Mutation Vectors is a weekly rundown of my media diet, and occasionally other other random thoughts.
Sorry I missed last week, but I was busy getting ready for my presentation on Tarot at the Weird Shift Store Front. And speaking of the storefront, I actually have an interactive noise-art installation piece there now until the end of the month. I’ll do another post with some more details once I have a photo.
In no particular order, a few things I thought were worth reading:
- Washington Post: Psychedelic mushrooms put your brain in a “waking dream,” study finds
- Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s Controversial Emotion Experiment
- The Morality Of A/B Testing
- Drew Olanoff: about this whole anonymity thing
- Inside the Mirrortocracy
- The dark side of .io: How the U.K. is making web domain profits from a shady Cold War land deal
- The Agony of the Liberal Gun Lover (not sure I buy this, but it is a good look at the many ways politics is becoming more polarized. See also: “Banished for Questioning the Gospel of Guns“).
I also really liked Joanne McNeil’s “Tiny Letters to the Web We Miss,” on the recent e-mail newsletter trend. I have a TechCrunch column in the works on the topic, so I won’t say anything more for now.
Of my own stuff, check out my article on why security software is so hard to use.
Watching the new season of Louie.
I was bummed to hear Death Grips, who I featured last time, have apparently broken up.
Also, as I just pointed out, my most recent Psychetect album is now a “pay what you will” album. Feel free to grab it for free from Bandcamp.