fastcompany:

Ulysses Is More Fun To Read As A Game
If you’ve ever read—or, more likely, tried and failed to read—James Joyce's Ulysses, you’re familiar with the sense that the swirling mass of words is deliberately taunting you with its obscurity. Ulysses can be a fun, funny book, but even the most diehard fans would acknowledge that it’s also supremely frustrating. It’s a book that always forces you to think about reading. And so goes Ariel Malka's new app, which plays on the act of reading without really being a reading app.
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fastcompany:

Ulysses Is More Fun To Read As A Game

If you’ve ever read—or, more likely, tried and failed to read—James Joyce's Ulysses, you’re familiar with the sense that the swirling mass of words is deliberately taunting you with its obscurity. Ulysses can be a fun, funny book, but even the most diehard fans would acknowledge that it’s also supremely frustrating. It’s a book that always forces you to think about reading. And so goes Ariel Malka's new app, which plays on the act of reading without really being a reading app.

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tilthat:

TIL If Japan’s 2022 FIFA World Cup bid had been accepted they would of developed technologies including holograms of the matches to be shown around the world in different stadiums, “translation earpieces” allowing foreigners to communicate and more…

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tilthat:

TIL the word “biweekly” can mean either “twice a week” or “twice a month” and has the potential to cause an epidemic of misunderstandings all across the english speaking world.

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The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

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tilthat:

TIL the texture of shark skin actually inhibits bacterial growth. The microscopic pattern is being mimicked for use in hospitals and medical devices to inhibit microorganism growth without use of antimicrobial agents.

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