Saturday, 29 May 2010

The Weekly Links Post: No. 11

Welcome, again, to another entirely subjective selection of 15 links, humanely culled from my week's online reading and roughly collated under the seven broad categories seen below:

Selected Highlights from Guardian Technology (Because otherwise I just don't get around to reading it now it's no longer in the print edition).

Following her libel case win against the Independent on Sunday, blogger Zoe Margolis (Girl With A One Track Mind) examines the need for libel reform.

The problem with twenty-somethings in the workplace - or is the problem with their employers?

Hands-on with the iPad on UK launch-day: Charlie Brooker and Stephen Fry (speaking in a Flash video that the iPad won't play).

For musicians, the money's in the touring, nowadays - right? Not anymore, says Imogen Heap.

Cory Doctorow explains why offering free e-books can increase hard-copy sales.

Social Media

New Media, Old Media: how blogs and social media agendas relate and differ from the traditional press - a report by Pew Research.

Books, Writing & Storytelling

Rob Self-Pierson has had a big idea: Copy Is Art - soon to be an exhibition, called 26 Treasures, at the V&A.

And on another text as art tangent: Tim Etchells recently exhibited City Changes, "a description of a city in which nothing ever changes... rewritten 19 times to produce a sequence of increasingly preposterous variations, mutations and exaggerations of this imaginary place." More details on the Gasworks Gallery website.

Useful Apps, Utilities & Downloads

At last: browse the internet without seeing even a single mention of Justin Bieber.

Encrypted Google searches are now available: as simple as changing 'http://' to 'https://'.


A free Jamaica-inspired mixtape compiled by Major Lazer, and featuring La Roux. (EDIT: Some lyrics definitely NSFW.)

You Go On Without Me: a beautifully unassuming and understated track by Amy Duncan and Wynand Huizinga. (Found on SoundCloud.)

Games & Other Distractions

Smashing Magazine's favourite bizarre and beautiful time-killer websites. is especially recommended - in particular, the brilliantly bewildering television without context application (although it doesn't seem to be working properly tonight...).


Warner Bros. are being sued - for pirating anti-piracy technology, says MPV.

1 comment:

Rob Self-Pierson said...

Thanks for the mention! Hope you can make it up in September...