Four short links: 19 September 2016

Visualizing Circuits, Working on Climate Change, Cashless Challenges, Architecture & Politics

By Nat Torkington
September 19, 2016
Four short links
  1. OmniBlox — visualize your BRD circuit layouts in the web browser. So purty! And open source!
  2. What Can a Technologist Do About Climate Change? (Bret Victor) — software isn’t just for drawing pixels and manipulating databases—it underlies a lot of the innovation even in physical technology.
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  4. The War on Cash — the cashless society assumes you can get a bank account, and there are many for whom that is very difficult indeed. ‘Cashless society’ is a euphemism for the “ask-your-banks-for-permission-to-pay society.”
  5. Architecture’s Impact on Politics (Wired) — All 193 assembly halls fall into one of five organizational layouts: “semicircle,” “horseshoe,” “opposing benches,” “circle,” and “classroom.” And these layouts make a difference.
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