Hey, people that read books and other things that look like books but are not necessarily books, if you’re in Madrid this Friday, April 11, come and say hi to Pajaro, a new publishing house made by (and in connivance with) some of my favorite people in the world.
And you know what, I’ll be there too! Disguised as a dodo, eating sandwiches and taking pictures. And when I say disguised as a dodo I mean drinking… disguised as a dodo.
More details in the Facebook page of the event.
I did a short & fun interview with Madriz Magazine. It’s in Spanish and you can read it here.
A Girl and Her Dog.
A global list of e-reader rendering bugs. It serves three purposes:
1. To help eBook producers combine our knowledge of the issues we deal with daily in e-reader rendering.
2. To show how abysmal some of these rendering systems are. Really, someone should fix these problems.
3. To provide potential hacks or solutions around these issues.
I am so happy to live near this big park in Madrid.
And there are certain kinds of visual acts which I’m always hoping to stumble upon. Unusual juxtapositions, surprising color combinations, new modes of visual expression…I am always interested by anything graphical that strikes me as (this is difficult to put into words) excitingly wrong. There is a cool-factor to certain images that lie just on this side of disagreeable…pictorial effects that make me think “this will bother a lot of unimaginative people.” Whenever I see something like that, a piece of art or graphic design that has that special kind of wrongness about it, I think “I need to do something like this myself.” Attendant to this is always the feeling of “in the future, this will be done a lot.” In other words, today’s ugly is tomorrow’s beautiful.
"This is a repository of financial data and reflections on administration from the School for Poetic Computation. We’re totally committed to keeping the public informed on how we make and spend money, and empowering our community to actively improve the way we run the school. We especially hope that by sharing our experiences, we can be helpful to those thinking about starting their own schools.”
Graffiti by E 1000.
From my collection of square photographs.
A must-see rundown of the ways the NSA is spying on, well, everybody on this planet. It includes descriptions of hardware used to monitor mobile devices and networks, some details on parcel interception and cancer-inducing wave generators, several pictures of Austin Powers, and other scary stuff. What’s not to like?
The rest of the 30th Chaos Communication Congress talks can be watched here.
Photographs from my recent trip to Barcelona in the photo sharing site of the moment, exposure.so.
So this is how teenagers use Twitter nowadays?
Reading about writing. (at Estación de Madrid-Chamartín)