Frank has published the (beautifully designed) text of his closing XOXO keynote.
The transcript of a really great—and entertaining—talk on performance by Wilto. I may have laughed out loud at points.
The fascinating history of India’s space program is the jumping-off point for a comparison of differing cultural attitudes to space exploration in Anab’s transcript of her Webstock talk, published on Ev’s blog.
From astronauts to afronauts, from cosmonauts to vyomanauts, how can deep space exploration inspire us to create more democratic future visions?
Another typically excellent talk from Maciej, this time to the Library of Congress. Digital preservation, surveillance, machine learning …it’s all in there, and it makes for grim reading, but there’s also optimism:
My dream for the web is for it to feel like big city. A place where you rub elbows with people who are not like you. Somewhere a little bit scary, a little chaotic, full of everything you can imagine and a lot of things that you can’t. A place where there’s room for chain stores, room for entertainment conglomerates, but also room for people to be themselves, to create their own spaces, and to learn from one another.
Here’s the full text of Charlotte’s fantastic short talk at the Dot York event last week. I’m so, so proud of her.
The transcript of a great talk by Wilto, focusing on responsive images, inlining critical CSS, and webfont loading.
When we present users with a slow website, a loading spinner, laggy webfonts—or tell them outright that they‘re not using a website the right way—we’re breaking the fourth wall. We’ve gone so far as to invent an arbitary line between “webapp” and “website” so we could justify these decisions to ourselves: “well, but, this is a web app. It… it has… JSON. The people that can’t use the thing I built? They don’t get a say.”
We, as an industry, have nearly decided that we’re doing a great job as long as we don’t count the cases where we’re doing a terrible job.
A subset of one of my favourite sites on the web:
Explore the Arctic of the past from the deck of a whaling ship.
Choose your vessel and get transcribing.
Maciej has published the transcript of his magnificent (and hilarious) talk from dConstruct 2013.
The text of Mandy’s astounding dConstruct talk.
IM conversations between a cat and its so-called owner.
The Zooniverse boffins have done it again! This time you can help to transcribe ancient Egyptian texts. Brilliant!
The Google voicemail transcript, which begins at 11 minutes in, cracked me up.
This is a truly excellent project: transcribing and archiving the transmissions of historic space missions. Excellent!
What a superb project! Forget Mechanical Turk — this is the way to harness the collective intelligence of humans: transcribing weather observations made by naval ships at the beginning of the twentieth century. It's all grist for the climate model mill.
A list of services you can use to get your podcast transcribed.
The latest project from by Joshua Green Allen aka Fireland.
Remember the video of that Cadbury's ad I linked to a while back? It turns out that there's a transcript of the video on the website.