Sunday, October 30, 2011


Whenever I hear "popplet", or a similarly catchy internet term, I can't help but think of tribbles. (Oddly, I also just noticed the their resemblance to hedgehogs). Hrrm... Anyway, is a website where you can make your own, personal mind-maps and share them with people on the web. It's got a nice interface and it's real easy use.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Info and graphics

Making generational distinctions is always difficult and usually left as merely a vague separation of time periods. With computers and the internet, however, those 'time periods' appear more condensed than they have throughout much of recent history. There's a sense that culture is changing more rapidly than ever and that it's harder to get an accurate perception of those changes.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Tale of Infinite Adventure

Distributed cognition is a decedent of the idea of extended mind which I've addressed earlier on this blog. It's one thing to expound an idea as a description of a phenomenon already in place. It's quite another to then take that idea and use it to create an altogether new example. That's what the Infinite Adventure Machine is.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


PressPausePlayis a new movie about the art industry primarily, and (from what it appears in the trailer) art and culture secondarily. I'm only judging by the trailers as I haven't had a chance to watch the entire movie, which is notable for being offered free for download.