Links of the Day #13

This collection of links has been gathering dust since February. I'm hoping to get back into the practice of blogging more often. It's not that I haven't had things to blog about; since finishing my PhD and returning to the US, my usual internet routine has become anything but. Some of these stories are no longer timely, but nifty nonetheless. Time seems to be dragging on and flying by at the same time. I'll do my best over the upcoming weeks to clear my backlog of posts.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 04:28 PM PST
Fantastic HTML 5 sites and apps to experiment with.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 08:38 PM PST
For those of you in London, Feb 14th was your last opportunity to stop by the old Shoreditch Tube Station for a scheduled viewing: the whole thing is up for sale, listed at £180,000. Update: Too late, it sold for £665,000.
Posted: 18 Feb 2011 06:23 AM PST
As the world embraces its digital age — two billion people now use the Internet regularly — the line delineating two Americas has become more broadly drawn. There are those who have reliable, fast access to the Internet, and those, like about half of the 27,867 people in Clarke County, who do not. In rural America, only 60 percent of households use broadband Internet service. That is 10 percent less than urban households. Over all, 28 percent of Americans do not use the Internet at all.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 10:26 AM PDT
A new phalanx of anthropologist-warriors are being recruited, carrying "cultural scripts" to battle.
Posted: 01 Apr 2011 04:28 PM PDT
They were cool at the time.
Posted: 07 Apr 2011 06:08 AM PDT
"Save up to 90%" on the cost of academic journal articles by renting them? Students and academics who lose their library access between periods of academic affiliation might (unfortunately) find this service useful. But even "as little as $0.99" per article can add up.
Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:27 PM PDT
Edward and Dianna Peden had a dream: a dream of living underground in a concrete tomb with 2,000-pound blast doors separating them from the outside world. So they bought and refurbished the Atlas E missile site outside Topeka, KS and moved in.
Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:19 PM PDT
Working for Google has always had many perks, and most of them are pretty well known. Google employees enjoy free food, on-site workout facilities, and one free day a week to work on whatever they like – but you knew that already. One Google perk however, has been kept pretty quiet until just recently. Google has provided a hackerspace on their campus for about four years now, which is open to any employee that meets some pretty strict requirements. A written test is given before an employee can access the facilities, and even then they must be deemed worthy of working on particular pieces of equipment.
Posted: 06 May 2011 01:18 PM PDT
The Web is constantly turning out new and extraordinary services many of us are unfamiliar with. During TED University at this spring's TED2007 in Monterey, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, offered an ultra-fast-moving ride through sites in many different areas, from art, design and illustration, to daily news, blogs and curiosity.
Posted: 06 May 2011 12:41 PM PDT
Digital Media and Learning resources
Posted: 12 May 2011 11:52 AM PDT
Stanford should have hired an ethnographer first: "When Stanford's School of Medicine lent iPads to all new students last August, a curious thing happened: Many didn't like using them in class. Officials had hoped to stop printing an annual average of 3,700 pages of course materials per medical student, encouraging them to use digital materials instead. Some students rebelled, and Stanford was forced to resume offering printed notes to those who wanted them. In most classes, half the students had stopped using their iPads only a few weeks into the term." Stanford, I'm available if you'd like some ethnographic insight next time.


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