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- Stop, look, and listen: A tour of the world’s red crosswalks
My favorite thing about traveling is the little things. And with Google’s Maps, you can celebrate those without going anywhere. Here are “stop walking” signs from cities around the world. Europe As expected, Europe has a lot of diversity, particularly Switzerland: Geneva, Switzerland has this skinny person Lucerne, Switzerland has a lanky Giacometti type Zurich, […]
- My talk at Computational Social Science 2015 (IC2S22015 in Helsinki)
This was for a more general audience, so it should be fairly understandable.
- Gondry video in reverse
Love Gondry’s music videos but hate riding trains facing backward? This is for you: Original
- Ouroboros and the failures of complex systems
This is a little intense, it should be enough to just watch enough of the initial seconds to satisfy yourself that Ouroboros exists. I’d post a photo, but the photo I saw seemed photoshopped. That’s how I found the video. A complex system has failed to integrate the proper information into its decision. I’d guess […]
- Undrugs: Sugar pill may work even when you know it’s sugar pill
You’re sick? Here’s a sugar pill. We know that it can’t work. Take it anyway. You’ll feel better. Introduced starting at 9:54. I think the interview is boring before then; he rambles. My crush on the placebo effect started at Berkeley in Prof. Presti’s molecular neurobiology course. He introduced us to a very carefully controlled […]
- Enfascination 2012
Some things take time, but it only takes an instant to realize that you have no idea what’s going on. This epiphany—every time it happens—is punctuated by the sound of 500 stars around the universe literally exploding, dissolving their planets and neighbors in flaming atoms, in silence. It happens every instant, forever. As right as […]
- Vulnerability of decentralized systems
Myopia in decentralized systems: The Ant Well explained here And here is the opposite: unexpected success.