Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete Web Monitoring, Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see”.
Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another:
- Artist Richard Prince makes $90,000 selling someone else’s Instagram picture – The Sydney Morning Herald. “Andy Warhol had nothing on this guy. Also? I’m in the wrong line of work.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Mr. Rogers Introduces Kids to Experimental Electronic Music by Bruce Haack & Esther Nelson – Open Culture. “I’m headed to Mutek, a big electronic music event in Montreal, this week. Here’s Mr. Rogers, from before I was born, playing with a homemade synth.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Exporting your visits – Cooper Hewitt Labs. “Probably the most tech savvy museum in the world is Cooper Hewitt, where pal, Aaron Straup-Cope (formerly of the original Flickr team), is involved in all sorts of very cool projects reconfiguring the museum’s collection into digital objects. The latest awesomeness from Cooper-Hewitt is: the ability to ‘export your visits’ as a little stand-alone, static website.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Chicken Grows Face of Dinosaur – BBC. “Every once in a while I read an article and think… yes, the future is going to be very different from today.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- Wouldn’t It Be Nice? – The New Yorker. “Is there a chance that we don’t wind up using technology to create some kind of artificial intelligence that then turns on humanity, enslaves us all and then systematically destroys our species? If you watch TV, movies or whatever, it feels like an inevitable future. We’re doomed! Well, what if we’re all wrong? Maybe technology will actually make us nice and better and we’ll thrive? Read on…” (Mitch for Alistair).
- The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn’t Suck – Fast Company. “Everyone who is a font nerd or a book worm will tell you that our current slate of fonts (as beautiful as they are) were probably never conceived to best applied to reading on a Kindle. Well, things are going to change. Amazon has built a font from the ground up. It’s called, Bookerly, and this typeface was created specifically to optimize the e-reading experience. That’s pretty cool.” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.