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Links van 8 maart 2018 tot 10 maart 2018

Leningrad’s Lost Photographer
Russian Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) photographed constantly but never showed her work to anyone. In late 2017, a relative stumbled on boxes of negatives and undeveloped film gathering dust in an attic. Published below, some for the first time, are some of the 30,000 images from the remarkable discovery.

(492) The STEAM renaissance: Guy A. Boy at TEDxSugarLand – YouTube
Guy Boy is an engineer and cognitive scientist, studying life-critical artifacts in our modern societies. He actively contributed to the design and evaluation of cockpits, control rooms and other interfaces to complex dynamic systems. He tries to close the gap between technology, organizations and people. He worked on the shift from three- to two-crew-men cockpits, the control of orbital refueling system of the Space Shuttle, space robotics, air traffic management, nuclear power plant control and management, car driving, telecommunication network monitoring and model-based respiratory assistance.

Data visualization with react-vis – Shyianovska Nataliia – Medium
React-vis is a React visualization library created by Uber. With it you can easily create common data visualization charts, such as line, area, bar charts, pie and donut charts, tree maps and many more.

‘Blockchain’ is meaningless – The Verge
‘You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means’

Into the Breach: User Interface design | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Into the Breach is a tactics game from the developers of FTL about taking a team of three mechs into battle against giant bugs in a last-ditch defence of Earth’s cities. Rich with different strategies to master and challenges to vanquish, it’s deep, complex and “near-perfect”. And yet Ma says that he and Davis spent half of the four years the game took to make on… its UI. Its UI! The truth, however, is that the UI is a big part of what makes Into the Breach great, even though it also ended up transforming its very nature.

Links van 30 november 2012 tot 22 december 2012

48fps: how we accidentally invented Impressionist filmmaking | The Verge Forums
Watching Journey, it's clear that widespread adoption of High Frame Rate filmmaking would cause even greater issues. This isn't simply a matter of relearning how to do wardrobe, how to build a set, and how to light a scene. Acting is an entirely different matter here. Martin Freeman is one heck of a funny actor. We see him bumbling and confused, twisting his head back and forth comedically. We know that he's funny, and we know the joke — somehow, however, the frame rate disrupts his timing. It all takes a bit too long, and the sharp impact is gone.

Pick Your Battles « I am Zef
I know it’s exciting to plan for a system that’s ready for Google-like traffic — but seriously, focus on something people want first. You will have to go through multiple refactors of your infrastructure. There’s not a chance in the world you will get it right the first time, so don’t assume you will.

The Mind of a Chef | Watch Online | PBS Video
From ramen to rotting bananas, Copenhagen to Kansas City, and pork buns to golf clubs, PBS’s new series The Mind of a Chef combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. Executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang.

DominionStrategy Wiki
The Dominion Strategy Wiki was launched in October 2012 as a resource of knowledge and strategy about the card game Dominion. As part of Dominion Strategy, it was started by members of the Dominion Strategy Forum as a space where Dominion information can be developed in an open environment. We currently have 346 articles on a variety of Dominion-related topics.

News – Enhance the gameplay in your edition of Baldur’s Gate from GOG.com – GOG.com
Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II remain cult classics not only among D&D fans, but cRPG gamers in general. With countless hours of gameplay, captivating stories, colorful characters, and many memorable locations they're one of the most intense and extensive role-playing experiences you can get while sitting in front of your PC. But to say that they didn't age at all might be a bit of a stretch. That's why some people would go a great distance modding and upgrading both those titles to combine them into one, seamless, visually updated game–an enhanced edition, if you will.

Links van 3 januari 2012 tot 4 januari 2012

Pingu’s THE THING – YouTube
Pingu remake of John Carpenter masterpiece THE THING (1982)
This is the 2 minute extended cut.

n+1: Outsourcing Jobs
Jobs seems to have attended the Joseph Stalin Charm School: his world was one of clear good and evil; he was a constant liar, in what came to be known among his underlings as his “reality distortion field”; he was “anti-loyal,” abandoning people he was close to; he used silences and unblinking stares to shame people; he held show trials, bringing employees of a failed project into an auditorium, telling them they should hate each other, and firing the leader on the spot.

The Jawbone UP Fails, But Teaches 3 Golden Rules For Experience Design | Co.Design
The Jawbone UP is a complex case study in what we demand from the gadgets we interact with–and how gadget experiences can be designed to fit into our lives.

JP Houdin – Cheops Revealed (1 of 4)
4500 years after the construction of the great Pyramids, their secret still remains. Jean-Pierre Houdin's very serious ramp theory explains how the Great Pyramids could have possibly been built from the inside. This theory is considered by many egyptologists and amateurs to be the most advanced, sophisticated, and demonstrated theory on how the great pyramids were built.

Raiders of the Lost Archives
Shot-by-shot comparison of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" vs. scenes from 30 different adventure films made between 1919-1973.

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