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:
- From “A New Hope” to no hope at all: “Star Wars,” Tolkien and the sinister and depressing reality of expanded universes – Salon. “I’ve seen the new Star Wars twice now; the first time was an epiphany; the second, a realization that so much of it was the original trilogy, repeated. But far more depressing than this realization is the thought that modern epics — Star Wars, Avatar, Lord of the Rings – say something horribly bleak about our society, and what we think lies beyond.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- The Radical History of 1960s Adult Coloring Books – New Republic. “Those meditation coloring books are all the rage, promising more cognitive benefits than recently-debunked brain games with just a few minutes, and a colored pencil. Know what is good for your brain? Subversion. And the sixties, boy, did they do it right.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Toward Humane Tech – Anil Dash – Medium. “Anil Dash makes a plea for tech to start thinking more about ethics. Good.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- It’s time to care about the open web – Scripting News. “Old head Dave Winer makes the old/new case that media companies need to start thinking about the open web… Rather than getting stuck in silos.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2015 – First Round. “I hate myself for posting this, because I do my best to stay away from listicles or BuzzFeed like headlines for this weekly link pick/share, but the contents of this post far outweigh whatever bait was used in the creative process of writing the headline. First Round has a great blog, and this piece is chock full of smart stuff… even if you think you may already know it all.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Creative people’s brains really do work differently – Quartz. “We’ve tossed around the notion that creative people are different. You know, the whole left brain/right brain argument? Well, what if it could be scientifically proven that creative people really are different? So much so, that it’s not just in how they think, but how their brain changes the physiology of the person.” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.