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Pure fun bibliography

Stuart Halloway edited this page Jul 18, 2013 · 6 revisions

(This page under construction, should be complete by June 30,2013).

Kevin Olusola

Kevin is a member of the Pentatonix, and is a celloboxer. Catch some celloboxing in his Colorada Public Radio performance.

Parrot AR.Drone

The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is a hobbyist-priced drone helicopter.


The UP is a personal biometrics device. For my money, the killer feature is the sleep tracking.

Nike Fuelband

The Fuelband is a personal biometrics device. It does not do sleep tracking, but it has a richer UI and very good integration across multiple Nike devices at Nike+.

Duke Pitchforks

Founded in 1979, the Pitchforks are the oldest a cappella group at Duke University.

Born at the Right Time

Born was originally written and performed by Paul Simon on Rhythm of the Saints. The a cappella arrangement is by Doug Brown, and was performed by Dave Stetson on Underground.


Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

Mike Tompkins

Mike Tompkins has built a YouTube following around his multitrack a cappella recordings.

TI 99/4A

The Texas Instruments TI 99/4A was my first computer. My current laptop has one million times more RAM.

Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is an American author, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google. Ray believes that medical technology is advancing fast enough that he has a chance to live forever.

The Singularity

The idea of a technological singularity was first advanced by John von Neumann.


Doomsayers such as Paul Ehrlich and Al Gore have long predicted trends dangerous enough to lead to societal collapse.

Daniel Suarez

Suarez writes high tech thrillers, and is very concerned about the impact of drone technology on democratic institutions. The story of his work to self-publish Daemon will simultaneously caution and encourage anyone hoping to make a career as a novelist.

The Ehrlich-Simon Bet

The Ehrlich-Simon Bet is a famous example of a long bet.

The Rational Optimist

Matt Ridley is the Rational Optimist. He effectively argues the high likelihood of human progress in the next century.

North Carolina Outlaws Rising Sea Levels

[Nuff said]( nc-makes-sea-level-rise-illegal/).

Reality is Broken

Jane McGonigal's Reality is Broken argues that psychological insights from gaming offer the key to happy, effective engagement with the big challenges we face in life.

Communicating Sequential Processes

  • David Nolen's introduction to CSP in the browser
  • Clojure core.async

Happiness Hacks

My list, significantly inspired by McGonigal's book:


Relevance was founded on July 1, 2003 by Justin Gehtland and Stuart Halloway. I am in awe of the many terrific people we have worked with, and deeply proud of all we have accomplished in ten years.

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