Crash Space →
Crash Space is a hackerspace in Culver City. I was recently there for for a WikiLeaks talk, and everyone was mega-friendly and welcoming, despite the fact that I couldn’t hack my way out of a paper bag. They also do classes on homebrew game consoles, laser cutting, arduino, and more! Hooray, computers!
iPhone app corrects for color blindness →
Via Kottke: Dan Kaminsky’s iPhone/Android app corrects for color blindness (in anomalous trichromats anyway)…just point your phone at what you want to see in color and make a few adjustments.
The question “Why have there been no great women artists?” has led...– Nochlin: Why No Great Women Artists? In other news, upcoming at the JANM: “Zen Garage features three innovative creations illustrating various facets of contemporary aesthetics, lifestyles, and cultural backgrounds.” Dudes!
Robots for a rainy day.
Wired 1.01: War Is Virtual Hell →
This is a Bruce Sterling article from the first issue of Wired (arguably, before it got AWFUL). It’s got a lot of good information about the military’s use of simulation software as training tools for soldiers. This article’s from ‘93, so I’m sure nobody uses converted shower stalls as simulator pods anymore…but maybe they do?
Holiday Festivities: 826LA Edition →
Hi, Internet. Have you figured out your new year’s resolution(s) yet? Mine is to figure out how to use a barrette. Or a headband. I don’t understand. They’re such complicated machines… Anyway, if your 2011 resolution has anything to do with volunteerism, community, or making awesome friends, you should consider volunteering for 826LA, a non-profit writing and tutoring...
Samsung Boosted Tweetwrap →
Um, now you can make wrapping paper with other people’s tweets on them. Samsung will send it to you for $7. Good luck, Samsung.
Papa Sangre: binaural video game with no video - Boing Boing I’ve been waiting for this for quite a while.
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Letters to Santa... →
McSweeney’s is something I always forget about. I am always pleased to remember. Dear Santa: How does my lord? I am fine. I believe ‘tis possible you did not receive my wish list last year, or that it fell into unsavory hands and was rudely tampered with before reaching you, as all you brought me was a chastity belt and some granny underpants. I pray that this one flies to you...
Yes, an interesting example of this is Chuck Close, who is severely face blind....– Biology and biography: The Q&A: Oliver Sacks, neurologist | The Economist Oliver Sacks on face-blindness, stereo-vision, and the profound plasticity of the human brain.
Learn to Play Too! « Learn to Play →
So excited to hear that Learn to Play (by far the most comprehensive show on art/games I’ve ever seen) is expanding into Learn to Play Too! The show opens Jan. 4 and runs through Feb. 24. Looks like I’ll be up in San Jose sooner, rather than later!
R.I.P. TOKYO 7-7 →
Tokyo 7-7 is one of only two good things in Culver City (the other being the Museum of Jurassic Technology), and it’s closing this week. Tempted to grab one last fantastic meal before it’s all over.
Paul Lengevin was tall with a thriving mustache…He was brilliant,...– Don’t Come to Stockholm! Madame Curie’s Nobel Scandal : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR If you’re into drama between scientists (otherwise, I’m not really sure why you’re here in the first place?), this’ll get your Bunsens burning.
Portland State Art | Graduate Studies →
If you’re a person who a) happens to read this blog and b) is looking for an MFA program, you might be interested in the Studio and Social Practice program at PSU. You’d get to study with Harrell Fletcher and you’d see great lectures from visitors like Mark Allen and Rick Lowe. They’re accepting applications now.
Trespassing Relevance-Nato Thomspon →
Nato Thompson is a really fun and animated writer. Read this quick and entertaining essay about tactical interventions within contemporary visual culture, it’s awesome!
Best Books 2010: Check out Slate's picks. - -... →
I’d really like to read all of these.
futuremountains: dublab - around the world in 80...