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James talks about his latest project, The Right To Flight.
James talks about his latest project, The Right To Flight.
Almost six minutes of me squinting in the sun and sharing my reckons while seagulls squawk in the background.
45 years ago today.
A look at the architectural history of the network hubs of New York: 32 Avenue of the Americas and 60 Hudson Street. Directed by Davina Pardo and written by her husband Andrew Blum, author of Tubes: A Journey to the Centre of the Internet.
These buildings were always used as network hubs. It’s just that the old networks were used to house the infrastructure of telephone networks (these were the long line buildings).
In a way, the big server hotel of New York—111 Eight Avenue—was also always used to route packets …it’s just that the packets used to be physical.
The Aaron Swartz film is available on the Internet Archive under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial share-alike license.
A short film about Claude Shannon and Information Theory — not exactly as in-depth as James Gleick’s The Information, but it does a nice job of encapsulating the fundamental idea.
Tantek’s talk at the Personal Democracy Forum on the past, present, and future of independent publishing on the web.
Chase Reeves likes Huffduffer so much, he made a video about it.
Did you see Keren at dConstruct 2012? Well, here she is at this year’s TED conference delivering a barnstorming talk on hacker culture.
A short sci-fi film from director Wanuri Kahiu set in the aftermath of a worldwide water war.
Steven Johnson’s new television series will be shown on BBC in a few months time. Looks like it’s going to be good Burkian fun.
A lovely little profile of Paul and his sketches.
The Web Is Agreement! The URI Is The Thing!
A profile of Demetrios Matsakis, keeper of time at U.S. Naval Observatory, America’s equivalent to Greenwich in its importance for timekeeping in the modern world.
I finally got around to reading Red Men by Matthew De Abaitua recently. It’s like Nick Harkaway crossed with Jeff Noon.
Here’s hoping that this short film will be developed into a full-length feature.
What a wonderful way to go online!
A great talk by Amber on the history of personal publishing and the ideas and technologies driving the Indie Web movement.
This fun-looking short film—funded by Brighton’s Lighthouse Arts—is screening at the Duke Of York’s Cinema on Saturday, March 1st followed by a panel discussion with the director and science-comedienne Helen Keen.
There were some technical difficulties with microphones, and it was a bit weird presenting inside a cinema, but I still had fun yapping on at last year’s Future Of Web Design in New York.
A searing, angry, heartfelt eulogy.
The video of my closing talk at this year’s Full Frontal conference, right here in Brighton.
I had a lot of fun with this, although I was surprisingly nervous before I started: I think it was because I didn’t want to let Remy down.
This was my favourite moment from the Handheld conference in Cardiff.
This is the talk I gave at the border:none event in Nuremberg last month. I really enjoyed it. This was a chance to gather together some thoughts I’ve been mulling over for a while about how we approach front-end development today …and tomorrow.
Warning: it does get quite ranty towards the end.
Also: it is only now that the video is released that I see I spent the entire talk looking like a dork with a loop of wire sticking out of the back of my head.
Once you get past the cheesy intro music, there are some gems from Robert Cailliau in here.
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Iain M.Banks and dConstruct, together at last.
Here’s the CSS and markup you need to make third-party iframes responsive. Handy!
Forget Hyperloop: this is some truly mindblowing technology from Elon Musk. In this latest test, the Grasshopper from SpaceX shows off its lateral movement for a reusable rocket.
Combine that with the sheer power of Falcon Heavy and you’ve got some amazing design and engineering.
See that helmet? That’s my helmet. Jim borrowed it for this video.
And now I think that the Future Friendly posse has a theme song.
A wonderful presentation by time-traveller Bret Viktor.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this classic documentary on graphic design, courtesy of its producer Edward Tufte.
The closing hot topics panel I moderated at this year’s Mobilism conference in Amsterdam, featuring Remy, Wilto, Jake, and Dan.
A great history lesson from Dave.
Ah, I remember when the CSS Zen Garden was all fields. Now get off my CSS lawn.
Pretty motherfuton funny.
I gave the opening keynote at the Beyond Tellerand conference a few weeks back. I’m talked about the web from my own perspective, so expect excitement and anger in equal measure.
This was a new talk but it went down well, and I’m quite happy with it.
My presentation from the Industry conference in Newcastle a little while back, when I stepped in for John Allsopp to deliver the closing talk.
A great post by Stuart on the prospect of DRM-by-any-other-name in HTML.
The argument has been made that if the web doesn’t embrace this stuff, people won’t stop watching videos: they’ll just go somewhere other than the web to get them, and that is a correct argument. But what is the point in bringing people to the web to watch their videos, if in order to do so the web becomes platform-specific and unopen and balkanised?
A lovely little highlight reel that Craig put together from the Responsive Day Out.
A really nice short film about the Willie Clancy Summer School. It makes me want to get back to Miltown Malbay this July.
A design fiction video depicting technology that helps and hinders in equal measure.
A beautiful short film on the amazing work being done at the Internet Archive, produced on the occasion of their 10 petabyte celebration.
Dan is collecting all of those product demo videos aimed squarely at young white single males with iPhones.
A beautiful timelapse visualisation of code commits to Flickr from 2004 to 2011.
All the videos from last year’s Breaking Development conference in Dallas are up on the site. They’re all excellent.
A short film about interaction design.
The slides and audio from Andy’s exceptional talk earlier this year at Southby, combined into one video.
It really is excellent, although he does make the mistake of pulling the “dogma” card on those who woud disagree with him, and he really doesn’t need to: his argument is strong enough to stand on its own.
Ethan’s excellent talk from last year’s An Event Apart.
In this session Ethan reviews strategies for handling trickier elements that would make even the most seasoned designer quail: stuff like advertising, complex layouts, deep navigation patterns, third-party media, and, yes, actual, honest-to-goodness content.
This is my opening talk from Smashing conference a few months back in Freiburg, where I used to live.
Marc Thiele, the lovely organiser of the Beyond Tellerand conference, needs our help recovering the video footage from this year’s event:
The HDD with all recordings (16 talks, 2 cameras) crashed. After sending the HDD to a recovery center they sent me a quote about 2832 Euro for the recovery job.
That’s about $4000. So far it’s three quarters of the way there already! Let’s see if we can hit that target.
A lovely new service from Adrian that allows you to sync up guitar tabs with videos. It’s a very impressive in-browser app.
A great short talk from Clare about Code Club.
And this is why Code Club is such a great initiative.
Peter Saville talks about the enduring appeal of his cover for Unknown Pleasures.
I like to think of all the variations and mashups as not just tributes to Joy Division, but tributes to Jocelyn Bell Burnell too.
These three talks are worth your time.
A really nicely designed site to help you catch up on some good conference talks you might have missed.
This is the talk I gave at the Webdagene conference in Norway a few weeks back. I called it Responsive Enhancement but I think the Norwegian title translates as “Improvements Through Responsive Design.”
Song-a-day Mann closed out this year’s Brooklyn Beta by singing this song (number #1381 in his ongoing series). We all sang along. It was pretty damn great.
A well-executed sci-fi short film on augmented reality and gamification.
This looks handy: a video-sharing service designed specifically to work with Silverback
A nice little profile of local Brighton photographer extraordinaire, Lomokev.
A beautiful sight: the digital and the physical interacting through glowsticks.
Clearleft have been working with Channel 4 News on their new redesign. Here’s Jon Snow explaining responsive design.
A short piece on the experiment that James conducted with Lighthouse in the foyer of the Cleareft office building, trying to show some kind of physical representation of coding.
I’m going to be attending Seb’s CreativeJS and HTML5 course in Brighton on September 13th and 14th …and I strongly suspect that it’s going to be great.
3D printing an exoskeleton for a child with arthrogryposis — technology can be so fricking awesome!
A little something to whet your appetite for dConstruct: Scott’s superb talk from this year’s Mobilism conference in Amsterdam.
Another beautiful timelapse video made from photographs taken from the International Space Station.
The music from Sunshine gets me every time.
A great talk on the nature of the web that Paul gave in Copenhagen recently.
Pitch-perfect parody from The Onion:
HP announced they’re making a new push into cloud computing and that they totally know what that is.
In related news, I’ve ordered my “the cloud is a lie” T-shirt from James.
This is like a video version of Huffduffer (without the timeshifting). It’s very nicely done.
The trailer for a documentary on flutemaker Patrick Olwell. The film should be done later this year.
A beautiful short film about The Long Now Foundation’s Rosetta Project.
It’s kinda nuts that in the space of just a few months, Code Club has gone from being an idea by Clare and Linda into something with an all-star promo video.
Some of these hacks created at the Science Hack Day in Eindhoven are seriously nuts. That’s “nuts” as in “brilliant”.
In light of the recent death of Ray Bradbury, I think we should all honour his memory by revisiting this song (featuring some future-friendly headgear).
I’ll feed you grapes and Dandelion Wine and we’ll read a little Fahrenheit 69…
A satirical parody of post-singularity existence by Tom Scott inspired by Jim Munroe’s Everyone in Silico and Rudy Rucker’s Postsingular.
Bravo, Bruce, bravo.
I heard Glen Campbell’s “Like A Rhinestone Cowboy” on the radio and began absent-mindedly singing “Like a rounded corner” to it.
The video of the panel I moderated on device and network APIs on the second day of Mobilism in Amsterdam. It’s not quite as snappy as the browser panel (which, given the subject matter, is unsurprising) but it was still good fun.
Here’s the video of the mobile browser panel I moderated at Mobilism in Amsterdam. These guys were really good sports to put up with my wisecracking shots for cheap laughs at their expense.
A fantastic taste of what you can expect in Seb’s Creative Coding workshop.
This really is a ridiculously smart way of keeping third-party videos scalable in responsive layouts. I’ve just implemented it on this year’s dConstruct site.
A beautiful and disturbing piece of data visualisation. The numbers are quite astonishing.
No, you’re tearing up watching a video about a boy who built his own arcade out of cardboard. I’ve just got something in my eye.
This is so cool! A short screencast about Huffduffer.
A great talk by Nicholas on what progressive enhancement means today. There’s some good ammunition in here.
Press play on each video, sit back, and relax.
Jason’s rip-roaring presentation from Defcon last year.
Mozilla will be supporting H.264 …but they’re not happy about it.
I won’t sugar-coat this pill. But we must swallow it if we are to succeed in our mobile initiatives. Failure on mobile is too likely to consign Mozilla to decline and irrelevance.
I really enjoyed Matt’s talk from Webstock. I know some people thought it might be a bit of a downer but I actually found it very inspiring.
The video that was played at Jeffrey’s inauguration into the South by Southwest Interactive Hall of Fame.
The video of my talk from Webstock, all about wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff like networks and memory.
How awesome is this!? Ariel is on TV in a promo spot for the Syfy channel …all thanks to Spacehack.org.
Neal Stephenson speaks at Solve For X on the relative timidity of scientific (and science fictional) progress in our current time.
A five year old provides a few remarks on some popular logos. Cute!
A hackweek project from Twitter employees to create the best/worst recruitment video of all time.
Nik demos the neat interactions in Realmac’s latest piece of iOS software in this cute little video.
I loved this talk from Travis at New Adventures in Web Design, especially when he talked of the importance of Geocities and MySpace in democratising creative expression on the web.
We may have later bonded over that Ze Frank quote while in the toilet at the after-party …there may have even been hugs.
A trifecta of nice things:
The video of my presentation on digital preservation at last year’s Build conference.
Our communication methods have improved over time, from stone tablets, papyrus, and vellum through to the printing press and the World Wide Web. But while the web has democratised publishing, allowing anyone to share ideas with a global audience, it doesn’t appear to be the best medium for preserving our cultural resources: websites and documents disappear down the digital memory hole every day. This presentation will look at the scale of the problem and propose methods for tackling our collective data loss.