Friday 5 — 2.10.17
- The Met announced this week that all images of public domain artworks are available under a CC0 license. That means ~375K images are free to use and re-mix for scholarly or commercial ends. To maximize reach, the Met is working with partners like Creative Commons, Wikipedia, Pinterest, and Artstor (that’s us!).
- Some technology advances, like the ability to make calendars visible and grab time from others, are an assault on workplace productivity. Here’s why.
- Web animations, from progress bars to what distracts you on a loading screen, can surprise and delight. Nick Babich shares how animation can be used to improve web experience.
- What does it mean to be code-dependent? Pew Research surfaces seven major themes of the algorithm era. My favorite: the need for algorithmic literacy, transparency, and oversight.
- Are you concerned about the trove of data you’re sharing with social networks, companies, and the government? Our hyper-reliance on tech today has led to a privacy paradox, wherein we readily sacrifice personal data for coupons and convenience. Explore this five-part series, which recommends concrete steps you should take, like downloading Signal.
Weekend fun: Enjoy this engineer’s clever bots created to annoy the infamous Windows support scammers. Some handy tips if people mispronounce your name at work.
Consumed: Lethal turnover at Duane Park Patisserie.
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