Author Archives: Alistair

A life less optimized

When data lets us optimize everything, the sub-optimal will be novel. Is optimization the enemy of taste?

Music and our daily routine

Saavn shows us how much music we consume, when.

Our timeline, ourselves

In ten years, we’ll run every aspect of our lives with a personal timeline. That’s a slippery slope into walled gardens and towards the singularity.

On data and music

From Mozart’s flourishes to today’s music streaming, I’m going to spend part of 2015 looking at how data is transforming music.

There’s a new Bitnorth

A new Bitnorth site has all talks and more details.

Blue-collar AR

Hipster-wearing Glassheads aside, the real future of AR is blue collar work. Just wait until the unions figure out that’s a Trojan Horse for robots.