What's your story? Found Story is an app where people share their own stories on handwritten notes for others to discover. Whether happy, hopeful, or heartbreaking, these anonymous stories give us an unfiltered view into who we are and bring us together through our true experiences. [more inside]
Solo is a mobile web app and ongoing community project where people can share their thoughts and experiences alone. My hope is that by sharing this experience we’ll feel a sense of connection when we’re alone, and find more acceptance of ourselves and our aloneness. [more inside]
What would you share if no one knew it was you? Anon is a simple app where anyone can anonymously share a photo and a message for the world to see. [more inside]
At times in my life, I struggled to connect with the people around me and found myself alone. Sometimes I felt at peace, sometimes it was really difficult. Lonenote is a mobile app where people can express these moments — whether peaceful, silly, or sad — through handwritten notes. My hope is that by sharing this experience we’ll feel a sense of connection when we’re alone, and find more acceptance of ourselves and each other.
Inspired by the responses to the AskMeFi question "What is your job like, really?", I have created a website called RealJobDescription where people can post a description of what they really do at work. [more inside]
Lone Note is an online art project where people share their experiences being or feeling alone. Notes are created by submitting two photos, a handwritten note and an overlay, which are blended together. [more inside]
Photos from places we feel alone.
After five years, the NIH-funded ENCODE Project has unveiled its detailed study of the biochemical context of the human genome. Nature has a special web portal linking together 24 publications in Nature, a special issue of Genome Research, and Genome Biology (all open access). There's also an iPad app to help you navigate through the papers and results. You can look at an enormous poster of results, but it contains only a tiny fraction of the 15 TB of data from the project's >1,600 experiments. Perhaps aerial dance is a better way of portraying what we have learned about genome biology. [more inside]
A curated monthly review devoted to spirited debate about books and the arts, created by and for a transnational community of writers, artists, and activists. Inaugural contributors include Tobias Kelly, Bruce Robbins, Lawrence Weschler (interviewing Errol Morris), Laura Norén, David Henkin, Adam Morris, and Sharon Marcus. Brought to you by the editors of Public Culture and NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge. [more inside]
In response to this post, I have started a website and petition. I refuse to give up and just let this news be one more thing that depresses me and makes me feel powerless. I'm trying to do something for the better. Try with me!