Kim Christen was recently interviewed on the BBC’s Digital Planet. The radio spot is available from Kim’s blog post. She is working with the Warumungu tribe in Australia, and has been developing a very interesting online tool for accessing cultural artifacts from the Warumungu tribe. One interesting thing – discussed in the radio piece – […]
Nice write up for Half-Life in The Hollywood Reporter.
Artwork by Jon Cooney and rotoscoping by Chris Cooney are both appearing in the film, Half-Life, which will start showing this weekend at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Jen Phang wrote and directed Half-Life and Reuben Lim produced it. I hear it is great, and I really look forward to seeing a screening of it. […]
NYTimes Freakonomics article/blog post about an interesting study that used prediction markets (futures markets) at Google to measure information flow at Google based on similarity of trading decisions (similar trading implies shared information). Sent by Leanna Gingras to an SI mailing list. Quote from the article: I don’t know about your firm, but we academics […]
Here in Michigan, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my vote in tomorrow’s primary. One option was to try to muddy the Republican waters by pushing up Mitt Romney, as suggested in the Daily Kos. I was also thinking of voting for Kucinich, which now sounds all the more appealing, after […]
Another sobering article by Bill McKibben, this one in the Washington Post last week. He writes about a NASA scientist named James Hansen who is positing the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is 350 parts per million. We are already at 383 ppm. Hmmm.