Stowe Boyd: Liquidspace: Finding A Space To Work Wherever And Whenever

Stowe Boyd: Liquidspace: Finding A Space To Work Wherever And Whenever


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December 31, 2011

From an algorithmic perspective, the idea that style and substance are separate is appealing. It allows us to code markup and stylesheets independently, and fits the logical mindset shared by so many techies. But it’s a falsehood. Style and substance are irretrievably linked. Like space and time, they are neither separable nor the same thing – there exists no hierarchy between them, no primacy. One informs the other. The other informs the one.

It’s impossible to perceive content and presentation separately. The two combine to create something more valuable: meaning.


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December 31, 2011

The Coming War on General Purpose Computation – Boing Boing

The Coming War on General Purpose Computation – Boing Boing


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December 28, 2011

[Argentine President Cristina] Fernandez is only the latest South American leader to be diagnosed with cancer. Presidents Fernando Lugo of Paraguay, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil all have undergone treatments recently.


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December 28, 2011

(via Fireplace)


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December 27, 2011

Digi-Comp 1 Emulator

Digi-Comp 1 Emulator


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December 27, 2011

In a small corner of social news site Reddit, an interesting game-making experiment is about to take place. Dozens of volunteers have been gathering for a little over a month with a single purpose: to provide 27-year-old Singaporean Munir Hussin with the tools and help he needs to program 52 video games—in 52 weeks.

If he succeeds, Munir (who we’re referring to by his given name, as Malays have a patrynomic naming custom) will have padded his portfolio with more than 50 games—and made his mark on one of the Web’s biggest gaming forums.

“My passion is making video games and my dream is to start a game studio,” Munir wrote on Reddit in November.

The problem? He couldn’t find a team to make the games with him and, as an unknown developer, he certainly couldn’t find any investors. Munir had seen threads on Reddit where artists drew whatever redditors requested. He wanted to take the same approach to games. They’d post ideas, and he’d program the games. A recent university graduate, Munir is unemployed and living with his parents. It’s not like he’s lacking free time.

(via Daily Dot | Creating a game a week for one year: Can this redditor do it?)


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December 27, 2011

Police in Colombia say they have found a half-built submarine in a warehouse in a suburb of the capital Bogota. (via BBC News | AMERICAS | Drug submarine found in Colombia) From September of 2000.


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December 27, 2011

springwise:

Social enterprise connects artists with empty commercial buildings

In the UK we recently saw empty commercial properties offered to charities for free while permanent tenants are found. Similarly, an Australian social enterprise — Renew Australia — is connecting artists and community projects with workspaces in vacant city-center buildings until they are needed again for commercial use. READ MORE…


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December 27, 2011

Yellow NarcoSubmarine work in progress


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December 26, 2011