This is a wonderful presentation by Kimberley at O’Reilly’s Fluent Conference, running through the history of the Line Mode Browser and the hack project we worked on at CERN to emulate it.
I love this talk.
Alex takes a long-zoom look at the web and our technology stacks, from ’60s counterculture to start-up culture, touching on open source and the indie web along the way.
Here’s a talk give at a community event in London last summer.
I’m at Disney World for a special edition of An Event Apart, so this lightning talk from Dan Williams seems appropriate to revisit.
Do you want to know what the truth is about shrimps? They’re the idiots of the sea! One time I saw a shrimp just swim right into a rock.
This is a great summation of the origins of Science Hack Day from Ariel.
All the marvellous hacks from Science Hack Day San Francisco being demoed at the end of the event.
Mine is the first one up, five minutes in.
I feel that this is relevant to that discussion I had with Malarkey on his podcast about advertising.
A documentary on our digital dark age. Remember this the next time someone trots out the tired old lie that “the internet never forgets.”
If we lose the past, we will live in an Orwellian world of the perpetual present, where anybody that controls what’s currently being put out there will be able to say what is true and what is not. This is a dreadful world. We don’t want to live in this world. —Brewster Kahle
It’s a terrible indictment of where our priorities were for the last 20 years that we depend essentially on children and maniacs to save our history of this sort. —Jason Scott
This year’s Maker Faire in Brighton was excellent as always.
Tom Scott’s energetic dConstruct talk.
Tantek’s great talk on the Indie Web from Web Directions Code in Melbourne earlier this year.
A fantastic collection of short videos from Luke on interaction design for devices of all shapes and sizes.
Make yourself a nice cup of tea, hit “Play all”, sit back, relax and learn from the master.
Almost six minutes of me squinting in the sun and sharing my reckons while seagulls squawk in the background.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Once you get past the cheesy intro music, there are some gems from Robert Cailliau in here.
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 great history lesson from Dave.
Ah, I remember when the CSS Zen Garden was all fields. Now get off my CSS lawn.
An excellent tale of performance optimisation …complete with a coda on looking behind the numbers when it comes to analytics data.
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.
A great short talk from Clare about Code Club.
And this is why Code Club is such a great initiative.
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 nice little profile of local Brighton photographer extraordinaire, Lomokev.
Clearleft have been working with Channel 4 News on their new redesign. Here’s Jon Snow explaining responsive design.
3D printing an exoskeleton for a child with arthrogryposis — technology can be so fricking awesome!
The trailer for a documentary on flutemaker Patrick Olwell. The film should be done later this year.
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.
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.
A beautiful and disturbing piece of data visualisation. The numbers are quite astonishing.
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.
Jason’s rip-roaring presentation from Defcon last year.
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.
A trifecta of nice things:
- LCD Soundsystem.
Cute CSS animations illustrating the incredible rate of uploads to YouTube.
The final amalgam of Star Wars Uncut is an absolute joy to behold. I enjoyed every single moment of this.
A 1960 advertisement for IBM’s SAGE system …WOPR by another name.
To be ready for the worst so that the worst will never happen…
What would Google+, YouTube and Facebook have looked like in 1997?
My short talk from Aral’s Update conference in Brighton last September. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. If I only I had a handheld mic—then I could’ve done a microphone drop at the end.
Ariel is interviewed by Seth Shostak. Science! Science! Science!
Possibly the least imaginative concept video ever made, this piece commissioned by Blackberry shows a dystopian near-future ruled by security departments run by people with very, very tired arms.
This vision thing commissioned by Microsoft shows a future-friendly networked world where content flows like water from screen to screen.
This remains one of the greatest pieces of documentary footage ever filmed.
I never expected to see a cross between responsive design and AR, but here ya go:
A silly mashup of HTML5 technologies: We use the canvas to capture the contents of a video element. The canvas then identifies the blue markers and overlays an iframe on top of it. The iframe contains our website (upperdog.se) which has a responsive design.
What if Mario had a portal gun?
It’s Opera …but it’s folk.
We played at the bottom of the art-deco staircase in Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion. Sounds pretty good, if I do say so myself.
I, for one, welcome our autonomous swarming robot overlords.
So that’s what they were filming when I came out of band practice the other day. This is my neighbourhood.
Ariel’s inspiring keynote from OSCON in Portland, featuring two very exciting Science Hack Day announcements at the end.
Pitch-perfect parody of Adam Curtis’s particular style of documentary guff.
Two fine songwriters. Only one of them is still with us.
The plan to get Curiosity Rover onto the surface of Mars (ignore the cheesy sound effects in space).
Yeah, it’s an April Fool’s video (lamest day on the internet) but this is amusing.
We want the finest Star Wars parodies known to man—we want them here and we want them now!
When you see Craig’s Han Solo PI side by side with the original title sequence of Magnum PI, the genius shines through.
If I had the right biological equipment, I think I too might offer to bear Stephen Fry’s children …in a song.
Southby is something of an easy target for ridicule, but this is still mildly amusing.
Live footage from Shea Stadium in an alternate universe.
James’s talk from Tools Of Change. Great stuff!
There are two things I’d like to see after watching this video:
- A slew of parodies to highlight the unintended consequences of this marketeer’s panopticon,
- The Paleofuture blog post in 100 years looking back at this.
Well, y’know, you never think it’s your kid whose gonna go sell enriched uranium to a rogue nation.
This may be one of the best pecha kuch— I mean, Ignite presentations I’ve ever seen.
Hooky never looked so good.
Visualising the Republic of Letters.
Past predictions of the future.
“And the terrorists were over-zealous, but it was sweet when they killed Ellis…”
“Lowery? Has anyone seen Sam Lowery?”
Acceptable variations include “Get the hell out of there!” and “Get him/her/them out of there!”
The Paleofuture blog, that excellent trove of past visions of the future, has a corresponding video channel. The first episode is all about food.
The Assassination Of Yogi Bear By The Coward Boo-Boo.
This is exactly why I always choose the combined queue in Waitrose even if it looks longer than the queue for a single till.
A montage of this year’s films.
Generative music with YouTube.
A very handy tool for converting YouTube videos to MP3.
YouTube Time Machine: this is beautiful and fascinating. Set phasers to WWILF.
This little quiz is surprisingly addictive: match the inane comment to the YouTube video.
I believe it was the philosopher Conflicticus who said, "Only stupid bastards help EMI."
Best. Domain name. Ever.
Standalone embeddable widgets from Google that you can drop into any web page. The maps widget finally frees the maps API from the tyranny of coupling a domain with an API key.
Because everything goes better with keyboard cat.
A sobering article on the cost of being a truly global website. This gives some context to Last.fm's recent pricing model decision.