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Womansplaining the Pay Gap
I asked the gender editor of The Times to walk us through the details.
equality  society  business  pay 
21 days ago by garrettc
The Gender Spectrum Collection by Broadly
"The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models that go beyond the clichés. This collection aims to help media better represent members of these communities as people not necessarily defined by their gender identities—people with careers, relationships, talents, passions, and home lives."
photography  stockphotos  resource  inclusivity  society  photos 
29 days ago by garrettc
The World’s Writing Systems
"This web site presents one glyph for each of the world’s writing systems. It is the first step of the Missing Scripts Project , a long-term initiative that aims to identify writing systems which are not yet encoded in the Unicode standard. As of today, there are still 146 scripts not yet encoded in Unicode."
art  history  typography  writing  language  society  communication 
january 2019 by garrettc
Other types of mathematics? : math
An overview of where maths comes from, sort of.
mathematics  maths  history  society  interesting  cool 
january 2019 by garrettc
The Future Will be Technical
"In November, I was given the chance to create non-developer resources for Scuttlebutt. The goal for these would be to make Scuttlebutt understandable to folks who do not identify as “technical”, and to help communicate our culture to the rest of the world."
collaboration  essay  internet  worldwideweb  society  technology  designthinking  culture 
january 2019 by garrettc
Why we suck at “solving wicked problems” | More Beyond
"Problems: Wicked, complex, intractable or adaptive  … whatever we choose to call them, we seem to suck at solving them and we often get profoundly overwhelmed and stuck."
IFTTT  Pocket  economics  psychology  bias  society  problemsolving 
december 2018 by garrettc
Being the help you wish you'd had
"I’ve been a mentoring junior developers for 3 years and I’d like to share with you some of the amazing things that I’ve learnt from teaching."
mentoring  equality  society  development 
november 2018 by garrettc
Why is my bus late?
If you feel that your bus is always late, you might be right. This page tries to explain a little bit about why your bus is always late, why two turn up at once, and why the electronic screens are always wrong.
publictransport  bus  society  travel  interesting  research 
october 2018 by garrettc
The Visual Telling of Stories samplers
"Welcome to Chris Mullen's website, The Visual Telling of Stories. You can go to the main gate or shuffle about in the Samplers till you get some hang of the place. It was started in 1996. Material is added every day. It is far bigger than you could ever imagine. I don't blame you for backing out, with a polite cough. I'll never know."
advertising  culture  images  inspiration  photography  society 
october 2018 by garrettc
This is a think piece – Dan Hon – Medium
The thing that happened really matters. Or doesn’t. But you want to know whether it does, so you’ll read this think piece. By reading this think piece, you’ll learn that what you thought happened…
satire  funny  society  science  data  statistics 
september 2018 by garrettc
Ethical OS Toolkit As technologists, it’s only natural that we spend most of our time focusing on how our tech will change the world for the better. Which is great. Everyone loves a sunny disposition. But perhaps it’s more useful, in some ways, to consider the glass half empty. What
ethics  technology  culture  design  society  inclusivity 
august 2018 by garrettc
Your Community Site is Not a Government
It’s time for these guys to stop playing pretend politics and admit that they’re not presidents, their sites are not countries, and we are not their citizens. They are caretakers of com…
twitter  facebook  society  equality  community  hatespeech 
august 2018 by garrettc - Anxiety Prevention for Movies, TV, Book and Video Games
Does seeing a dog die on screen make you cry? Clowns freak you out? Does a kid die? We track over 50 anxiety inducing triggers in movies, TV, books and video games. Search our database before going to the theater!
video  book  film  movies  reference  society  psychology  anxiety 
august 2018 by garrettc
How to talk about gender at events
I love what I do, and I love talking about it. I’m lucky enough to be able to speak about it publically on a reasonably regular basis, but there’s one thing that makes me feel deeply uncomfortable at conferences - and that’s how they talk about gender. Most studies of tech conferences seem to estimate…
gender  society  equality  bestpractice 
july 2018 by garrettc
Figures in the Sky
Data Sketches - May - Myths & Legends - Nadieh
astronomy  culture  visualisation  constellation  data  society  mythology  myths 
july 2018 by garrettc
Venmo Stories of 2017
"Personal stories from the public Venmo feed showing how much personal data users share with the world."
security  privacy  socialnetworking  society  venmo 
july 2018 by garrettc
Taking a stand VS making a joke
"When much of the discussion on Twitter is political, it’s easy to see why, as a social media manager for a brand, you might feel like you should jump in too. But thinking is easy and writing is hard. Twitter doesn’t give you many characters to play with, nuanced conversation is almost impossible. Things spread and get shared in places you can’t reach, you’ll never have the last word."
twitter  socialmedia  society  marketing  branding  equality 
july 2018 by garrettc
Welcome to the official website for The Irish Famine Pot. A source of hope and sustenance for millions of people during the Great Famine of 1845-1850 in Ireland.
history  ireland  famine  society 
july 2018 by garrettc
Our World in Data
Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why.
statistics  economics  history  data  world  society  visualisation  health 
july 2018 by garrettc
The original proposal of the WWW
HTML version of Tim Berners-Lee's original proposal for the World Wide Web "Information Management: A Proposal".
history  worldwideweb  technology  society 
july 2018 by garrettc
Data Ethics Framework
The Data Ethics Framework sets out clear principles for how data should be used in the public sector.
govuk  gds  ethics  data  society 
june 2018 by garrettc
UTC is Enough for Everyone, Right?
"Programming time is pretty weird. It can sometimes make you feel week in the knees, and very days and confused about how it all fits together. But watch it: this is hour burden to bear, and we can't just let it past us over."
programming  time  society  IFTTT  Pocket  timekeeping  timezones  world 
may 2018 by garrettc
Onboarding: A College Student Discovers A List Apart
Samantha Lynn weighs in on 20 years of ALA, 350 articles, and how far we’ve come as an industry.
archive  webdesign  webdevelopment  history  society  worldwideweb  internet 
may 2018 by garrettc
Kialo Discussion System
Hosted discussion platform with interesting "perspective" based filters.
discussion  society  software 
may 2018 by garrettc
The Silence of Crowds – John Hill – Medium
The best communities aren't the ones that never have problems with "bad things". They're the ones that don't ignore them, or excuse them
equality  feminism  society  conference 
may 2018 by garrettc
Designing for Inclusion with Media Queries
Did you know that media queries aren’t just limited to screen size? This talk will dive into some lesser-known media queries that can help developers and designers create experiences for people browsing the web using assistive technologies.
responsivedesign  webdevelopment  webdesign  mediaqueries  accessibility  inclusion  society 
may 2018 by garrettc
Stories are taking over
"The inimitable Ian Bogost with some thinking on how stories are overtaking social media and how they are perhaps the first true smartphone media format. First, what are stories in this context? “Story” is a terrible name for this feature, because it’s so broad as to descend into meaninglessness. In ordinary parlance, a story is a generic name for a narrative account of something."
narrative  storytelling  stories  society  socialmedia 
may 2018 by garrettc
Welcome Back to the Village
"While the value that Strava the social network provides me is undeniable, Strava creates another construct. The humans who choose to be there are bound together by a shared purpose that I see each time I ride my bike. I often stop at the side of the road and get off my bike for a quick drink or bite. As other bikers pass, it is normal for total strangers to stop their ride and ask, “Hey are you ok?”

See, Strava built a village."
community  internet  strava  worldwideweb  society  village 
may 2018 by garrettc
Participation Inequality: The 90-9-1 Rule for Social Features
In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action.
society  community  socialsoftware  socialspace  socialnetworking 
may 2018 by garrettc
UNESCO Institute for Statistics database
UIS.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across UIS’s many databases.
world  society  culture  history  data  geodata  datamining  science  technology  resource  education  communication 
april 2018 by garrettc
Designing digital services that are accountable, understood, and trusted
"I’m hoping to convince you that designing digital services that are understandable, accountable and trusted is now a commercial as well as a moral imperative, and that building an open society in the digital age is about more than open code.

And that, whether you like it or not, if you work in software or design in 2016 you also work in politics."
research  presentation  govuk  gds  society  digital 
april 2018 by garrettc
A Basic Lack of Understanding
How does artificial intelligence actually work, and what are its limitations?
artificialintelligence  machinelearning  programming  science  humanity  society 
april 2018 by garrettc
"a funded research project exploring the potential of walking to gather environmental data and through multiple walks and visualisations build a rich picture of that area. The project examines technology and tools for creative data gathering and experimenting with data visualisation, to create tools, gain insight, and share knowledge"
data  mapping  maps  visualisation  walking  exploration  environment  society 
april 2018 by garrettc
Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless
It's no more scientifically valid than a BuzzFeed quiz.
psychology  mbti  society  business  personality 
april 2018 by garrettc
A chat with the Orwellian mastermind in charge of the UK town known as Scarfolk
"Scarfolk is a quaint town in the north west of England. At first glance it appears perfectly ordinary. Neighbours chat to each other over hedges while children play in the quiet, suburban streets. Yet this provincial place has received a lot of media attention over the past five years. Rumours have surfaced claiming that the town has not progressed since 1979 and the local council's poster production points to a community that is stuck in the 1970s. It's Nice That decided to find out more about the local society and its notorious designs."
parody  surveillance  society  design  inspiration  designthinking 
march 2018 by garrettc
Every Second
"EverySecond is a site aimed at visualizing the things that happen every second around the world. New visualizations are added regularly."
statistics  visualisation  data  society  world 
march 2018 by garrettc
The Web is Agreement
A poster put together on behalf of Osmosoft for the BT Open Source Awareness Event to promote discussion on Open Source and standards
twitter  facebook  society  communication  worldwideweb  art  poster 
january 2018 by garrettc
My Internet Mea Culpa
My Internet Mea Culpa "I’m sorry I was wrong. We all were."
society  equality  discussion  worldwideweb  socialmedia 
january 2018 by garrettc
Population estimator
Draw an area on the map and it will return an estimation of the population of that area.
demographics  geography  population  nasa  data  society  geodata  maps 
january 2018 by garrettc
Reminder: Blue Monday Isn't Real
"It's like adding the colour red to 34mph, to 50GB and expecting to get a recipe for beans."
science  psuedoscience  debunking  bluemonday  psychology  society 
january 2018 by garrettc
Behold, I am Coming Soon! A Study on the Conceptualization of Sexual Orgasm in 27 Languages
(2016). Behold, I am Coming Soon! A Study on the Conceptualization of Sexual Orgasm in 27 Languages. Metaphor and Symbol: Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 131-147.
sex  society  research  humanity 
january 2018 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
Dude, you broke the future!
"n this talk, author Charles Stross will give a rambling, discursive, and angry tour of what went wrong with the 21st century, why we didn't see it coming, where we can expect it to go next, and a few suggestions for what to do about it if we don't like it."
designthinking  future  socialsoftware  society  facebook  twitter 
january 2018 by garrettc
The Polak Game, Or: Where Do You Stand?
This article describes the origins and uses of a classroom and workshop activity called "The Polak Game" or "Where do you Stand?". Over a dozen years of use to date, the game has provided a user-friendly structure for facilitating quite far-reaching conversation among foresight students and clients. Duration is flexible, but typically runs 30-60 minutes. It represents an effective and accessible approach to introducing "images of the future" as a basic property of both cultures and individuals, and so to pave the way for more advanced tools and frameworks.
design  designthinking  psychology  ethics  society  workshop  game 
january 2018 by garrettc
Dynamicland, seeing spaces, and design studio
Seeing the Dynamicland tweets, I had to revisit Bret Victor’s “Seeing Spaces”, feeling I had missed a central idea.
augmentedreality  virtualreality  society  maker  programming  visualisation  designthinking  learning  education 
december 2017 by garrettc
Airbnb Debuts A Toolkit For Inclusive Design
Working with media startup News Deeply, Airbnb has created questions for designers to ask themselves if they want to check their biases.
society  equality  designthinking  airbnb 
december 2017 by garrettc
As We May Link
The history of hypertext reaches as far back as the history of storytelling. Its future, in turn, is characterized by the power of building connections across an ever-expanding body of knowledge.
html  worldwideweb  hypertext  technology  history  society  knowledge 
november 2017 by garrettc
The 36 Questions That Lead to Love
A series of personal questions used by the psychologist Arthur Aron to explore the idea of fostering closeness through mutual vulnerability.
psychology  love  romance  society  questions 
november 2017 by garrettc
Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked
"Do you want to stop criminals from getting into your Gmail or Facebook account? Are you worried about the cops spying on you? We have all the answers on how to protect yourself."
hacking  privacy  security  bestpractice  data  society 
november 2017 by garrettc
Not Always Right
Not Always Right features funny & interesting true stories submitted by readers from around the world.
funny  sad  romantic  humour  shopping  customerservice  society 
november 2017 by garrettc
Alex: Catch insensitive, inconsiderate writing
Whether your own or someone else’s writing, alex helps you find gender favouring, polarising, race related, religion inconsiderate, or other unequal phrasing.
writing  language  equality  gender  javascript  society  cli  tool  nodejs 
november 2017 by garrettc
A Dao of Product Design
Encourage people to shine in their brilliance, but make sure your product also helps them avoid being petty or awful.
design  designthinking  inspiration  bestpractice  society  equality 
november 2017 by garrettc
dConstruct Audio Archive
"In the last 10 years, dConstruct has presented 3390 minutes of insightful thinking from the brightest minds in the digital design industry…"
audio  webdevelopment  webdesign  society  inspiration  technology  internet  worldwideweb 
november 2017 by garrettc
The Juvet Agenda
Artificial intelligence? It’s complicated. It’s the here and now of hyper-efficient algorithms, but it’s also the heady possibility of sentient systems.
artificialintelligence  society  machinelearning  designthinking 
october 2017 by garrettc
The Good Life
"What is best in life? How should we live, and behave towards other people? And what are our ethical duties and responsibilities as software engineers, in a world where software controls everything?"
technology  society  psychology  ethics  business 
october 2017 by garrettc
Product Management is Culture Management
"Product management has two diversity problems. The first one is well-acknowledged: our industry must have more women, other ethnicities, and better representation from LGBTQIA. The second is more subtle: in those instances when we do achieve diversity, and especially cross-cultural diversity, we are unable to handle it."
diversity  equality  society  productdevelopment  productmanagement 
september 2017 by garrettc
We've studied gender and STEM for 25 years. The science doesn't support the Google memo.
These are some issues that males simply do not have to face. The "anxiety gap" exists for a reason, and it is not about biology.
diversity  gender  google  society  equality  sexism  feminism 
september 2017 by garrettc
Social Entrepreneurship Toolkit
A comprehensive toolkit that guides you through developing your social enterprise. Practical advice and tools to help you develop your social enterprise.
society  charity  socialenterprise  resource  toolkit  business 
august 2017 by garrettc
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