Feb 8, 2014
It just goes to show that a cartographer can channel all the geometric rigor in the world only to have his invention sniffed at and discarded because it isn’t familiar, isn’t pretty, or just plain looks funny.
Projection Smackdown: Cahill’s Butterfly vs. the Dymaxion Map - Wired Science (via iamdanw)
Jan 5, 2014
harkaway:

theblindgiant:

UN acknowledges digital privacy right: http://www.zdnet.com/despite-us-opposition-un-approves-rights-to-privacy-in-the-digital-age-7000023708/

I think - I think - there is a cultural clash growing here between a US constitutional perception that deifies free speech but asserts privacy only by implication, and an opposing one which is shared by continental Europe and assorted other nations - notably those with negative experiences of totalitarianism.

Food for thought.

harkaway:

theblindgiant:

UN acknowledges digital privacy right: http://www.zdnet.com/despite-us-opposition-un-approves-rights-to-privacy-in-the-digital-age-7000023708/

I think - I think - there is a cultural clash growing here between a US constitutional perception that deifies free speech but asserts privacy only by implication, and an opposing one which is shared by continental Europe and assorted other nations - notably those with negative experiences of totalitarianism.

Food for thought.

Jan 4, 2014
donohoe:

The Day of the Doctor

Not a very timely reblog, but always relevant.

donohoe:

The Day of the Doctor

Not a very timely reblog, but always relevant.

Dec 31, 2013
xwidep:

Scales

Take that, people who insist on all things metric.

xwidep:

Scales

Take that, people who insist on all things metric.

(via ilovecharts)

Dec 25, 2013
wtf-viz:

Benefits of infographics.

wtf-viz:

Benefits of infographics.

Nov 29, 2013

harkaway:

This is my to-read pile for The Kitschies. The majority of these books were delivered in the last two weeks.

You will note that the pile is tall enough to join the Metropolitan Police Service (though not the City of London Police) but would be at a slight disadvantage shooting hoops with Santa Claus.

Nov 29, 2013
nycgo:

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Happy Thanksgiving! #thisisnyc #nyc @camilleschaer http://ift.tt/18KMNRl

There’s something really awesome about the Pillsbury Doughboy’s expression.

nycgo:

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Happy Thanksgiving! #thisisnyc #nyc @camilleschaer http://ift.tt/18KMNRl

There’s something really awesome about the Pillsbury Doughboy’s expression.

(via nycgov)

Nov 29, 2013
As 23andMe warns on its website, “Genetic Information that you share with others could be used against your interests. You should be careful about sharing your Genetic Information with others.”

Ironic, neh?

23andMe Is Terrifying, But Not for the Reasons the FDA Thinks

Nov 29, 2013

wornwear:

Worn Wear – a Film About the Stories We Wear
Presented by Patagonia
Directed by Keith, Lauren, Chris, and Dan Malloy


Worn Wear is an exploration of quality – in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family’s maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, New Hampshire; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. It also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.

Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear is an invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own.

Nov 29, 2013
In recent years, Pentland has pioneered the use of specialized electronic “badges” that transmit data about employees’ interactions as they go about their days. The badges capture all sorts of information about formal and informal conversations: their length; the tone of voice and gestures of the people involved; how much those people talk, listen, and interrupt; the degree to which they demonstrate empathy and extroversion; and more. Each badge generates about 100 data points a minute.
They’re Watching You at Work (via iamdanw)
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