Friday, October 3, 2008

Twitter & the informations layer

this morning i received the newsletter of Twitter:

Hacking The Debate

Tonight we expect the most activity Twitter has ever seen as
vice presidential hopefuls Sarah Palin and Joe Biden debate live
from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The folks at
Current TV are making history by broadcasting Twitter updates on
live television during this debate. Will you see your updates on
television? Be sure to tune in or watch the streaming version of
Current TV's "Hack The Debate II" at http://current.com/debate


* it is really nice to see a web service based on short and unobstrusive discussions enabling the realtime comments on a Tv show (streamed) - it would be nice to see this happening on a larger TV show - could it be the rebirth of TV? You could select if you want to see BBC with or without comments... I wonder what it would be like.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Event Aggregator for the London Art & Design Events

Tlktlk is in and around London - sometimes a bit further. tlktlk acts mainly as a calendar to gather friends to nice events. It helps you turn off your computer and meet real people. Try it and love it.

Tlktlk will focus mainly on art and design related events (exhibitions, solo show, group show, small gallery or bigger institution, single artist performance or conceptual graphic design student experiments) - but might from time to time make music, concert and party to the headlines or even movie, projections, opening and picnic or bbq.

website: Tlktlk is our daily dose of nice events- in London

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

1/2 electronest


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Originally uploaded by Amanda Alessandrine
Amandine took some nice pictures of us when working with Electronest on a new publication.

nice readings

This morning Tommi bookmarked two interesting articles; both were excellent and very invigorating reading.

1/ Stratfor on The Geopolitics of $130 Oil on the actual global economical and political situation to high rise of oil barel
Oil prices have risen dramatically over the past year. When they passed $100 a barrel, they hit new heights, expressed in dollars adjusted for inflation. As they passed $120 a barrel, they clearly began to have global impact. Recently, we have seen startling rises in the price of food, particularly grains. Apart from higher prices, there have been disruptions in the availability of food as governments limit food exports and as hoarding increases in anticipation of even higher prices.

2/ Andrew Hargadon writing about the causal confusion when one observes outputs and imagine rules without taking into consideration a wider picture.
The problem of causality plagues a lot of variance-driven research. Causality is, as it sounds, an attempt to clarify whether one action actually causes another. How scientists study this causal relationship is by looking at how variation in one action (the independent variable) causes variation in another (the dependent variable). Sounds simple. Until you want to study something interesting, like people.