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Banana republics, information berries & more
BD #8 - August 23'
Random picks 🎲
A clock where the time is in a song title:(@puddingviz) created a playlist with songs that have the current time as the title. Also check out Women are superstars on stage but they don’t write songs about the gender bias in song writing https://pudding.cool/2023/07/songwriters/
Banana republics: which country looks more like a banana? @sundellviz compares shapes to countries. Also creator of Not quite Europe, with the most similarly shaped countries to european countries
Origin of languages: Visualization about where our languages came from by @La_Lettura
Urbanistic Mondrian: Berlin’s land uses determine a custom Mondrian postcard at Kiezcolors by @TSBBerlin
Tool shed ⚒️
Modyfi: Collaborative, AI-native design & image-making platform. @Modyfi_
Memory lane 📽️
Wiby is a search engine for the old web, where hobbyists and academics wrote about subjects they where personally interested in, without ads nor monetary interest. If you go to https://wiby.me/surprise you’ll get a random entry of this old “good” web. @wibyweb
Word pool 🤽🏽
Berrypicking model of information retrieval: explains how we search for information, starting with an imperfect understanding, the first results are not precise but helps us get the vocabulary to ask the precise question (the good berries). The majority of the systems are too much to be intuitive, they need to be learnable by picking berries.
More info at Jorge’s Newsletter (@jarango)