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Archive for March, 2010

Listen: Martin P is speaking

Posted by Martin Poulter on 30 March 2010

My five-minute talk at Ignite Bristol #1 discusses how inter-personal scientific methods have taken over from personal, subjective judgement as the foundation of knowledge. It focuses on psychological discoveries about the unreliability of perception and memory which have underlined the need for a scientific method.

Five minutes isn’t much time to develop an argument or explain terminology, so I threw out a lot of technical terms without explanation, hoping that people will look them up if interested. Maybe I should do a follow-up video to explain what I’m talking about in this video?

Thanks again to the Ignite Bristol team for their filming and editing.

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Heritage of the homeless in Bristol

Posted by Martin Poulter on 27 March 2010

One of the most interesting talks from the recent Ignite Bristol event was this one, in which Rachael Kiddey talks about documenting the culture and history of homeless people in Bristol. It’s a fascinating project but not the sort of thing we hear about through mainstream media, so an ideal topic for a crowd-sourced talk.

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Music: “Get Out Your Car and Fight”

Posted by Martin Poulter on 26 March 2010

In a contribution to the ILRT Art Show, KDnC member Joel performs radical audio surgery on one of his own tracks. He explains what he’s done in more detail on the Art Show site.

Original:

Remix:

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Aliens versus Winnie the Pooh versus Predator

Posted by Martin Poulter on 24 March 2010

Aliens versus Pooh is just what you think it is: a lovingly illustrated picture book in which Pooh makes some new friends. Thanks Gavin for the link.

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Nature by Numbers

Posted by Martin Poulter on 23 March 2010

A gorgeously produced short video shows some of the mathematical patterns in the structure of plants and animals. The mathematical concepts are explained on the companion web site.

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Smutsoteric: smut in everyday things

Posted by Martin Poulter on 23 March 2010

KDnC member “Smutfinder General” has a blog, Smutsoteric, spotting unintentionally rude things in photos from everyday life.

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My Revenge on Hollyoaks

Posted by Martin Poulter on 22 March 2010

I’ve never watched the TV series Hollyoaks. It’s some kind of teen soap opera, apparently. However, I have watched the title sequence, lots and lots of times. It’s on after the Simpsons and just before the news. Although I still don’t care about the programme, the title sequence has become an obsession. Do I look down on these seductive women and smug men, or do I envy their youth, their glamour? What can one man in a kitchen with a pile of laundry do against such a dizzying piece of pop culture?

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Mob: a tale of the near future

Posted by Martin Poulter on 19 March 2010

Twitter, flash mobs, Chatroulette and Rickroll collide in a frighteningly plausible story of social media, delivered in a frenetic animated presentation. Thanks Ryan for the link.

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Five-second films

Posted by Martin Poulter on 13 March 2010

I’ve been roaring with laughter at some of this series of films. Just because a movie is five seconds long doesn’t mean it can’t have great cinematography and a well-chosen soundtrack. Check out the makers’ top 20 on Youtube for an introduction or see my personal selection below:

Some individual films from the top 20:

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Kewl Doodz n Chyx now on Twitter

Posted by Paul Ayres on 12 March 2010

Just in case you prefer your KDnC updates in 140 characters or less, the Kewl Doodz ‘n’ Chyx blog is now available on Twitter at:

http://twitter.com/kewldoodznchyx

Follow, ReTweet and Trend away as you wish.

The Twitter channel is picking up the RSS feed from the blog and republishing it using Feedburner.

Hopefully a few more people may find our stuff this way and some of us may find the updates useful.

The Twitter channel won’t be actively monitored / updated other than republishing the blog posts, unless someone is keen to do so.

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