Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-02-04

  • Bildung – Wikipedia

    The term Bildung also corresponds to the Humboldtian model of higher education from the work of Prussian philosopher and educational administrator Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Thus, in this context, the concept of education becomes a lifelong process of human development, rather than mere training in gaining certain external knowledge or skills. Such training in skills is known by the German words Erziehung, and Ausbildung. Bildung in contrast is seen as a process wherein an individual’s spiritual and cultural sensibilities as well as life, personal and social skills are in process of continual expansion and growth.

  • Apple HomePod review: locked in – The Verge

    When you set down a HomePod and play music, it goes through a number of steps to tune itself. First, it tries to create a model of the room it’s in by detecting the sounds reflecting off walls. It does this in two passes: the first pass builds a model to a high degree of initial confidence, and the second pass refines the model. This happens faster if you’re playing music with a lot of bass.

  • Episode No. 113: What’s Going On in This Graph? – Policy Viz

    Michael Gonchar and Sharon Hessney lead a new project at the New York Times called “What’s Going On in This Graph?” (WGOITG). Every second Tuesday of every month, the NYT publishes a graphic on a topic suitable for subjects across the middle school and high school curricula. They might remove some key information, such as titles, labels, and annotation, and then ask the students three questions:

    • What do you notice?
    • What do you wonder?
    • What’s going on in this graph?

  • This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe – The New York Times

    Before about 25 years ago, the species simply did not exist. A single drastic mutation in a single crayfish produced the marbled crayfish in an instant.

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    The mutation made it possible for the creature to clone itself, and now it has spread across much of Europe and gained a toehold on other continents.

  • fulldecent/system-bus-radio: Transmits AM radio on computers without radio transmitting hardware.

    Transmits AM radio on computers without radio transmitting hardware.

  • The Anatomy of a Data Story

    Knaflic explains that “it’s not the graph that makes the data interesting. Rather, it’s the story you build around it—the way you make it something your audience cares about, something that resonates with them—that’s what makes data interesting.”