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#119

Friday, August 10, 2018

In This Edition:
Piano Activities, code screenshots, datavis caveats, genetically optimised floorplans, ancient photos in colour, Mothers of Invention, Hey.Well. and the 25% rule.

This sky looks like mordor! That is all :-)

Piano Activities

This week NAWR had the pleasure of realising Philip Corner's Piano Activites piece with Volcano Theatre in Swansea. Volcano had an old piano that had succumbed to wood worm and was due to be thrown away. Instead, the colloboration between Volcano and NAWR resulted in the piano giving its final public performance on Swansea High Street! Check out the rest of the photos of the piano's destruction here.

Also, below is a time lapse video of the piece created by Volcano.

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Code Screenshots

Image: Scotch.io

Here are 6 handy tools for taking fancy screenshots or your code for you blog or whatever :-)

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Datavis Caveats

Image: From Data To Viz

This is an excellent resource on the many pitfalls to avoid when using the many many different types of data visualisation methods and graphs. The site gives some nice examples of dos and don'ts for each graph type.

Genetically Optimised Floorplans

Image: Joel Simon

This is a great demonstration post by Joel Simon on using genetic algorithms to optimise a school floorplan. He demonstrates an optimised layout for traffic flow, fire escape routes and access to windows among other things.

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Colorised Ancient Photos

Image: Marina Amaral, A colourised photograph of Abraham Lincoln from 1860.

Brazilian artists Marina Amaral colourises ancient and historical photos to make them look as realistic as possible. The long list of photos converted include many historical figures like Rasputin and Teddy Roosevelt as well as photographs from major historical moments such as Franz Ferdinand's wedding 30 minutes before he was shot in 1914. Check out the amazing photos here.

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Podcasts Of The Week: Mothers Of Invention

Image: Ruth Medjber, President Mary Robinson, Maeve Higgins

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and irish comedian Maeve Higgins have launched a podcast called Mothers of Invention. The podcast aims to highlight much of the amazing work done by women around the world in tackling climate change issues large and small. The first episode has some fantastic insights about how the legal systems of countries are being used by ordinary citizens to push for climate change progress at government levels. Also, the craic between Mary and Maeve makes for a great listen!

The 25% Rule

Image: Coglode

Coglode have published a new behavourial insight page called the 25% rule. According to the research, in a system where consensus is incentivised, a consensus of a 25% minority is all that is needed to change the consensus of the whole group. One quarter of the people in a group can change how the whole group thinks or acts.

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Meltybrains? Hey.Well.

Image: Meltybrains?

Meltybrains? have been releasing some fantastic new tracks recently, check out the latest one Hey.Well. here. It's a cracking summer lilt.

See you next week!

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About Found This Week

Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Swansea. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com