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Google Sends Reporter a GIF Instead of a ‘No Comment’ | WIRED “This adorable animated GIF is apparently the official answer Google sent to a Daily Dot reporter in response to his seeming scoop on a new YouTube livestreaming plan. “ tags: gif comment wired news change culture weekly The Architecture of a Data Visualization — Accurat studio — Medium “he clarity does not need to come all at once, however; we also like the idea of providing several and consequent layers of exploration on the multiple dataset we analyze. We call it a “non-linear storytelling” where people can get lost in singular elements, minor tales, and last-mile textual elements within the greater visualization.” tags: weekly data storytelling learning visualization data visualization xkcd: xkcloud xkcd continues to be amazing tags: comic interactive xkcd cyoa weekly How Companies and Services Like Facebook Are Shaped by the Programming Languages They Use | MIT Technology Review “Programming languages shape the way their users think—which helps explain how tech startups work and why they are able to reinvent themselves. “ tags: programming languages tools thinking language weekly Great advice from Marshall McLuhan: “Read only the right-hand page of serious books” – Boing Boing ““If it’s a frivolous, relaxing book, I read every word. But serious books I read on the right-hand side only because […]
I’m living on vitamin C and Sobe Energy Gold so if I’m a little twitchy you’ll know why. I just got back Tuesday from a great time in Florida with Colleen Glaude and Michelle Bourgeois. They’re both Apple Distinguished Educators (I’ll be seeing Colleen in CA this summer for Apple Camp). They were doing some powerful (and fun) work with teachers from Pensacola and I got to come down and participate for the first day. The energy and effort they, and their teachers, brought to the training was amazing. I had a blast. I think this quote from a participating teachers sums things up best. But I really blogged in to tell Colleen and Michelle once again what a really awesome summer camp DLSI III was. I don’t use the the word _awesome_ readily; in fact, I don’t use it because its root _awe_should be reserved for the most inspirational and awe-inspiring things. It is obvious that you two worked hard on this inservice; plus, you kept the energy level going throughout the days. Congrats and thank you for a most successful inservice I’m headed to Edubloggercon tomorrow morning! Then it is on to NECC! It’s going to be an exciting time. I’m looking forward to my first national edtech conference and the chance to meet some people I’ve been […]
Falcons imprison live birds to keep them fresh for a later meal | New Scientist tags: falcons birds meal biology weekly Your Speech Is Packed With Misunderstood, Unconscious Messages – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus “designers of synthesized voice systems have begun experimenting with the insertion of naturalistic disfluencies into artificial speech.” tags: future human weekly How to Design A Modern Office Space for Optimism “When you look around an office, nine times out of 10 you can tell if it was designed for fear. How does fear manifest in space? High walls. No windows. Closed spaces. By extracting management from the doers and makers of the company, there’s plausible deniability. When conversation is inhibited by high-walled cubicles, information is controlled. And to effectively instill fear in office culture, you have to control information. You have to make sure teams are segmented into departments, information is transmitted linearly and power is centralized.” tags: spaces learning office design weekly Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.