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Daily Diigo Public Link 02/01/2008

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Research Groups Boom in Washington – New York Times tags: elizabeth_bumiller, nyt, politics, research, richard_florida, think_tanks, washington_dc Think tanks are apparently a booming industry, as Elizabeth Bumiller’s article shows. Richard Florida (“Tanked,” see observes: “A DC insider once told me these so-called think tanks don’t so much create new intellectual capital as repackage and […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 01/31/2008

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Is the Tipping Point Toast? — Duncan Watts — Trendsetting Annotated tags: business, duncan_watts, economic_anthropology, fast_company, influentials, malcolm_gladwell, network_theory, tipping_point, trendsetting Article by FC’s Clive Thompson on the latest work by Duncan Watts, who argues against the idea the trends are created by “influentials” who bring matters to a tipping point. Influentials On The Web […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 01/30/2008

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Lettering Grows in Brooklyn: Voice: AIGA Journal of Design: Writing: AIGA Annotated tags: brooklyn, design, lettering, place_making, reference, typeface – fascinating project about documenting various typefaces in Brooklyn It’s time to overhaul copyright law | Technology | Annotated tags: copyfight, copyright, cory_doctorow, law, socialjustice Excellent points by Cory Doctorow on how “folk” copyright usage […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 01/29/2008

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Boogie: Bleak Street Lifes (PingMag – The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things”) Annotated tags: boogie, brooklyn, drug_addiction, gangs, interview, nyc, photography, ping_mag, street_life Interview with “Serbian photographer Boogie [who] grew up in the war-torn region of former Yugoslavia, documenting protests and the disturbing portraits of skinheads. After moving from Belgrade to Brooklyn in […]

About consequences

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

A slight departure from matters of urbanism, if you will. When the spouse & I became a parents, we were compelled to re-examine all sorts of ideological beliefs, opting instead for principles and for what works (vs. principles and what we’d like to have work, or should work, or would be nice if it worked… […]

Hand-made links (for a change)

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Why is it that some of the most salient material presents itself — and in the greatest quantities — when one already has a mountain of mental meal on one’s plate, with nary a cranial cranny remaining into which the new material may be stuffed? I’m at the point where even bookmarking to Diigo isn’t […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 01/26/2008

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Gawker and the Rage of the Creative Underclass — New York Magazine tags: creatives, psychology, reference, schadenfreude, vanessa_grigoriadis, victoria References to a “creative underclass” and “roiling Schadenfreude” of course set off bells for anyone familiar with the Victoria BC scene, which has long sustained itself on highly creative (often volatile) people living on substandard wages. […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 01/24/2008

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

The Mobile City – TV glasses – watching video in private Annotated tags: anonymity, cities, privacy, public_space, technology Mobile City asks all the right questions (in this case, about video glasses, a visual sort of iPod or Walkman device). Eg.: “…it’s another addition to the array of media to shield off private media consumption in […]

Daily Diigo Public Link 01/22/2008

Monday, January 21st, 2008

How to make housing affordable (The Toronto Star) Annotated tags: affordability, canada, cities, development, socialjustice, toronto “By relying on donations from suppliers, a Brampton developer has managed to build high-quality abodes for low-income families. (…) When the 16-storey “Chapelview” project, on John St. in downtown Brampton, is finished next year, it will provide 200 apartments […]

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