Previously on Euphiodesign blog:

I used to make link list posts by using a plugin called Recommended Reading, to compile my recent Google Reader shared items into posts. Then Google fecked up Reader in order to integrate it with the pointlessness of Google+ and ruined this system and destroyed all the shared item data, and because of the way the plugin drew in the information the posts didn’t degrade gracefully. So now instead of having posts contained the previously published text there are just posts with the shortcode [recreading], which is a shame. (Incidentally, I am intrigued by this new venture which aims to duplicate the functionality of the previous incarnation of Google Reader 1.)

And now….

I still read a lot of things on the Internet (mostly through either Reeder or Instapaper on my iDevices) so I am bringing back the Internet Adventures posts for another series so that I can share some interesting things. If you want links passed on in a more aggressively-timely fashion you can follow me on Twitter where I sometimes link these sort of things also.

…the list:

I saw Eames: The Architect and The Painter (in Screen Cinema, one of my favourite places in Dublin) last year which resulted in me (a) learning about two pivotal figures in modern design and (b) wanting furniture that I cannot afford. This timeline is nice:
Eames timeline

Gabe Newell and Valve make me want the future to hurry up so I can see what they come up with:
Exclusive interview: Valve’s Gabe Newell on Steam Box, biometrics, and the future of gaming

If you’re a designer on Twitter then you’ve probably seen this linked millions of times already. Michael Beirut has a knack for observing an issue and providing thought provoking insight on it in a way few other design writers can:
Graphic Design Criticism as a Spectator Sport: Observatory – Design Observer

Lays out the whole free vs paid thing:
Consumers pay the hidden costs for the ‘free’ app ecosystem – The Verge

Lots of pathos in this, technology as dehumanising filter:
Public Influence: The Immortalization of an Anonymous Death – SF Weekly

Post about the late great podcast Hypercritical:
The Hypercritical Way

Plus a recent interview with the great man himself:
MacStories Interviews: John Siracusa

That Tumblr chap is pretty interesting:Tumblr: David Karp’s $800 Million Art Project – Forbes

The divide between public and private self as witnessed in the Madison Square Garden locker room.
Under The Garden – The Classical

I love Trent and everything he says:
On The Wing: Trent Reznor On Creativity & How To Destroy Angels – The Quietus

But, Apatosaurus just doesn’t sound as cool:
Forget Extinct: The Brontosaurus Never Even Existed – NPR

Spoiler alert, being a porn star may not be a completely fulfilling life choice:
Porn Star James Deen GQ Profile – GQ

How the representation of computers on film and TV has changed:
The changing face of computers on screen – Unsane

Interesting analysis of Paul Rand’s design for ‘The Tables of Law’:
On the grid – Amassblog

These are nice:
‘Beautiful Games: football photographs by Simon Harsent’

That’s it for now.

 

Notes:

  1. thanks to @Fionntan for pointing this out on Twitter