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Robin Sloan
writing journalism 287,968 followers
"Now I must reckon, privately and in public, with the fact that I am the oldest man on Earth and still know nothing." theawl.com/2014/08/questi…
That is, @petergregson, he of the great Twitter-powered Listening Machine ♫ thelisteningmachine.org
'Lights in the Sky'—sublime new compositions for piano, cello, and Moooooog from @petergregson. itunes.apple.com/us/album/light…
Totally in the tank for @sammusmusic. I mean just look at that arm cannon. youtube.com/watch?v=s64aSH…
And live video streams resist the narrative compression of news; they're often slow-moving, chaotic, confusing. Sort of productively banal.
Live video streams—from #Ferguson & elsewhere—reveal how much even live, on-the-scene tweets and photos elide. There's just so much texture.
Even if you're not a journalist, @quinnnorton's piece on prep/gear to cover civil unrest is a fascinating read: medium.com/message/dresse…
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.@tableflipcon tickets are on sale! It's a con happening in SF in October, dedicated to tabletop game design & play. eventbrite.com/e/tableflip-a-…
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☆ I wrote up some notes on book making for The Message — Let's talk about margins: cmod.me/Vz9x2r pic.twitter.com/Pu8em2x0pw
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Also in this exhibit: paper prototype Magic cards! "(The Dreaded) Merfolk (of Death)" pic.twitter.com/LCjk3wLr9j
I would pay top dollar for admission into the Museum of Fantasy Maps.
An early Warcraft map sketch, looking approximately like every 12-year-old's fantasy kingdom ever. Wonderful. pic.twitter.com/TgqBTJXtSq
“Twitter is an interesting (and I think genuinely new) form of communication that also happens to be a corporation.” logger.believermag.com/post/898597471…
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absolutely astonishing: contemporaneous tweets from a witness to the ferguson killing twitter.com/7im/timelines/… pic.twitter.com/3tRGt5hHK5
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I’m just sitting in the dark, staring at tweetdeck, listening to Nina Simone.
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So much video journalism is so bad—or, not even bad, just… meh—that I often forget how revelatory the good stuff can be.
This ISIS series from @vicenews is riveting. By a wide margin the most important journalism they've done, I think. news.vice.com/video/the-isla…
(I feel like those last two retweets harmonize in an interesting way—like Remy's strawberry & cheese in the beginning of Ratatouille…)
Floating urban architecture: escapism or imprisonment? @LangeAlexandra explores both today @ReadReform: medium.com/re-form/just-a…
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An incredible 19th-century marine fortress in the Thames Estuary is for sale: bit.ly/Y5raZB | via @subbrit pic.twitter.com/9kfQZ7WJD1
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“The guy behind Garbage Pail Kids has been cartooning with code for 20 years” → dnlr.hn/1oLskns pic.twitter.com/HxPK6chOvo
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"The brain is a geometrician: it computes spatial bubbles, zones and perimeters…" Super good stuff from @aeonmag. aeon.co/magazine/being…
This one is for the comic book readers, the D&D players, the gatherers-of-Magic. medium.com/message/in-ner…