Cursory Words Regarding the iPad Mini 3)
"I don’t think performance is any longer a reason to buy a MacBook Air instead of an iPad Air. The choice comes down to form factor and personal preference. This marks a turning point."
John_Gruber  2014  iPad  iPad_Air_2 
7 days ago
iPads: The Bad, The Good And The Takeaway | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
‘If … iPad were its own company it would be larger than Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Groupon, and Tesla combined.’ —
from twitter
10 days ago
Saving cat - YouTube
RT : The Russian cat video to end all Russian cat videos.
from twitter
11 days ago
John Luther Adams: Become Ocean by Ludovic Morlot on Spotify
Alex Ross on John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean: ‘the loveliest apocalypse in musical history’.
from twitter
11 days ago
Untitled (http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/fashion/how-apples-siri-became-one-autistic-boys-bff.html?_r=2)
"Humans are not patient. Machines are very, very patient.” Intelligent agents as sidekicks or daemons (cc )
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11 days ago
Sir Jocelyn Stevens obituary | Media | The Guardian
He ‘was rusticated after taking time off to go skiing and sending his tutor a postcard saying "Wish you were here"’—
from twitter
15 days ago
Egon Schiele: a graphic virtuoso rescued from the wilderness | Art and design | The Guardian
"This compact, beautiful, bourgeois, capital was the cynosure of many currents of modernism. If one begins to list the artists – Schiele, Klimt, Kokoschka; then the musicians – Mahler, Schönberg, Berg, Webern – one is already marvelling. Throw in the architects and designers – Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos – and the writers – Joseph Roth, Robert Musil, Karl Kraus, Rilke (and Kafka close at hand in Prague) – and the brew seems almost too rich. But also in Vienna before the first world war were – some resident, some passing through – those malign and unhinged empire builders Adolf Hitler, Trotsky and Stalin. Add a garnish of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Sigmund Freud and one begins to understand why the city of Vienna itself, during those early years of the century, was regarded as a gesamtkunstwerk, a "total work of art". There was nowhere like it on the planet. I don't think such a rich congruence of ideas, of politics, of art, literature, music and revolutionary thinking has been repeated in recent centuries. Perhaps only Renaissance Florence runs Vienna close."
17 days ago
Untitled (http://media.gn.apc.org/rip.html)
Every time I read about RIPA a 15 yr scar throbs. Obfuscated legislation, maybe, but in 2000 the 4th estate failed us
from twitter_favs
19 days ago
Lesley Chamberlain
‘… set the bar high. What is a writer after all? Not the same as an author (which I have in my passport.)’ —
from twitter
20 days ago
Quoth Steve: Quote of the Day
RT : “You know how many committees we have at Apple? Zero. We have no committees. We are organized like a startup.”
from twitter
20 days ago
Tweets with replies by britta (@dreamyshade) | Twitter
documentation i wrote for my grandma when i was probably about 13
from twitter_favs
21 days ago
PDS SSO
RT : By the way, a lot of Beer's archival documents related to Cybersyn have been digitized
from twitter
21 days ago
Tory wreckers out to destroy their own human rights | Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Observer
Nick Cohen: ‘The Conservative party is a dangerous party … a brattish public schoolboy trashing a restaurant.’ —
from twitter
25 days ago
Conservatives should think very carefully before ditching the ECHR – Telegraph Blogs
‘Conservatives should think very carefully before ditching the ECHR’ – Telegraph Blogs —
from twitter
26 days ago
Chris Grayling is an advertisement for a Labour government » Spectator Blogs
‘Chris Grayling is an advertisement for a Labour government’ » Spectator Blogs —
from twitter
26 days ago
artalog.net- Search engine and directory of art galleries - Galerie Samy Kinge - Martin Bradley: une collection (1974-1992)
"Oct 13, 2009 - Dec 2, 2009
Martin Bradley: A collection (1974-1992)
"My painting tends to evoke the essence of an object, an emotion real or imaginary. For me the world is composed of a long series of natural visions inextricably mixed with thosee of the imagination, and each picture that I make is a crystallisation of these experiences suspended in the long corridor of time".
Martin Bradley, 1962.
Born in London,Martin Bdradley wanted to be an artist from childhood. He left school and ran away to sea, travelled to South and Central America. He later studied oriental languages and calligraphy. Known as the "Rimbaud of Soho".
and a very well-travelled man, he has lived in France, England, Italy and Belgium. He is now deeply involved into studying and translating Buddhist texts from Japanese to English."
Martin_Bradley  art  painting  2009 
27 days ago
Conservatives pledge powers to ignore European court of human rights rulings | Politics | The Guardian
Dominic Grieve: ‘proposals … “almost puerile” … “unworkable & will damage the UK’s international reputation”’ —
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27 days ago
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