1. There's no auditorium in interactive theatre.

    An absolutely brilliant concept and another one in the series of Ideas I Wish Were Mine. Audience at the Sleep No More performance walk among the characters in three warehouses worth of sets. The choice to have the audience don ghost’s masks is particularly genius and it makes for some spectacular photography.

    From the set of Sleep No More

    Unsettled about spending 3 hours in a Shakespearian film noir? Don’t worry –there’s a fully stocked bar somewhere inside.

    (via Cool Hunting)


  2. Better brains through neuroplasticity.

    Fascinating talk by @adamgazz on how we develop our brains throughout our entire lifespan. Needless to say I have ordered juggling balls, a balance ball, and a batch of the latest and most violent video games –oh, and I’m meditating as I type this.


  3. A footnote for you Siracusa.

    You nailed it again John. This time on Footnotes1. Just by forcing the eyes to move; footnotes distract when reading things. Gruber’s in page footnote links offer some alleviation but that still require you to scan back to where you left off just because the page position changes when you hit that back link. There’s no reason for this on our expensive computer screens. So what you sparked is this little idea to improve the John Gruber method. Click the footnotes to experience my simple proof of concept.

    To try this elsewhere: Footnotify ← Drag this to your bookmarks bar. Click it once to activate Footnotify on the page you visit2 and when you click a supported footnote it will will appear like on this page, click again to hide it, and you never lose track of where you left off.

    This version is only tested on daringfireball.net so far3 –but hey– what else is there? Full source code at github. Make sure you tell people so it may be improved upon.

    Update: This page is Footnotify-enabled by default. And you may have it too by loading this script on your site. Feel free to contact me @hpeikemo with questions and comments.


    1. When talking about how and why John writes at 1:25 into Hypercritical episode 23.

    2. This updated version toggle Footnotify on and off with subsequent clicks.

    3. As per Siracusa’s suggestion I have created a test page by adding some footnotes to this post. Footnotify should thus work for all sites using Markdown Extra footnotes.

  4. Eager remote awaits your very next move.

    As you pick up the remote, the TV instantly becomes aware you are about to do something. An embedded accelerometer in the remote detect the motion and send a signal to the TV, compelling it to prepare for user input and react according to context:

    • Wake the TV if in standby mode.
    • Alert and prepare components making them more responsive once the user press a button.
    • Reduce remote-control complexity by showing a context-menu on the screen as you pick up the remote.
    • Use movement-characteristics to learn who is holding the remote and load choices and suggestions based on individual preferences.
    • Gesture based interaction.

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