En fin webbdokumentär om operahuset i Sydney, och en minst lika fin sajt om koreografen och konstnären Rosemary Butcher.
Om du inte känner till scientometri så kan du läsa en kort intervju i The Economist med Samuel Arbesman, författare till boken The Half-Life och Facts, som beskriver det så här:
Put simply, scientometrics is the science of science. It grew out of bibliometrics, the science of books and research papers. In bibliometrics the unit of measurement is a research paper, which are easy to study because you can quantify different aspects of it: who the authors are, who has co-authored papers with those authors, how often a paper is cited, by whom, and so on. […]But bibliometrics is only one subfield of scientometrics. There are all kinds of ways that you can quantify science: you can measure the number of discoveries that are occurring within a particular field, the number of elements in the periodic table, etc. Broadly, scientometrics is about quantifying and understanding how science occurs.
I do think there’s something to be gained from paying attention to aesthetic forebears that lie outside the austere traditions of minimalism and modernism. Perhaps the pendulum is swinging back to a Baroque celebration of diversity of forms, asymmetry, eclecticism and a more poetic sensibility that injects a degree of intuition and randomness into the realms of machine intelligence and digital communication.
Welcome to the coldscape: the unobtrusive architecture of man’s unending struggle against time, distance, and entropy itself.
Adrian Holovaty om sin Soundslice:
Beyond face value, Soundslice is a way of annotating sound. At the moment, it only works on YouTube videos, and the marketing copy focuses on guitar tabs. But really, it’s a general-purpose audio/video annotator. […] I decided to focus on guitar tabs because it was much more easily understood — but I hope people use it for much more than that, inventing uses I never would have thought of.
En fin liten film om formgivarna på Industrial Facility [via: co.DESIGN]: