Archive for May, 2001


May 28, 2001

Loom2 Work in Progress

“Loom2 is a continuation of the work that began in Loom.
Our process involves both design sketching and computational sketching which work off of each other in a simultaneous process”

The people:

professor judith donath . danah boyd . hyun-yeul lee . dan ramage with additional support from ming-en cho and jonathan goler



May 28, 2001

Visualizing Usenet Groups with Loom

This looks really nice!


May 21, 2001

6.04: electrosphere The Hot New Medium Is … Email

By David S. Bennahum

“List publishing is not merely information delivered to your mailbox, it’s the devolution of mass media into the hands of everyday people. And it’s growing faster than the Web.”

I just found this again! One of my favourite Wired artiles ever – still relevant and right.


May 21, 2001

The Rise and Fall of Wired. 6. The Sell-Out. By Stephen Downes

” What we were dreaming about was profound global transformation. We wanted to tell the story of the companies, the ideas, and especially the people making the Digital Revolution. Our heroes weren’t politicians and generals or priests and pundits, but those creating and using technology and networks in their professional and private lives – you.”

Also has a list of links to what he calls the GOOD articles in WiReD


May 21, 2001

essays by Jim Esch An Introduction to the Critique of Wired Culture

The technology goes deep, but the human soul goes deeper.

copyright 2001 by James M. Esch ~


May 16, 2001

Brill’s Content: Human Portals

“Giant Internet portals are struggling. News outfits have cut staffs. So why is the Net getting more interesting? A surge of independent-thinking Web enthusiasts — the human portals — are cataloging data and news on their sites and making us rethink how we get information.”


May 15, 2001 Good Grief! The Highs and Lows of Usability Testing

The Kubla Ross stages applied to Web Site testing!


May 5, 2001

Books of the Month — Index
“May 2001
David Bell and Barbara M. Kennedy, eds., The Cybercultures Reader. Routledge, 2000. Reviewed by Aimee Morrison and Kate O’Riordan.

Allan Lightman, The Diagnosis. Pantheon Books, 2000. Reviewed by Ana Viseu.

Byron Reeves & Clifford Nass, The Media Equation. How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places. CSLI Publications, 1996. Reviewed by Mikael Jakobsson.”


May 5, 2001


The Collective Unconscious – an interesting dream project. Being discussed in Psyber-L.