September, 2011

  • September 15, 2011 • Culture Dept. • Views: 168

    Job Security

    The founder of the company checked in while abroad, so I thought I’d mess with him in my email reply: “Yeah, things have gotten pretty crazy since you’ve been out. Colin is convinced he created a clock app that not only...

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  • September 14, 2011 • Culture Dept., On Media • Views: 153

    The Extroverted iPad

    Apparently, my iPad doesn’t know the word “shy.” Or, in its lingo, “the entity,” which sounds entirely more sci-fi. What if emotions WERE entities that expressed themselves through us like passing spirits? And...

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  • September 7, 2011 • Culture Dept. • Views: 142

    How to kill a writer

    The Infinite Adventure Machine (prototype 01) from David Benqué on Vimeo....

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  • September 7, 2011 • Culture Dept. • Views: 162

    On BART

    This is me pretending to be productive on BART. I’m one of the few lucky Brahmin with a seat thanks to some deft maneuvering and the fact that nobody wanted to sit next to my seat mate, who’s playing some sword and sandal game...

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  • September 2, 2011 • Culture Dept., On Media • Views: 154

    Language is a virus (refresher)

    From Christopher Johnson’s Microstyle: William S. Burroughs wrote that “language is a virus,” capturing the feeling we sometimes have of being possessed by, rather than possessing, language. (Of course, Burroughs also...

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  • September 1, 2011 • Culture Dept., On Media • Views: 205

    Are brain-games digital crack?

    Apparently, I signed up for the newsletter of brain-game designers Lumosity, whose various drills for dendrites leverage our natural neuroplasticity in an effort to find one’s lost marbles and change them from cat’s eyes into steelies....

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