This site's a compendium of people, places, ideas and things I love (at least noticed) and want to share. About Emily
Links and notes from XMediaLab in Auckland, a combination think-tank and creative workshop with a focus on the design, development and business of digital media ideas across multiple platforms.
Street with a View Reality intervention: Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of Google Street View. Then neighbors and passers-by noticed what was going on and got in on the action, devising their own unplanned scenarios. (tags: art googlemaps maps artisticintervention technology mapping fiction streetwithaview) transfercar – […]
Shapeways | passionate about creating Print-on-demand fabbing service where you can upload or create 3D designs and order plastic printouts of them. (tags: design art technology community diy tools service 3d manufacturing fabricating prototyping rapidprototyping sculpture fabrication models printing crowdsourcing)
littleBits ittleBits is an opensource library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny circuit boards. Just as Legos allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together. With a growing number of available modules, […]
Polymorphous Perversity I can’t help getting excited about FF Polymorph. This new typeface family by Stefanie Schwarz is inspired by characters from languages around the world. It morphs into 4 styles: decoration, serif, loop and interrupution and also 4 directions: north, south, east, west. Check out also detailed PDF of features and possibilities of Polymorph. […]
Welcome to the National Bitter Melon Council! Love eating bitter gourd/ bitter melon in Bhutan and China… Looking forward to studying this beautiful reference to all things bitter melon and figuring out what to do with it at home. (tags: bittermelon food cooking) The Wild Side: When Life Goes Cloudy Olivia Judson asks what’s it […]
I had the pleasure of getting to know the dynamic Amra Tareen last month (over a weekend of women in tech hosted by Mary Hodder) and learn about the exciting development of AllVoices.com Currently she’s in Lahore, covering the Pakistan election and launching the site. Walter Lippmann observed in 1922 in his book Public Opinion: […]
Todays links are about freedom of communication across the globe — from kids posting video in Uruguay to people coming together to create free wifi networks in sydney, australia and wellington, new zealand. Valentines greetings from scientists. Robotic insects. Social networking’s ad revolution. Pixish, a new kind of marketplace for photography.
Waveplace’s XO OLPC pilot program in Haiti needs your XO PCs. Emily’s analysis of the XO PC and requirements for next laptop.
Betting a Farm Would Work in Queens – New York Times Sur les paves la ferme (Over the pavement, the farm), is the theme of Work Architecture‘s winning proposal for P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center‘s 2008 summer courtyard. Reflects the movement from industrialization to postindustrialization, from global to local, from free market to farmer’s market, and […]
Unevenly Distributed: Production Models for the 21st Century Mark Pesce illuminates how the audience became not just the distributors but the producers of their own content, and have brought down the walls which separate pros from amateurs. Then he outlines the future: how the value of media is based on salience. (tags: mustread media production […]
One minute I’m checking messages in Facebook, the next I’m frolicking through olive orchards in Sardinia with John Borthwick wearing an astronaut suit. Oh what a world we live in… More compelling than Scrabulous, Unype is a Facebook social network application that lets people see, chat and Skype with each other in Google Earth. Unype […]
Journey with Robert Thurman in Bhutan, a film that explores the inner science of Buddhism and Gross National Happiness, is now available for purchase as DVD and MP4 download (also on Amazon). Featuring at the International Buddhist Film Festival in Sri Lanka May 24-26, 2013