Four short links: 19 September 2016
Visualizing Circuits, Working on Climate Change, Cashless Challenges, Architecture & Politics
- OmniBlox — visualize your BRD circuit layouts in the web browser. So purty! And open source!
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.