Happy New Year! Glitch theory, glitch artists, drones in sweaters, self driving cars, the bureau of guns, and more.
Glorifying the Glitch
"Collage, Datamoshing and finding meaning on the Internet" - a short, nice read on how glitch art has been used in mainstream media to comment on its genre and medium, with a nice spattering of cool glitchy things to check out. Speaking of glitch...
Glitch art: Meet the artist who knitted Stuxnet into a scarf
A really fascinating interview with Jeff Donaldson who makes "malwear", traditionally knitted clothing that represents the source code of famous malware. He talks about his process and how one of his scarves is just big enough to fit 32 KB of data - weird thought! Speaking of knitting...
Is your drone cold? Make it warmer with some nice knitted clothes. And speaking of drones...
Amazon’s Flying Warehouse Idea Isn’t Even Its Biggest Challenge
Amazon wants to create a floating warehouse that can deploy fulfillment drones to your house. All I can think about is carriers from StarCraft, though. And speaking of Amazon...
As We Leave More Digital Tracks, Amazon Echo Factors In Murder Investigation
Amazon initially refused to turn over the data of a murder suspect's Echo, but served a partial amount of data after receiving a warrant. An interesting look into the chaotic future of data-leaky internet of things devices. And speaking of death...
Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse
The award for Non-Obvious System Side Effects goes to this article. And speaking of organs... like, ears, your hearing organs (OK, I'll admit that this segue is a stretch)...
Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns
Here's a look into the bureaucratically horrendous system for tracing records of who owns a gun, mostly caused by federal law introduced in 1986 that bars a searchable database of America's gun owners. So they sort and take photos of the millions of records on paper per month. Totally ridiculous. But man, that guy is a sharp dresser!