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I’m formulating a plan for inclusion efforts on, with the goal of making this a more diverse (and therefore more valuable and sustainable) social space.

But… I don't know what I'm doing! Please review and comment to me here, or in the doc:


Ooo, I got a hat tip in the latest Fair Warning newsletter from @sophiewarnes!

Listen, I know why you’re here. You want to “talk to people” and “have them earnestly engage with you in return” or some bullshit like that. But, consider this: being a passive receptacle for the mediocre jokes of journalists in their early thirties.

Maybe, one day, they’ll retweet your jokes too! The sky is the limit!

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A computer generated portrait has been sold for $432,500 at auction at Christie's in New York. It was created by a GAN (Generative Adversarial Network) algorithm that was seeded with 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th and 20th centuries.

Oh, hey, been a while. Who else is at information+?

“Sans Forgetica is a downloadable font that is scientifically designed to help you remember your study notes.”

A few zoomed in details highlighting the textures

first pass, looking for feedback.
my boss asked me to redesign the org chart for our group, removing reporting hierarchy as the organizing principle. we're a team of teams across locations, we pool resources on projects and leaders of teams collaborate to keep the whole thing aligned. this is an abstracted view, roles are more nuanced and varied in real life. I think the zoomed out view would have this as a node in a network with other similarly structured nodes

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for vector drawing programs aside from for drawing diagrams, mockups, wireframes, icons — basically any kind of design asset.

I may give a try, but I would prefer something open source that stores it’s files in an open format like . Not something that exports to SVG, but just saves and opens SVG by default. I also want to keep files locally, so is out.

Is there a pause button for email? Just make it stop for a minute.

We went pumpkin picking over the weekend, and I loved the glitchy, generative-ish texture on this gourd.

Anybody going to IEEE Vis 2018 in Berlin this month?

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