Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete Web Monitoring, Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist's Manifesto) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person "must see".
Check out these six links that we're recommending to one another:
- Transforming the Old Bay Bridge Into a Park for Adventure Tourists - Gizmodo. "I was in Oakland the weekend they switched the bridge over. After years of engineering, the earthquake-weakened Bay Bridge was replaced by a shiny new successor. Google was updating Maps in real time as the connections were made. It was a much-needed upgrade to a vibrant economic hub. But what to do with what was left? I immediately thought of William Gibson's Virtual Light, in which one of the Bay Area's bridges is transformed into an aerial shanty-town. Turns out I wasn't the only one." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Box - Vimeo. "Projection mapping is pretty cool. I saw Amon Tobin's ISAM at Brooklyn's Masonic Temple, and it blew my mind. It's light and illusion as performance art, making depth appear and vanish where it shouldn't, couldn't possibly be. Well, someone's taken that to the next level, merging projection mapping with robot-controlled screens that move with impossible smoothness and precision. This video is mind-bending, and remember: it's all done with a real camera. No CGI. Wow." (Alistair for Mitch).
- Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis - IPCC. "The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is releasing it's 5th assessment of the science of climate change, an update six years in the making. We're six years further down the path of climate change, six years further down the path of doing nothing about it. Six years further down the path of the anti-climate lobby eating the pliable media for lunch with their skillful balderdash. Read the report here." (Hugh for Alistair).
- Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media - The Guardian. "Seymour Hersh is a crotchety, uncompromising hero, an investigative journalist without peer. He broke Mai Lai, Abu Grhaib, and is the best writer on US military and foreign policy I know of. I've been wondering where he is, what with Iran and Syria and Egypt and and and. Turns out he's taking a break from reporting, to write a book. Along the way he has a suggestion for saving news media: fire 90% of the editors in the world." (Hugh for Mitch).
- Lucasfilm shows off the future of filmmaking? Scenes get rendered out in real time, removing the need for post-production - That Video Site. "Without question, this is one of the coolest things I have seen in the past long while. Let's put aside the fact that I am a massive Star Wars nerd, and that I am constantly fascinated with the integration of technology and movies. This is, simply, leaps and bounds ahead of anything we have seen in movie production in the past long while. It also opens up so many opportunities. I just can't wait to see what the output of this will be. Watch... and be amazed." (Mitch for Alistair).
- 19 Reasons We Should All Start Writing Letters Again - Buzzfeed. "I live a dual life. On one hand, I love all things digital. I read books on my iPhone via the Kindle or Kobo app. I send most of my message via email or text. I write, construct and share the vast majority of my content via digital channels. On the other hand, I can't walk by a book store, magazine store or stationary store without walking on. I love looking at books, magazines, journals and writing instruments. I have drawers full of pens, notepads and more. I'm not a hoarder - by any stretch of the imagination - but I do love me some traditional pen and paper. I read this blog post... and I wanted to write you a note. Of course, I caved and went digital." (Mitch for Hugh).
Now it's your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it.