* Odessa to the Future on community and crowdsourcing abundance *Altruistic ants: Infected Temnothorax unifasciatus ants abandon their community, imposing self-exile in order to protect their colony *Urban Omnibus explores methods for reforesting cities (pictured above) *Quick rant: The US Mint is updating the penny. Why?! The miniature Lincoln in his miniature memorial was the […]Read more "Spicy Linkfest: Miniature Presidents Edition"
All I have to say is: Yes. [via this isn’t happiness]Read more "Crayola Into the Void"
I’m pretty sure I’m becoming numb to the advent of Orwellian predictions. It seems like every time I blow through my RSS feeds I find at least one more scheme, device, or plot to add more little blinking lights to our growing surveillance society. Today’s example: Internet Eyes. Perfect for obsessive shut-ins and nosy neighbors […]Read more "Harnessing the Power of 1000 Nosy Grandmas: Internet Eyes"
Phantom City is a mobile application that allows users to view the architectural New York City that never came into existence. Walk into the range of an unrealized structure and enabled phones will provide curated information detailing the face of an alternate Manhattan. [via BLDGBLOG]Read more "The Ghost of Bucky Fuller: Phantom City"
Windows mobile and two huge bricks two choose between? The man has to be having nightmares. [via Engadget]Read more "Givin’ Up the Blackberry: Obama’s Cell Phone Choices"
Over on the Make Blog Chris Connors posted about what he calls “meatricity,” human generated sources of electricity. The comments though are the enlightening bit. A number of readers discuss traditional conceptions of the “dirty” energy grid, the pros and cons of meatricity and more importantly the costs of implementation. Sure, human powered everything sounds […]Read more "Meatricity: A Conversation in Comments"