TEKKA: the art of technology. Indispensable!
"In Basra, a few days ago, I watched as a Baath party member was shot in the street. He was shot three times, then again, as he tried to crawl away. "
War, media, cultural memory, and an meeting with Salam Pax.
Scenarios and personas are hot tools for software design and information architecture. Cathy Marshall observes that, in the world of design scenarios, laptops are never forgotten on the roofs of Audi station wagons. "A well-loved scenario thrives on deception."
Artifactual fiction tells stories by letting the objects -- email messages, disk debris, letters -- speak for themselves. Bill Bly explores how storytellers make narrative without a narrator.
Everyone knows that software demands incredible precision. To err is human, so bugs are inevitable. Or are they? Aaron Swartz profiles the work of D.J. Bernstein and examines a body of software that, over the years, has proven to be nearly bug-free.
A witty, combinatorial mosaic of modern urban life by Don Bosco, with an introduction by George P. Landow.
Boxing Digital Art: a review of Interfictions by Roberto Simanowski
Narrative as Virtual Reality by Marie-Laure Ryan
Spinning The Semantic Web leads Aaron Swartz to consider changing fields
Stefan Mumaw's Simple: Web Sites tries to capture the design process by including annotated sketches and designer doodles preserved from client meetings. They're sometimes lovely and often hilarious