Pretty sure there’s at least a few naughty among you, but here’s the annual giftmix just the same. Happy holidays and best in 2012, friends.
This City Is Killing Me – Dusty Brown
Seeing the Lines – Mr. Projectile
Futureworld – Com Truise
Unbank – Plaid
Daydream – Tycho
German Clap – Modeselektor
Spacial – Tevo Howard*
Rubin – Der Dritte Raum
Human Reason – Adam Beyer
Planisphere – Justice
Genkai (1) – Biosphere
* Chicago artist
- Open data: A new goldmine
"No one has a clue what breakthroughs open data will allow, just as Reagan never guessed that future drivers would obey robot voices telling them to turn left."
- How Swedish Malort Became Chicago's Mascot Bitter Drink : NPR
"Turning taste buds into taste foes for generations."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson's remake of Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' headed to Fox in 2014
Perfect man for the job.
- Meet the Chicago Man Who Planned to Nuke the Moon
"Reiffel and his team focused on the potential scientific benefits of a lunar blast; beyond scaring the crap out of humanity."
- Coral-bots: teams of robots that repair reefs — Kickstarter
"Borrowing ideas from swarm intelligence, we can build on state of the art expertise in each of coral biology, autonomous underwater robots technology, swarm intelligence and video/image processing – giving coralbots the ability to distinguish coral and understand the other key things in its environment."
- Take the London Underground ... because it's closer to hell
A unique historical poster for the tube.
- Space Oddity revised and recorded by ISS Commander Chris Hadfield
Please can we make Hadfield chief of the ISS permanently?
- Meet ‘algoraves:’ Raves with music generated by artist-controlled algorithmic software
I want to like this. Not there yet.
- Anil Dash, ThinkUp on Big Omaha
Truly inspiring talk about how we can do better designing social interaction on the web. And what we can learn from mistakes doing so in cities.
- Pumpcast News
"You want Livin' on a Prayer?"
- Proud —> @cityforward: 'Free the Data, City Forward' - our 5-word speech @webbyawards. Way to go Jeff B! http://t.co/yipA2PIGlg 12 hours ago
- It can be done! --> @anthonymobile: interesting lunch w/ @immerito talking real time data+planning, reconstituted visions for smart cities 18 hours ago
- Oh good. It’s a cabbie who thinks the gas pedal is a bellows-pump for a harmonium. Hi, NYC! 2 days ago
- NYC and Philly, peeps: incoming next week. Hit me. 4 days ago
- Pomosexual. Donkey bridge. Eephus pitch. #termsfromtoday 4 days ago
- Nat’l Day of Civic Hacking almost here. Many options in Chicago: smartchicagocollaborative.org/join-us-for-th…. I’ll be at Adler: civichack.adlerplanetarium.org Join us! 12 hours ago
- CTA Train Tracker gets an update w/ “follow this train” and map of all active trains: transitchicago.com/traintracker/d…. Nice work @tonycoppoletta! 1 week ago
- .@scrawford presenting on broadband policy at @codeforamerica with G+ hangout to follow: 1p PDT. cfabroadbandpolicy.eventbrite.com 1 week ago
- RT @ChicagoCDO: Brenna Berman kicking off the #chisafehack @google http://t.co/oqrKddKX5y 1 week ago
- HUGE: “The default state of new and modernized Government information resources shall be open and machine readable.” whitehouse.gov/the-press-offi… 1 week ago