The Week's Links: January 23, 2015

ALL THE LINKS POSTED ON SOCIAL NETWORKS THIS WEEK:

  • More rare pics: Celebs in the City - NYC,1981 owl.li/HyW3u
  • Tesla Founder Elon Musk Plans to Launch Affordable Satellite-Based High-Speed Internet Service owl.li/HB1FT
  • When Lincoln's State of the Union Leaked owl.li/HB2yy
  • What do you think about machines that think? Kevin Kelly: Call them Artificial Aliens. owl.li/HB1BQ
  • How to Trick Yourself Into Drinking More Water Every Day owl.li/HwSvm
  • Study: Teens Who Get Less Sleep More Vulnerable to Drinking Problems owl.li/HwvrV
  • ◉ The Paradox of Art as Work owl.li/HDfIC
  • The New York City subway, through the eyes of Stanley Kubrick owl.li/Hwvc4
  • Inside Alfred Hitchcock’s Lost Holocaust Documentary owl.li/HwvoQ
  • How language can affect the way we think owl.li/Hv64m
  • These Are the Best Countries for Traveling Alone owl.li/Hwvl5
  • Saul Bass Poster Sketches for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ owl.li/Hv5q5
  • ◉ The School of Life: How to Find Fulfilling Work - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/1/21…
  • What It's Like Living in the Coldest Town on Earth owl.li/HwvhL
  • 20 Recipes Sam Sifton Thinks You Should Try in 2015 - NYT Cooking owl.li/Hwvg4
  • Rare Photos of the New York City Punk Scene in the ’70s and ’80s owl.li/HyVzO
  • Mark Ronson on How Fiction Inspired Uptown Special owl.li/Hv5az
  • On The Media: A Paranoid Reflection Of Our Digital Age owl.li/Hv53L
  • ◉ Mark Ronson: TED Remixed & The Exhilarating Creativity of Remixing owl.li/HDftB
  • A 16-Year Old Programmer Just Made a Plugin That Shows Where Politicians Get Their Funding owl.li/Hv4E1
  • 9 of Abraham Lincoln's Smartest (and Sassiest) Quotes owl.li/Hv50m
  • ◉ Recommended: Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations - smartercreativity.com/recommendation…
  • Facebook Open-Sources a Trove of AI Tools owl.li/Hv4xx
  • Elon Musk’s Latest Moon-Shot: Space Internet owl.li/Hv4Lt
  • Great summary of the digital strategy: White House breaks own State of the Union embargo for online audience owl.li/HHW4N
  • Across the New York Area, Restoring ‘Wonder Theater’ Movie Palaces to Glory owl.li/Hv0VA
  • ◉ Can the Internet be archived? - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/1/21…
  • Citizen Kane to screen at Hearst Castle, just like William Randolph Hearst wanted owl.li/Hv4Ic
  • See the World's Greatest Stolen Artworks in This Virtual-Reality Museum owl.li/Hv4Fu
  • Well, That Didn't Work: The Segway Is a Technological Marvel. Too Bad It Doesn't Make Any Sense owl.li/Hv5c9
  • Deloitte Says Millennials Will Spend $62 Billion on Media in 2015 owl.li/Hv0Tk
  • Work Hard, Play Hard Is Real and Potentially Dangerous owl.li/HrMgW
  • ◉ The illusion of life owl.li/HDfcG
  • The New Yorker's new TV show owl.li/HopbQ
  • Microsoft Is Teaching Cybersecurity to Cities Around the World—For Free owl.li/HrGtA
  • ◉ A response to terror by Chris Riddell and Neil Gaiman - in pictures - smartercreativity.com/blog/2015/1/20…
  • Google's modular Project Ara smartphone will begin pilot testing in Puerto Rico later this year owl.li/HnlIt
  • Love this: New York City At Night - Aerial Photos of New York City owl.li/HrFOY
  • ◉ Recommended: Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention - smartercreativity.com/recommendation…
  • The Cathedral of Computation owl.li/HniZZ
  • Why It Pays to Read owl.li/HrCN4
  • Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking That IQ Tests Miss - Scientific American owl.li/Hv0Ul
  • A Reclusive Logo Designer Gets His Due owl.li/HopI6
  • Shifting Politics of Net Neutrality Debate Ahead of F.C.C. Vote - NYTimes.comowl.li/HCqgQ
  • Undercover Agent Reveals How He Helped the FBI Trap Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht owl.li/Hmng9
  • The subliminal power of city fonts owl.li/Hlsim
  • Pheromones and Other Stimuli We Humans Don't Get, with E.O. Wilson owl.li/Hkiwh
  • Can you ID a city from a subway sign? owl.li/HlrUS
  • Teaching the Nervous System to Forget Chronic Pain owl.li/HjUU6
  • Photos From the Coldest City on Earth owl.li/HkPSi
  • “Facebook at Work” Launches So You Can Never Not Be on Facebook owl.li/HjUCe
  • Toys as Teaching Machines owl.li/HkuPF
  • 9 of the World's Leading Designers Talk About What Matters Now owl.li/HmnsV
  • Legendary Apple Designer Susan Kare: Design Never Really Changes owl.li/Hkusz
  • Rare images from the Selma march: The Long Road from Selma to Montgomery owl.li/HyYNX
  • These Rare Photos of the Selma March Place You in the Thick of History owl.li/HjEkk
  • UK prime minister wants backdoors into messaging apps or he’ll ban them- Ars Technica owl.li/Hiprb
  • An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media owl.li/HfYBC
  • Reported.ly puts its social-first journalism model to work covering the Charlie Hebdo attacks owl.li/Hip7W
  • Amazing: What CT scans can see inside the human body today is just insane owl.li/HfYvt
  • Rebuilding History’s Biggest Dot-Com Bust owl.li/HioGw
  • More from 'an actual teen': What Teens Really Think About YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other Social Media owl.li/HfqLw
  • Most of The New York Times’ most popular items last year weren’t news stories owl.li/Hhwxt
  • A Tree Grows 40 Different Types of Fruit owl.li/HjUa8
  • The Golden Globes' Social Team Is as Stressed About Meme-ing Celebs as You owl.li/Hhwtj
  • The Chemistry Behind Sriracha Hot Sauce Explained owl.li/HdxaJ
  • Responsive logos and abstraction in design owl.li/HcUSb
  • Publishing Thrived on Kickstarter in 2014 owl.li/HaaF6
  • Capturing Creativity: How Oscar-Contending Documentarians Portrayed Innovators And Eccentrics owl.li/HbdOJ
  • The people of Green Bank, W Virginia, can’t use cell phones, wi-fi, or other kinds of modern tech due to a telescope. owl.li/H8O9z
  • Why You Should Declare Email Bankruptcy for 2015 owl.li/Hb4zt
  • Pew Research: Social Media Site Usage 2014 owl.li/H86kS
  • 13 Awesome and Quirky Commercials Directed by Wes Anderson owl.li/HahTG
  • Across time and culture, stories have been agents of personal transformation – in part because they change our brains owl.li/HeBK9
  • Big Data Knows When You're Going to Quit Your Job Before You Do owl.li/HafdO
  • Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University owl.li/H7jJ9
  • ◉ The illusion of life owl.li/H7kfz
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life Lessons owl.li/H7jF1
  • Discovery of Teixobactin could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered. owl.li/H7h18
  • 30 Things Turning 30 in 2015 owl.li/H7iFV
  • Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own owl.li/H7gJh
  • Fashion Brand Celine Taps Joan Didion to Front New Campaign owl.li/H7iBG
  • ◉ Recommended: The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese - smartercreativity.com/recommendation…
  • The Cheesemaking Monk of Manitoba owl.li/H7gDI
  • The Formula To Better Problem Solving owl.li/H7iAB
  • Brain Damage Saved His Music owl.li/H7h5g

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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The School of Life: How to Find Fulfilling Work

The School of Life: The key to finding fulfilling work is to think a lot, analyse one's fears, understand the market, reflect on capitalism - and to watch this film.

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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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Can the Internet be archived?

Jill Lepore for The New Yorker on a very important subject "Where is the Internet’s memory, the history of our time?":

The Web dwells in a never-ending present. It is—elementally—ethereal, ephemeral, unstable, and unreliable. Sometimes when you try to visit a Web page what you see is an error message: “Page Not Found.” This is known as “link rot,” and it’s a drag, but it’s better than the alternative. More often, you see an updated Web page; most likely the original has been overwritten. (To overwrite, in computing, means to destroy old data by storing new data in their place; overwriting is an artifact of an era when computer storage was very expensive.) Or maybe the page has been moved and something else is where it used to be. This is known as “content drift,” and it’s more pernicious than an error message, because it’s impossible to tell that what you’re seeing isn’t what you went to look for: the overwriting, erasure, or moving of the original is invisible. For the law and for the courts, link rot and content drift, which are collectively known as “reference rot,” have been disastrous. In providing evidence, legal scholars, lawyers, and judges often cite Web pages in their footnotes; they expect that evidence to remain where they found it as their proof, the way that evidence on paper—in court records and books and law journals—remains where they found it, in libraries and courthouses. But a 2013 survey of law- and policy-related publications found that, at the end of six years, nearly fifty per cent of the URLs cited in those publications no longer worked. According to a 2014 study conducted at Harvard Law School, “more than 70% of the URLs within the Harvard Law Review and other journals, and 50% of the URLs within United States Supreme Court opinions, do not link to the originally cited information.” The overwriting, drifting, and rotting of the Web is no less catastrophic for engineers, scientists, and doctors. Last month, a team of digital library researchers based at Los Alamos National Laboratory reported the results of an exacting study of three and a half million scholarly articles published in science, technology, and medical journals between 1997 and 2012: one in five links provided in the notes suffers from reference rot. It’s like trying to stand on quicksand.
The footnote, a landmark in the history of civilization, took centuries to invent and to spread. It has taken mere years nearly to destroy. A footnote used to say, “Here is how I know this and where I found it.” A footnote that’s a link says, “Here is what I used to know and where I once found it, but chances are it’s not there anymore.” It doesn’t matter whether footnotes are your stock-in-trade. Everybody’s in a pinch. Citing a Web page as the source for something you know—using a URL as evidence—is ubiquitous. Many people find themselves doing it three or four times before breakfast and five times more before lunch. What happens when your evidence vanishes by dinnertime?
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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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A response to terror by Chris Riddell and Neil Gaiman - in pictures

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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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