Archiving some links:
https://twitter.com/xeni/status/340875964106035201/photo/1 - Google’s best warning message
http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2013/05/27/bondsy-and-the-modern-myth-of-barter/ - “The problem with this construction—of simple barter being replaced with cash economies—is that it never happened. That’s what makes Bondsy […] so interesting: It takes a modern myth and turns it into everyday reality.”
https://soundcloud.com/roman-mars/99-invisible-72-new-old-town - “The city of Warsaw continues to remake itself in the form of these historical paintings, which were always partial fictions…”
http://boingboing.net/2013/06/04/drone-delivered-pizza.html - Domino’s Pizza is experimenting with drone-based pizza delivery (using human drone-pilots)
http://www.kurzweilai.net/first-atomic-images-of-molecules-before-and-after-reaction - Imaging of single molecules is now so precise that, under a microscope, they look like little glowing versions of the diagrams you see in a textbook. This is an enhanced image, not a simulated image.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/07/tech/brain-memory-implants-humans - “the U.S.-wide team now thinks that it will see a memory device being implanted in a small number of human volunteers within two years and available to patients in five to 10 years. They can’t quite contain their excitement.”
http://nplusonemag.com/seasteading - “Each of the two-dozen boats at the party had a name—Bayesian Conspiracy, Snuggly Nemo, Magic Carpet, Mini-ocracy—and each name a personality to match, conveyed by the resident boaters’ choice of drug, beverage, or degree of exhibitionism.”
https://soundcloud.com/deathrattle - Hype hype hype. This band fucking amazing
http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/6822670-113/commissioners-colorado-state-counties - Northeast Colorado counties to put forward referendum on secession from Colorado. Yes, really
http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/06/18787450-former-drone-operator-says-hes-haunted-by-his-part-in-more-than-1600-deaths - ““I can see every little pixel,” said Bryant, who has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, “if I just close my eyes.””
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/28/gustl-mollath-hsv-claims-fraud - “A German man committed to a high-security psychiatric hospital after being accused of fabricating a story of money-laundering activities at a major bank is to have his case reviewed after evidence has emerged proving the validity of his claims.”
http://jacobinmag.com/2011/12/four-futures/ - Four Futures
http://www.thestate.ae/a-drone-is-a-perfect-citizen/ - A Drone Is A Perfect Citizen
http://sarahkendzior.com/2013/06/09/the-moral-bankruptcy-of-the-internship-economy/ - 1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills. — 2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.
http://booktwo.org/notebook/new-aesthetic-politics/ - “The idea that these ideas lack politics is especially laughable when you look at what’s happening in much of the art world, and most of the digital art world. A young, post-Iraq generation who have had all hope of political participation kettled out of them, and are then endlessly accused of apathy to boot. No wonder it’s all personal brands, car culture, glossy gifs and facebook performances.”