Links: Voting, Networking, Detecting, and Compositing

Voting then and now: 1893 and 2017

aimee whitcroft [AG episode]

Archives NZ’s open dataset on the 1893 Suffragettes Petition, women in politics, the pending general election, and the National Library’s exhibition He Tohu, “He whakapapa kōrero, he whenua kura [Talking about our past to create a better future]” inspired us to do a little data mashup.

link: https://medium.com/quicksand/voting-then-and-now-1893-and-2017-61809d56135b


Good News for Young Strivers: Networking Is Overrated

Adam Grant - New York Times

It’s true that networking can help you accomplish great things. But this obscures the opposite truth: Accomplishing great things helps you develop a network.

link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/opinion/sunday/networking-connections-business.html


20 New Zealand Startups to Watch in 2017

Stephanie O'Brien

New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud, is home to some seriously talented individuals, teams, and businesses.
From MedTech to AgTech and AI to SaaS, here is our pick of 20 New Zealand Startups to watch.

link: https://www.themartec.com/insidelook/20-new-zealand-startups-to-watch-2017


How to Detect Bullshit

Alice Bradley

In this episode we’re talking about bullshit: what it is, how to detect it, and how to call it out. First, staff writer Nick Douglas joins us for a rousing game of “Two Truths and a Lie.” Then we talk to Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, professors at the University of Washington who teach a course called Calling Bullshit. Finally, Alice talks about why we’re so susceptible to bullshit with staff writer Beth Skwarecki, who writes the Bullshit Resistance School column right here on Lifehacker.

link: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-detect-bullshit-1803144313?IR=T


Thoughts on Mozilla using Closed-Source Software

Giannis Konstantinidis

TL; DR: Mozilla is relying on closed-source cloud platforms to support its operations, in constrast to its Manifesto.

link: http://konstantinidis.cc/2017/09/08/thoughts-on-mozilla-using-closed-source-software/


Compositing and Motion Graphics: learning the art of visual effects.

Wellington ICT Graduate School

We take a look at how the Wellington ICT Graduate School is set to teach the skills needed for these students to work in highly technical design professions, including game design, visual effects (VFX), exhibition design and multimedia design.

link: https://medium.com/@wellingtonict/compositing-and-motion-graphics-learning-the-art-of-visual-effects-410a84ecfbb6




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