‘to defend science’The Logic of Science (About)
‘engagement’ vs. ‘theft of attention’Connected // Disconnected
‘drowning in email’Save Our Inboxes! Adopt the Email Charter!
now you’ve heard it allHere Comes the Airplane
‘critical and informed’Public Seminar - Confronting Fundamental Problems of the Human Condition and Pressing Problems of the Day
‘not just data’Gallery of Concept Visualization
‘live looping music grids’Tabletone
TypeSlab - simple, shareable typographic posters
‘disposable blogging’It Is Time to Write Something New
‘create a powerful connection’Space.js – HTML-driven narrative 3D-scrolling (About)
‘dead links are a problem’Amber
(currently in beta)
Amber is an open source tool for website owners and administrators to safeguard the promise of the URL: that information placed online can remain there, even amidst network or endpoint disruptions.
‘watching wordplay evolve’That Way We’re All Writing Now
some words... about wordsEvery word counts
not sure how to say it?Canned Emails - a minimal site with prewritten emails.
Note: The site is a list of “mailto” links. Clicking a link will activate your default mail client, creating a draft message, which you can review and edit before sending.
a timely initiativeComplaint Restraint
‘a tiny island’Asking why
you might be surprisedGlobal Rich List
alternative to ‘data maps’London Squared Map — “making the city easier to read”
‘our true colors’humanæ
‘note-taking web app’TiddlyWiki — a non-linear personal web notebook
“Who needs fonts...?”Ｅｒｇｅｒａｔｏｒ
Note: Not compatible with all browsers/platforms.
‘urban utopias’ (or not)Welcome to Paradise
on creativity: working differentlyLook no hands
‘meandering essay’ generatorContent, Forever
collection of ‘code examples’mbostock’s blocks, including the Arc Piano
‘a Twitter clock’All The Minutes
Note: Promotional vehicle.
‘use it however you want’tyto: manage and organise.
‘a digital commons’openDemocracy – “free thinking for the world”
‘a people-focused alternative’IndieWebify.Me – “a guide to getting you on the IndieWeb”
to reduce barriers to securityLet's Encrypt
‘security is terrible’Everything Is Broken
local data aggregator (prototype)CityDashboard
‘crowdmapping cities’EcoCitizen World Map
‘not meant for mobile’damp – “an online experience of poetry through digital environments”
‘digital Spirograph toy’Inspirograph
‘into the digital age’All Our Ideas
Mix core ideas from survey research with new insights from crowdsourcing. Add a heavy dose of statistics. Stir in a bit of fresh thinking. Enjoy.
animated gradient backgroundsCSS Gradient Animator
‘roll the dice’Random Gradient Generator for Devs & Designers
‘solutions without functional solutions’Corporate Ipsum, The Intelligent Text Generator
animated Metro maps + infoTube Scroll
“Enjoy the ride.”Candy Overload
What can we do to avoid burnout as our innate curiosity compels us to look at every new shiny toy that captures our eye? You need to incorporate some forced time off the grid each week.
‘CSS drawing experiment’A Single Div
‘accumulates everything robotics’Robo Brain
Hey there! I'm a robot brain. I learn concepts by searching the Internet. I can interpret natural language text, images, and videos. I watch humans with my sensors and learn things from interacting with them. Here are a few things I've learned recently...
unique magnification scriptMonocle
on craving connectionStop Being Social
‘changing colors on scroll’Icons Filling Effect
‘humans on the sidelines’Is our tech making the world too complex?
‘programming is poetry’Interactive Archives - Greg Tatum
enjoy (while it lasts)Street Art Project
‘reimagines CSS layout’CSS polyfills from the future | GSS
‘smart cities are real’Watch_Dogs WeAreData (Flash)
‘Audio Reactive’Bass Shapes
‘a real-time newsroom’grasswire
Note: Some ads in embedded content.
minus the adsNeocities: Create your free website now!
Note: This is not an endorsement.
‘an easier way’Speaker Deck - Share Presentations without the Mess
‘weave interactive stories’Odyssey.js
a look at ‘crowd behaviour’The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd
drag and drop installationFilament - Apps anyone can install to make visitors happier
Note: Promotional vehicle. This is not an endorsement.
getting aroundIsoscope | Exploring Mobility
(another) emoji trackerSilicon Feelings – “a real time display of Emoji being tweeted by people across Earth” (see emojitracker *)
‘the imagination of strangers’20 Day Stranger
a text editor for tinkerersAtom (OS X) – “A hackable text editor for the 21st Century”
an odd thesis projectSlow Down: An (Anti) Social Media Digest
need something to write about?Another thirty days of music
brings ‘designs to life’8 Pure CSS Flat Mobile Devices made with Marvel
‘part of our past’Immersion: a people-centric view of your email life
It’s about self-reflection, art, privacy and strategy.
to play your ‘favz’/FAVORITES by jon-kyle
self-deleting text/imagesDelete.im - The forgetful messaging service
Note: This is not an endorsement.
something new: ‘virtual buttons’XTouch
to share and useThe Pattern Library
‘capture, write, and publish’Hi – Real-time journalism and storytelling
‘to wash away distraction’A Soft Murmur
‘word sprinting’The Sprint Shack
writing on leavesOn haikuing
Everyone should have an interest that involves looking like a nutter to other people occasionally, I think.
here‘s something different...OriDomi - origami for the web
The web is flat, but now you can fold it up.
to ‘help you focus’Noisli - background noise and color generator for working and relaxing
‘explores scalable iconography’Responsive Icons
Note: This is not an endorsement. The dailywebthing has no affiliation with the company behind this service.
‘social cluster of opinions’Dear City
Dear City is a simple concept allowing a citizen to leave (anonymous) messages to the city he or she lives in...
‘make memories, not records’Fade.li - Email that fades away
new collaboration toolIntroducing TogetherJS
'extreme private browsing'Epic Privacy Browser
Note: This is not an endorsement.
cool (has some issues)favico.js
Make a use of your favicon with badges, images or videos
faster and easier?BeeLine Reader :: Read Faster on Mobile Devices and Computers
'very efficient'the church of interruption
an experiment with a warningemojitracker: realtime emoji use on twitter
It updates at the speed of updates on twitter in realtime, and thus contains rapidly updating visuals that may possibly cause problems for those sensitive to such things? I'm not sure, but I don't want to risk it, so here is a warning!
'a certain timeframe'Setting a cutoff point
a look at 'ecosystem services'treezilla
a 'cosmos journalism experiment'The Daily Portal
THE DAILY PORTAL is about the future we're making and what it's doing to us.
ITS MISSION is to open the portals between people, so they can better know each other and work together.
'make a promise'Before I Die I Want To...
The question: "What do you want to do before you die?"
new spin on an old gameUltimate Tic-Tac-Toe
'make your mother proud'WelcomeMat.co
Copy & Paste ASCII Art Welcome Mats for your HTML
enter the 'smart home'Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home
Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music system in the other room? Move your hand to the right and flip through the songs...
promoting 'software freedom'unhosted web apps – "freedom from web 2.0's monopoly platforms"
'a perfectly feasible solution'CSS only responsive navigation
book forthcoming...The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
A compendium of the urges, vibes, aches and demons inhabiting the interior psychological landscape. Its mission is to harpoon, bag and tag wild sorrows, then release them back into the subconscious.
free (for limited time)ClippingMagic (Alpha) – "remove the background from your photos to create masks, cutouts, or clipping paths"
measuring 'daily happiness'Hedonometer (About)
'radically different'Moot | Forums and commenting re-imagined
Note: This is not an endorsement.
'sharing creativity'Picozu - the HTML5 image editor
'a sense of infinity'Collage.js – "Framework for creating live, dynamic, and interactive collages."
pictures of 'records'Extracting Audio from Pictures
'gradients and color stops'CSS3 Patterns Gallery
one's thoughts on browsersWhy I'm Switching (Back) to Firefox
fun with CSS3Fancy Input
CSS3 text typing effects for input fields
how they compare (and play).: FLASH VS HTML :.
'enough noise to work'Coffitivity - Increase Your Creativity!
a refreshing ideaLet me refresh that for you.
Please use your best judgement and do not do anything creepy, malicious or illegal while using this website...
short, temporary linksZigg.be – "Short, easy to say, quick to type links."
'tune into chords'Chordify (example)
'some jumbled thoughts'We are in the final years of our internet
business-driven initiativeInternet of Things Consortium
One of the goals of the consortium is to see billions of connected devices that benefit from communication with other devices and services.
a very nice 'try'Typesetting Responsive CSS3 Columns
finer quality not availableWhere Are the Legal Lossless Downloads?
a way to show emotionsThe Grimace Project (Flash)
'mostly faded away'The Web We Lost
'feedback exchange'Get Feedback for Your Website - Criticue.com
designers digging typetypespiration - treating typography with respect
'drag, edit, save, share'easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online
experimental picture viewerHUGEpic
a birthday salute150 great things about the Underground
future of 'shared networks'Open Wireless Movement
'strange and creepy'On the Leakiness of Surveillance Culture, the Corporate Gaze, and What That Has To Do With the New Aesthetic [Eduardo Morais' stream]
to help find missing childrenNotfound.org – "Make better use of your 404-page."
back to 1941...Web History, a timeline
from smoke signals to Twitter"Back when people used to know how to truly communicate"
'perfectly functional' trashGovernments Promote Planned Obsolescence, Too
just around the corner...Timeline of the far future
Related: Timeline of the near future
'a reason for concern'Gatekeeper and the rise of the Total Apple Consumer
'a little pick-me-up'The Nicest Place on the Internet
clean and greenTaming the Toxic Beast: Easy Ways to Make Your Own Cleaning Products
'retro mutant camera' shotsTesting my Bessa-L
'for anyone, anywhere, anytime'edX – "The Future of Online Education"
interesting 'proof of concept'CSSWARP - CSS Text to Path Generator
'a true browser innovation'Stainless: A multi-process browser for OS X
Note: Still in development, but pre-release version is available.
Take it for a spin...RRRRRRRROLL_gif
'focus inward'Rest is not idleness: Reflection is critical for development and well-being [headlessness]
'a techie sausage fest'Why I don't use Google+ (as a woman)
more from aboveIncome inequality, as seen from space (related)
[Social Design Notes]
'instantly and securely'Remobo - Instant Private Network ™ Application
Note: This is not an endorsement.
shortcuts for humans8 Cheat Codes for Life
Share them with someone young in your life...
various shots from abovePrison Map
What does the geography of incarceration in the United States look like?
obsolete ≠ uselessRethinking Our Wasteful Habits: Is Anything Ever Really Obsolete?
Oh, never mind!Politwoops - Deleted tweets from politicians
Sure, we all tweet things we don't mean to share, but now politicians have no way to hide them. Discover tweets that your politicians shared and then promptly deleted.
'We take it for granted.'The impossibility of imagining information discovery in the past
There's a whole class of information that's both trivially easy for Web-literate people to access today and virtually impossible to access with tools from even 10 or 15 years ago...
It goes by fast...
need to rethink 'usability'Mobile Site vs. Full Site (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Nielsen is wrong on mobile | Opinion | .net magazine (heavy advertising)
'owner-free' chat channelstlk.io
This is a simple web chat. There is no signup, just enter a channel name below and start tlk.ing.
'a way to stop hoarding'Instapaper Placebo
'an act of love'spartan pizza napoletana
'slightly crazy idea'jQuery Scroll Path
space efficiency ≠ readability*Dotsies
*in my opinion, anyway
avoiding 'personalised bubbles'I don't think you browse like I do
'light and shadow'Experiential Typography
One Day Poem Pavilion
'randomly generated diets'Swole.me - The automatic diet planner
Note: This is not an endorsement.
the missing option...A Modest Proposal: Google, Take My Money
I just wish you'd take alternative forms of payment besides my eyeballs and my personal information.
'The journey is yours...'The Single Lane Super Highway
[Eduardo Morais' stream]
Who built this puppy?Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.
a message to the futureerasing.org: Egg
bad behaviorWomen as Entertainment in the SEO Industry
'community of storytellers'Cowbird - A witness to life (About)
Our short-term goal is to pioneer a new form of participatory journalism, grounded in the simple human stories behind major news events and universal themes. Our long-term goal is to build a public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of the commons, available for this and future generations to look to for guidance.
map of traffic fatality dataito! - Road Fatalities USA
A 'demo' of the Windows Phone for viewing on your iPhone or Android phone.
odd NYC-centricityExtendNY - New York City Extended
'everything is changing'WTF Mobile Web
We need better reasons. Real examples. Proof that what we are all doing is not working anymore. That's what this website is about. Examples convince. Seeing trends makes us smarter. The problem isn't insurmountable if it's known. So let's get to know the problem.
'forced labor' surveySlavery Footprint
How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action.
'takes full spherical panoramas'Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera
wordplayword[is(not equal to)]art ~~ word!=art
'interplay'The evolution of the web
The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.
sounds of everyday thingsSoundAffects
What would we learn if we changed the way we looked at our cities? What if, instead of just looking at them, we could listen to them?
offline file-sharing networkDead Drops
Un-cloud your files in cement! 'Dead Drops' is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space.
oops...List of inventors killed by their own inventions
'communication in public space'The Untitled Project
'time travel' for images64yourself(beta)
a chat with QuertyWhat A Chat Bot Taught Me About Being Human
educating the public100 Years of Sex
What is the best STD poster of the past century?
degrees of minimalismThe year of the smart-enough phone
'rethinking the desktop'10/GUI
The mouse and the windowed desktop are perhaps the two greatest innovations in the history of human-computer interaction. But like all innovations, they are best seen as part of a continuum rather than a terminus.
color in the skyN SKY C – "The average color of the New York City sky, updated every 5 minutes." [Trivium]
buzzwords in the newsNewswordy: Word of the day
Beware of links to external news sites with heavy and/or intrusive advertising.
running the numbersRemembrance of Links Past
Measuring link rot with a computer program is tricky because URLs have a number of different decay products...
'pretense of empowerment'The "walled garden" becomes a prison for reality
What if?Project Kleinrock
Project Kleinrock is an attempt to create an autonomous and decentralized "second layer" of the Internet, which can operate without the use of Internet Service Providers. This network can be set up using nothing more than common household wifi routers. It works by creating a web of routers, connected to each other by switching them into repeater mode...
'turntable + mixer experiment'The Wheels Of Steel: Turntables in your browser (a web-based DJ prototype)
interesting conceptAES text encryptor
Note: This is not an endorsement. Use at your own risk.
handy mobile interfaceImaginary Phone
Imaginary Phone allows users to control their mobile devices without taking it out of their pocket. Instead, users mimic the interaction on the palm of their hand. The interaction is tracked by a wearable depth camera which sends input events to the actual physical device...
Storyful uses the power of social networks to create an authentic, cooperative and socially useful journalism.
'diverse streams of urbanism'Free Association Design (F.A.D.) – "explores space, place and systems through a range of writings, experiences and design research methods"
'find color inspiration'colorapi, Color chart search
LAPD meets ambient musicYou are listening to Los Angeles
'camouflage from face detection'CV Dazzle
CV Dazzle™ is camouflage from computer vision (CV). It is a form of expressive interference that combines makeup and hair styling (or other modifications) with face-detection thwarting designs...
a 'minimum safe distance'My Internet Face
So is it worth it, should I give the ill-begotten miscreant teenager that is Facebook another try?
it's about humans, not brandsThe Twitter Revolution Must Die
something we're exploring...Inform – "a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language"
a little thought provocationMinimalism is not a viable intellectual strategy
Something to think about - can minimalism be a good long-term strategy?
Minimalism cannot be a long-term strategy, but it makes an excellent short-term tactic.
'There is only passion.'There is no talent
It's so easy to give up; it might almost seem like the whole world is against you. Well, forget about the rest of the world. There is no such thing as talent, and in the end you will end up as skilled as your "talented" heros.
Simply by following your passion.
'share your ideas' (bookmarklet)MarkUp
Draw on any webpage with MarkUp to quickly share your thoughts.
'super-easy to use'KEYS.css – "a simple stylesheet for rendering beautiful keyboard-style elements"
on 'using and sharing creativity'Do Open Educational Resources Increase Efficiency?
'working to transform society'Design Manifestos 2010 » 100+ Years of Design Manifestos
'something different'Ode - a simple personal publishing platform for the web – "Simple means you know how it works."
Note: This is not an endorsement.
emotions and system behaviorEmotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0
new retroEverything Ages Fast vintage technology ads
be 'Proactively Nice'Operation NICE
Don't you love it when people go out of their way to be nice? Like when someone waits to hold the door for you. Or when a stranger waves you into a line a traffic. Or even when a coworker shoots you a friendly smile along with a "have a nice day." If everyone was a little bit nicer to the folks they encountered each day, perhaps the world would be a more pleasant place. Operation NICE was initiated to remind you that a little NICE goes a long way.
rediscovered this morning...Some Photographs of That Day
Background information at Wikipedia:
Jamie Livingston (October 25, 1956 - October 25, 1997) was a New York-based photographer, film-maker and circus performer. Between March 31, 1979 and October 25, 1997, the day of his death, he took a single picture nearly every day with a Polaroid camera.
photos 'lost in time'time tales – "a collection of found photographs"
'a step closer'Toward the Semantic Web
If the current Web is like a giant text file - which you can search for instances of particular words – the Semantic Web would be like a database, where every item of information is categorized, and new queries can combine categories in any imaginable way. You could, for instance, search the Web for a restaurant within a mile of a railway station in a town with a theater that offers vegetarian lasagna and at least one lamb dish. And if you wanted the restaurant's menu, you could pull up just the menu – not page after page of review sites that happened to use the word "menu."
live traffic cam datasetsTfL Live Traffic Cameras | London DataStore (see usage example)
changes (for the better)Prescience (Or: Who Wants A Stylus?)
another hyperlocal effortRaise the Hammer
Raise the Hammer is a group of Hamilton, Ontario citizens who believe in our city's potential and are willing to get involved in making the city a more vibrant, livable, and attractive place to live and work.
'subverts the profit model'One Hour Photo – "Photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form."
a question worth askingWhy Are iPad Factory Workers Killing Themselves?
on 'having options'The Ultimate Guide To Getting Nowhere In Life
'How interesting.'Your company's urge to tweet
'relaxation and liberalization'Canon to begin acquisition of the ".canon" Top-Level Domain name
bravo for saying itAdvertising is devastating to my well-being
I run my own website(s) at a loss specifically because I'd rather pay out of my own pocket than force people to look at ads. Admittedly my sites are so small that it's not much money. But there you have it. If I had to generate revenue to keep my sites going, I would find a way other than advertising to do it. Or I'd shut them down.
learning aid prototypeNoteput – "An interactive music table with tangible notes, that helps students to learn the notation of music."
on 'Google and its partners'
- Google Click Fraud Inflates Conversion Rates and Tricks Advertisers into Overpaying (January 12, 2010)
- Google Still Charging Advertisers for Conversion-Inflation Traffic from WhenU Spyware (January 5, 2010 - Updated, January 7, 2010)
- How Google and Its Partners Inflate Measured Conversion Rates and Inflate Advertisers' Costs (May 13, 2009)
which comes firstExcessive internet use is linked to depression
Our research indicates that excessive internet use is associated with depression, but what we don't know is which comes first - are depressed people drawn to the internet or does the internet cause depression?
'new and untested'OpenDNS Blog » Some thoughts on Google DNS
keep it simple (and usable)Your Post Box Is Too Small
reinventing instant filmAnalogue appeal in a digital age
'privacy norms online'Context, Privacy, and (Attempted) Blogger Anonymity
(silly) pocket shrink?Track Your Happiness
'ruins of passing time'art less pollution
'modern surveillance'When employers become watchers
'impersonal and irrelevant'Zach Klein: "I liked the Internet better when it was nebulous, and now I'm depressed that it shaping up to be a social pyramid."
food for thought...Dance, Monkeys, Dance (Flash)
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