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:
- Terra Form – Motherboard – Vice. “Vice is showcasing movies about the future. Want some streaming video? Get your dystopia on!” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Intelligent Machine AMA – The New Reddit Journal of Science. “When reddit is at its best, it’s a forum for discussion. This may be the best group conversation about AI, smart robots, and the future of humans I’ve seen in a while.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- We are the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and we have made the first direct detection of gravitational waves and the first observation of two black holes merging. Ask us anything! – Reddit. “Oh, by the way, while we were worrying about the future of Twitter or whether you prefer taxis or Uber, scientists detected gravitational waves, and observed two black holes colliding a billion light years away. The team responsible for the discovery got on Reddit for an ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA).” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Social media has turned Republican & Democratic Parties into host bodies for 3rd party candidates – Storify – Clay Shirky. ”Clay Shirky got on Twitter the other day, and poured out a brilliant analysis of how social media has transformed the structures of American politics, undermining the traditional party system and the power structures that hold them in place. Where it all leads, we shall see.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- SNL Designer Bonnie Siegler Explains Difference Between Good and Great Design – Layers Magazine. “I met Bonnie Siegler years ago at the TED conference. We’ve become buddies over the years. She’s an amazing designer. One that doesn’t often get the credit that she so rightfully deserves. Here’s some of her work… and, more importantly, her perspective on how good design should (and could) be great design.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Where the #[email protected]&%*! are all the books?! On my Kindle. – Mashable. “Physical printed books or eBooks. Do readers say one thing, and do another? Do we have to choose? Is it possible that some books should be read in their printed form, while others are much better suited for a screen? Here’s one perspective. It feels a little too much like a ‘market of one,’ but it’s still an interesting perspective. How do you buy books?” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.