Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Things that made my day this week:

I have been using Ben Haller’s Fracture fractal screensaver for almost as long as I have used Mac OS X (back when it was called Puma). Michael Clark has a site for images used creating Fracture called Fractal of the Day with achingly beautiful tripped out abstract images

Thomas Friedman interviews Gordon Moore, compelling material for those of you with a vaguely technical bent

dana boyd was a researcher I first met when I took a group of media to Yahoo!’s Sunnyvale campus just under a decade ago. boyd ran a session for the media with Bradley Horowitz who was then head of the cool part of Yahoo! Search including flickr and delicious. Ten years later and boyd is now a senior researcher at Microsoft, but still is one of the smartest people in any room she steps into

I am a big fan of Neal Stephenson’s work and there is a great opportunity to hear him talk about his latest book Seveneyes. Stephenson talks about his broadly optimistic view of science and technology, more here.

Jamie Zaminski of Netscape and DNA Lounge fame puts together video playlists on YouTube regularly, here is the latest one. It’s kind of like when MTV was about music