🕸️ Web Culture
Part of a series which attempts to re-create optical illusions on the web. This article covers the zoetrope and It Is Spectacular.
For Our American Friends
We don't have Venmo, so I had no idea about this project. But dayum.
Did you know that Venmo's API is available for anyone with the link? This developer collected data from 207,984,218 transactions in 2017. All with names and photos.
A lot of people buying Gorilla Cookie on Venmo. 🚬
Style Tips For Reclaiming Privacy
It's weird because I feel like 80s sci-fi representations kind of predicted fashions like this. An interesting project on the intersection of privacy and fashion.
I've wondered about similar things in the past, in particular with ad-supported apps like Overcast. I feel like a jerk for staying ad-supported now, it's barely a step up from pirate.
Very, very nice image which I have been poring over this week. I'm not sure if font size represents artistic value, popular appeal, or what. I mention it because Pearl Jam is classified as a small font band, whereas The Strokes are a large font band.
Still, cool as heck.
A Simpler Time
Going back to a time when you could actually map the internet. There are a few maps with the highlight being the original nodes in December 1969. They stretched all the way from UCLA, UCSB, to...Utah.