A few things from the Olympics
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Stripgenerator
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This is excellent fun. Make your own highly stylised cartoon strips. Naturally, I’ve gone with a very amusing topic for my first one. How very British. Stripgenerator v1.0.3

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On the cleanliness of coal
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Nice spot from the Coen Brothers on clean coal. Coen Brothers, Dispelling the Myth of “Clean” Coal – PSFK.com

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Hypercomics
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I enjoyed this “hypercomic” – a comic on an infinite canvas, by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey. Shown by Scott McCloud in his recent TED talk.

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Understanding movie and video game ratings
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If you’re a parent in the UK and you want to understand EXACTLY why a movie/DVD/Video Game has been given the rating it has, so you can make rational decisions about what your kids watch, then the parents site for the British Board of Film Classification is an amazing resource (although it contains a pile

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Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2008
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This year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lecture will be given by Microsoft Research’s very own Chris Bishop. This is a massive honour, continuing a tradition started in 1825, and following in the footsteps of Faraday. The lecture’s goal is to make science accessible to the public, and are focused primarily on the young, but are very

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Sisters Forever
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Ari, Mackenzie and Chloe put on a show… YouTube – Chlokenzie Show

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Whiteout
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Wow. What an amazing idea for a game. The unfinished Swan is set in a totally white maze in which you have to blast black paint to reveal the detail and find your way out.   The Unfinished Swan

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Royal Mail Games
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Really liked this project by Harriet Russell testing the capabilities and, to some extent, sense of humour of the Royal Mail. She sent 130 envelopes each of which represented an address in some cryptic way, from crosswords (see below) to anagrams. Only 10 didn’t get through. “Despite fears of a Royal Mail backlash, Russell found

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Bug or feature?
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Great response by EA to a bug in it’s golf game in which Tiger Woods is seen to walk on water to take a shot (the so called “Jesus Shot”). Here’s what EA took the trouble to make in response…

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"3D photos from 1850s Japan" https://t.co/fNwxMFCRJ6
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Yesterday's Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram https://t.co/jxpVwWnvQS via @archdaily
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RT @ChrisBishopMSFT: Great to be invited to @CNBC this morning to discuss the influence of #AI on all aspects of our lives https://t.co/b80…
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The Design Products course at the Royal College of Art is seeking a new tutor, for those who may be looking. https://t.co/4DYcjW6nbR @RCA
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