synapticmishap / John Gallagher

I’m building a time tracker without timers for the Mac called Lapsus. Find out more at http://lapsusapp.co.uk

There are four people in synapticmishap’s collective.

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  1. BBC - “The Human Button” (aired December 2008)

    "This story [of This American Life] includes excerpts from a radio documentary called "The Human Button", which originally aired on BBC Radio 4 in December, 2008. For more information visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4."

    Via This American Life 399: Contents Unknown, http://thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=399

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  2. Mark Boulton on design

    Mark Boulton recently spoke via Skype to my User-Centered Interface Design class at The Art Institute of Atlanta on the principles of design as they apply to the web, and his experience in the industry.

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    Tagged with design

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  3. Merlin Mann - Time & Attention Talk

    Where does your time and attention go? What is actually important to you? Are you making the provisions for what is really important to you?

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  4. The Human Interface (or: Why Products are People, Too) – Christopher Fahey

    We can no longer ask users to think like machines just to be able to use software. Instead, our systems must act more like people. User experience designers, in turn, need to stop thinking about interfaces as dumb control panels for manipulating machines and data and start thinking about them as human beings.

    In this talk, Christopher Fahey explores diverse areas of non-digital human experience in order to frame and showcase some of the most exciting current and emerging user experience design practices, ultimately inspiring designers to humanize their interfaces.

    From http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-10-day-3

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  5. A lecture by Robert J. Sawyer

    From TVO: BIG IDEAS - "Author Robert J. Sawyer explains how Hollywood’s approach to science fiction, starting with George Lucas’ Star Wars, has dulled the edge that made science fiction such a pertinent film genre. Sawyer dissects the problematic aspects of the original Star Wars film and shows how science fiction books continue to tackle difficult issues while their big screen counterparts take the easy road of big explosions and small ideas." - February 2008

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  6. The Sight Below / ISO50

    The Sight Below recently compiled an amazing tracklist for a Fact Magazine Mix packed with lush distorted dream pop from the 80’s and 90’s.

    • slowdive \ slowdive \ slowdive \ creation \ 1990
    • chapterhouse \ treasure \ whirlpool \ dedicated \ 1991
    • franke \ jag älskar dig \ aldrig förstå ep \ luxury \ 2003
    • joy division \ isolation \ closer \ factory \ 1980
    • echo & the bunnymen \ do it clean \ crocodiles \ korova \ 1980
    • spacemen 3 \ take me to the other side \ the perfect prescription \ glass records \ 1987
    • cocteau twins \ lorelei \ treasure \ 4ad \ 1984
    • kate bush \ hounds of love \ hounds of love \ emi \ 1985
    • iggy pop \ nightclubbing \ the idiot \ rca \ 1977
    • teenage filmstars \ loving \ star \ creation \ 1992
    • seefeel \ more like space \ more like space ep \ too pure \ 1993
    • clan of xymox \ no words \ clan of xymox \ 4ad \ 1985

    http://blog.iso50.com/2010/05/21/the-sight-below-post-rock-era-mix/

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  7. Game Theory

    Episode five of Another Five Numbers, the BBC radio series presented by Simon Singh.

    In 2000, the UK government received a windfall of around £23 billion from its auction of third generation (3G) mobile phone licences. This astronomical sum wasn’t the result of corporate bidders "losing their heads", but a careful strategy designed to maximise proceeds for the Treasury.

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  8. 2 — At The Double

    Episode two of A Further Five Numbers, the BBC radio series presented by Simon Singh.

    We all remember the story of the Persian who invented chess and who asked to be paid with 1 grain of rice on the first square, 2 on the second, 4 on the third and so on, doubling all the way to the 64th square. He bankrupted the state!

    This doubling is a form of exponential growth, which appears in everything from population growth to financial inflation to the inflation theory that supposedly caused the Big Bang.

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  9. The History of the Big Bang

    What is the Big Bang, who came up with idea and why do we believe in it? Simon Singh told the story of the Big Bang theory, from its birth in the 1920s to the observational evidence that backed it and then clinched it. As well as discovering the development of the Big Bang theory, Simon also discussed more generally how new scientific ideas are invented, developed and adopted, which included the partnership between theory and experiment and the role of personalities and politics.

    From http://www.gresham.ac.uk/event.asp?PageId=108&EventId=305

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  10. Simple as Pi

    Episode two of Five Numbers, the BBC radio series presented by Simon Singh.

    Most people’s first slice of Pi is at school where it is generally made palatable as either 3.14 or the fraction 3 1/7. The memory of this number may be fuzzy for those propelled through their Maths GCSE by the power of Casio (where Pi was reduced to a button on the bottom row of the calculator), but the likelihood is they still recall that romanticised notion of a number whose decimal places randomly go on forever. At its simplest, Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. At its most complex, it is an irrational number that cannot be expressed as the ratio of two whole numbers and has an apparently random decimal string of infinite length.

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