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covid-19 adjacent, mental health 

Four Simple Rules for Social Media Distancing

smd.mikelynch.org/

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.

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a neural net defines CONTROL ORCHESTRA 

CONTROL ORCHESTRA: an artificial language spoken by the Chemakum

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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

nature.com/articles/d41586-021

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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."

laphamsquarterly.org/roundtabl

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