Friday the Twenty-Second of July, 2016

Astra Nauseam (@astranauseam) on Twitter
Autogenerating a fictional constellation every hour. (filed under: space lies creations twitter)

Glanced at: Asterism (astronomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic AdventureOne Easy Step: Research Phase |Facebook's Aquila drone completes first test flightNo, you're not entitled to your opinionTrump and the Dark Art of Bad Publicity - POLITICO MagazineDeep Sea Mining: An Invisible Land Grab | National Geographic Society (blogs)Politicians to blame for rise of 'respectable racism', says Lady Warsi | Politics | The GuardianAre Board Games Getting Worse? - Best PlayGeometry of Footballs and the Cube-shaped Ball - YouTubeHow a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology - The Atlantic'Moebius Strip', John Ernest | TateRead This If You Feel Like You Cant Stop Creating Problems In Your Mind Medium
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Friday the Eighth

IFDB: PataNoir
"The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle." (filed under: metaphors games language if)

Glanced at: Mogees Play - a new way to make music and play games by Mogees Ltd. KickstarterKidlington's mystery tourist influx continues to baffle locals - BBC NewsThis advice on how to deal with racist mouthy twats has gone viral because its good advice | The PokeWhy did ancient Egypt spend 3000 years playing a game nobody else liked? Eurogamer.netFrom a Million Miles: The Moon Crossing the Face of Earth'Clue' Makers Have Killed Off Mrs. White, Replaced Her With Dr. Orchid | Mental Floss UKWhy you should be nice to your robots | Oliver Burkeman | Life and style | The Guardian

Thursday the Seventh

Data Mining Novels Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling
"In particular, the team says the most popular are stories involving two sequential man-in-hole arcs and a Cinderella arc followed by a tragedy." (filed under: books words graphs)

Glanced at: The City Limits Camden People's TheatreSherborne House Macready screen - University of KentMeet The Fruit: Fraises Des Bois, the Best Strawberry You've Never Had - Modern FarmerZuru Bunch O Balloons Self-Tying Water Balloons - YouTubeHedonometerThe great tide: is Britain really equipped to cope with global warming? | Simon Parkin | World news | The GuardianThe war in Iraq was not a blunder or a mistake. It was a crime | Owen Jones | Opinion | The GuardianThe TV show I made with Michael Gove still gives me nightmares | Politics | The GuardianThe "Harvard Sentences" Secretly Shaped the Development of Audio Tech Food - Recipes - Pasta with courgette sauce and spinach ballsA Tory leadership race between two women is not a feminist revolution

Monday the Fourth

Scientists have created a microscopic, real life-or-death version of Pac-Man | Polygon
"The goal of the study was to discover how euglena respond to being in a life-or-death situation when being chased by rotifers in an physical area that's less than 1mm in diameter." (filed under: games simulations death mazes)

Transported by Design | A festival along Regent Street on Su | FlickrGlanced at: UK expedition explores potential and risks of deep sea gold rush | Environment | The GuardianSculptural revolution: Sussex welcomes a playful woodland Mao | Art and design | The GuardianCo-operative Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaGPS Museum, a database about geolocation and creativityInteresting things for July 2016 |Artist Liliane Lijn: 'It was William Burroughs who warned me off drugs' | Art and design | The GuardianLiliane Lijn - Power Game | Southbank CentreMars satellites may have been created by third moon, scientists say | Science | The Guardian

Friday the First

Prehistoric tombs may have doubled as star-gazing observatories | New Scientist
"Now archaeoastronomers are making the case that [passage graves] could also have been used for spotting stars at dawn, when they are normally too faint to see." (filed under: history secrets space light eyes)

German Military Underground Hospital | Guernsey. | Jodi | FlickrEuston station | Hidden London tour. | Jodi | FlickrBird Directions | Sarah O'C | FlickrGlanced at: Tesla driver dies in first fatal crash while using autopilot mode | Technology | The GuardianWater cannon bought by Boris Johnson to be sold off without being used | UK news | The GuardianBrexit vote: Consequences for EU nationals in UK, and UK nationals elsewhere in the EU | Caroline LucasFormer US drone technicians speak out against programme in Brussels | World news | The GuardianSix-card cribbage: rules and variations of the card gameEU presidency due to rotate to UK in 2017Austrian presidential election result overturned and must be held again | World news | The GuardianThis Board Game Designer Isnt Sorry About Taking a Big Risk | TIMEThe Other Side Is Not Dumb. MediumWhat was fake on the Internet this week: Why this is the final column - The Washington Post

Thursday the Thirtieth of June

Why elections are bad for democracy | David Van Reybrouck | Politics | The Guardian
"With sortition, you do not ask everyone to vote on an issue few people really understand, but you draft a random sample of the population and make sure they come to the grips with the subject matter in order to take a sensible decision." (filed under: politics nomic future)

Glanced at: Brexit: A Lesson from YugoslaviaUsing Foamcore: Part 1 - YouTubeFoam core insert modifications | BoardGameGeekWhite Text On Black Cards by Curtis Clark KickstarterWe economists must face the plain truth that the referendum showed our failings - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFSTell me more about the Final Score Bonus ("FSB") Spry Fox Support17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row | BFIMichael made an odd assassin but then Boris was a strange Caesar | Politics | The GuardianGovernment austerity policy a breach of international human rights, says UN report | UK Politics | News | The IndependentHubble Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiters Atmosphere | NASA

Tuesday the Fourteenth

The London Underground's Iconic Typeface Gets A Redesign | Co.Design | business + design
"Today, the type foundry is announcing a new remastering of Johnston called Johnston100. [It] tries to bring a little bit of Johnston's original spirit back, with wider characters, looser spacing, and a slightly more eccentric feel." (filed under: fonts design history london tube)

Glanced at: Jeremy Corbyn attacks 'wolves in sheep's clothing' Johnson and Farage | Politics | The GuardianCharities would lose 200m in funding from Brexit, says pro-EU campaign | Third SectorThe World of the Mightiest Road Builders with Potential for Violence.

Tuesday the Seventh - I charge thee, speak!
I played around with a different take on the same idea five years ago, but didn't do anything with it, so here it is. "Proposed Marcellus Shale Legislation Gets Mixed Reviews." (filed under: creations writing twitter)
Word By Word: Twitter writes The Compete Works of Shakespeare / Shakespeare's Globe
"From Thursday 5 May, the typewriter will begin to type out The Complete Works from start to finish, sourcing its words from Tweets sent out in real time." (filed under: writing technology twitter) (via: viv)

Glanced at: The Rebel Magazine: Looking back at David Devant & His Spirit WifeHS2: the zombie train that refuses to die | Simon Jenkins | UK news | The GuardianBjarke Ingels' Serpentine Gallery Pavilion revealed on InstagramNew blood test targets depression - BBC NewsStewart Lee and those Damned Immigrants - YouTubeThe SkinGun sprays your own stem cells onto burns to speed wound healing | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingThe boy who didn't come back from heaven: inside a bestseller's 'deception' | Books | The Guardian

Saturday the Twenty-Eighth of May

Doc around the clock: BBC Arena celebrates 40 years in a day | Sight & Sound | BFI
"Approaching its 40th anniversary in characteristically thoughtful and ludic fashion, long-time producer Anthony Wall and editor Emma Matthews have revisited its archive of over 600 films from which they’ve terraformed a 24-hour film." (filed under: television history time)

Glanced at: Election Expenses exposed - Channel 4 NewsEvent: Night and Day - The Arena Time Machine | Carroll / FletcherNew Labyrinths of Poured Salt by Motoi Yamamoto Cover the Floors of a French Castle | Colossal

Thursday the Twenty-Sixth

Antisocial network: how self-deprecation is taking over the internet | Technology | The Guardian
" a world of constantly switched-on, ostentatious displays of popularity and people having an ostensibly TOTALLY AWESOME TIME, perhaps it isn't surprising that things would start to pitch in the opposite direction (known as JOMO, joy of missing out)." (filed under: society internet illusions)

Glanced at: Neanderthals built mysterious cave structures 175,000 years ago | Science | The GuardianKENSINGTON - Westminster & Pimlico NewsThe Worlds Biggest Industry Just Got Served NewCo Shift MediumCinema for a quid at Picturehouse Central! | Picturehouse BlogLatest gloomy and highly manipulative images of... - The Bend aka Elephant and Castle RoundaboutThe GRIM test a method for evaluating published research. MediumThis door in North London makes me hideously uncomfortable. - ImgurGreenpeace climbs British Museum on opening day of BP-sponsored Sunken cities exhibition | Greenpeace UKGreenpeace activists scale British Museum to protest BP sponsorship | Environment | The GuardianLast 48 hours - MyGridGBPattern formation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaPeter Thiels dangerous campaign against Gawker | Fusion3D Visual Explanation of Winston Freer Tile Puzzle - YouTubeSkullpture at the Grant Museum opens today | UCL Museums & Collections BlogGinger sweet tofu with pak choi | BBC Good Food

Monday the Twenty-Third

How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds | Society | The Guardian
"Printed on the tray was an aphorism attributed to GK Chesterton: “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” Japan Tobacco International, owner of the Benson & Hedges brand in the UK, credited the packaging innovation with a near 47% year-on-year rise in sales." (filed under: chesterton cigarettes advertising)

Glanced at: Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity | Society | The Guardian - Night Tube: start date confirmed with all-night trains running from August | Transport | News | London Evening Standard - Rebuild Eric: The UK's First Robot by Science Museum Kickstarter - Uber riders are willing to pay up to 9.9x in surge pricing if their phone battery's low -
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