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Interactive Dancing Traffic Light Makes Waiting to Cross the Street More Fun – My Modern Met

This Kinetic Wall Of Clocks Is Utterly Hypnotic

Django UI in 2005 vs Django UI in 2014


Looks like Matt’s been spamming the roundup.

Stack independent magazine subscription service

Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle

Internet Archive – a short film about accessing knowledge

There’s Finally A Modern Typeface For Programmers

Libraries trusted to keep manuscripts hidden and safe


This is the good stuff.

Photogrammar

Evolution of the desk

Mass Consensual Hallucinations with William Gibson

Awesomeness: Millions Of Public Domain Images Being Put Online


The days are shorter, our sleeves are longer but these links are still just as rad.

A Kids Space Designed for the Re-Imagination of Drawing Tools – Design Milk

eBoy and the perfection of pixels

Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet

15 Incredibly Specific Special Collections Libraries | Mental Floss


Hey ma, this internet this is pretty cool.

The YouTube Of Data Viz Feeds You The Web’s Best Infographics

Electric Objects Teams Up with NY Public Library for Artist Residency

The Future of Iced Coffee – The Atlantic

Wikipedia Zero and Net Neutrality: Protecting the Internet as a Public Space

The American Room — The Message


Libraries, the Web, the network. You know, the good stuff.

The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries

18 Graphs That Show What The New York Times Talks About

For Those in the Digital Dark, Enlightenment Is Borrowed From the Library

How Coolness Defined the World Wide Web of the 1990s

How To Make Work Feel More Like Summer Camp


Summertime is the best time to share a few pieces of the Web we’ve enjoyed lately.

Google Is Designing the Font of the Future — NYMag

Motion Silhouette: An Interactive Shadow Picture Book | Colossal

It’s gotta be the shoes

Book smell is back – 25 paper-scented perfumes and candles

Bibliocycle is Boston Public Library’s bicycle based library


Watch These Ninety-Six “Pixels” Inflate and Deflate
Low res, bag display. – Matt Phillips

Color palette tutorial time! This is by no means…
Simple color picking method – Annie

The Most Face-Melting Music Video You’ve Ever Seen
Make and melt your face. – Matt Phillips

For Email Newsletters, a Death Greatly Exaggerated – NYTimes.com
Email newsletters, alive and well. – Matt Phillips

TIME OUT .02: Time to X
Walk through the sound clip. 96 sounds through 96 speakers. This is amazing. – Matt Phillips


Nobody. Understands. Punctuation.
Punctuation should be used to express your voice. This is the best thing I read online this week. – Matt Phillips

How to Tell Someone’s Age When All You Know Is Her Name
I want this, but for publications. Take CS, the average age of an Info Theory pub has to be 40 years. Big data, 3. – Matt Phillips

WE ARE FROM L.A
Amazing work – jeff

A git repository representing the Unix source code history
Browse through decades-old unix commits using git. – Matt Phillips

Secrets of the Stacks — Book Excerpts
Excerpt from The Shelf covering library weeding – Annie


INTERSTELLAR SELFIE STATION
so good – jeff

The drinkable book purifies water
The form factor and mechanics of the book make it a good delivery device for a large spectrum of things. – Matt Phillips

Video: A Day in the Life of NYC’s Branches — NYMag
awesome
– jeff

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age
When an institution like the @nytimes produces for so long, they “can be both a daily newsletter and a library” – Matt Phillips

The Setup / Morgan Holzer
What the NYPL Information Architect for the user experience team uses to get stuff done. – Annie