This week’s top recommendation
Someone had to write this. The selfie is more than just the self-portrait of the digital age. It might well be the defining cultural phenomenon of the digital natives. Too bad James Joyce is longer around. I would have loved to read his sequel «A Selfie of the Artist as a Young Woman». I digress: Brace yourself for the evolution of the duckface, a great read from The Observer.
- A Mind-Blowing Dome Made by 6,500 Computer-Guided Silkworms (Wired)
- The Continuing Promise of the Arab Spring (Foreign Affairs)
- Behind a little house (Manuel Cosentino, Imgur)
- The slippery slope (90 Percent of Everything)
3D-printing, oh how boring from an MIT perspective. Those people use silkworms to do the 3D-printing.
What happened to the promises of the Arab Spring? This noteworthy essay claims: The setback is not a bug, but a feature of the political development.
«Say yes if you mean no». A very interesting analysis of «dark patterns» in web design, the mean tricks companies use to manipulate your decisions.