Matthew Henry John Bartlett

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Monday 31 March, 02008

Give way

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:02 am

Eye of the Fish reports on the Housing Policy Forum
The demise of newspapers and democracy [via /.]
AK47 infomercial [yt vid, via Rob]
Fat and politics
NRT on the kingmaker debate

Thursday 27 March, 02008

Don’t be done with this jabber

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:20 am

Recent interview with Mike Davis of Planet of Slums fame
A really good speech from Barack Obama [yt vid]

My picks from Webstock [MP3s]: Sam Morgan interview, Simon Willison on OpenID, Chris DiBona’s history of open source, Kathy Sienna on reverse engineering passion

Wednesday 26 March, 02008


by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:47 am

Sci-fi and politics
Russell Brown’s take on the China/Tibet business

Wednesday 19 March, 02008


by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:02 am

“The Land Ethic”, by Aldo Leopold (1949)
An abortion debate
Good questions from the Greens about the NZ–China PTA
and a speech from Keith Locke in Parliament on the same topic [vid]

RIP Arthur C Clarke

Tuesday 18 March, 02008

The Starry Messenger

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:59 am

Translation of the title page of The Starry Messenger that appears in Edward Tufte’s (best) book (of all time), Envisioning Information:

Unfolding great and surpassingly wondrous sights, and offering everyone, but especially philosophers and astronomers, the phenomena observed by Galileo Galilei, a Gentleman of Florence, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Padua, with the aid of a telescope, lately invented by him, on the surface of the moon, an innumerable number of fixed stars, the Milky Way, and Nebulous Stars, and above all in four planets swiftly revolving around the planet Jupiter and at different distances and periods, and known to no one before this day, the author recently discovered them and decided to call them The Medicean Stars. Venice. Published by Thomas Baglionus. 1610. With permission and approval of superiors.

Sunday 16 March, 02008

Capture, sequestration

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:55 am

NRT says MAF censored the state of the environment report
short summary of George Monbiot’s talk at the Embassy Theatre yesterday

Thursday 13 March, 02008


by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:24 am

NRT on fertiliser vs. cars in New Zealand
Dutch road toll is half ours

Wednesday 12 March, 02008

In the world

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:36 am

I recommend Sigur Rós’ movie Heima.

Tuesday 11 March, 02008

We do

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:28 am

Who needs a movie? [via KEB]

Monday 10 March, 02008

Like Greg Egan

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:41 am

home-made island [via Webstruxure]
President Bush says yes to torture
environmentalism upgraded
teh cute cat theory of digital activism

My old flatmate Bryan is playing at Bar Bodega this coming Saturday with his band Nullity, supporting Chris Matthews of Headless Chickens fame.

Saturday 08 March, 02008


by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:45 pm

Letter from Sweden

Friday 07 March, 02008


by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:07 am

3d modelling in Excel [geekery]
Vatican to house Galileo statue
Hauerwas lecture about America, on Italian TV
Marshall McLuhan vs. Norman Mailer, 1968

Thursday 06 March, 02008

Data mining

by Matthew Bartlett @ 4:00 pm

The Netflix recommendations contest and the psychologist
Viridian design principles

Tuesday 04 March, 02008

by Matthew Bartlett @ 12:02 pm

Biofuel from plantation trees

Monday 03 March, 02008

Clean streams accordion

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:38 am

Russell Norman checks out polluted streams on Wairarapa farms [vid]