mardi 8 juin 2010

Liens du soir, espoir

Explore the South African stadiums in 3D via Google Earth

Can A President Be An Angry Black Man? (NPR)

Picking the twenty top fiction writers under forty (The New Yorker)

If San Francisco Crime were Elevation: interesting crime map visualization.

# Incroyable les dégâts que peut faire une tornade (images des dégâts de la tornade de l'Ohio).

Remembering D-Day, 66 years ago (The Big Picture) - J'ai été, il y a quelques années, au cimetière américain de Coleville en Normandie, on mesure le carnage que la bataille de Normandie et le débarquement ont pu être. Très gros moment d'émotion.

Your Brain on Computers - Attached to Technology and Paying a Price - (NYTimes)

Scientists say juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information can change how people think and behave. They say our ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information. These play to a primitive impulse to respond to immediate opportunities and threats. The stimulation provokes excitement — a dopamine squirt — that researchers say can be addictive. In its absence, people feel bored. The resulting distractions can have deadly consequences, as when cellphone-wielding drivers and train engineers cause wrecks. And for millions of people like Mr. Campbell, these urges can inflict nicks and cuts on creativity and deep thought, interrupting work and family life.

On this subject read the post of my friend RJ Keefe on his blog.

The Psychology of Darth Vader Revealed (he is severely borderline! you betcha!)

RSA Animate - The Secret Powers of Time (a must see!)

If It Was My Home - Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster (la marée noire, comme si c'était chez vous)

Long Island genius Alia Sabur offers solution to Gulf oil spill mess: tires (New York Post) (listen, BP engineers!)

Nuclear Follies: How Not To Stem the BP Oil Gusher (Daily Kos) (not the good solution)

Oil Spill Animations (Bientôt en Bretagne!)

Accidental Penis (pas du tout "safe for work", ne pas suivre ce lien au travail) (et aussi: je me demande si il n'y en pas qui ne sont pas si accidental que ça!) (et c'est de bon goût, en plus!)