Author: anselm

@kissmehere and there! and there! and there! Kissing Booths FTW!

@kissmehere and there! and there! and there! Kissing Booths FTW!

Last night at makerlab we were talking about dating sites a bit – commenting on how strange it was that they didn’t leverage social networks. For fun today I threw a fun idea together as a test of how to make dating more social. It isn’t terribly serious but perhaps amusing. I like to combine talk with praxis. Here it is:

 

Iraq Deaths TwitterBot

Iraq Deaths TwitterBot

We’ve posted an update to our Iraq Deaths agent at http://twitter.com/iraqdeaths .┬áHere I’m going to journal and document the work involved in making this actually …

 

Biomimetic signaling in Twitter

Biomimetic signaling in Twitter

Anselm: Have you noticed how it is that the beasts in nature can in some circumstances appear to move as one? Socrates: Indeed. One has to look no further than to witness the swifts descend upon the Chapman chimney tower in Portland.

 

Bariloche and Patagonia Hike Planning

Bariloche and Patagonia Hike Planning

I’m planning three weeks of fairly straightforward hiking in Argentina – leaving Sunday January 19th 2009. Just for fun I thought I’d share whats involved in this process.

 

Riffing on modeling ecosystems

Riffing on modeling ecosystems

How can we build tools that help people make better decisions about the kind of large scale civic planning issues that affect them and their …

 

Mushrooms – peril or menace?

Mushrooms – peril or menace?

@reidab on mushrooms

 

The Aleph No-Op

The Aleph No-Op

In ‘Castle to Castle’ by Louis-Ferdinand Celine the author comments “Take the impressionists. They took their paintings out into the daylight, they painted out of doors; they saw people really eating lunch on the grass. The musicians worked in the same direction. It’s a long way from Bach to Debussy. They revolutionized sounds and colors.”