What we're reading this week
Adam: I love this list from Quartz of the best Twitter bots of 2015. It includes some old favorites (like @thinkpiecebot) and some sure-to-become favorites (like @MagicRealismBot).
Ben: If you’re like my family, the walls, stairs, and end tables of your abode are covered in books: a de-facto personal library. It has mass and visual presence. But what does a digital library look like, and how do you accumulate media in it? And how do RSS, Atom, and Twitter likes play into it?
David: Animated SVGs will return some of the freedom Flash gave designers to create complex animations. This post from Smashing Magazine explores animating with SVG clipPaths.
Ryan: George Hotz is developing an autonomous vehicle system to best those offered by the likes of BMW, Teslam, Ford, and GM. He's doing so on a $50k budget, working out of his garage and aiming for a $1000 kit that can be fitted to nearly any modern vehicle.
Inndy: Come back later, I'm watching my stories.
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