...bringing it all back home.

Jul 21

45 years ago now.
When humanity, and advertising tried harder.

45 years ago now.

When humanity, and advertising tried harder.

Jul 16

[video]

[video]

Jul 03

Nick Cave X 2

Nick Cave X 2

Jun 12

..how I think this whole wearable tech fad will play out for me.

..how I think this whole wearable tech fad will play out for me.

Jun 04

#ForeverLeftSwipe

#ForeverLeftSwipe

(Source: gifmyass, via emergentdigitalpractices)

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May 05

Rappers, sorted by the size of their vocabulary.

35,000 words covers 3-5 studio albums and EPs. I included mixtapes if the artist was just short of the 35,000 words. Quite a few rappers don’t have enough official material to be included (e.g., Biggie, Kendrick Lamar). As a benchmark, I included data points for Shakespeare and Herman Melville, using the same approach (35,000 words across several plays for Shakespeare, first 35,000 of Moby Dick).
I used a research methodology called token analysis to determine each artist’s vocabulary. Each word is counted once, so pimps, pimp, pimping, and pimpinare four unique words. To avoid issues with apostrophes (e.g., pimpin’ vs. pimpin), they’re removed from the dataset. It still isn’t perfect. Hip hop is full of slang that is hard to transcribe (e.g., shorty vs. shawty), compound words (e.g., king shit), featured vocalists, and repetitive choruses.

Rappers, sorted by the size of their vocabulary.

35,000 words covers 3-5 studio albums and EPs. I included mixtapes if the artist was just short of the 35,000 words. Quite a few rappers don’t have enough official material to be included (e.g., Biggie, Kendrick Lamar). As a benchmark, I included data points for Shakespeare and Herman Melville, using the same approach (35,000 words across several plays for Shakespeare, first 35,000 of Moby Dick).

I used a research methodology called token analysis to determine each artist’s vocabulary. Each word is counted once, so pimpspimppimping, and pimpinare four unique words. To avoid issues with apostrophes (e.g., pimpin’ vs. pimpin), they’re removed from the dataset. It still isn’t perfect. Hip hop is full of slang that is hard to transcribe (e.g., shorty vs. shawty), compound words (e.g., king shit), featured vocalists, and repetitive choruses.

May 03

[video]

hide yo’ self .. they be snapchatting errbody’ up in here.

A high school teacher’s reaction to the latest Snapchat update.

In 16 years of teaching I can’t think of anything that has ever disrupted my classroom more than today’s @snapchat update.

— Tracie Schroeder (@bravesearth)
May 1, 2014

Schroeder told Business Insider that while she’s usually “pretty lenient” about students using phones sparingly in class, yesterday’s Snapchat update was too much to handle:

Today was the first day in a long time I actually took phones away. I have no idea what all was included in the update, but you would have thought it was crack. They seriously could not keep away from it. I even had one girl crawl under the table with her phone.

At that point I took all the phones away and we had a little reminder chat about when it was appropriate to use your phone and when it was not. Also that it was rarely appropriate to hide under the table.

 Via NY Mag 

From last night - Arctic Monkeys. Great show. (at Vector Arena)

From last night - Arctic Monkeys. Great show. (at Vector Arena)

May 02

Apr 29

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Apr 26

vanityfair:

For the Love of Basquiat
More than 25 years after Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a drug overdose, at 27, his most devoted collectors, Lenore and Herbert Schorr, are sharing their treasures.

vanityfair:

For the Love of Basquiat

More than 25 years after Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a drug overdose, at 27, his most devoted collectors, Lenore and Herbert Schorr, are sharing their treasures.

Apr 25

When I start romanticising any functionalist building because it reminds me of the Eastern Block

wheninauckland:

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Here’s looking at you HSBC Building. So ugly it’s good.

This is the building that is being talked about:

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Call me a hopeless romantic but when I hark back to the Eastern block, this building (Auckland Council) is a better marker of those days - in form, and function.

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