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A Better Place to Work

A Better Place to Work, authored by the a+t research group. Looks promising:

The contemporary workplace has derived from successive compression/decompression. First there was the hierarchical Taylorist office. Then came the rational well-lit well-organized office with individual cubicles which allocated each employee the exact amount of air they needed to breathe. Later there was a return to the open landscape office, with free layouts, shrouded in vegetation, which was the forerunner of the de-materialization of the workplace.

Today we are in a far more fluid state which envisages the specialization of space and brand expression. Diversity and identity. The workplace should encompass, not only the two basic tasks already known – individual and group work – but also tasks involving learning and socializing.

A Better Place to Work is the first volume of the WORKFORCE series, dedicated to the design of workspaces.

[via A Daily Dose of Architecture]


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Changing Writing


My editor told me the book’s now in print. Amazon has a pre-order page in case you want to do your holiday shopping early.

Proper Margins

From “Let’s Talk About Margins“:

A book with proper margins says a number of things. It says, we care about the page. It says, we care about the words. We care so much that we’re going to ensure the words and the page fall into harmony. We’re not going to squish the text to save money. Oh, no, we will not not rush and tuck words too far into the gutter.

[via boing-boing]

Rolling Shutter

Motherboard, on the warping of moving objects caused by CMOS recording technologies.

It might not look like much—a little fish-eye’d, maybe—but it’s a prime example of a stroboscopic curiosity unique to the age of digital video, one that takes on seemingly any form imaginable through the lenses of DSLR, RED, and other camera technologies kitted with CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor) sensors.

A glitch, if you’d like to call it that. Others know it as the rolling shutter effect.

This is essentially what happens when you simultaneously playback all parts of an image’s frame that weren’t all shot simultaneously. It’s the result of moving, or rolling, a camera’s shutter over an exposure window, rather than letting photons hit your camera’s sensors all in one go. At least that’s the gist. Here’s a deeper overview, if you’re curious.

[via Motherboard]

Net Neutrality

John Oliver succeeds in making the net neutrality debate both important and hilarious.


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Visualizing Sound

“Noise” from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.

[via Laughing Squid]

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