Method Journalism

With the launch of new site after new site in 2014, it’s been a fas­ci­nat­ing time to watch dig­i­tal media try to fig­ure itself out. Amid the tur­moil of dis­rup­tion, buf­feted by tech com­pa­nies’ con­trol over infor­ma­tion dis­tri­b­u­tion, but aware of new fields of pos­si­bil­ity, the past few years were filled with defend­ing legacy brands.

Noma

Redzepi presents cook­ing at Noma as a process of con­tin­ual inno­va­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion. Actu­ally, it’s sort of intox­i­cat­ing to imag­ine work­ing there—the thought of show­ing up every day to think about the weather and the sea­sons, look­ing for inspi­ra­tion in the crates of for­est mush­rooms and live shrimp gath­ered that morn­ing by bearded fish­er­men. — See more at: http://thepointmag.com/2014/criticism/noma#sthash.BhKkavxB.dpuf

The Fine Art of Bullshit, Killed by Google

Hey, you know…” A pause while Rick searched for the words. “You know, fuckin’… Steven Tyler and Mary Tyler Moore are brother and sister.”

The song played unin­ter­rupted while those words hov­ered in the air. Five sec­onds, six sec­onds, seven sec­onds. Then four dudes erupted.

Bull fuck­ing shit.”

Smart Medieval Bookmarks

Mark­ing pages for future read­ing pre­dates browsers and the web. In fact, the prac­tice is much older even than printed books. This post intro­duces var­i­ous ways in which monks and other medieval read­ers kept track of the page at which they had stopped read­ing – and from which they planned to con­tinue in the near future.

Lying on Social Media Creates False Memories

Researchers found that peo­ple undergo a kind of “dig­i­tal amne­sia” when review­ing past posts, believ­ing their own events as they’ve been writ­ten on social media sites. They for­get what may have tran­spired, and there also begins a dis­con­nect between what they’re read­ing and who they know them­selves to be.