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What caused the Civil War?

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Written by LeisureGuy

17 August 2017 at 1:25 pm

A classic 20-minute film: “A Communications Primer”

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I found this quite interesting. Via Aeon, which notes:

From personal email and texts to Facebook, Twitter and the like, the last several decades have seen an unprecedented influx of new means of human-to-human communication. So it’s a testament to the work of the US mathematician and ‘father of information theory’ Claude Shannon (1916-2001) that his model of communication, laid out in his landmark book The Mathematical Theory of Communication (1949), is still so broadly applicable.

Working from Shannon’s book, in 1953 the iconic husband-and-wife design team Ray and Charles Eames created the short film A Communications Primer for IBM, intending to ‘interpret and present current ideas on communications theory to architects and planners in an understandable way, and encourage their use as tools in planning and design’. Released at the dawn of the personal computer age, the film’s exploration of symbols, signals and ‘noise’ remains thoroughly – almost stunningly – relevant when viewed some 64 years later.

Written by LeisureGuy

13 August 2017 at 9:52 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

An active graph of temperature anomalies by country, 1900-2016

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Blue is cool, yellow is warm, red is hot. Watch how it picks up:

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10 August 2017 at 12:52 pm

Posted in Global warming, Video

“If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again.”

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2 August 2017 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Video

“Awaken”

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Again via Jason Kottke:

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19 July 2017 at 8:24 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

One year in the life of a tree

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And Jason Kottke has some interesting remarks on wolf trees.

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19 July 2017 at 8:21 pm

Posted in Environment, Video

A very nicely done video, showing what drones can do

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Via an article in Slate, a drone tour of Muscle Beach in Venice CA. Very smooth, and shown backwards.

The original raw footage:

Written by LeisureGuy

18 July 2017 at 9:44 am

Posted in Video

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