Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-05-17
- elizabeth ballou on Twitter: “NYU made a bizarre attempt at an MMO called “Grad Alley” that recreates parts of campus for graduating students. I cannot describe how bad it is. a random assemblage of textures. auto-generated usernames. nonsensical tools. e
- How we organized one of the largest virtual U.S. journalism events to date
One approach to organizing an online coference.
- Datayo — Open Data. Open Conversations
Datayo is an open source platform to identify, track,
understand and address emerging threats to humanity.
Tom Liam Lynch, Ed.D. on Twitter: “For #WorldBookDay & #ShakespearesBirthday, let’s have some computational fun! ?? Here’s a chart showing word frequencies of TIME, FEAR, NIGHT, & SPEAK in 1 of Shakespeare’s plays. Tell me via comments whiNice little example using dataviz in English in a creative way. Sun Sonification in Spooky Sounds from Across the Solar System docsifydocsify generates your documentation website on the fly. Unlike GitBook, it does not generate static html files. Instead, it smartly loads and parses your Markdown files and displays them as a website. To start using it, all you need to do is create an index.html and deploy it on GitHub Pages. The Age Four Transition to Responsible Childhood | Psychology Today Children today, sadly, exist in a world in which adults have become convinced that children are not competent at age 4, and many believe that they are not competent even at age 8 or 12. Many 12-year-olds today are not permitted the independence that 4-year-olds were permitted until just a few decades ago.
tebelorg/TagUI: General purpose tool for automating web interactions The goal of web automation is to reproduce cognitive interactions that you have with websites so that your laptop or server can do it for you, base on your schedule or conditions. TagUI helps you rapidly automate your repetitive or time-critical tasks – use cases include process automation, data acquisition and testing of web apps. jaredreich/pell: ? the simplest and smallest (1kB) WYSIWYG text editor for web, with no dependencies 1kb wysiwyg editor Why Momentum Really Works Time to Revisit Tangle? | OUseful.Info, the blog… Scientists Discover the Secret Behind Incredible Ant Towers They were told that the technology did not exist to track individual particles in the interior of a three-dimensional object, at the time and size scales of ant-made towers, without killing the insects. But when they talked to an expert at Georgia Tech, they were referred to Daria Monaenkova, a postdoctoral researcher working in Dan Goldman’s physics lab. Monaenkova, who would subsequently become a co-author of the new study, happened to be working on an x-ray technology that would enable the researchers to peer inside the ant tower itself. List: Questions for the Jedi Vice-Chair of Graduate Studies – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency How will being at one with the Force prepare me for today’s job market? h/t Luke Neff […]
The Gig Economy Is White People Discovering Servants | by Indi Samarajiva | indica | MediumUber and Postmates and DoorDash and all of these ‘gig’ economy companies simply created a giant pool of servants that you could call on demand. That’s all they really do. The gig economy is just a giant collection of servants. Definitions | National Digital Inclusion AllianceThis includes 5 elements: 1) affordable, robust broadband internet service; 2) internet-enabled devices that meet the needs of the user; 3) access to digital literacy training; 4) quality technical support; and 5) applications and online content designed to enable and encourage self-sufficiency, participation and collaboration. Data-Driven DJ / HomepageData-Driven DJ is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds. How Does This Data Sound?. Make your data accessible, sound up. | by Luc Guillemot | Interactive ThingsWhen working with data, inclusivity is not necessarily about making charts accessible, but about making data itself accessible, which means that the step of going through a visualization first—hard to pass for a visual designer!—is maybe superfluous. Super Punch: Tips on how to acquire a bot to land exclusive sneakers Responsive CSS Grid – Books