Link roundup August 19, 2015

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We found some cool stuff you might like. Michael Itkoff :: How To Vintage exercise how-to GIFs – mesmerizing Adam Delight Your Inner Kid With This Giant Lite-Brite | Mental Floss A really big Lite-Bright Annie Locking the Web Open: A Call for a Distributed Web All the pieces are in place for a better… Read more »

Link roundup August 14, 2015

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Friday Fun Day Use the words normal people use Use the words normal people use Annie Medieval Sword contains Cryptic Code. British Library appeals for help to crack it. | Ancient Origins A library, a sword and a cryptic code Adam PomPom Mirror PomPoms as pixels. The fluidity is beautiful. Matt Phillips The Last Kings… Read more »

Link roundup August 11, 2015

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A set of links for a rainy day Herman Miller: The Picnic Posters – Design Milk Steve’s Picnic Posters Annie New Smartwatch Will Turn Texts Into Braille | Mental Floss A smartwatch that turns texts into Braille Annie Four Oh Four! | FT Labs 404 pages with style (h/t @ethanz) Adam Very Old Tweets (@VeryOldTweets)… Read more »

Link roundup August 4, 2015

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This is the good stuff. The new importance of ‘social listening’ tools – Columbia Journalism Review Newsrooms’ growing use of social media listening tools to uncover and break stories Brett How screens make us feel – Columbia Journalism Review Reading on a screen prompted equal emotional engagement and recollection of details as reading on paper… Read more »

Link roundup July 31, 2015

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This is the good stuff. The Factory of Ideas: Working at Bell Labs Technology is cyclical. Timesharing is cloud computing. Matt Phillips The UK National Videogame Arcade is the inspirational mecca that gaming needs | Ars Technica UK’s National Videogame Arcade is a sort of interactive art installation allowing visitors to tweak and play games… Read more »

Link roundup July 28, 2015

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I see a theme here — computers are entertainers, directors, performers. A Sort of Joy “How can a database be performed?” What a wonderful question to ask as MoMA releases its object collection metadata. Matt Phillips Editor by NYTLabs Fine-grained annotation and tagging as you type Adam Genius E-Ink Parking Signs Change Based on the… Read more »

Link roundup July 24, 2015

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A block of links sourced from the team. We’ve got Annie, Adam, dano, and Matt! A Light Sculpture Is Harvesting San Francisco’s Secrets The form reminds me of an alien planet’s shrubbery. Shrub with status updates. Matt Phillips Watch a Computer Attempt to Sing 90s Power Ballads—With Feeling Soulful synth h/t @grok_ Adam Street Artist… Read more »

Link roundup July 8, 2015

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This is the good stuff. Why I Vote GIF GIFs as emoji. Yup. Seems like that’s a good path. Matt Phillips The Fine Art of Forgery As fragile … objects are rendered … plentiful, the benefits of accessibility are pitted against … authenticity Matt Phillips Stuff in Space Very cool interactive map of all the… Read more »

Link roundup June 29, 2015

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This and that for the end of June. 9 Themed Color Palette Collections to Inspire You | Mental Floss Themed color palettes from movies, cities, nature and more Annie Oxford Scientist Explains the Physics of Playing Electric Guitar Solos | Open Culture Ever wonder about the physics behind guitar solos? Well here’s your answer… Adam… Read more »

Link roundup June 19, 2015

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More rounded up than ever Spot the Ball: Women’s World Cup 2015 – NYTimes.com Fun and interactive method for displaying images Annie Toby Glanville’s brilliant images of workers in the late 90s “I think perhaps that a real portrait is one that suggests to the viewer that the subject portrayed is alive” Matt Phillips The… Read more »