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Week 48

09.30.02

What a cool idea. It's software art, so instead of framing the art, the Whitney Museum fronts the code.

That is some top-notch art, too. It really belongs in a museum. Click on it. Be persistent. Trust the curator.

http://artport.whitney.org/commissions/
codedoc/

 

10.01.02

Are you young, vigorous, free-spirited? Well, have a close look at this. When you are old and feeble and senile and distracted, your children are going to hook you up with these GPS trackers.

It'll be "for your own good," you know.

http://www.gpstracks.com/

 

10.02.02

Yes indeedy. The paranormal website here's got me all tingly and psychical. Especially that weird glowing teddy bear.

http://www.ispr.net/surveys/psitest.html

 

10.03.02

Are you an American corporate criminal? Check out this handy Forbes magazine slideshow guide to softball federal prisons.

http://www.forbes.com/2002/09/13/
0913prison.html

On the other hand, if you are an attractive female Indian gangster, Bollywood may star you in a movie of your own life.

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/
sm_668330.html

 

10.04.02

http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/
JTRACK/3d/JTrack3D.html

JTrack3D from NASA is the coolest Java webtoy I have ever seen. Look at that vast weird cloud of satellites around our planet. And you can click on them and it names them and shows you their orbits. And the whole thing rotates in 3-D and it refreshes in realtime. It takes a while to load, but really, look at that thing. Thank you, taxpayer dollars!

Wannabe an astronaut? Become a boy scout and learn some handicrafts.

http://www.space.com/teachspace/
module_astronaut_0900/
become_astronaut_0900.html

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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