Films made on the animation course at the Royal College of Art going back to the early '90s.
Summary and explainers of voting systems by the Electoral Reform Society (based in the UK), with an emphasis on how Single Transferable Vote is their preferred option.
Reasonable Colors is a set of CSS colours that make it easier to choose combinations with a contrast ratio satisfying WCAG 2.0
Toshi Omagari, a Japanese type designer and gamer based in London, made his own Noordzij cube, with a twist. Gerrit Noordzij’s cube illustrates an idea of type design with repetitions of the letter ‘e’ varying along three design axes. Omagari’s twist is making it a 5×5×5 Rubik’s cube.
Shakespeare’s Restless World, a 2012 series by Neil MacGregor of the British Museum, exploring late Elizabethan and early Jacobean England through contemporary objects. The fifteen radio episodes are accompanied by galleries of the objects discussed.
Stories We’ve Seen Too Often, a list of story themes published years back by Strange Horizons. ‘This is a snapshot list of types of stories that the editor team […] was seeing too often at one point in time; it's not intended to be a complete list of all types of bad stories, nor are all the items on the list necessarily bad.’ Makes for interesting reading nevertheless.
Profile of Kim Stanley Robinson, interviewed on science fiction’s response to climate change on a hike around the Sierra
Very tempted by this keycap set with the MT3 old-fashioned profile and oblique legends reminiscent of old-fashioned Macintosh keyboards.
PUPARIA, a ahort animated film by Shingo Tamagawa
An introduction to hexadecimal notation, as used by programmers and when describing Unicode character codes.
Article about the real-life person who was the Jane Roe in the famous American supreme-court court case Roe v. Wade. There was a lot more to her story than I was aware.
Her Name Was Norma by Yasmin Nair
Part 4 of a series on the relatively recent change to the voting system in New Zealand to MMP (multiple-member proportional), covering the status of MMP today and how it might change in future.
Australian-born programmer living and working in Oxford, England. He/him
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