this week —
Advertising Swedish foldable helmets to everyone at the cubano stand.
Kim Sawol - Suzanne (수잔) (2015)
김뜻돌 (Meaningful Stone) - [삐뽀삐뽀 (Bweep Bwoop-Bweep Bwoop) ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6vQuNftryI) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6vQuNftryI
In the developed age of social media, everything is public — not just to your immediate network, but to networks far beyond your reach. As we become further defined by our online presence and valued by our virality, we as participants of a digital society no longer have the luxury of being behind closed doors: the search for unique content has turned the social network into an international broadcasting channel.
Social media and mobile devices give all of us the opportunity to connect and support. It allows us to push our agendas and shape the narratives of the world around us; but it’s not just shaped by us. When it reaches beyond our chambers, the loudest voices in the hall don’t come from us, and they don’t come from our friends and family. Anything that is shared can be publicly shamed, and in the age of the smartphone, nothing escapes that possibility. Shame is a powerful tool for activism, and a crippling weapon for harassment.
The disintegration of public and private boundaries is as much about our decisions to push and share content openly as it is about a CEO’s decision to collect it. Without consent and moderation, that decision no longer rests solely on us. We are all public figures now.
2018 may be the year of emoji convergence for some 😁 💃, but we still have a lot of 🎂.
Gretchen McCulloch talks to Emojicon NYC about emojis as digital gestures: the underlying beats that accent our dialogue.
Mary on women screaming.
It is possible to be happy about being unhappy. You recognize how you feel; you’re not trying to be something else…you recognize how things really are, and how you think things should be.
Now that we know so much about taking care of planets, we’re going to take care of Mars. We did such a good job here.
We’re all here to have a really, really, really…good time.
Laurie Anderson live in cathartic screaming with Design Matters.
Yes this was over two weeks ago but web sequencers will always be fun and yes you will always overdo it. This one has robot bandmates.
The Cinephilia and Nostalgia collection reminds us that art is fluid and provocative. It’s a concoction of neurons firing; of emotions flaring; of ideas and relations and nostalgia and recognition bubbling up. It is the reaction; the push and pull; the conversation between creator and witness. It is a manifestation of your emotions, your state of being, your experiences, and your ever-evolving ideology.
The Hidden Life of Trees 🌲
trees are friends not food
Coniferous trees keep their leaves year-round, allowing water to drip gently into the soil and form deep, temperature-controlled freshwater springs — perfect microhabitats for delicate creatures like the freshwater snail. In harsh winters, these deep springs can resist freezing over due to the movement of water below. Shallower puddles underneath the shade are particularly susceptible to freezing temperatures, but most coniferous trees, like beeches, don’t enjoy wet feet anyways.
Deciduous trees are much more pleasant and forgiving: they allow the sun’s warmth to shine through in bare fall and winter, and shade the streams that form during the spring and summer.
Beavers exert a positive influence overall on forest ecosystems by regulating water supplies and providing habitats for species adapted to large areas of standing water. 🐿
Every being has its niche and its function, which contribute to the well-being of all. Nature is often described like that…however, that is, unfortunately, false. An organism that is too greedy and takes too much without giving anything in return destroys what it needs for life and die out.
summary from above: woodpeckers are not beavers. woodpeckers are jerks.
Microhabitat (2017) smiles in the face of real, depressing, and widespread social issues. It strives to keep us company, even if it doesn’t provide us with any answers. The film doesn’t judge anyone for the choices they make, or the failures that seem to define them; and it’s uninterested in succumbing to its own failures.
Instead, it gives way to simple pleasures: it serves us the warmth of whiskey on the first break of snow, and the comfort of a cigarette when the conversation is in throe.
[NYAFF / South Korea]
On the other side of the pacing spectrum, I Can Speak (2017) runs fast, holding nothing back in the pursuit for tears and laughter. Na Moon-hee and Lee Je-hoon work together to make us laugh and cry at our most unguarded.
[NYAFF / South Korea]
Amazon RDS Performance Insights now generally available with free 7-day retention.
Segment moves from 140+ microservices to one.
Auditing Github logs at GDS.
Lightweight Grafana setup via terraform + fargate.
XAR: self-contained executables.
Entity-Component-System architecture for sensible design of complex, highly-mutable Rust structures (e.g. UI).
finally moving everything to notion.so 🙏
this section is never useful, bye