Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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bijan:

Last year at the Jelly office in San Francisco, Biz Stone (Twitter cofounder and now the cofounder and CEO of Jelly*) read aloud a draft version of the blog post that would launch v1 of Jelly.

One line in particular hit me:

"It’s not that hard to imagine that the promise of a connected…

Posted at 6:17pm.

newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Mick Stevens: http://nyr.kr/1i7OfCU

Posted at 3:08pm.

newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Mick Stevens: http://nyr.kr/1i7OfCU

new-aesthetic:

Twitter / contagious: “Hmm, nobody is clicking our banner ads. Let’s try them on print. (via @spencerholladay)”

Posted at 1:34pm.

new-aesthetic:

Twitter / contagious: “Hmm, nobody is clicking our banner ads. Let’s try them on print. (via @spencerholladay)”

smartercities:

This Is What It’s Like to Drive on a Glow-in-the-Dark Highway | The Atlantic

In the Dutch city of Oss, 60 miles southeast of Amsterdam, there’s a highway named N329. During the day, N329 is a stretch of road like so many others around the world—paved, painted, studded with signs. At night, however, N329—a 500-meter stretch of it, anyway—transforms. Its markings glow in the dark. 

Posted at 12:00pm.

tetw:

by Michael Paterniti

Fifteen years after the handover, Hong Kong residents worry that their identity—and their freedoms—are slipping away…

Posted at 10:26am.

yessssssss

Paul Cantor “Hollywood Has a Major Problem” (via newspeedwayboogie)

(Source: medium.com)

Posted at 3:09pm.

But also, the format of television— much more than film— lends itself to how people consume content now. In small doses. Think about music. The release of a full-length album, with all its requisite buildup and hype, while still theoretically a cool idea, is no longer that interesting. A musician who wins today tours relentlessly, releases a song or two a month, multiple EPs, behind-the-scenes vide0s, photoshoots, etc. Maybe they even drop a surprise album. It’s a constant stream of content.

smartercities:

This velomobile is basically an electric car without the hassle | Grist

A team from Durham, N.C., designed the semi-enclosed, three-wheeled contraption to marry the best aspect of bikes and cars. The result is a low-impact EV that gives you some protection from the elements and plenty of room for groceries. Pedal when you can, but let the solar-powered battery kick in if you’re hauling bags of kitty litter uphill.

Posted at 1:34pm.

smartercities:

This velomobile is basically an electric car without the hassle | Grist
A team from Durham, N.C., designed the semi-enclosed, three-wheeled contraption to marry the best aspect of bikes and cars. The result is a low-impact EV that gives you some protection from the elements and plenty of room for groceries. Pedal when you can, but let the solar-powered battery kick in if you’re hauling bags of kitty litter uphill.

Posted at 12:00pm.

Posted at 10:26am.