Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Tag: Facebook

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Seven: How Are You?; Built It And They Will…; In The GapsĀ 

0.0 Sitrep 10:12am on a Monday after what was frankly one of the weirdest things yesterday at the Oregon Renaissance Festival, that distinctly American tradition of dressing up and pretending that you haven’t died of the lurgy yet. But anyway: right now, a cool, cloudy morning, sat in Ristretto Roasters nursing an irresponsibly large mocha. […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixteen: The Material (3); Odds

0.0 Station Ident I’m still getting the hang of the freelancing thing after having unilaterally declared yesterday and today to be vacation days. Which mean that most of today was spent with my son, looking for exactly the right kind of bathtime boat. Most boats that we saw today, we both agreed, did not exhibit […]

Episode One Hundred and Fifteen: Manifest Destiny; A Little Bit Desensitized; The Material (2)

0.0 Station Ident It’s hot in Portland and we don’t have a/c. So I’m melting. 1.0 Manifest Destiny There are some people who, in reaction to the Facebook emotion contagion study, have asked “how could Facebook misread the situation so badly?” At some point, you wonder: was this a misreading, or was this just in […]

Episode One Hundred and Fourteen: Calm Down. Breathe; Making Visible; Wearables

0.0 Station Ident 71 degrees American, slightly breezy and a slow, quiet and thoughtful day after a packed yesterday and conversationally stimulating morning. As well as the most recent episode of Tom Coates Explains Comics To You So You Don’t Have To Read Them All But Now You’re Going To Anyway. 1.0 Calm Down. Breathe. […]

Episode One Hundred And Thirteen: The Material (1)

0.0 Station Ident It’s been a while since I’ve written these in the back of an Uber meandering around the Bay Area. But here I am again, and outside of the hybrid Japanese-built shell that I’m temporarily inhabiting, it’s a sunny 65 degrees in this part of the cloud. Having been on the sharp end […]