The Null Device
I just looked at Graham's blog and, to my surprise, discovered that the Null Device has been listed as one of the two examples in an academic assignment on blogs. At this rate, I'd better be careful, lest I become the next Jorn or brig (or Graham). Oh well, at least they'll have something other than the Postmodernism Generator to inscribe on my gravestone when I die...
(And a big hello to all my readers at the University of Wisconsin.)
The benefits of integration: This morning, on 3RRR, the announcers mentioned the trend of product placement in music videos. In particular, the videos of a number of artists on Sony's labels have been conspicuously showcasing Sony products. One, Bomfunk MCs' "Freestyler", shows a Matrix-style fantasy of controlling reality through a Sony MiniDisc recorder. Another video, for Sony's Britney-clone Mandy Moore, also features lots of Sony products. Wonder whether this is just a Sony thing, or whether one would find a similar preponderance of Absolut bottles in Universal videos or Philips products in old PolyGram videos.
A new(ish) theory of the origins of the human mind, centred around mirror neurons, which fire not only when you do something, but also when you observe someone else doing that something. (edge.org)
The TravelMate is not a laptop, but rather a device extending gender equality to the restroom. (via P&F)
Not the Onion: Iranian Transsexual Unhappy With Experience As Woman
Interesting Salon piece about The 1900 House, a British TV show in which a modern-day family lived for three months with only Victorian-era amenities and conditions.
This site has a lot of free fonts. Granted, most of these are typical amateur Fontographer-spawn, with varyingly atrocious spacing, as well as third-rate knockoffs and exemplars of the random-blob school of type design, but there are a few goodies among them... Ah, Fontographer; so much to answer for...