Link archive: December 22nd, 2010

Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Designing Fiction in Volume Q.

Julian Bleecker explains design fiction in the context of science fiction using the examples of gestural interfaces and virtual reality.

YouTube - paleofuture.tv [episode 00000: food]

The Paleofuture blog, that excellent trove of past visions of the future, has a corresponding video channel. The first episode is all about food.

paleofuture.tv [episode 00000: food]

YouTube - Yogi Bear Parody: “Booboo Kills Yogi” ending

The Assassination Of Yogi Bear By The Coward Boo-Boo.

Yogi Bear Parody:

End of 2010 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Matt Webb on photography.

You don’t see comments on like this on Facebook.

Law and the Multiverse | Superheroes, supervillains, and the law

Two lawyers attempt to answer the legal questions raised by the fictional conceits of superheroes. What is Superman’s immigration status? Who foots the bill when a hero damages property while fighting a villain? What happens legally when a character comes back from the dead?

No More Sharecropping!

A site dedicated to the principle of homesteading your data.

YouTube - Why the other line is likely to move faster

This is exactly why I always choose the combined queue in Waitrose even if it looks longer than the queue for a single till.

Why the other line is likely to move faster

adaptive path » making design principles stick

Kate Rutter on the importance of keeping design principles out in the open.

750 Words

An intriguing writing exercise. If I weren’t such a procrastinator, I would try it out.

Shanzai! (Wired UK)

Bobbie documents the work of Jan Chipchase, currently looking into the design decisions behind counterfeit goods on sale in Shanghai.

Comic Sans Criminal - There’s help available for people like you!

A somewhat condescending piece of work about Comic Sans …from a designer who uses the oh-so-passé Museo on his personal site.

Live by the judgemental sword, die by the judgemental sword.

9 hours (9h) Designer Capsule Hotel Review - Kyoto, Japan

A fascinating look at the experience design of the 9h brand of capsule hotel. I like the consistent use of colour, light and iconography.

The Blast Shack

Bruce Sterling on Wikileaks, Julian Assange, and the unintended consequences of cypherpunk.

oh yeah, paper!

Immanentizing the papernet.