Links for 2/17/10
Yay! more links for you!
Wernor Herzog reads curious George. Ok, I don’t think it’s really him, but the accent is great and the bleakness is beautiful. The sequel, in which he reads Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, is perhaps even better.
Great article on the double standard of fat/skinny in our society. Go read it, it’s not what you think. (HT Pop Transhumanism)
As most economists will tell you, unions do very little to help the little guy in the long run. Unfortunately most people have already made up their minds on the value of unions, and will ignore or rationalize contrary evidence.
Which test will robots pass first, the Turing test or the Shut up and dance test? This video of hexapoidal dancing robots gives me hope for the latter. (HT Charles Stross)
I don’t know exactly how to describe this “slitscan” video transformation. It seems like just wavy lines at first, but watch a little longer and you’ll realize there’s a bizarre, trippy, and beautiful representation of motion here.
Charlie Booker on how to report the news. (HT my dad)