Quote of the week
I was alive when people thought it was just amazing to have a fax machine. Now I’m alive and people think it’s amazing to still have a fax machine.
Articles of the week
- Neurofiction: What if a book could read you?
Machine learning meets EEG meets fiction: a piece of neurofiction uses feedback from your brain to change the story.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education: You’re Distracted. This Professor Can Help.
Prof. David Levy of the University of Washington is trying to help his students improve their focus and decrease their internet multitasking using meditation exercises.
- Quartz: Mobile computing no longer exists
An interesting notion: the distinction between “mobile” computing and all other kinds of computing is decreasing in relevance, as our various screens become increasingly interchangeable.
- Fast Company: Editorially Wants to Redesign Writing For The Web
Editorially, a “lightweight plaintext editor,” is designed to deal with the needs of digital publishing by removing some of the social and technical awkwardness of the tools we’re used to.
- MIT Technology Review: Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Disappearing Messages Are Everywhere
On the popularity of “ephemeral messaging” apps and changing privacy values. Jenna Wortham also addressed this topic a couple months ago, noting their deviation from the “success theater” that social media often seems to encourage.