Tweets for Friday, August 1st

Tweets for August 1st 2014

Love People, Not Pleasure  

The American Nonconformist in the Age of the Commercialization of Dissent  

The End of ‘Genius’ —  

Vernacular Criticism  

An Auteur Is Not a Brand : The New Yorker  

Thursday, July 31st

The curtains are drawn. Some light comes through, casting a small glow on the top left of the air conditioner. It’s daytime. The wall is an undecorated slab of beige. That is the American room.

The American Room is a terrific article in which Paul Ford presents an analysis of US homes and suburbs starting from a study of the rooms found in the background of so many YouTube videos.

I can’t quite place it but I once heard someone claiming that one of the world’s biggest libraries of pornographic film belonged to this US university’s Furniture Design department, allegedly because porn would be a reliable historical record of cheap furniture — a bit like this blog [probably sued out of existence by IKEA’s lawyers hence the Buzzfeed link]. (I tried to search for the library but I found it ungoogleable.)

Reading The American Room also reminds me of Dutch artist Martijn Hendricks' works, such as the This is Where We’ll Do It series in which he removes elements from the foreground of YouTube videos.

Tweets for Friday, July 25th

Thursday, July 24th

Tuesday, July 22nd

Tweets for July 15th – 16th

Tweets: July, 15th - July, 16th is promising a way out of the online video collaboration mess. Sign up for beta invites —  

Was it a conspiracy or the result of DIY psychological warfare? How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet —…  

The Original Factory Education Was a Personalized Learning Experiment  

Attention, my architect friends: Photoshop fails in city planning —…  

Clayton Christensen and disruptive innovation: Is the concept a myth?  

Monday, July 14th

Tweets for July 11th – 14th

Tweets: July, 11th - July, 14th

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong : The New Yorker  

Full Time: Fading Images of the World Cup «…  

I think music from the CD Era (the late 80s thru the 90s) actually sounds better on CD: The CD Case —…