A beautiful example about how design choices can have a tangible impact on people’s lives: Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes – BBC News
Wired posts about the resurfacing of RSS as an option to social and algorithmic feeds and the unlikely yet hopeful persistence of an emblem of the open web – It’s time to head back to RSS?
Why some apps use fake progress bars — a brilliant example of how psychological factors influence design, trading efficiency and speed for trust.
A brief piece on the limits of science, the inadequacy of understanding science as a simple "building": "phenomena with different levels of complexity must be understood in terms of different, irreducible concepts"
An exploration into what happens when you are able to create visual stories that are indistinguishable from reality: post-truth, post-cinema, theoretical photorrealism.
Financial markets are the first rogue AI […] Somebody planted the idea that shareholder value was the right algorithm, the right thing to be optimizing for. But this wasn’t the way companies acted before. We can plant a different idea. Tim O’Reilly – Algorithms have already gone rogue
Is your new thing so fucking amazing that people are going to install your app and give it a chance? Statistically speaking, unless you are best friend with a famous celebrity or Apple decides to feature your app in one of their top categories or search results, you are pretty much fucked Source: The Open… Continue reading The Open Web, Fuck Yeah! | hueniverse
The mobile app boom kicked off in July 2008, when Apple introduced the App Store. Now it is over.
Even the very biggest app publishers are seeing their growth slow down or stop altogether. Most people have all the apps they want and/or need. They’re not looking for new ones.