Cashless society

Maybe we shouldn't be rushing towards a cashless society if we value our freedom? Pushing all transaction through a small number of bottlenecks makes it easy for governments to censor and control what you do. Using terrorism and crime as an excuse to collate spending data isn't good for everyone else.

A great article from The Atlantic investigates and discusses the issues.

Kinetic Sculpture

These kinetic sculptures are amazing! Created by Anthony Howe and completely wind powered these curved-metal designs reach up to 25 feet high, and are on display in public spaces around the world.

X-ray audio

A great short documentary about music, often banned, which was copied onto used medical x-rays in the 50s in Russia. the doc includes interviews with the folks who helped make and distribute the x-ray records.

"The iconic images of gramophone grooves cut onto x-rays of skulls, ribcages and bones have captured the collective imagination way beyond the music scene. Now for the first time, the complete story of the Soviet x-ray record has emerged, as told by the people who made it happen."