covid-19 adjacent, mental health
Four Simple Rules for Social Media Distancing
Daily link: maps, NYC, information design, history
The great NYC subway map debate of 1978
Reflecting on its relevance today, Hustwit says the debate speaks to "what seems like an eternal conflict between the philosophies of communication. How do you effectively communicate complex information?" Vignelli was all about a minimalist approach, while Tauranac was interested in providing as much information as possible so there would be no confusion for users.
Daily link: the great dimming of Betelgeuse
Betelgeuse' dimming last year seems to have been due to an eruption of dust from its southern hemisphere
Morning link: history of mathematics, antiquity
On Euclid's Elements as an ever-changing script for demonstrations and tutorials:
"Greek geometry was essentially a performance, consisting of drawing a diagram and talking about it, to oneself or to an audience."