Sweatshop, Episode 11×2

30 January 2011

SWEATSHOP, the live art show which I produce, is back today with a vengeance and thirst for meatblood: In which E.G. Gauger returns to painting live on a canvas, and I return to cracking wise at our ever-patient and filthy audience. Broadcasting commences at 12pm PST, today, 30th January 2011.

L5

27 January 2011

A “Hard Science Fiction Miniseries for the Web” which raised $10k on Kickstarter. I wish them luck. via Warren Ellis.

FluidDB

27 January 2011

This’ll make it a lot easier to socially tag our window gardens in the favela future: FluidDB is a platform for the web of things, each represented by an openly writable “social” object.

“Writing on the high seas”

27 January 2011

Author Tobias Buckell’s treatise on book piracy and what it means here in the now: A certain book that usually sells about 5,000 copies, locked down and protected, seems to sell the same 5,000 copies as a book with a free giveaway and pirated. The difference, according to O’Reilly and many, will be that the […]

The Pitfalls of Facebook’s “Social Authentication”

27 January 2011

Dan Wineman shoves a hot poker up the ass of Facebook’s “social authentication”: Captchas don’t verify identity. “Social authentication” challenges based on public information — especially information that the service itself provides, for free, to anyone who asks — don’t do that either. The problem with “social authentication” is that second word, there. Facebook’s calling […]

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