Monday, July 20, 2009

Cult of the Amateur

Cult of the Amateur:
How blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the rest of today's user-generated media are destroying our economy, our culture, and our values

by Andrew Keen


Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Business; Reprint ed (Aug. 12, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385520816
ISBN-13: 978-0385520812
Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Location based gaming

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A 15th century gold pendant

A 15th century gold pendant that lain buried beneath Hertfordshire farmland since the time of Henry VIII until it was discovered by an amateur metal detector is to be offered for sale at Sotheby’s Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art auction in London on Thursday 9 July 2009.

SOURCE: Art Daily

Friday, June 26, 2009

Size-specific Adjustments to Type Designs

Typography Monographs Vol. 2
Size-specific Adjustments to Type Designs:
An Investigation of the Principles Guiding the Design of Optical Sizes
by Tim Ahrens, MA

* Page Count: 174
* Size: 7 x 10
* Format: Casebound
* Publication Date: April 2009
* Price: $65
* ISBN: 978-0-9817805-4-2

Type designs in history have had significantly different designs in smaller point sizes than that of the larger sizes – a feature which has hardly been carried over to digital type as it is used today, where all sizes can be scaled from a single master. Why were the various point sizes so different in their attributes?


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Nice To Have

The Typographic Desk Reference - TDR - @Amazon

Hyperion is a Hugo Award-winning 1989 science fiction novel
by Dan Simmons - @Amazon


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What I'm Reading

Monday, March 09, 2009

Wired for War

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century
by P.W. Singer
Penguin 2009

Such a battle of persuasion has powerful implications for the use of robots in war. The U.S. has already deployed at least 19,000 unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, which are controlled remotely. Such countries as China and Russia have developed comparable programs. In a war between robots, electronics engineers will be capable not just of shutting down enemy robots, but of "making them do things the enemy didn't want them to do," says Singer.

wired mag