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Going Critical
"This is our topic for today: the way things move and spread, somewhat chaotically, across a network. Some examples to whet the appetite:

- Infectious diseases jumping from host to host within a population
- Memes spreading across a follower graph on social media
- A wildfire breaking out across a landscape
- Ideas and practices diffusing through a culture
- Neutrons cascading through a hunk of enriched uranium"
network  simulation  politics  agent  science  visualisation  interactive 
may 2019 by garrettc
Democratic Dashboard
The Democratic Dashboard has everything you need to know about the UK elections in your area.
politics  data  elections  democracy  local 
april 2019 by garrettc
10 New Principles Of Good Design
Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.
design  designthinking  inspiration  society  politics 
january 2018 by garrettc
Louise O'Neill: Maybe our outrage is the attention trolls so desperately crave
I would rather be the sort of person who is horrified by injustice and who is determined to challenge bigotry at all costs than simply shrug my shoulders.
society  politics  equality  feminism 
january 2017 by garrettc
The 14 Worst Human Rights Myths - RightsInfo
Human Rights Myths Exposed! This myth-busting visualization will take news-making human rights stories and explain the reality behind the headline
humanrights  eu  myths  politics 
december 2016 by garrettc
Open Infrastructure Map
Open Infrastructure Map is a view of the world's hidden infrastructure mapped in the OpenStreetMap database.
data  geodata  infrastructure  politics  society  world  mapping 
december 2016 by garrettc
Why Twitter Must Be Saved
"First, a reposting of an old Stratechery article, Rebuilding the World Technology Destroyed. Then, why Twitter is an essential antidote to Facebook and must be preserved."
internet  worldwideweb  society  politics  infrastructure  twitter  facebook 
november 2016 by garrettc
State and National Poll Aggregation
Bookmarked primarily for the data visualisation aspect.
politics  statistics  analysis  analytics  visualisation 
november 2016 by garrettc
Islands of Remain in the Brexit Isles - Brilliant Maps
The map above shows the counties of Great Britain (not including Ireland) that voted to remain in the EU following the UK's referendum on 23 June 2016; islands of remain in the Brexit Sea.
politics  history  funny  humour  maps  eu 
july 2016 by garrettc
We’re testing the idea of using crowdsourcing to understand the potential impact of Brexit on UK legislation. You can take part here.
politics  society  brexit  eu  europe 
july 2016 by garrettc
A Brexit post-mortem: 17 takeaways for a fallen David Cameron
In an open memo to the
outgoing British Prime Minister, former Canadian High Commissioner to the UK,
Jeremy Kinsman, describes in detail just how badly the Remain campaign
brexit  cameron  canadian  commissioner  eu  europe  politics  society 
july 2016 by garrettc
EU Myths
Keeping you up-to-date with the latest news from the European Commission Representation in the UK
europe  politics  eu 
june 2016 by garrettc
The New Panama Canal: A Risky Bet
After a Spanish-led consortium won the right to build locks for bigger ships at a rock-bottom price, internal arguments soon gave way to larger problems.
politics  environment  business  shipping  panama  canal 
june 2016 by garrettc
LittleSis - Profiling the powers that be
An involuntary facebook of powerful Americans, collaboratively edited and maintained by people like you.
politics  government  activism  research  transparency  data  business  society 
june 2016 by garrettc
X marks gender-neutral
The history and use of the "Mx" honoriffic.
society  gender  politics  equality 
june 2016 by garrettc
A Flag for No Nations
On May 14 1973, Skylab, the United States’ first space station, lifted off from Pad A at Kennedy Space Center, atop a modified Saturn V rocket.
science  history  humanity  culture  politics  migration  society 
january 2016 by garrettc
Except that: The debate on welfare reform was a...
"Do me a favour: next time you see a picture of MPs not giving a shit about Thing A because greedy Thing B - post this"
politics  society  uk  parliament  news  currentaffairs  research 
november 2014 by garrettc
“The who, what and why of UsVsTh3m” – Martin Belam at Hacks/Hackers London
Fascinating look behind the scenes at the founding of UsVsTh3m and what makes it tick.
news  comedy  politics  society  technology  business  publishing 
january 2014 by garrettc
Christians aren’t being driven out of public life – they’re just losing their unfair advantages
Christians aren’t being driven out of public life – they’re just losing their unfair advantages
politics  society  religion  privilege 
january 2014 by garrettc
My speech to the IAAC | Ben Hammersley
Wonderful treatise on the divide between pre and post-Cold War attitudes to the network and society.
internet  politics  security  technology  inspiration 
september 2011 by garrettc
When Irish Eyes Are Crying
The story of the Irish financial collapse
economics  banking  europe  finance  politics 
february 2011 by garrettc
Ten of the greatest maps that changed the world
"…a new exhibition at the British Library charts the extraordinary documents that transformed the way we view the globe forever."
maps  mapping  cartography  politics  geography  data  design  history  inspiration 
may 2010 by garrettc
Social media staff guidelines for the International Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC)
"For the first time the IFRC is encouraging staff who are not professional communicators to actively and publicly talk about the organization and their work. The guidelines create clarity and reduce the risk of arbitrary repercussions – it’s definitely harder to shut someone up now than it was before. On the other hand the guidelines also make clear what is unacceptable from an organizational point of view and that you might have to answer for what you write online."
socialsoftware  socialmedia  guidelines  policy  politics  reference  examples  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2009 by garrettc
What the government doesn’t understand about the Internet, and what to do about it
"There are, obviously, more reasons why the Internet isn’t like electrification or shipping containers. But keeping the narrative simple is always valuable when proposing anything."
internet  government  politics  uk  policy  strategy  mysociety 
june 2009 by garrettc
The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online
Kevin Kelly on the new socialist-like (less ideology) cultural movement.
culture  politics  internet  collaboration  society 
may 2009 by garrettc
The forbidden railway - a train trip to Pyongyang
Fascinating story of a trip from Vienna to North Korea
travel  blog  russia  northkorea  politics 
april 2009 by garrettc
Photo Tampering Throughout History
"Photography lost its innocence many years ago. In as early as the 1860s, photographs were already being manipulated, only a few decades after Niepce created the first photograph in 1814"
retouching  research  reference  propaganda  politics  photoshop  photography  tampering 
august 2008 by garrettc
Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America
Jaw dropping, especially when it hits the '80s. Like a fungus.
visualisation  video  statistics  shopping  retail  politics  maps  walmart  usa 
august 2008 by garrettc
Uncle Bobby's Wedding
A librarian writes a fantastically thoughtful and well reasoned letter in response to a complaint about a book in their collection about gay marriage.
writing  society  rights  reading  politics  literature  library  culture  policy  marriage 
august 2008 by garrettc
USSR posters
Fantastic photoset on Flickr of Soviet propaganda posters from 1917 to 1991
art  flickr  gallery  graphics  history  illustration  inspiration  politics  posters  propaganda  resource  typography  USSR  design 
september 2006 by garrettc
I've just started getting into these TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks. There are some fascinating and thought-provoking ideas being chucked around.
art  business  community  conference  cool  culture  design  development  education  future  ideas  inspiration  intelligence  interesting  lectures  mp3  multimedia  people  politics  presentation  TED  reference  speaking  technology  trends  video  audio  talk 
august 2006 by garrettc
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : We hold most of these truths
Even Thomas Jefferson suffered from scope creep and having to keep all interested parties happy
client  design  history  humour  inspiration  politics  writing  zeldman 
july 2006 by garrettc
Dark Miracle
A travelogue by Joshua Ellis about visiting the Trinity test site, home of the Manhattan Project.
art  blog  culture  death  government  history  information  philosophy  politics  reading  science  research  nuclear  atomic  bomb  journalism 
april 2006 by garrettc
Amazing collection of propaganda posters from Germany, the U.S.A., U.K. and more.
art  design  culture  graphics  history  interesting  politics  reference  propaganda  posters  images 
december 2005 by garrettc
The Annotated New York Times
NYT Stories incorporating trackbacks and citations to the blogs quoting them. Very clever idea that will push how traditional journalism and new media interact.
cool  socialsoftware  technology  politics  resource  nytimes  journalism  blog  tools 
april 2005 by garrettc

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