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Modern Communications

The way we interact with each other is modulated by technology. Letters and old photos are superseded by images, texts, reminders that Facebook's algorithm pushes at us. Exes and estranged friends surface themselves on LinkedIn. The dead haunt our inboxes. Also, some cool glitch tools!

the real ghosts in the machines [thewalrus.ca]

Modern Grief

What do you do when you're haunted by digital ghosts?
contemplations on text in UIs [whoo.ps]

Futures of text

This one is more of an industry read, but it still has tons of interesting images and thoughts on the way we interact with text, and how we still use it. Quoth the author: "I believe comfort, not convenience, is the most important thing in software, and text is an incredibly comfortable medium."
digitalized intimacy [wire.com]

Cibele Is a Crazy-Real Game About Falling in Love Online

A deeply personal game about falling in love online, using real memorabilia and pictures, texts, of the relationship to portray the fiction.
neuromancing [wired.com]

The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind

Guy tries to create a neural interface from his mind to a computer, almost loses his ability to speak. Really fascinating read into past and current work into computer-neural interfaces.
visualization [doodle.notch.net]

unmandelboxing

Notch, creator of Minecraft, creates a crazy fractal visualization that you zoom through. Really makes you want to consume some totally legal substances and stare at it.
augmented reality [kernelmag.dailydot.com]

MIT’s insane new app lets you ‘edit’ reality

This is awesome. One of the coolest things mentioned here is that you can apparently make the UIs in HTML and CSS! What!
glitch app! [thecreatorsproject.vice.com]

Distort Reality with Cyberdelic Video App ‘Hyperspektiv’

Check it out - another cool app you can use to create neat video distortions for fun.