Posts made in August, 2010

The Complete History of the Soviet Union, with Tetris as Melody and Metaphor

Posted by on 19 Aug, 2010 in My Stream | 0 comments


Ever since I heard this, I can’t get it out of my head. Incredibly catchy, but more than that, it’s incredibly clever, using the never-ending stream of blocks as a metaphor for the Russian worker class and even the Berlin wall. It covers the whole history of the Soviet Union and Russia, from the Russian revolution through Lenin, Stalin, WWII, 80s westernization, the fall of communism and the recent drift back towards communism.

What are you waiting for? Watch it!

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Hooray for organic SEO – Human 2.0 has hit the number one search result spot on Google!

Posted by on 4 Aug, 2010 in My Stream | 0 comments


Over recent months Alistair, Angela and I have been putting a lot of energy into our site Human 2.0, which looks at the ways in which technology is transforming society, and us as humans. Through the black art that is Google PageRank, we have finally managed to rise to the top of the Google search results page for Human 2.0, beating the BBC, MIT, Wikipedia and an obscure Swedish punk band!

Cause for celebration, I think!
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