geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “First Dog on the Moon on Facebook Experiments…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via The Guardian]

    [Via The Guardian]

  • “I’ve always considered women to be people…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via Imgur]

  • Announcing “Wish4[0]” [#geekgirl] [#elit]

    Wish4[0]

    Wish4[0]

    ‘This project is based on a poetic interpretation of the maxim ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’. The title of the work, Wish4[0]is a truncation – and linguistic reworking – of the idea of wish fulfilment in the digital age, one where willing users and audience members are subjected to an “always-on” news cycle, where social media and content streaming are the preferred method of information sourcing and privacy is an elastic concept.

    The inspiration for Wish4[0] came from an article describing how the use of mobile devices right before bed makes the production of melatonin – a substance human bodies produce naturally in order to induce sleep – less likely. This disruption of our normal sleep cycle via our voluntary use of tech designed for ease-of-use led me to ponder the subject of the allure of the digital news cycle – how many of us feel compelled to be perpetually connected, 24/7, to shareable “news”? Wish4[0] explores the perpetual pull of a user’s desire to be continually digitally connected.

    This project takes as its inspiration this perpetual tugging at a user’s consciousness by the digital: each day, for 40 days, I’ll create and post a creative response that will take as its immediate inspiration a headline – or item – drawn from the electronic news cycle of that specific day.

    |||This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.|||

  • Social Media Experiment [#geekgirl]

  • Streaming Tweets Through A Megaphone | Social City Detector [#geekgirl]

    “By transforming local tweets into audio output, the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) is developing a platform that merges physical and digital spaces…”

  • #PRISOM: “This is [a] most ambitious work…” [#geekgirl]

    Play #PRISOM Now!

    Play #PRISOM Now!

    “Thanks to #PRISOM, I am now successfully indoctrinated and prepared for the total loss of my civil and personal rights and a life of continual subservience. Seriously, this took a bit of navigation…but the payoff is definitely worth it. The environment is easy to get into, especially with the supporting audio, and once I got into the hang of what I was supposed to do, and where to find the test stations, all went smoothly. I was actually entranced by the whole experience, and felt that I just HAD to get to the end. This is [a] most ambitious work…with a piece that delivers a political message within the framework of a game that is actually no game at all – it’s the serious business of where do we all go from here. Nice work. I hope this converts some minds. It should do.” – Alan Bigelow

  • “Ideas Are An Inefficiency” [#geekgirl]

    [Hilarious stuff from The Onion, as usual:)]

  • “Wealthy participants took two times as much candy from children as did poor participants…”

  • #Antimedia by Florian Cramer [#geekgirl]

    Anti-Media by Florian Cramer

    “Anti-Media” Book Cover

    “The Cover of Florian Cramer’s new book is, in short, beautiful (and us posting this here has *absolutely nothing* to do with the fact he devotes an entire section of the book to discussing a work by our Creative Director…*cough*…).”

  • #Rush of Adrenaline [#geekgirl]

    The Joy of Tech

    [via The Joy of Tech]