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August § The Common Test / 2016-02-16 21:04:46
Robin § Unforgotten / 2016-01-08 21:19:16
MsFitNZ § Towards A Theory of Secondary Literacy / 2015-11-03 21:23:21
Jon Schultz § Bless the toolmakers / 2015-05-04 18:39:56
Jon Schultz § Bless the toolmakers / 2015-05-04 16:32:50
Matt § A leaky rocketship / 2014-11-05 01:49:12
Greg Linch § A leaky rocketship / 2014-11-04 18:05:52
Robin § A leaky rocketship / 2014-11-04 05:11:02
P. Renaud § A leaky rocketship / 2014-11-04 04:13:09
Jay H § Matching cuts / 2014-10-02 02:41:13

This is Officially the Opposite of Mortal Kombat
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The new game from the team behind flOw is… um… okay so listen you control a bunch of flower petals using the breeze.

Speak of this to no one.

Jenova Chen and company get credit for their simple, intuitive gameplay mechanics — but honestly, to me it’s all about the audio. Their games simply sound better than anything else out there.

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The New Yorker Can Be Funny!
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For some of you, this week’s Shouts & Murmurs is the typical bland gimmick repeated ad nauseam. If you’re like me, however, it will crack you up.

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Location Scout
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Quick. Let’s come up with a dystopian sci-fi film concept so we can shoot it here.

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Illuminated Manuscripts
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Franke James has a terrific cross-media comic book style.

Via the Pop!Tech blog.

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You Owe The Beatles Your Brain
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Super-fun inter-disciplinary trivia: If it weren’t for The Beatles, we might not have CAT scans.

Via Rex.

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Consumption
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Quiz time.

The #1 oil-consuming entity in the world is, obviously, the United States.

What’s number two?

Alexis Madrigal tweets the answer.

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Obsidian Wings
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Robin previously called out Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight for excellent coverage of this campaign season. Now I’ve gotta lend a hand to the gang at Obsidian Wings, especially Hilary Bok, a.k.a. Hilzoy. It first came to my attention when one of the A-Listers plugged this post about Barack Obama’s legislative record. I subscribed, and ever since I’ve been impressed by the quality of thought, research and analysis there.

Yesterday, for example, Obama and McCain both gave major foreign policy speeches. This generated very typical news coverage and hyper-typical punditry. But it also fortunately generated a typical post from Hilzoy at Obsidian Wings, in which you get the sense that not only did she reserve comment until reading/hearing the speeches in question, but that she understood the deeper mental framework at play behind each speech. She’s solidly liberal, but seems to make few assumptions about her audience.

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Jobs of the Future
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Nice, short interview with Mario Anima, a terrific colleague here at Current.

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Misdirection
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So what do you think you’re looking at here? Make a guess… then click to find out. (This one’s a beauty, too.)

(Via brandflakes.)

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They Are Stars! No, They Are Bugs!
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Ahhhh! Jeff Scher’s new video on the NYT site is sublime. If you discover a full-screen playback button that I missed… let me know.

Update: These. are. amazing. L’Eau Life. White Out.

Another update: Links to bigger versions… with a full-screen mode! Fly By Night. L’Eau Life. White Out.

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