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Closing down (for now)

Due to lack of time I am closing down the Freeform101 blog. The current version and archive will be taken offline now, but in a few days (hopefully) reappear as an archive on Thanks for following! -Christian

The Future Belongs to the Curious: A Manifesto for Curiosity // #inspiration

The people at Skillshare has crafted a video that is simply irresistible and immensely inspiring – about the need for us to stay curious: Brought to me by the wonderful curators at Brainpickings.  

Why We Hack: The Benefits of Disobedience #hacking

Brilliant piece on the equally brilliant Lifehacker blog. Excerpt: “Sometimes disobedience is necessary and good when rules fail us, and it’s at the core of why we hack. Hacking is a means of expressing dissatisfaction, confounding the mechanism, and ultimately doing better. Here’s why it’s so important.” (…) What they Mean When I Say “Hack” […]

The semantic web and interesting thoughts about web 3.0

This film, by Kate Ray, is indeed worth watching for anyone interested in what a so-called web 3.0 might look like. It’s major theme is the concept of the semantic web, which, during the film, is also explained for those unfamiliar with the idea. Web 3.0 from Kate Ray on Vimeo.

The decade in icon-infographics

The New York Times have presented an irresistible info-graphic by a guy named Philip Niemeyer picturing the last 10 years on the global scene. A fun way to reflect over the decade we just left behind us. See it in full scale by clicking the image or here.

Each American Consumed 34 Gigabytes Per Day In ’08

On a more curious note, I stumbled upon this funny technology article today that tells about a study at University of California estimating that the information consumption per American per day is stunning 34 gigabytes. It reads: “Metrics can get really strange — especially on the scale of national consumption. Information consumption is one such […]

Violent police raid against Iraq fugitives in Copenhagen last night

Last night, Danish police raided Brorsonkirken (Brorson Church), which has served as shelter for a large group of Iraqis that have been denied political asylum and are awaiting being sent back to Iraq. The case is highly controversial and has split the country into two groups; those in favor of the repatriation and those – […]

Inspiring writer’s advice

Jeffrey Zeldman, New York-based writer and designer and editor of popular blog Jeffrey Zeldman Presents, just made an inspiring blog post about the dilemma of being under time pressure when working as a creative professional. His mantra, write when inspired, rest when tired, and subsequent argumentation makes good sense. Check it out if your work […] in hibernation for 2,5 weeks

As this is being written, I (the editor of am sitting in Heathrow Airport waiting for my flight to Bangalore, India, where I will meet up with my girlfriend and head out into the wild! We’ll be backpacking around south India. This means that will go into hibernation until June 21st, 2009. By […]

Internet being bombed back to the stone age tomorrow?

Tomorrow will be a big milestone in Internet-, technology-, copyright-, music-, movie- and civil right history: The Swedish court will announce their verdict in the so-called ‘spectrial‘, where the people behind The Pirate Bay (TBP) have been accused ao. of assisting copyright infringement. Although both parties will appeal the sentence if being ruled against, it […]

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