Robert Hammond at The 99% Conference (via coolhunting)
“In this video, Friends of the Highline co-founder Robert Hammond tells the story of how he helped reinvent a gritty elevated railway into what is NYC’s most celebrated public space since Central Park. He shares images and animations of what the park (due to open in June) will look like at a talk for our recent 99% Conference and shares how he feels after a decade at work at the brink of its debut.”
Siri: A Powerful Virtual Assistant For The iPhone
Now this looks fantastic. Can’t wait to test it out once released. If it works like advertised it will replace a half dozen apps on my iPhone.
eXtreme Type Terminology | i love typography
A five part series on type terminology. What more needs to be said? If you are just a passing font geek, please be warned: Your head may very well explode from the wealth of info.
Mary Roach: 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm | Video on TED.com
“Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious.
Cover Story: Finger Painting: The New Yorker Blog
“Jorge Colombo drew this week’s cover using Brushes, an application for the iPhone, while standing for an hour outside Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Times Square.
“I got a phone in the beginning of February, and I immediately got the program so I could entertain myself,” says Colombo, who first published his drawings in The New Yorker in 1994.”
Senate passes credit card reform: What’s in it for consumers
Looks like President Obama signed this bill today so it is law. Lots of protection for credit card using consumers here.
The banks, I’m sure, are pissed.
David Rose on Iraqi insurgents | vanityfair.com
“The so-called Sunni Awakening, in which American forces formed tactical alliances with local sheikhs, has been credited with dampening the insurgency in much of Iraq. But new evidence suggests that the Sunnis were offering the same deal as early as 2004—one that was eagerly embraced by commanders on the ground, but rejected out of hand at the highest levels of the Bush administration.”