Strands of Genius: November 11th
Curated by @rosiesiman + @faris.
- We were asked by the lovely Dave Birss to be in a series on disruption called "The Day Before Tomorrow". The first episode is on Health and features Rosie talking about, amongst other things, her love for OneMedical.
- This awesome dissection of internet hyperbole will make you cry and change your life. Thank you, Charlie Brooker!!
- Is Banksy a team of seven artists led by a woman? Maybe.
- The police are still out of control. Here's what Frank Serpico thinks we can do about it.
- Speaking of the police not behaving...11 women are currently trying to sue the UK MET Police because they had children with undercover policeman without knowing they were policeman. One just won $425k.
- Thinking about getting back at a business by posting a terrible review? Make sure your complaints are justified. Here's a warning for all the unreasonably reviewers out there. Pretty embarrassing.
- 1/5 of all records sold in America are Taylor Swift's. This feels important, but we aren't sure what it means. Rosie pre-ordered her album, but unfortunately we don't have the bandwidth yet to download. On that note, please also read this post by Bill Werde (former editor of Billboard) on Taylor Swift and why he's quitting Spotify.
- Marc Andreessen is a VC funder [and one of the inventors of the web browser - Netscape] who is one interesting dude. Regardless of if you're interested in Silicon Valley, you'll want to read his thoughts on the future of education - and optimism.
- Fashion or porn? I'm too scared to take the test since porn is illegal here in Myanmar, so I can't tell you if it's NSFW, but... it was only a matter of time until someone created this quiz. Every time I see a Tom Ford ad, I wonder the same thing.
- As a proud demi-Kiwi and geek, Faris is excited you bring you the Official Airline of Middle Earth's EPIC safety video. (Rosie says: See internet hyperbole dissection by Charlie Brooker.)
- Why doesn't more male birth control exist? Ben Hopper writes about how the only long-term option for birth control for men involves cutting open his ball sack. Surely there has to be a better solution we can come up with? And by we, I mean, um, pharma people who want to make money off men like Ben.
- We just discovered English philosopher Alan Watts. If you sometimes wonder if you are always chasing the future, from school to work and so on, listen to LIFE IS A HOAX. Plus he has the most wonderfully mellifluous cut glass English accent.
- If you love grilled cheese as much as we do, you'll want to check out tips from Chef Amy Stonionis, from Murray's Cheese Bar on how you, too, can create the ultimate grilled cheese.
- Our book recommendation is Greg Egan's Axiomatic - the the smartest collection of sci-fi short stories of ideas we've read in...ever. [And it's $2.99!] [And if you missed our previous recommendation, we are still talking about The Circle by Dave Eggers.]
- Faris wrote an article wondering why all the interactive digital award winning advertising ideas are now just films.