Culturally and physically, I exist at some considerable distance from anything you might call a literary continuum. Imagine my joy, therefore, to find a magazine from my county of Essex, operating within the dark fields my mind rambles around at present. A managed retreat is when a region of land has its coastal protections removed, allowing the sea to reclaim it in the hope of establishing a…
"Media has become responsive architecture. Intelligent media artefacts are now embedded into the very fabric of our existence; they have become the structure of society itself. Ubiquitous computing creates informational environments in which material structures of communication become alive with agency. McLuhan’s light bulb is now everyware:  technology that mediates by its mere presence"
""The discovery of thousands of stone artefacts preserved at this unique site provides a major new insight into how Stone Age tools developed during a period of profound human behavioural and biological change", said Dr Blockley. "The people who lived there 325,000 years ago were much more innovative than previously thought, using a combination of two different technologies to make tools that were extremely important for the mobile hunter-gatherers of the time."
"NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn’s moon Titan. The feature covers an area of about 100 square miles (260 square kilometers) in Ligeia Mare, one of the largest seas on Titan. It has now been observed twice by Cassini’s radar experiment, but its appearance changed between the two apparitions."
Okay, last post about Ello for a while, and my one and only bad Ello gag, I promise. Not least because I was told recently that someone is at ello.co/isitmeyourelookingfor, and that’s pretty much unbeatable.
But last night my friend Anab was saying that the Ello design felt much like “plunging into a deep dark hole of melancholia” for her. And I realised that that may be what I like best about…
"As a child, Klaus Schmidt used to grub around in caves in his native Germany in the hope of finding prehistoric paintings. Thirty years later, a member of the German Archaeological Institute, he found something infinitely more important: a temple complex almost twice as old as anything comparable on the planet."
"As Bekoff points out, Darwin argued that the difference between human and animal intelligence is a matter of degree, not of kind. Or as Bekoff put it, “If we have a sense of humor, then nonhuman animals should have a sense of humor, too.”"
Locking down for a few months. My Tumblr and my official Facebook Page, as ever, run on auto.
If I know you at all, or you just want to say hello, you can find me on Snapchat, Twitter, Ello, Instagram and my personal FB account, all of which are warrenellis. These are the places I can be messaged directly, for now, along with my public email account, warrenellis at gmail.com.
"I very much doubt that there is a city on the face of this Earth better mapped, over a longer period of time — nor more potently associated with the image of the map, as cultural and practical artifact — than London."
"Until 2008 the Kola Superdeep Borehole near the Russian mining town Zapolyarny on the Kola Peninsula was the deepest borehole in the world. No borehole is as legendary as the Kola Superdeep, which really was a telescope probing the Earth."
Yes, I’m on Ello. Yes, I just deleted several of my posts on Ello. Yes, it is currently experiencing a flood of interest, and yes, social software theorists are having a whale of a time Elloing about Ello. No, I don’t think it’ll sustain. I suspect we’re all too savvy now to be sanguine about any level of VC funding for a social network. No, I probably won’t add you on Ello, as I just went in to…
Daily Digest: New favorite tweet by @warrenellis (3 items)
September 27, 2014 at 07:36PM
Penis Selfie. Is this a technical term?
— suzanne moore (@suzanne_moore) September 27, 2014
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September 27, 2014 at 07:26PM
September 27, 2014 at 09:43PM
This is so important to me I’ve got to keep posting it: http://t.co/xFQ2GJRLf0
— EMA (@EMAthorstar) September 27, 2014
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September 27, 2014 at 08:12PM
September 28, 2014 at 01:28PM
ICYMI, an amazing blunt appraisal of Turkish govt policy: Sympathy for the devil that is ISIL, by AHU ÖZYURT http://t.co/MPIOzExeNb @HDNER
— csdickey (@csdickey) September 28, 2014
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September 28, 2014 at 12:57PM
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