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  1. Hypertext as an Agent of Change

    Thomas Pynchon. The Anthropocene. Ferguson. Geoheliocentrism. Teju Cole. Thomas Kuhn’s theory of paradigms. Antigone. A wall. The sixth extinction.

    The ways we transmit information—and the ways in which that information accumulates into narratives—is changing. And if we aren’t careful, it may not change in all the ways we want it to.

    Mandy Brown is a wordsmith. She takes other people’s words and hammers them into shape.

    Mandy edited Frank Chimero’s The Shape Of Design. She has edited articles for A List Apart and books for A Book Apart (including the particularly handsome first book).

    More recently, Mandy assembled a dream team to work on her startup Editorially, an online platform for collaborative writing and editing. That didn’t work out in the end, which is a shame because it was a lovely piece of work.

    Before that, Mandy worked as product lead at Typekit, whipping their communications into shape.

    She is one of the Studiomates crew in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband, Keith and her dog, Jax. They’re both adorable.

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  2. Episode 6: Designing the Future

    How do you design the future? Today we talk with cyberpunk founder and design theorist Bruce Sterling and feminist/activist writer Jasmina Tešanović about speculative design, design fictions, open source hardware, the maker movement, and the soft robots of our domestic future. Plus we go behind the scenes of the creation of a design fiction by Bruce, Jasmina, Sheldon Brown, and the Clarke Center—a video installation called My Elegant Robot Freedom.

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  3. Jason Fried on Jobs-to-be-Done Radio

    *This post has been updated to an article format.  See the update here at: Jason Fried on using JTBD at Basecamp   This week Jason Fried, the founder of 37signals and author of Rework, joins us on Jobs-to-be-Done Radio to discuss … Read More

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  4. Heat Rocks, EP 13: Jay Smooth on Run DMC’s “Raising Hell” (1986) | Maximum Fun


    Heat Rocks


    Jay Smooth

    The album: Run DMC: Raising Hell (Profile, 1986)


    Jay Smooth was always on our list of "people who we gotta get for Heat Rocks." His cultural and political commentary, much of which he does through his pioneering Ill Doctrine videos, have positioned him as one of the hip-hop generation’s leading pundits and he’s also hosted one of the longest running rap shows in the world: The Underground Railroad on WBAI.

    For this show, Jay wanted to revisit Raising Hell a paradigm-shifting rap album that, as we discuss, has seemingly become underrated through the passage of time though it is unquestionably one of the most important hip-hop releases, ever. We get into the moment in which Run DMC first arrived, how they changed the game for rap artists (for better and for worse) and of course, all our fire track and sleeper jam picks off this LP.

    More on Run DMC’s Raising Hell

    Mark Coleman’s original review in Rolling Stone from 1986.

    John Freeman’s revisit review on the album’s 30th anniversary in Quietus.

    Chaz Kangas’ celebration of Raising Hell’s album cuts.

    More on Jay Smooth

    The Ill Doctrine video series.

    His interview on The Cipher podcast.

    Twitter | Youtube

    Show Tracklisting (all songs from Raising Hell unless indicated otherwise):

    Walk This Way

    Run DMC: Sucker MCs

    Run DMC: It’s Like That

    Raising Hell

    Eric B. and Rakim: I Ain’t No Joke

    It’s Tricky

    Peter Piper

    Bob James: Mardi Gras

    Dumb Girl

    Is It Live?

    My Adidas

    Proud to Be Black

    You Be Illin’

    NWA: Straight Outta Compton

    Run DMC: Tougher Than Leather

    Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved a Man

    Jay-Z: Jockin’ Jay-Z

    If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!

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  5. The Talk Show - Star Wars: The Last Jedi Holiday Spectacular

    As per holiday tradition at The Talk Show, a brief chat about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and John Siracusa.

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  6. Where to find what’s disappeared online, and a whole lot more: the Internet Archive | Public Radio International

    The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is much beloved by investigative reporters and others, looking to find out what a webpage looked like at some point in the past, even if it’s since disappeared. But the Internet Archive’s work is much more ambitious than that. Founder Brewster Kahle says through scanning books and recording video feeds around the world, it aims to make all human knowledge universally available on a decentralized Web, and illiberal impulses among leaders in America and elsewhere are only "putting a fire under our butts" to do the work, swiftly and effectively.

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  7. Patterns Day: Paul Lloyd

    Paul Lloyd speaking at Patterns Day in Brighton on June 30, 2017.

    A one-day event for web designers and developers on design systems, pattern libraries, style guides, and components.

    Patterns Day is brought to you by Clearleft.

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  8. Song Exploder | R.E.M.

    Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of R.E.M. break down "Try Not to Breathe" from their seminal album Automatic for the People.

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  9. Adactio: Journal—Seams

    There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

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  10. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In ‘Interstellar’ : NPR

    The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relativity and even some spoilers.

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