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Some see the current fitness tracking/self-quantification craze as the holy grail of personal health; others see it as a exercise in navel-gazing. Does all this data on steps taken and calories burned actually serve some greater purpose, or is it just clogging up the Cloud? At the very least, collections of self-data have lent themselves to some cool visualizations, like this new series of heatmaps by the information designers at Human, a Smartphone app that monitors users'...
Amelia Gray's been holding court for a while as a ruler of weird fiction--her brand of methodical madness unlike anything else. Her first two collections AM/PM (2009) and Museum of the Weird (2010), as well as her novel Threats (2012), had readers second guessing the efficiency of their own imaginations. Containing things like talking armadillos and a man married to a paring knife, her stories are filled with a surreal, creepy innocence that never take...