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How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

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An excellent read by Tristan Harris. Seriously, take the 12 minutes and dive in, particularly if you’re involved in the tech industry. Fascinating, thought provoking and scary.

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The Really Big One

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A brilliant read from the New Yorker about the Cascadia subduction zone in the North Western United States. When it ruptures it’s going to devastate the region and, in comparison to Japan, they’re in no way prepared for it.

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The Wetsuitman

A stunning piece of journalism. It’ll take you the guts of an hour to read but is really worth it.

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There are certain films that leave you mulling for days and I’ve got a strong feeling that Room will be one of those. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and adapted from Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel of the same name it stars Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. That’s all I want to tell you apart from encouraging you to seek it out. It’s an affecting film, a masterclass in direction and writing and superbly acted by both leads.

Music Recommended

My 2015 in music

Spotify have released their Year in Music tool and it tells me I spent 14k minutes listening to 1655 different tracks (not counting December).

My top artist by plays is Childish Gambino. Followed by Frank Turner, Everything Everything, Jamie XX and Elbow.

Top ArtistsTop Tracks

Top played track was Shadows by Childish Gambino. Delorentos’ Forget the Numbers is in there at number 3. Great tune.

Since they sampled the data I would have passed 700 artists. Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist has been the top feature of any online service I’ve used in 2015.
669 artists

Looking forward to what the data on 2016 ends up looking like.