bft’s reading,listening,&watching list

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Snapped at 125th Street Station at sunset.

Here’s my weekly list of things I thought were interesting enough to share. Enjoy!

Podcast

Radiolab’s “From Tree to Shining Tree

“Mutual Aid at its finest” would probably be a better title. This episode is about how forests have setup a network of care and communication through fungi. A must listen for those in need of a little hope.

Article

The Smartphone Society

I have re-read, shared, and quoted this article many times. I find it so relevant.

“Smartphones extend the workplace in space and time. Emails can be answered at breakfast, specs reviewed on the train home, and the next day’s meetings verified before lights out. The Internet becomes the place of work, with the office just a dot on the vast map of possible workspaces.”

Movie

Holidays

Over the years, I have become less interested in the genre of horror in movies. It has relied heavily on boding and loud music to accomplish what it did in the past to scare its viewers. But I’m also a sucker for holiday themed movies, so I had to give it a chance. Holidays is an anthology consisting of seven holiday short films by seven directors. Each of them have a surprising spin to these classic holidays that had me wanting each section to be longer than the twenty or so minutes it was allotted. If you like horror, or at least don’t mind it, and enjoy great story telling, Holidays is for you.

Video

Vox presents how freeium gaming apps make money.

Album

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “PersonA”

I stumbled upon this album today. It will probably be my main album for the week.