You know that sound… it’s What I’ve Been Reading!
- A few weeks ago, Emanuel Maiberg of PC Gamer reported that the Danish Geodata Agency has recreated a 1:1 replica of Denmark in Minecraft. Pretty cool, right? Apparently, some players didn’t think so. As Maiberg reported for Gamespot a couple of weeks later, the entire thing got vandalized. *sigh* This is why we can’t have nice things.
- Ian Cohen of Wondering Sound has an interview with members of Modern Baseball, The Wonder Years, Fireworks, and Citizen, who were all on tour together earlier this year (along with Real Friends). It’s a fascinating chat about DIY, suburbia, and the state of pop-punk, and it’s well worth a read if you’re into the genre.
- In honour of the ten year anniversary of Friends’ series finale, Ben Blatt of Slate did a thorough analysis of the characters’ relationships to find out how close they truly were. However, lest you think that applied network theory is only useful for trivial purposes such as these, Colin Barras of New Scientist reports that it has been used to analyze how chimpanzee societies splinter. Neato!
That concludes this week’s dose of linkage. Tune in next week for more goodies!