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Bookmarks tagged with “society”

433 bookmarks by garrettc


Why it's time to update our language about bad design patterns by Amy Hupe, content designer.

Why we need to retire the racist term we use to describe bad design patterns, and what to use instead.

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Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict - Wikipedia

"The Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict is the first international treaty that focuses exclusively on the protection of cultural property in armed conflict. "

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The Underpinnings Museum

The Underpinnings Museum is an online museum dedicated to the history of underwear, documented through digital exhibitions. Over 300 objects spanning 4 centuries can be found in this virtual archive.

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Privilege Walk

“The privilege walk exercise that examines the intricacies of privilege in our society. It explores how we enjoy or do not enjoy privileges during our interactions at work and personal life.”

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The New Governors: The People, Rules, And Processes Governing Online Speech - Kate Klonick

"Private online platforms have an increasingly essential role in free speech andparticipation in democratic culture. But while it might appear that any internet user canpublish freely and instantly online, many platforms actively curate the content posted bytheir users. How and why these platforms operate to moderate speech is largely opaque. This Article provides the first analysis of what these platforms are actually doing tomoderate online speech under a regulatory and First Amendment framework."

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thesoundof.love

Art project, taking songs from YouTube and overlaying comments that people have left about what the song means to them.

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The Thoughtful Marketing Movement

Bloom & Wild's campaign to be more thoughtful around marketing and email lists.

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The Fictional Liveability Index

"The Fictional Liveability Index is a ranking and review of twenty towns, villages and cities from various works of fiction, devised as both an investigation of fictional places and as a criticism of real-life liveability indices."

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WORLD ATLAS 2.0

"This site is a front-end to thousands of datatasets. It allows you to 'see' the data as it should be seen: through colours and shapes. With over 12 million data points spanning 100 categories, find a dataset that interests you and explore it using a suite of interactive maps and charts."

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Digital Public Goods Alliance

"The Digital Public Goods Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to accelerate the attainment of the sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods."

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Until a Hundred Generations of People Have Departed

The Sandia National Laboratories nuclear waste warning translated to Old English and back.

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Population around a point

Human population within a distance, from any point in the world.

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Intangible Cultural Heritage

A list of things considered by UNESCO to be "important elements of cultural heritage worth safeguarding".

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W3C TAG Ethical Web Principles

"The web should be a platform that helps people and provides a net positive social benefit. As we continue to evolve the web platform, we must therefore consider the ethical consequences of our work. The following document sets out ethical principles that will drive the TAG's continuing work in this direction."

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Web3 is going just great

A timeline of some of 2021's greatest hits in cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and other web3 projects.

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Who Destroyed Three Mile Island? - Nickolas Means | #LeadDevLondon 2018 - YouTube

"When something bad happens, it’s easy to just blame someone and move on. Taking the time to find the systemic causes, though, will not only help keep the problem from repeating, it will enable you to build the psychological safety necessary for your team to truly collaborate. Let’s let the story of Three Mile Island teach us how to make our teams stronger through systems thinking and just culture."

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35 Maps of History

"Some of the historical maps displayed above highlight how empires have risen and fallen throughout the centuries. We can learn how the Mongols once consumed a continent. We can see how Roman roads once stretched across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. And we can marvel at how the Ottoman Empire came to spread across 2 million square miles."

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T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M

"On the face of things, we seem to be merely talking about text-based files, containing only the letters of the English Alphabet (and the occasional punctuation mark). On deeper inspection, of course, this isn't quite the case. What this site offers is a glimpse into the history of writers and artists bound by the 128 characters that the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) allowed them. The focus is on mid-1980's textfiles and the world as it was then, but even these files are sometime retooled 1960s and 1970s works, and offshoots of this culture exist to this day. "

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Creative Commons Global Summit 2021 Program

Getting pretty excited for our session at #CCSummit2021 this Friday, where we’ll share the last six months of research and strategy around Flickr Commons! (It’s being recorded too I think so I can share that later.) #teehee

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EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit

"The Toolkit is designed to support teachers and school leaders who are looking to improve learning outcomes in their setting, particularly for disadvantaged children and young people. In the past decade, it has become one of the most popular educational resources, with 70% of school leaders now using it to inform their decision-making. The EEF Toolkit does not make definitive claims as to what will work to improve outcomes in a given school. Rather it provides high quality information about the approaches that are likely to be beneficial based on existing evidence of what has proven effective in other classrooms. The Toolkit also signposts specific guidance reports, tools and programmes which can provide further support in making meaningful changes in schools."

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Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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404PageFound – Active Vintage Websites, Old Webpages, and Web 1.0

"404PageFound started in May 2009 with the goal of uncovering dated websites (generally from 1994-2001) that are still active and have avoided major updates."

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Framework for the Metaverse — MatthewBall.vc

I first wrote about the Metaverse in 2018, and overhauled my thinking in a January 2020 update: The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite. Since then, a lot has happened. COVID-19 forced hundreds of millions into Zoomschool and remote work.

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Age appropriate design: a code of practice for online services | ICO

"Data sits at the heart of the digital services children use every day. From the moment a young person opens an app, plays a game or loads a website, data begins to be gathered. Who’s using the service? How are they using it? How frequently? Where from? On what device?"

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Pupil Power

"Pupil Power is a student-led movement aiming to educate and engage young people on educational policy that affects them and their experience of school."

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Welcome to The 93% Club | Serious about social mobility.

"The 93% Club is a national social mobility network dedicated to levelling the playing field for students who were educated at state schools."

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I Know a Place

"Beauty and solace in the abandoned worlds of Roblox."

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Small vehicles of Tokyo.

"A slim cataloguing of the rich diversity of small vehicles that help shape street life in the world’s largest city."

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Why is the English spelling system so weird and inconsistent?

"The English spelling system, if you can even call it a system, is full of this kind of thing. Yet not only do most people raised with English learn to read and write it; millions of people who weren’t raised with English learn to use it too, to a very high level of accuracy."

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List of Cognitive Biases and Heuristics - The Decision Lab

"The science is clear: humans take mental shortcuts. Here you can read about why we do this and how you can avoid it."

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Bikeshedding

"Bikeshedding, also known as Parkinson’s law of triviality, describes our tendency to devote a disproportionate amount of our time to menial and trivial matters while leaving important matters unattended."

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Timeline of History

"View entire history on a zoomable timeline The Timeline runs from 10,000 BCE to present. You can pan, scroll and zoom, show and hide layers of historical events. At maximum zoom you can see separate days."

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The Metaverse Primer

"The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It?"

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Place-based carbon calculator

"PBCC is a free tool which estimates the per-person carbon footprint for every Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in England. LSOAs are small statistical areas with a population of about 1,500 - 3,000. It draws on a wide range of data and research to give a representative view of how carbon footprints vary across the country. PBCC is intended to help communities and policy makers understand where their carbon footprints come from and what we need to do to reduce them."

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RTL:WTF

Read the web like Right-to-Left readers do, and learn about the challenges — and how to help solve them

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Caught in the Study Web

"Exploring Gen Z’s Ambitious and Anxiety-Fuelled Pursuit of Straight A’s Across YouTube, TikTok, Discord, and Twitter"

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MapSwipe

"Humanitarian organisations can't help people if they can't find them. MapSwipe is a mobile app that lets you search satellite imagery to help put the world's most vulnerable people on the map."

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Black Artist Database

A crowd-sourced list of Black artists on Bandcamp.

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Hustle Crew

Talks & training to make tech more inclusive.

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The Other Box

"We educate and empower people to work and live more inclusively. Through our training, consultancy and brand partnerships, we are the bridge to facilitating an honest conversation to better understand the importance and value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace."

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