WhatsApp, circa 2012 (via @andjelicaaa)

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)

CANNOT WAIT to see @keiichiban’s #hyper-reality films get made, support it on @kickstarter http://hyper-reality.co

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

Keeping the spam out of your inbox: SpamBlocker from 2011 TED Fellow Yale Fox

Like many of you, I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated by spam emails in my inbox. So I was quite interested to hear from Yale Fox, a 2011 TED Fellow, about a new project of his: a Google Chrome extension called SpamBlocker. It basically does what it says on the tin – allowing you to block… More Keeping the spam out of your inbox: SpamBlocker from 2011 TED Fellow Yale Fox

Epic 2014 (re)-visited (via @tcarmody & @snarkmarket)

Via the always-smart-if-now-infrequently-updated Snarkmarket, where Tim Carmody talks about Bezos and Amazon, I found a link to Epic, Robin Sloan’s 2004 project for the Museum of Media History, which I missed when it first came out. It evokes 2014 – just 4 months from now (FOUR – where ON EARTH is time flying?), and brings… More Epic 2014 (re)-visited (via @tcarmody & @snarkmarket)

Project Loon’s technology & the power of moonshot thinking

This video about Project Loon’s technology is truly an example of what Astro Teller, Google’s Captain of Moonshot Thinking, evangelises day to day (from SXSW to the Big Tent to Cannes, he’s been doing a good job with that this year, if you ask me).   While on that, Google Maps is now accepting invitations… More Project Loon’s technology & the power of moonshot thinking