Anthony Volodkin is fascinated

I look for passion, integrity and curiosity.

I wake up in the morning to get people excited about new music.

I do this with a team and a website sometimes called "a juggernaut of global influence" [Billboard], and sometimes the Hype Machine. If you are human, you can email me or follow me on Twitter.

What do you look for? Why do you wake up?

August 17, 2013 at 3:23pm

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Labyrinthitis at Eyebeam. This was so amazing. Spent the rest of the day listening and hearing so much more.

Labyrinthitis at Eyebeam. This was so amazing. Spent the rest of the day listening and hearing so much more.

July 24, 2013 at 2:54pm

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zoya:

evan:

We’re engaged!

We are!

zoya:

evan:

We’re engaged!

We are!

July 16, 2013 at 4:13pm

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Linus Torvalds on community discussion styles

More on Ars

June 24, 2013 at 2:12pm

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hypem:

How we shipped our t-shirts back in 2007.

June 21, 2013 at 3:23pm

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Jonathan Harris on Big Data

Jonathan Harris on Big Data

12:42pm

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Instagram's New Videos and the Impulse to Capture Every Moment →

trappedintime:

Personally, I think in time all of this instantaneous and attempted comprehensiveness in sharing every moment of our lives will be looked back at with disdain, a waste, a slap in the face to what it means to really live. But for now, it’s here, and it’s going to be used until the entire idea of social sharing has been so watered down that it’s no longer something the majority wants to participate in.

Thinking about what this can all look like if we look back 10 years from now is a fun exercise. I am with you.

(Source: fascinated)

June 20, 2013 at 7:17pm

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Instagram's New Videos and the Impulse to Capture Every Moment →

The best reading on this constant conflict of capturing moments and being in them is probably Susan Sontag’s On Photography

She connects our desires for capturing moments with our desire to constantly produce and work, something that has engulfed us over the past few decades.

By now, these desires have engulfed us so fully that it is often impossible imagine an alternative way of being. The old debate about phones and cameras at concerts barely makes sense today because some can’t even enjoy the show if they can’t get a quick video from the crowd.

The idea of being in the moment has been transformed into something different. It’s not something we can simply undo, but understanding why this all happened can help us break out, at least for a moment.

June 12, 2013 at 3:46pm

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You probably do have something to hide, you just don’t know it yet.

— Moxie Marlinspike on privacy, NSA, etc.

June 7, 2013 at 6:07pm

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Assume for a moment that some of these measures really have helped make our persons and property safer—are they worth it? Where and when was the public debate on whether they’re worth it? Was there no such debate because we’re not capable of having or demanding one? Why not? Have we actually become so selfish and scared that we don’t even want to consider whether some things trump safety? What kind of future does that augur?

— David Foster Wallace (via theatlantic)

(via kenyatta)

May 30, 2013 at 12:45am

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Startups have been systematized, mythologized, culturally and socially de-risked; reduced down to formulas and recipes. Yet, there is no enduring formula for creativity and rebellion. When we attempt to factory farm innovation we breed out the very thing we’re trying raise: the creative destruction that stokes and re-stokes the fire of capitalism.

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Alex Payne: Letter to a Young Programmer

This whole post is most excellent. See also: World Building in a Crazy World

May 20, 2013 at 11:34am

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Blackalicious - Deception

"Don’t let money change ya"

May 18, 2013 at 6:59am

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Yesterday, Yandex exposed their ad targeting stats to each individual web user. By going to http://crypta.yandex.ru/, you can see what profile Yandex’s systems think you have (it doesn’t work well if you don’t browse many Russian sites, as only those would likely have Yandex tracking/ad code). In this screenshot, the targeting concluded I am a woman who browses the web early in the morning. Yandex also offers a more detailed description of what’s going on here [RU].
Would be cool to see Google, Facebook or other ad firms do the same, but I imagine this won’t make anyone any new friends, given the constant discussion of privacy issues (it seems to be a less popular conversation in Russia).

Yesterday, Yandex exposed their ad targeting stats to each individual web user. By going to http://crypta.yandex.ru/, you can see what profile Yandex’s systems think you have (it doesn’t work well if you don’t browse many Russian sites, as only those would likely have Yandex tracking/ad code). In this screenshot, the targeting concluded I am a woman who browses the web early in the morning. Yandex also offers a more detailed description of what’s going on here [RU].

Would be cool to see Google, Facebook or other ad firms do the same, but I imagine this won’t make anyone any new friends, given the constant discussion of privacy issues (it seems to be a less popular conversation in Russia).

May 17, 2013 at 4:18pm

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Мир и Человек - Географический Атлас [The World & Man - Atlas]
I spent so much time with this back in the day, it is fantastic. Includes a map of USSR, of course.

Мир и Человек - Географический Атлас [The World & Man - Atlas]

I spent so much time with this back in the day, it is fantastic. Includes a map of USSR, of course.

2:43pm

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Sponsored Content Pretty Fucking Awesome →

May 15, 2013 at 4:17pm

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Людмила Зыкина - Тонкая Рябина [Lyudmila Zykina - Thin Quicken Tree]

Classic