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September 13 2013


The Wrong Conference...



Scandic Copenhagen will be the venue for the Wrong seminar in October.

Take a walk on the Wrong side.

Our industry went wrong because we tried to do everything right.

This conference will focus on all those designers who deliberately did something wrong and suddenly hit something right. Like the Grid from Toronto!

Come to Copenhagen and take a walk on the wrong side with some courageous speakers in October.

#wrong #design

August 29 2013

Four short links: 30 August 2013

  1. intention.jsmanipulates the DOM via HTML attributes. The methods for manipulation are placed with the elements themselves, so flexible layouts don’t seem so abstract and messy.
  2. Introducing Brick: Minimal-markup Web Components for Faster App Development (Mozilla) — a cross-browser library that provides new custom HTML tags to abstract away common user interface patterns into easy-to-use, flexible, and semantic Web Components. Built on Mozilla’s x-tags library, Brick allows you to plug simple HTML tags into your markup to implement widgets like sliders or datepickers, speeding up development by saving you from having to initially think about the under-the-hood HTML/CSS/JavaScript.
  3. F1: A Distributed SQL Database That Scalesa distributed relational database system built at Google to support the AdWords business. F1 is a hybrid database that combines high availability, the scalability of NoSQL systems like Bigtable, and the consistency and usability of traditional SQL databases. F1 is built on Spanner, which provides synchronous cross-datacenter replication and strong consistency. Synchronous replication implies higher commit latency, but we mitigate that latency by using a hierarchical schema model with structured data types and through smart application design. F1 also includes a fully functional distributed SQL query engine and automatic change tracking and publishing.
  4. Looking Inside The (Drop)Box (PDF) — This paper presents new and generic techniques, to reverse engineer frozen Python applications, which are not limited to just the Dropbox world. We describe a method to bypass Dropbox’s two factor authentication and hijack Dropbox accounts. Additionally, generic techniques to intercept SSL data using code injection techniques and monkey patching are presented. (via Tech Republic)
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August 27 2013

Four short links: 28 August 2013

  1. Juju — Canonical’s cloud orchestration software, intended to be a peer of chef and puppet. (via svrn)
  2. Cultural Heritage Symbols — workshopped icons to indicate interactives, big data, makerspaces, etc. (via Courtney Johnston)
  3. Quinn Norton: Students as Hackers (EdTalks) — if you really want to understand the future, don’t look at how people are looking at technology, look at how they are misusing technology.
  4. noflo.js — visual flow controls for Javascript.

August 12 2013

Four short links: 14 August 2013

  1. bookcision — bookmarklet to download your Kindle highlights. (via Nelson Minar)
  2. Algorithm for a Perfectly Balanced Photo Gallery — remember this when it comes time to lay out your 2013 “Happy Holidays!” card.
  3. Long Stories (Fast Company Labs) — Our strategy was to still produce feature stories as discrete articles, but then to tie them back to the stub article with lots of prominent links, again taking advantage of the storyline and context we had built up there, making our feature stories sharper and less full of catch-up material.
  4. Massachusetts Software Tax (Fast Company Labs) — breakdown of why this crappily-written law is bad news for online companies. Laws are the IEDs of the Internet: it’s easy to make massively value-destroying regulation and hard to get it fixed.

July 31 2013

Four short links: 31 July 2013

  1. How to Easily Resize and Cache Images for the Mobile Web (Pete Warden) — I set up a server running the excellent ImageProxy open-source project, and then I placed a Cloudfront CDN in front of it to cache the results. (a how-to covering the tricksy bits)
  2. Google’s Position on Net Neutrality Changes? (Wired) — At issue is Google Fiber’s Terms of Service, which contains a broad prohibition against customers attaching “servers” to its ultrafast 1 Gbps network in Kansas City. Google wants to ban the use of servers because it plans to offer a business class offering in the future. [...] In its response [to a complaint], Google defended its sweeping ban by citing the very ISPs it opposed through the years-long fight for rules that require broadband providers to treat all packets equally.
  3. The Future of Programming (Bret Victor) — gorgeous slides, fascinating talk, and this advice from Alan Kay: I think the trick with knowledge is to “acquire it, and forget all except the perfume” — because it is noisy and sometimes drowns out one’s own “brain voices”. The perfume part is important because it will help find the knowledge again to help get to the destinations the inner urges pick.
  4. psd.rb — Ruby code for reading PSD files (MIT licensed).

July 29 2013

July 18 2013

Authentic Design | Smashing Magazine

Authentic #Design | Smashing Magazine

The recently popularized “#flat#interface style is not merely a trend. It is the manifestation of a desire for greater authenticity in design, a desire to curb visual excess and eliminate the fake and the superfluous.


July 17 2013

Four short links: 17 July 2013

  1. Hideout — augmented reality books. (via Hacker News)
  2. Patterns and Practices for Open Source Software Success (Stephen Walli) — Successful FOSS projects grow their communities outward to drive contribution to the core project. To build that community, a project needs to develop three onramps for software users, developers, and contributors, and ultimately commercial contributors.
  3. How to Act on LKML — Linus’s tantrums are called out by one of the kernel developers in a clear and positive way.
  4. Beyond the Coming Age of Networked Matter (BoingBoing) — Bruce Sterling’s speculative short story, written for the Institute For The Future. “Stephen Wolfram was right about everything. Wolfram is the greatest physicist since Isaac Newton. Since Plato, even. Our meager, blind physics is just a subset of Wolfram’s new-kind-of- science metaphysics. He deserves fifty Nobels.” “How many people have read that Wolfram book?” I asked him. “I hear that his book is, like, huge, cranky, occult, and it drives readers mad.” “I read the forbidden book,” said Crawferd.

July 05 2013

Four short links: 5 July 2013

  1. Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph (PDF) — We analyzed all these large transactions by following in detail the way these sums were accumulated and the way they were dispersed, and realized that almost all these large transactions were descendants of a single transaction which was carried out in November 2010. Finally, we noted that the subgraph which contains these large transactions along with their neighborhood has many strange looking structures which could be an attempt to conceal the existence and relationship between these transactions, but such an attempt can be foiled by following the money trail in a su*ciently persistent way. (via Alex Dong)
  2. Majority of Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 of Super Mario Bros — Nintendo test, and the President of Nintendo said in a talk, We watched the replay videos of how the gamers performed and saw that many did not understand simple concepts like bottomless pits. Around 70 percent died to the first Goomba. Another 50 percent died twice. Many thought the coins were enemies and tried to avoid them. Also, most of them did not use the run button. There were many other depressing things we noted but I can not remember them at the moment. (via Beta Knowledge)
  3. Bloat-Aware Design for Big Data Applications (PDF) — (1) merging and organizing related small data record objects into few large objects (e.g., byte buffers) instead of representing them explicitly as one-object-per-record, and (2) manipulating data by directly accessing buffers (e.g., at the byte chunk level as opposed to the object level). The central goal of this design paradigm is to bound the number of objects in the application, instead of making it grow proportionally with the cardinality of the input data. (via Ben Lorica)
  4. Poderopedia (Github) — originally designed for investigative journalists, the open src software allows you to create and manage entity profile pages that include: short bio or summary, sheet of connections, long newsworthy profiles, maps of connections of an entity, documents related to the entity, sources of all the information and news river with external news about the entity. See the announcement and website.

July 04 2013

June 03 2013

Four short links: 3 June 2013

  1. Practical HTTP Host Header Attacks — lots of cleverness like So, to persuade a cache to serve our poisoned response to someone else we need to create a disconnect between the host header the cache sees, and the host header the application sees. In the case of the popular caching solution Varnish, this can be achieved using duplicate Host headers. Varnish uses the first host header it sees to identify the request, but Apache concatenates all host headers present and Nginx uses the last host header.
  2. Madeye — collaborative code editing inside a Google Hangout. (via Andy Baio)
  3. Too Momentous for the MediumWhatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit – all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them. (Brian Eno’s words)
  4. Where the Happy Talk about Corporate Culture is All Wrong (NY Times) — I think there are two types of happiness in a work culture: Human Resources Happy and High Performance Happy. Fast-growth success has everything to do with the latter and nothing to do with the former. Lazy false opposition, and he describes an asshole-rich workplace that would only please a proctologist. (via Sara Winge)

Designgesetz, Paypal-Klauseln,

Die Bundesregierung will das Geschmacksmusterrecht reformieren, Verbraucherschützer klagen gegen Paypal, Polizei und Staatsanwaltschaft gehen gegen einen mutmaßlichen Uploader von vor. Außerdem im Wochenrückblick: Die Telekom antwortet dem Kartellamt zur Drosselung, die BGH-Entscheidung zu Autocomplete ist veröffentlicht.

Bundesregierung plant Modernisierung des Geschmacksmusterrechts

Die Bundesregierung hat einen Gesetzesentwurf zur Modernisierung des Geschmacksmusterrechts vorgelegt. Danach soll schon der Begriff des „Geschmacksmusters” abgeschafft werden und der neuen Formulierung „eingetragenes Design” weichen. Aus dem Geschmacksmustergesetz soll zudem das neue „Designgesetz” (DesignG) werden. Außerdem soll ein Nichtigkeitsverfahren eingeführt werden, mit dem bereits das Deutsche Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA) die Nichtigkeit eines eingetragenen Designs feststellen kann – ein Gerichtsverfahren wäre dann nicht mehr nötig. Auch die interne Besetzung beim DPMA soll geringfügig verändert werden.
Der Gesetzesentwurf im Volltext.
Besprechung im Blog von CMS Hasche Sigle.

Verbraucherschützer gehen gegen Paypal vor

Wie die Berliner Zeitung vergangene Woche berichtet, hat der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband Klage gegen Paypal erhoben. Grund sollen intransparente Klauseln, insbesondere zu Schadensersatz und verschuldensunabhängiger Haftung von Verbrauchern sein. Auch sei nicht immer klar, wie lange Transaktionen von Paypal überprüft werden können. Die Verbraucherzentralen reagierten damit auf Verbraucherbeschwerden, die sich u.a. über das Einfrieren von Konten durch Paypal beklagt hätten.
Bericht der Berliner Zeitung.
Weitere Details bei Heise online.

Hausdurchsuchung und Beschlagnahmungen bei

Polizei und Staatsanwaltschaft sind gegen einen mutmaßlichen Uploader von vorgegangen. Vergangene Woche sei das Haus eines Mannes in Schleswig-Holstein durchsucht und ein Rechner sowie mehrere Speichermedien beschlagnahmt worden, berichtet die Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen (GVU). Dem Mann wird vorgeworfen, massenhaft Filme und Serien bei und dem Nachfolgeportal movie2k hochgeladen zu haben. Unterdessen war auch movie2k, das Portal, das die Lücke von gefüllt hat, zeitweise nicht erreichbar – möglicherweise die Folge weiterer Ermittlungen der Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Dresden, die bereits im Fall ermittelt hatte. Mittlerweile ist das Portal unter leicht geändertem Namen jedoch wieder online.
Weiter bei
Zu den Ermittlungen gegen movie2k bei Welt Online. Rätselraten um movie2k.

Internet-Drosselung: Telekom beantwortet Fragen des Bundeskartellamts

Die Deutsche Telekom AG plant, bei neuen Tarifen ab einem gewissen Datenverbrauch die Anschlussgeschwindigkeit zu drosseln – und steht deshalb in der Kritik. Vergangene Woche wurden nun der Zeitung „Die Welt” Antworten der Telekom auf eine Anfrage des Bundeskartellamts zugespielt. Darin verteidigt die Telekom ihr Vorhaben. Anders als bislang bekannt, sei jedoch noch nicht entschieden, ob der Datenverkehr des hauseigenen Videoangebotes „Entertain” vom Inklusivvolumen ausgenommen sein soll. Vor allem diese Privilegierung von Diensten der Telekom und ihrer Partner-Unternehmen hatte die Diskussion um gesetzliche Regelungen zum Schutz der Netzneutralität in den letzten Wochen befeuert.
Ausführlich bei Welt Online.

BGH: Autocomplete-Entscheidung im Volltext veröffentlicht

Mitte Mai hat der Bundesgerichtshof entschieden, dass Googles Autocomplete-Funktion Persönlichkeitsrechte verletzen kann. Bislang war nur die Pressemeldung des Bundesgerichtshofs veröffentlicht; nun ist die Begründung auch im Volltext verfügbar. Der BGH begründet in der Entscheidung, dass Google reagieren muss, wenn das Unternehmen auf rechtsverletzende Begriffskombinationen hingewiesen wird. Alle Fragen sind damit jedoch noch nicht beantwortet.
Ausführlich bei Telemedicus.
Die Entscheidung Az. VI ZR 269/12 im Volltext.
Kritische Anmerkungen von Prof. Niko Härting.

Lizenz dieses Artikels: CC BY-NC-SA.

May 29 2013

Four short links: 29 May 2013

  1. Quick Reads of Notable New Zealanders — notable for two reasons: (a) CC-NC-BY licensed, and (b) gorgeous gorgeous web design. Not what one normally associates with Government web sites!
  2. svg.js — Javascript library for making and munging SVG images. (via Nelson Minar)
  3. Linkbot: Create with Robots (Kickstarter) — accessible and expandable modular robot. Loaded w/ absolute encoding, accelerometer, rechargeable lithium ion battery and ZigBee. (via IEEE Spectrum)
  4. The Promise and Peril of Real-Time Corrections to Political Misperceptions (PDF) — paper presenting results of an experiment comparing the effects of real-time corrections to corrections that are presented after a short distractor task. Although real-time corrections are modestly more effective than delayed corrections overall, closer inspection reveals that this is only true among individuals predisposed to reject the false claim. In contrast, individuals whose attitudes are supported by the inaccurate information distrust the source more when corrections are presented in real time, yielding beliefs comparable to those never exposed to a correction. We find no evidence of realtime corrections encouraging counterargument. Strategies for reducing these biases are discussed. So much for the Google Glass bullshit detector transforming politics. (via Vaughan Bell)

May 14 2013

Werner Aisslinger: Home of the Future / Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

Werner Aisslinger is a multiple award-winning product designer and co-founder of the Berlin Design Festival DMY. For his current exhibition at Haus am Waldsee in Berlin, he transformed the venue into a “Home of the Future”. Home of the Future is Werner Aisslinger’s first institutional survey exhibition in Germany. The show presents his central theme of material transfer in the form of numerous pieces of furniture and objects. On display, among other things, are modular construction kits, such as stowage spaces and shelves, the renowned Loftcube installation of 2007 in the sculpture garden at Haus am Waldsee, as well as energy storage and renewable furniture, Aisslinger‘s most recent ventures.

Werner Aisslinger: Home of the Future at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin. Interviews with Katja Blomberg (Director, Haus am Waldsee) and Werner Aisslinger. Berlin, Germany, April 21, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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May 13 2013

Four short links: 13 May 2013

  1. Exploiting a Bug in Google Glass — unbelievably detailed and yet easy-to-follow explanation of how the bug works, how the author found it, and how you can exploit it too. The second guide was slightly more technical, so when he returned a little later I asked him about the Debug Mode option. The reaction was interesting: he kind of looked at me, somewhat confused, and asked “wait, what version of the software does it report in Settings”? When I told him “XE4″ he clarified “XE4, not XE3″, which I verified. He had thought this feature had been removed from the production units.
  2. Probability Through Problems — motivating problems to hook students on probability questions, structured to cover high-school probability material.
  3. Connbox — love the section “The importance of legible products” where the physical UI interacts seamless with the digital device … it’s glorious. Three amazing videos.
  4. The Index-Based Subgraph Matching Algorithm (ISMA): Fast Subgraph Enumeration in Large Networks Using Optimized Search Trees (PLoSONE) — The central question in all these fields is to understand behavior at the level of the whole system from the topology of interactions between its individual constituents. In this respect, the existence of network motifs, small subgraph patterns which occur more often in a network than expected by chance, has turned out to be one of the defining properties of real-world complex networks, in particular biological networks. [...] An implementation of ISMA in Java is freely available.

May 10 2013

Ideas City StreetFest, New Museum, New York

Ideas City is a four-day, biennial festival of conferences, workshops, and an streetfest in New York. Ideas City was founded by the New Museum in 2011. It’s a major collaborative initiative between hundreds of arts, education, and community organizations. Ideas City explores the future of cities around the globe with a focus on arts and culture. The 2013′s theme was Untapped Capital, focusing on resources that are under-recognized or underutilized in our cities. In this video, we attend the Ideas City StreetFest on 4th May, 2013 and have a look at what ideas artists, architects, poets, technologists, and other creative people have to shape their city.

Ideas City StreetFest, New Museum, New York. May 4, 2013. Video by Shimon Azulay.

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May 09 2013

Four short links: 9 May 2013

  1. On Google’s Ingress Game (ReadWrite Web) — By rolling out Ingress to developers at I/O, Google hopes to show how mobile, location, multi-player and augmented reality functions can be integrated into developer application offerings. In that way, Ingress becomes a kind of “how-to” template to developers looking to create vibrant new offerings for Android games and apps. (via Mike Loukides)
  2. Nanoscribe Micro-3D Printerin contrast to stereolithography (SLA), the resolution is between 1 and 2 orders of magnitude higher: Feature sizes in the order of 1 µm and less are standard. (via BoingBoing)
  3. ThingpunkThe problem of the persistence of these traditional values is that they prevent us from addressing the most pressing design questions of the digital era: How can we create these forms of beauty and fulfill this promise of authenticity within the large and growing portions of our lives that are lived digitally? Or, conversely, can we learn to move past these older ideas of value, to embrace the transience and changeability offered by the digital as virtues in themselves? Thus far, instead of approaching these (extremely difficult) questions directly, traditional design thinking has lead us to avoid them by trying to make our digital things more like physical things (building in artificial scarcity, designing them skeumorphically, etc.) and by treating the digital as a supplemental add-on to primarily physical devices and experiences (the Internet of Things, digital fabrication).
  4. Kickstarter and NPRThe internet turns everything into public radio. There’s a truth here about audience-supported media and the kinds of money-extraction systems necessary to beat freeloading in a medium that makes money-collection hard and freeloading easy.

April 30 2013

Hans-Peter Feldmann: Kunstausstellung / Johnen Galerie, Berlin

Johnen Galerie participated in Gallery Weekend Berlin 2013 with a solo show with works by German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann. The exhibition Kunstausstellung represents the methodology the artist has developed within the last years. The show includes two installations: Dreigruppen (Trianda); mostly forgotten or unknown artists, mainly paintings from the 19th and early 20th century. Feldmann arranges three images of different traditional subject-matters and techniques. Each viewer may perceive and interpret these constellations in his or her own way. Thus images of clearly defined theme and content are integrated in a network of open and complex relationships. Furthermore the exhibition includes works where the author actually remixes portraits, scenes with small interventions: red noses, crossed eyes and black eyes add a strikingly modern and humorous accent to the dusty and solemn images.

In this video, gallery owner Jörg Johnen introduces us to Hans-Peter Feldmann’s and oeuvre and the artist’s current exhibition.

Hans-Peter Feldmann was born in Düsseldorf in 1941. His works have been shown in numerous exhibitions, lately at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2013), Serpentine Gallery, London (2012), Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011), Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2010), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2010) and Konsthall Malmö (2010). He lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Hans-Peter Feldmann: Kunstausstellung at Johnen Galerie Berlin (Germany). Interview with Jörg Johnen, April 26, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

PS: Watch Hans-Peter Feldmann’s solo presentation within the framework of the exhibition The Endless Renaissance at Bass Museum in Miami Beach.

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April 29 2013

Richard Hughes at Anton Kern Gallery, New York

This video provides you with a walkthrough of British artist Richard Hughes’ solo show at Anton Kern Gallery in New York. Hughes was born in 1974 in Birmingham. He studied at Staffordshire University and Goldsmiths College London. Hughes lives and works in London. The current show at Anton Kern Gallery is Richard Hughes’ third solo exhibition at the gallery. It’s dominated by large sculptures that recall insect legs and seem to be made of lamp posts. The show runs until May 18, 2013. A Richard Hughes monograph was launched at the opening. More information is available after the break.

Richard Hughes. Solo exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, New York. April 12, 2013. Video: Shimon Azulay.

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Exhibition text:

For his third solo show at Anton Kern Gallery, UK-based artist Richard Hughes has turned the gallery into a stage for a magic dance performed by a street gang of enchanted lamp posts, ice-cream-wafer-like garden walls and broken memorial statues found in the most dilapidated and dark corners of (British) suburbia. With his first artist monograph freshly published by JRP Ringier and two recent solo exhibitions at Tramway Art Space in Glasgow and Firstsite in Colchester, England, Hughes’ work is at the center of public attention.

Richard Hughes is known for his exceptional skill to turn ordinary, sometimes slightly repulsive objects that might be found in a hovel of a rooming house or unceremoniously dumped by the side of the road — bleak monuments to abused domestic or public spaces — into narrative sculptures. Their placement in a gallery space instantly invites questions as to its recent history, use, and function, or imminent action. Upon closer inspection, all objects reveal themselves as casts, meticulously crafted replicas of every-day things injected with an element of fantasy. The beauty within this ostensibly abandoned world lies in the moment of surprise when materials reveal themselves as “fakes.” This is the moment when hidden images and cultural memories become visible and intelligible, when the vernacular becomes a universal language. Hughes’ sculptures are not ready-mades. As facsimiles of common objects it’s not the object that is transformed but its reappropriated meaning and ability to reconfigure the object for the viewer. Gradually, these objects-turned-sculptures reveal their inherent capacity to tell stories, to evoke narratives that are charged with everyday-life experience and humor.

Richard Hughes has had solo exhibitions at Tramway, Glasgow (2012); Sculpture Court, Tate Britain (2006); The Showroom, London (2004); and is currently presented at Firstsite, Colchester, UK, in an exhibition entitled Time is over, time has come. His work has been exhibited internationally, including presentations at the François Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice (2009); the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2008); and the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (2006). Hughes was selected for the 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh (2008); the fourth Liverpool Biennial (2006), and the British Art Show 6 (2005). He was nominated for the Beck’s Futures award in 2006 and was the recipient of the EAST International award in 2003.


April 24 2013

Four short links: 25 April 2013

  1. Alcatraz — package manager for iOS. (via Hacker News)
  2. Scarfolk Council — clever satire, the concept being a UK town stuck in 1979. Tupperware urns, “put old people down at birth”. The 1979 look is gorgeous. (via BoingBoing)
  3. Stop Designing Fragile Web APIsIt is possible to design your API in a manner that reduces its fragility and increases its resilience to change. The key is to design your API around its intent. In the SOA world, this is also referred to as business-orientation.
  4. @life100yearsago (Twitter) — account that tweets out fragments of New Zealand journals and newspapers and similar historic documents, as part of celebrating the surprising and the commonplace during WWI. My favourite so far: “Wizard” stones aeroplane. (via NDF)
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