Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-09-05

Kim Moran-Jones on Twitter: “And done! A year of temperature minima and maxima, and UK COVID deaths, recorded in fabric. Data visualisation has a new medium? https://t.co/6EyMsHec6S” / Twitter


Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-08-29

Reducing Carbon Emissions On The Web — Smashing Magazine This piece will cover some of my experiences in doing this, as well as my current thoughts on optimizing websites for carbon emissions, and some practical examples of things you can do to improve your own pages.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-08-22

GitHub Next | Visualizing a codebase How can we “fingerprint” a codebase to see its structure at a glance? Let’s explore ways to automatically visualize a GitHub repo, and how that could be useful.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-08-15

GitHub Next | Visualizing a codebase How can we “fingerprint” a codebase to see its structure at a glance? Let’s explore ways to automatically visualize a GitHub repo, and how that could be useful. EXCLUSIVE: Logically Identifies GhostEzra, Florida Man Behind World’s ‘Largest Antisemitic Internet Forum’ –I look at how these bits and pieces add up . . . makes me rethink what ends up known about you by the data you give to various companies By looking at U.S. national averages and trends for gas prices, we were able to narrow the location of the gas station in the photo down to three possible states. GhostEzra’s posting patterns also suggested that they were located in the Eastern U.S. time zone. This information enabled us to identify the exact location of the gas station pictured to be St Andrews Boulevard in Boca Raton, Florida.  Bioicons – high quality science illustrations Generative Art with ggplot2 • aRtsy A guide to designing accessible, WCAG-compliant focus indicators Grafana: The open observability platform | Grafana Labs


Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-08-08

Ádám Németh’s virtual reconstructions – Ádám Németh’s virtual reconstructions I have been working as a 3D artist specializing in archaeological renderings for ten years. In this time, I have worked for Hungarian museums and have for the most part focused on reconstructions depicting the Roman era. Workbench – Data platform for journalists h/t John Udell


Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-08-01

3Blue1Brown math videos worth watching Scott H Young | Learn faster, achieve more Idyll Documentation | An overview. Idyll can be used to create explorable explanations, write data-driven stories, and add interactivity to blog engines and content management systems. The tool can generate standalone webpages or be embedded in existing pages. Choose from built-in themes or provide custom CSS.


Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-07-25

Hey, that’s mine: naked man’s wild boar chase immortalised in plastic | Germany | The Guardian Landauer told the tabloid Bild: “I had a huge amount of work due to that picture, but financially I got nothing from it. I don’t like the fact that others are now earning money from it without asking me.” The Online Photographer: Photographing With the Wrong Camera I think it’s in the book Photography Until Now (1989) that John Szarkowski makes the case that it is about the camera…it’s just not all about the camera. He makes the case that if you look back at history carefully enough, you can see how developments in cameras changed what people photographed and how they photographed. –it’s both so many times, maybe always . . . same thing applies to various technologies and their impact on thought/work etc. Garder’s hammer-hand . . . Hundreds of Ways to Get S#!+ Done—and We Still Don’t | WIRED “With to-do apps, we are attempting nothing less than to craft a superior version of ourselves. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that when we fail, the moods run so black.” “Pick virtually any postulate about “the best way to get organized” and app designers will have diametrically opposing views. The app Things lets you put a due date on each task; […]


Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-07-18

Experimental Weaving Residency – Unstable Design Lab The Unstable Design Lab is hosting its second experimental weaving residency with the goal of developing new techniques and open-source resources that can co-evolve fiber arts and engineering practice. The chosen resident will work with the Unstable Design Lab, as well as researchers from the University of Colorado, to create a series of samples inspired by challenges currently faced by engineering researchers. For example, shape weaving techniques for creating form-fitting and/or compression garments for counter-pressure spacesuits, integration of power harvesting diodes, compostable or easily reusable textile structures for zero-waste manufacturing, or structures that dynamically fold and unfold to support mechanical structures or soft robotics (to name a few, but not all, possible spaces for experimentation). Applicants should be open-minded, curious, and above all deeply knowledgeable about woven structures and their behaviors. No knowledge of computer science, electronics, or engineering is required for participation.  Luca Dellanna on Twitter: “@rorysutherland On the topic of the invisible machine-readable text: apparently, some public companies such as Tesla began doing the opposite — human-readable, machine-invisible negative disclosures in their earning reports ht


Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-07-11

“Roadrunner” Review: The Haunting Afterlife of Anthony Bourdain in a New Documentary | The New Yorker “But there were three quotes there I wanted his voice for that there were no recordings of,” Neville explained. So he got in touch with a software company, gave it about a dozen hours of recordings, and, he said, “I created an A.I. model of his voice.” In a world of computer simulations and deepfakes, a dead man’s voice speaking his own words of despair is hardly the most dystopian application of the technology. But the seamlessness of the effect is eerie. “If you watch the film, other than that line you mentioned, you probably don’t know what the other lines are that were spoken by the A.I., and you’re not going to know,” Neville said. “We can have a documentary-ethics panel about it later.” How to Build a Small Town in Texas – by WrathOfGnon – WrathOfGnon’s Newsletter 82 acres, or 0.13 square miles. 80 acres was the upper limit for a good family farm in medieval England, and it is still the size at which the most flexible and efficient farms run, both modern and more old fashioned Amish family farms. It allows a town where no point can’t be reached on foot in 15 minutes, and it allows comfortable living for […]

Jim Groom's face added to painting of a sleeping child. Text says "Every night, I stay up, just to watch Jim Groom sleep.

DoOO Data Considerations

This is for the Domain of One’s Own Roadshow workshop/conference thing. Reclaim stuff is always fun and I should have gotten this down earlier but I didn’t so I’m just trying to get down some ideas on assessment and data. I read it now and I’m kind of bored myself but overthinking the value of posts is why so many people don’t blog. With that . . . Dearest Web Log, My normal warning about measures. When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. Marilyn Strathern (making Goodhart understandable) Claims What are you saying that your DoOO will do? Why did people agree to spend money to do this? Who do you need to convince ? If you look across the DoOO homepages, you will see lots of statements about identity, digital fluency, ownership, experimentation etc. Some of these are easily defined. Others require more digging and definition. What is digital fluency at your institution? How do you break it down? You have to get specific and it’ll lead to annoying conversations but useful ones. It often exposes different beliefs in your group. Specificity will lead to statements that have some hope of being measured. I took a bunch of the main statements from DoOO sites and put them in a spreadsheet if you want […]