Online talk about exocortices.

A couple of days ago I gave a talk online to some members of the Zero State about my exocortex.  It's a pretty informal talk done as a Hangout where I talk about some of the day to day stuff and where the project came from.  I didn't have any notes and it was completely unscripted.

Embedding is disabled for some reason so I can't just put the video here here.  Here's a direct link to the recording, here's a copy at my Peertube channel, and here's a local copy.

Lipstick as synaesthesia accessibility hack.

This afternoon at a gather I had chance to speak with Tarah Wheeler at some length, and she noticed that I spent most of the discussion reading her lips. As part of the discussion it came out that I'm a synaesthete and was having great difficulty understanding her because I was unable to pick her voice out of all of the distracting visual phenomena due to all of the other discussions happening around me, but I was able to focus on her lipstick and pick her voice out of all of the static. The discussion turned to synaesthesia as I …

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The Zak McKracken fan movie is up!

In years gone by I was a huge fan of the Lucasarts graphical adventure games, including one of their wildest and weirdest ones (natch) called Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders in which you play a group of four adventurous misfits (a tabloid reporter, an archeologist, and two college students who converted their Volkswagon microbus into a space shuttle and traveled to Mars). Just this morning Spadoni Productions, who are known for making short fan films that riff off of the classics released a fan movie based on the video game. It was shot in Italian and overdubbed in English …

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Forget pizza money, how about chipping in to hire a bouncer?

In London, England, someone posted details about the birthday party of one Stephen Worthy, age 18, on the Net, which was summarily read by some number of people Out There... the day of the party the location was invaded by over one hundred teenagers, who not only crashed the party but trashed the house and sent the poor guy to the hospital via airlift. His father, 53 year old David Worthy, was put on the shelf with a broken nose, provided at the hand of one of the party crashers. It was supposed to be a private 18th birthday party …

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