- Microaggression and Management — about work — Medium:
In a system of management where the manager must maintain disproportionate power, things like dissent, disagreement, and conflict present crisis. Many managers will address dissenting employees by derailing and gaslighting them in order to discredit criticism or critical examination.
The dissenter is characterized as “difficult to work with”, “aggressive”, “insubordinate,” “not a team player” or “not a culture fit”. Often, specific examples of such behavior are either explicitly not provided or extraordinarily weak. The result creates self-doubt in the dissenter while destroying their credibility in the eyes of the broader team and management.
The dissenter is made to feel that there is criticism from other members of the team or company, but that criticism is provided in an inactionable or vague way that is impossible to critique or examine. This leads employees to feel paranoid, surveilled, and insecure.
- Gearing up for electric car racing | TG Daily:
The world of electric racing got a big boost in name recognition this week when renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by household racing name Michael Andretti, became the latest entry in the upcoming FIA Formula E Championship. What’s dubbed as the world’s first fully-electric global racing series will begin in September 2014 and be spread across ten city center circuits.
- Unbelievable “nail houses” around the world
Taken from The High Line, 2012.
- Soft Drink Evolution: Their Can Designs Since the 1950s
- Disney Princesses Wielding Knives and Guns in Stockholm Street Art
- Modeling How Programmers Read Code | synesthesiam. A bit iffy since the two videos are different code snippets, but I like the general idea of using eye tracking on coders. Could become the next hot silicon valley hiring trend ;)
- Street Artist Ludo Merges Technology and Nature to Create a New Order of Hybrid Organisms | Colossal
- Glass, Home and solipsism — Benedict Evans:
If you spend all day in the Googleplex, thinking googly thoughts about data ingestion and Now and the interest graph, then having 'Google' hovering in front of your eyes instead of rubbing on a phone seems like a really obvious progression. If everyone you know owns a Tesla and is deeply engrossed in new technology, then the idea that there might be social problems with Glass doesn't come up - everyone's too busy saying 'AWESOME!'. In much the same way, no-one on the Facebook Home team seems to have realised that most people's news feed isn't full of perfectly composed photos of attractive friends on the beach.
- CORTEX - JAKE EVILL:
After many centuries of splints and cumbersome plaster casts that have been the itchy and smelly bane of millions [...] The Cortex exoskeletal cast provides a highly technical and trauma zone localized support system that is fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable and stylish. The cortex cast utilizes the x-ray and 3d scan of a patient with a fracture and generates a 3d model in relation to the point of fracture.(concept only)
- Excalibur: The World's Tallest Climbing Wall | Amusing Planet (tallest free-standing wall)
- How To Send a Photo Around the World (in 1926)
- A few words on Doug Engelbart:
Engelbart devoted his life to a human problem, with technology falling out as part of a solution. When I read tech writers' interviews with Engelbart, I imagine these writers interviewing George Orwell, asking in-depth probing questions about his typewriter.
- BBC NEWS | Americas | Blazing mouse sets fire to house:
A US man who threw a mouse onto a pile of burning leaves could only watch in horror as it ran into his house and set the building ablaze.