- “Engineers, medical people, scientific people, have an obcession with solving the problems of reality, when actually most problems, once you reach a basic level of wealth, are actually problems of perception.” — Rory Sutherland.
- Jonathan Safran Foer on vegetarianism.
- Blackberry-vanilla infused vodka.
- I think YOU should learn to play the concertina this winter. You can pick one up cheap here (or get a nice one), and read up on how to play. Not easy!, but you will be feared and respected like this guy.
- Shrink Pic detects when you’re emailing large photo files and automatically scales them to a preset size.
- There is a massive debate going on about chapter 5 of Superfreakonomics, which you can read here.
- Damien Hirst’s new paintings.
- The frankencamera — an open-source camera you can re-program to do “anything,” although none of the examples they cite sound that compelling (except changing the focus after taking the picture, of which — skeptical, right?).
- “Lawrence Lessig is against transparency in government?!
- Audio analysis of the Beatles’ multitrack masters.
- David Byrne has a book out about traveling around the world with his bicycle.
- An optophonic lunaphone might be a device that makes music from the stars.
- The mattress wallet.
- Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa have a new album out. Listen, buy.
- Life without cable. Easy.
- Taken in totality, the Vigilant Citizen site sounds lunatic. But it’s a guarantee that whatever article you read first will be a little mind blowing.
- Photographs of Lima.
- Virtual Windows, a probably not profound toy for experimenting with different viewers, windows, and images?
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