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Antiracism Findings

Podcast Recommendation: Cite Black Women

I listened to three episodes of this today and learned a ton. Before amplifying voices, I need to know about voices to amplify.

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Findings

Required Reading: Technically Wrong by Sara Wachter-Boettcher

This should be required reading for anyone who works in tech…and anyone who uses tech! In particular, wouldn’t it be great if every new boot camp and college graduate was required to read this book?

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Design Findings Thoughts

Dead Fish ≠ Code Export

This post is a response to a tweet critiquing the “code export” capability of design tools, and a talk called “Stop Drawing Dead Fish” that calls for better tools to allow artists to create visual art without code. Should designers code? Should artists code? It’s a nuanced, interesting topic and I had some thoughts.

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Findings

Things to Remember:
January 1-9

I always think I will remember more than I do. This is the first in an attempt to create a habit of writing “Things to Remember” round-up posts when I feel inspired to do so.

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Findings Games

Short film about futuristic Gamification

Very interesting, possibly far fetched. Though Google Glass exists, so maybe not! This certainly bodes the question…how much is too much? via a post on the Coursera Gamification course forum

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Chrome Maze

This is incredible, like, really incredible.

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Design Findings

An Interactive Guide to Blog Typography

via Sidebar (A daily email digest of the best 5 design links. Highly recommended.)

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Findings

Listen to: improv4humans

Excellent podcast with founding member of Upright Citizens Brigade Matt Besser. Each episode features fantastic improvisers who break off into scenes as they discuss miscellaneous topics. Dirty humor is not uncommon, fyi.

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Findings Research

New Experiments in Self-teaching [TED Talk]

Indian education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education – the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we […]

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pgh art/tech/hacker community

I’ve officially relocated from Boston to Pittsburgh and have researched the active artist/tech/hacker community here. OMG!PGH and Pittsburgh Art + Technology are excellent resources for local art & tech happenings, and below are a few great IRL things I hope to be involved in/investigate further: assemble “…a community space for art & technology” in the […]

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mozilla firefox ‘Mark Up’

So, the other day Firefox reinstalled itself for reasons unknown. But that’s okay! Because I found out about this cool thing called ‘Mark Up’ and ‘Mozilla’s Web O'(pen) Wonder’ (a gallery of awesome HTML5 and WebGL creations). There’s a link to all of this on the default Mozilla search home page (in Firefox, go to […]