Very proud of my old alma mater Made by Many. They’ve been working with Sugata Mitra, Microsoft, TED and IDEO to launch the School in the Cloud, formally announced at TED 2014. Read their blog post about the design process here and the TED Prize blog post here. The School in the Cloud genuinely is ‘an… More Well done @madebymany on @schoolincloud
I’ve been a fan of Quartz for a while. It is a news property that is creating journalistic content really thoughtfully tweaked for mobile consumption, keeping in mind modern content consumption patterns. One of their team came in to talk to us at work late last year and gave us a great look at their business principles,… More Impressed with what I’m seeing of @qz
A sort of combination of Google’s ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ (which I just checked is now an archive of Google Doodles – how misleading – after Google Instant effectively made the feature redundant years ago) and the usual marketing emails.
I’ve contributed to Issue 2 of Hack Circus with a story about my bot alter-ego on Twitter, created kindly by Henry Cooke. Henry’s explanation of the tech behind it in the article is what makes it way more interesting, if you ask me. He spoke about bots and suchlike at the Hack Circus event in… More You guys! Buy @hackcircus Issue 2!
Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data, upgrading the servers that hold all the… More WhatsApp, circa 2012 (via @andjelicaaa)
Thinking for the Future – NYTimes.com. David Brooks on Tyler Cowen’s ‘Average is Over‘ (which I have not yet read but will make every effort to remedy). He lists a number of ways in which we can check whether our skills complement the computer, because we’ll need them. Obviously some of these are already true:… More Thinking for the Future (via @NYTimes)
I first heard about Keiichi Matsuda when I chanced upon his project Cell a couple of years ago. So it was a pleasant surprise then when I heard from him this week with information of his latest project Hyper Reality. Hyper Reality is a series of short films that he is hoping to make very… More CANNOT WAIT to see @keiichiban’s #hyper-reality films get made, support it on @kickstarter http://hyper-reality.co