Thursday the Thirtieth of June, 2016

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
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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 GuardianNight Tube: start date confirmed with all-night trains running from August | Transport | News | London Evening StandardRebuild Eric: The UK's First Robot by Science Museum KickstarterUber riders are willing to pay up to 9.9x in surge pricing if their phone battery's low

Friday the Twentieth

For World’s Newest Scrabble Stars, SHORT Tops SHORTER - WSJ
"The data showed how often a long word would leave the player vulnerable to a counterstrike or a series of bad draws." (filed under: games words scrabble)

FLYPOSTING | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: How It's Made: Board Games at a Chinese Factory - YouTubeAI will create 'useless class' of human, predicts bestselling historian | Technology | The GuardianGiant Octopus Kite - YouTubeThe Restart Project - let's fix our relationship with electronics The Restart ProjectGreg Jones | Still WorksKite Calendar - - Your calendar of kite eventsForty Percent of the Buildings in Manhattan Could Not Be Built Today - The New York TimesNew York parks using goats as chemical-free weed control alternative | World news | The Guardian

Wednesday the Eighteenth

University ban on mortarboard throwing: 'We'll Photoshop them in' | Education | The Guardian
"...students were told that images of the headwear will be digitally added afterwards if they simply mime the act when photographs are being taken." (filed under: clothing illusions)

Glanced at: How I Acted Like A Pundit And Screwed Up On Donald Trump | FiveThirtyEightBingeClock, how long does it take to watch every episode of that TV show?The Machine Stops: Did EM Forster predict the internet age? - BBC NewsRevealed: the biggest money makers on Kickstarter UK | Technology | The GuardianSo you want to build a generator... - Kate Compton

Thursday the Twelfth

Science Advisor (@civadvisor) on Twitter
Civilization alert boxes plus Wikipedia's fads-by-decade categories: "Discovery of Gangnam Style by Germans renders reality television obsolete." (filed under: history creations)

Caterpillar | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Glanced at: Car falls down huge hole in street in Charlton, London - BBC NewsThe Matre D' by PowerhoofStory of cities #34: the struggle for the soul of Milton Keynes | Cities | The GuardianGreat ways to enjoy Weetabix.pdfFacebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | Technology | The GuardianThe inside story of Facebooks biggest setback | Rahul Bhatia | Technology | The Guardian

Sunday the Eighth

Patrick Chaplin: Darts on the Wireless
"The BBC is determined to make us play games of one sort or another. Now they want us to play darts, not merely to listen to a commentary on someone else playing, but they are going to put one man in the studio to play against you!" (1938) (filed under: sport radio history)

Glanced at: The BBC will be so dull if the Tories get their way | Armando Iannucci | Opinion | The GuardianThe Cheese of the Vikings: A Long Tradition Lives on at a Single Dairy in Norway | REAL SCANDINAVIA

Friday the Sixth

Accessibility Kit | 64 Ounce Games
"64 Oz. Games accessibility kits allow both blind and sighted players to play together with a [boardgame] retail product. [...] Most of our kits consist mainly of transparent sleeves and a printout with all of the text of all of the cards." (filed under: games eyes) (via: james)

Glanced at: Color Blind Accessibility for Designers | - Threadbare RPG: A stitchpunk tabletop role-playing game by Stephanie Bryant Kickstarter - Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously. | vellumatlanta - Americans Distaste For Both Trump And Clinton Is Record-Breaking | FiveThirtyEight - 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship named after Attenborough - BBC News - The lost art of reading other people's handwriting - BBC News - BBC Interviewer gets Schooled about Media Propaganda by Noam Chomsky - YouTube - Game Over : Kasparov vs Deep Blue FULL MOVE (SRPSKI PREVOD ) - YouTube - Peter Serafinowicz interviews Brian Eno: Honour thy error as a hidden intention | Big Issue - Zac Goldsmith attacked by senior Tory over London mayoral election tactics | Politics | The Guardian - New Puzzles from the 2016 New York Toy Fair - YouTube - The Not-Quite-Robots That Help Fix Fusion Reactors - YouTube - Mottainai | Board Game | BoardGameGeek - BBC 2 | THE 50TH BIRTHDAY IDENT MONTAGE - YouTube - Global press reaction to Sadiq Khan a mix of curiosity and ignorance | Politics | The Guardian -
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