Links from 2014-05-01

Dark Arts - Meet the architects of Tumblr’s cyberpunk renaissance

We’re in a weird time for the way the future looks; somehow House of Cards can slyly introduce a floating text-message interface to their present-day political drama without so much as blinking, but most of our iconic near- and far-future worlds run on tracks laid down well before the ’90s.

Austrian Computer Science Day 2014 • Informatik, TU Wien

Annually this event aims to strengthen the networking between computer scientists nationwide and to provide a communication platform for highlighting the excellence of Austrian computer science. Distinguished computer scientists will present a variety of attractive topics, illustrating the broad scope and the impact of national research. Similar to last year, eight researchers from different computer science departments at national and international universities will give an overview over the computer science research done in Austria. Furthermore, there will be included a poster session in order to allow PhD students to present and discuss their work with the community.

A Eulogy for Twitter

Twitter used to be a sort of surrogate newsroom/barroom where you could organize around ideas with people whose opinions you wanted to assess. Maybe you wouldn’t agree with everybody, but that was part of the fun. But at some point Twitter narratives started to look the same. The crowd became predictable, and not in a good way. Too much of Twitter was cruel and petty and fake. Everything we know from experience about social publishing platforms—about any publishing platforms—is that they change. And it can be hard to track the interplay between design changes and behavioral ones. In other words, did Twitter change Twitter, or did we?

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