Link List #39 - Friends of Friends / Freunde von Freunden (FvF)

Link List #39


At FvF, we’re always connected. With our Link List, we wade into the frontlines of the digital zeitgeist to find the best articles and links and then collect them here for you to enjoy and share.

This edition of the Link List looks at human connection in light of recent world events, from how we grieve as an internet community to design projects empowering those in need.

More reads for our changing times explore the potential of interactive literature, question why sexuality is still front-page news, and reveal a decade-old case solved in an internet café. If finding a moment in the midst of it all seems better suited, tune into the ebb and flow of a surf exploration to remote tides.

  1. In the wake of the Paris attacks, i-D tackles the politics of grieving on social media in a frank look at our online behavior post-tragedies.
  2. CUCULA is a Berlin-based design workshop run by refugees. Dezeen announces a huge development for the humanitarian group, as Enzo Mari hands over the rights to redesign his Autoprogettazione furniture.
  3. Brace yourself for the euphoria as Charlie Jones makes a case for a trance comeback at The Guardian.
  4. In 2015, should coming out still make the front cover of a major magazine? James Renhard looks at the underrepresentation of gay athletes in action sports.
  5. Missing for a decade, a girl is found alive and…gaming. Dazed brings us this bizarre tale from China’s internet cafés.
  6. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what about the price tag? Test your artwork appraisals at auction with the New York Times
  7. Filmmaker Ben Gulliver looks beyond surf havens to document waves rarely seen. Follow him through the cold, along the unexplored coastlines of Canada with Creative Class
  8. Hopes and Fears cycle down memory lane, identifying typefaces and sharing the history of Broadway for in interactive A-Z photo journal of the iconic strip’s typography.
  9. The newest expansion of electronic literature – interactive fiction – brings the reader into a new dimension of storytelling. The Economist looks into the future of reading. 
  10. Once an internet giant, Yahoo’s future is uncertain. With their demand flowing into larger channels, Wired wonders what is left for the company.


Thanks for reading! We hope our links inspire you and give you a small window into what the FvF office is enjoying this week.

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