adactio / collective

There are thirty-seven people in adactio’s collective.

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  1. Metastential Episode 5 - Slack And Collaboration

    Tom and Derek discuss the evolution of chat, instant messaging and digital collaboration tools. Are we enabling better working relationships or creating our own metastential crises with so many channels of communication?

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    —Huffduffed by mathowie

  2. Hippy Internet - The Whole Earth Catalog

    Sukhdev Sandhu travels to the epicentres of countercultural America in Woodstock and San Francisco to tell the story of a book of hippy philosophy that defined the 1960s and intimated how the internet would grow long before the web arrived. With Luc Sante, Eliot Weinberger, Kenneth Goldsmith, Ed Sanders, Lois Britton, and Fred Turner Producer: Tim Dee.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  3. While My Guitar Gently Bleeps

    A plumber eating a mushroom, and a spiny mammal jumping on a golden ring - you’d be forgiven for thinking these actions would make pretty indistinct or ambiguous sounds. But comedian, writer and musician Isy Suttie discovers why - thanks to Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog - they’re some of the most evocative sounds of the 1980s and 90s. Along with these sounds, the plinky plonky music of early video games buried itself inside a generation of ears growing up among Commodores, Ataris, Segas and Nintendos. Loosely referred to as "chiptune", many musicians and producers now use the jagged, electronic textures in their songs, going to great lengths to deliberately limit their audio palette for the sake of authenticity; some even rip apart old computers and consoles to build instruments faithful to the original sounds. Its ubiquity in film and TV scores is another testament to its efficiency in evoking that era.

    Isy traces the evolution of chiptune from early electronic music, looking at how composers like Hirokazu Tanaka and Koji Kondo created the catchy and unmistakeable themes of Tetris and Super Mario Brothers. She meets current chiptune artists, including the band whose instruments are joysticks and game controllers, and uses their advice to write her own digital classic. But can she convince the organisers of a die-hard gaming event to use it as their theme tune, and survive silicon scrutiny? Produced by Benn Cordrey.

    —Huffduffed by briansuda

  4. The Truth: Moon Graffiti

    Our story was inspired by a real contingency speech written in 1969 by William Safire for Richard Nixon titled “In Event of Moon Disaster." It was the most listened-to piece on PRX in 2010, and the winner of the 2010 Mark Time Gold Award for Best Science Fiction Audio.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  5. Kevin Kelly - The Next 30 Digital Years

    In Kevin Kelly’s view, a dozen “inevitable” trends will drive the next 30 years of digital progress. Artificial smartnesses, for example, will be added to everything, all quite different from human intelligence and from each other. We will tap into them like we do into electricity to become cyber-centaurs — co-dependent humans and AIs. All of us will need to perpetually upgrade just to stay in the game.

    Every possible display surface will become a display, and study its watchers. Everything we encounter, “if it cannot interact, it is broken.” Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) will become the next platform after smartphones, conveying a profound sense of experience (and shared experience), transforming education (“it burns different circuits in your brain”), and making us intimately trackable. “Everything that can be tracked will be tracked,” and people will go along with it because “vanity trumps privacy,” as already proved on Facebook. “Wherever attention flows, money will follow.”

    Access replaces ownership for suppliers as well as consumers. Uber owns no cars; AirBnB owns no real estate. On-demand rules. Sharing rules. Unbundling rules. Makers multiply. “In thirty years the city will look like it does now. We will have rearranged the flows, not the atoms. We will have a different idea of what a city is, and who we are, and how we relate to other people.”

    In the Q&A, Kelly was asked what worried him. “Cyberwar,” he said. “We have no rules. Is it okay to take out an adversary’s banking system? Disasters may have to occur before we get rules. We’re at the point that any other civilization in the galaxy would have a world government. I have no idea how to do that.”

    Kelly concluded: “We are at the beginning of the beginning—the first hour of day one. There have never been more opportunities. The greatest products of the next 25 years have not been invented yet.”

    “You are not late.”

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    —Huffduffed by jgarber

  6. Life in New York Public Housing: No AC, but Maybe a Fan Blowing Soot from Outside the Window - WNYC

    Almost 90 percent of New Yorkers have air conditioning in their homes, but less than half of public housing apartments do. And those …

    —Huffduffed by stan

  7. Frank Wilczek — Why Is the World So Beautiful?

    Nobel physicist Frank Wilczek sees beauty as a compass for truth, discovery, and meaning. His book, A Beautiful Question, is a long meditation on the question: “Does the world embody beautiful ideas?” He’s the unusual scientist willing to analogize his discoveries about the deep structure of reality with deep meaning in the human everyday.

    —Huffduffed by Clampants

  8. 5by5 | Back to Work #282: Boring and Yet Wonderful

    TOPIC: Orinoco Flow

    —Huffduffed by mathowie

  9. From Soviet Russia to the Tappan Zee Bridge, A Short History of the E-ZPass - WNYC

    The surprising history of the E-ZPass includes Russian spies, the world’s first electronic musical instrument, and the time government bureaucracy …

    —Huffduffed by stan

  10. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 162, With Glenn Fleishman

    The Talk Show

    ‘Special Bullying Venue’, With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman

    Saturday, 23 July 2016

    Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include security vulnerabilities on MacOS and iOS, ransomware, counterfeit products and outright fraud on Amazon, and online harassment and “free speech”.

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    Glenn Fleishman, writing for Macworld on recent image processing bugs in MacOS and iOS.

    Motherboard: “How Sony, Microsoft, and Other Gadget Makers Violate Federal Warranty Law”.

    New Ransomware Takes Your Money, Deletes Files Anyway.

    John Norstad, developer of the fantastic early-1990s Mac anti-virus utility Disinfectant.

    F-Secure tests the customer service of ransomware pirates. Glenn’s long-standing book search and price comparison site.

    Glenn’s two new books on Slack: Take Control of Slack Basics and Take Control of Slack Admin.

    Randi Harper’s Good Game Auto Blocker utility for Twitter.

    This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

    —Huffduffed by mathowie

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