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Archive for December, 2012

The Monday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Monday, December 24th, 2012

From clicks to bricks: why some e-tailers now want actual storefronts | SmartPlanet The body (and its many-splendored sensorium) isn’t dead yet. We want to touch, not just watch. QUOTE The past decade has seen a non-stop discussion about the rise of online and virtual channels that are replacing physical storefronts. Now, it seems some […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Twitter, Instagram, And The Internet of (Disconnected) Things | MIT Technology Review Right on. QUOTE Not being able to share photos seamlessly from one social network to another may be the epitome of a “first world problem;” getting lost in the Australian outback because your smartphone manufacturer replaced a bulletproof mapping app with its inferior […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

America Is Finally Closing Prisons. Now What Do We Do With Them? – Design – The Atlantic Cities Time to re-purpose prisons. QUOTE From the 1920s through the 1960s, the U.S. incarceration rate remained remarkably stable. It wasn’t until the ’70s that all of this changed, that we started both imprisoning more people and holding […]

“Save your kisses” – must-read multimedia post.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

One of my Facebook friends pointed me to this article, Adam Curtis’s SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME – HOW THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, HAMAS AND THE ISRAELI RIGHT BECAME CO-DEPENDENTS IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP. It’s very much worth a read. Also, from a strictly formal perspective, I was intrigued by Adam Curtis’s insertion of vintage film […]

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