Views From The Tank
Button polyp coral
- Video Games Are Better Without Characters
"The real legacy of SimCity is its attempt—and failure—to make complex systems the protagonists instead of people."
- You're living in a lab: Microsoft, Accenture, Siemens, UI Labs tinker with a new 'city that works' here
Many lessons to be learned from the last time big technology attempted urban intervention.
- A Design For Skyscrapers That Don't Cast A Shadow
- Google Feud
Autocomplete + Family Feud is suprisingly addictive and unsurprisingly bizarre.
- ANALOG MEMORY DESK
The lovechild of the Memex and Ikea.
- Zombie-town USA: an infection simulator
Your axes are kill-to-bite ratio and time for a zombie to walk one mile.
- History of the Urban Dashboard
"All the insight that doesn’t accommodate tidy operationalization and air-tight widgetization: that’s what the dashboard screens out."
- Astronomers Watch a Supernova and See Reruns
- bioMASON Grows Bricks
Learning from coral.
- The Ghost in the MP3
"Salvaging the sounds and images lost to compression via the MP3 and MP4 codecs."