from the Development Seed Flickr
Development Seed hosted a foosball
tournament for DCWeek,
and my team ‘Foolsball’ - came in approximately
third to fourth. Congratulations to the winners, “Backalley FC”.
My band Teen Mom got a spot playing
the opening party for DCWeek,
and thus got to grab (one half) of the
huge stage at the 9:30 Club (for 15 minutes).
CC photo by Frank Gruber
This merited our first, albeit unnamed photos in Brightest Young Things.
I did an extremely rough compression of our first single
(which is being perfected at The Bastille) -
so there’s some online evidence of our existence in audio form.
I swung a quick trip up to Troy, NY for Elusive Persona,
an opening by my sister and Carrie Will.
There’s been quite a bit flowing in and out of my Instapaper
- Cory Doctorow’s Scroogled is a
rather dramatic but pretty effective piece. I think I might read a bit more,
since he has a unique ability to write about technology without
butchering the details.
- Andy Woodruff’s Value by Alpha
is awesome. Now that maps and visualizations are hip, there are a lot
of opinions floating around, and kind of odd tangents like dymaxion maps
and cartograms gain traction. But, for people who really actually make
things daily, like Andy - there’s real value to having things be understandable,
rather than just flashy.
- This inverview series with Lynn Margulis
is touching, inspiring, and really gripping for a million reasons. I
adore this one bit in the second episode where she rephrases a question.
She certainly wasn’t a spotless character - Google will pull up enough evidence
for judgmental types to dismiss her - but the way that she handled science,
with the attitude that sharing is the end result of research, and understanding
isn’t just about publishing dry scientific articles, is a model for all
disciplines. Sadly she died on the 22nd.
- Greenland is the latest happy
realization that DC produces some good music. They’ve got a lot of albums
online for free: get them.