17th November 2017
Not Every Article Needs A Picture. From theoutline.com – ‘As with so many problems, social media seems to deserve much of the blame for this….If an article doesn’t have an image, social media will still pull in whatever it can—usually this is just a blown-up version of the website’s logo, though sometimes it’s another unrelated image.
Losing the will to confront means that we lose the ability to be creative and effective. @NYT shares the nice example of Wilbur and Orville Wright, who delivered innovation through arguing. Kids, Would You Please Start Fighting?
Google is mapping out air pollution levels on Google Earth. Example cities here are San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Pithiness personified. ‘This poetic exploration of some of the most common punctuation marks in the English language gives voice to the comma and semicolon via the exclamation mark, brackets and ellipsis.’ A visual tale of 12 punctuation marks : This Is Me, Full Stop.
Overdue, but very welcome. This comprehensive history of The Face magazine, ‘brings together all the main protagonists in an inspiring story of what happens when creative, passionate people are given a platform to do what they do best’ – ‘Facebook: Paul Gorman’s History Of The Magazine That Changed Culture.’
This is The Road Movie. ‘A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest stuff you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s stunning compilation of video footage is shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard cameras that populate Russian roads.’
Sounds like a pretty powerful energiser to me…. For better brainstorming, tell an embarrassing story.
It may not have been popular when Kevin Costner provided a glimpse into the future with Waterworld; but the stuff of science fiction, so-called “seasteading” has matured from pure fantasy into something approaching reality. From New York Times – Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape.
‘The idea that the Maya or Easter Islanders experienced an apocalyptic end makes for good television but bad archaeology.’ Do Civilisations Really Collapse?
A couple of videos for the weekend. You can see it coming, but you are still surprised by the carnage caused – this is why you should never park your car next to a railway line. And on a more soothing note, from aeon.co – ‘Pearls before squid: how a cephalopod is born, in stunning microscopy footage.’ The squid action starts around 1′: 50″ in.