• Delete Everything Now: So I was having dinner the other night with an acquaintance who works in a difficult-to-define area of, I suppose, “design research”. His job requires him to do things like, for example, discover how people are bootstrapping networked drones on the Afghan-Pakistan border.
  • Long Interview With Douglas Rushkoff On Present Shock: “Quantifying the entirety of reality isn’t as much of a problem as accepting that data set as reality. What happens is we lose awareness of access to all the nooks and crannies that haven’t been quantified.”
  • Brainwaves Translated Into Music for Cerebral Soundtrack: Neurological researchers in China have created a method of transforming brainwaves into music that better mimics human compositions.

  • 12 Letters That Didn’t Make the Alphabet: But did you know that they’re not teaching you all of the alphabet? There are quite a few letters we tossed aside as our language grew, and you probably never even knew they existed.
  • First 3-D Printed Records Sound Awful—And Amazing: As the groove of a record is a microscopic image of the analog audio, she starts with the digitized waveform, using Python to take it directly from the MP3 file, and renders the shape of it into an STL wireframe using Processing, an open source tool that automates the file generation.

    Codes in the Cloud – You Are Not What You Think You Are (Rival C.RMX)