I’ve spent much of the weekend working on an exciting data-y side project. Been having fun learning about graph theory (just enough learning, that is, to torque the numbers I need from a graph) and pondering organizational structures. Awesome as that is, it’s seriously thrown off my adherence to the “best rest is no screen” principle, so, here we are, me a bit drained and various things still to do today.
So, then, some links!
- Speaking of graphs, the Open Syllabus Galaxy is a fascinating interactive visualization of relationships between different assigned readings in syllabi. And it’s accompanied by a detailed write-up of its data structure and creation—not sure which I love more!
- Anne Helen Petersen on how exploitation and precarity are so increasingly common.
- Mandy Brown, in a similar theme, on how relationships can—should!—outlast working together.
- Apparently the 15-minute city concept has become a conspiracy theory about freedom of movement and I just really worry about the ability to have substantive policy conversations these days.
- Finally, the intrepid Antarctic blogger at brr.fyi has hunkered down for winter, sharing the details on how the base prepares for a long wait.
All the best for the week ahead!