Jonnie Barnsley

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Jonnie Barnsley
Posted almost 2 years ago
Jinsop Lee: Design for all 5 senses
I think you might be overthinking it. I don't believe Lee is trying to found a new science here. It's just a basic graphical representation of a very simple design principle. It could of course, as you say, be taken much further, but in this talk he is only really trying to expose that little piece of lateral thinking to us all, so that those of us not bright enough to come up with it ourselves can improve the way we think about design! (it does bug me about the line graph though. i feel your pain)
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Jonnie Barnsley
Posted almost 2 years ago
Jinsop Lee: Design for all 5 senses
That's true, however all design is already subjective anyway, so I don't think that really matters. The point is that if a design even engages other senses, then it has potential to be better.
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Jonnie Barnsley
Posted almost 2 years ago
Pico Iyer: Where is home?
Where I grew up and where I live now are two very different places. However, I still travel between them a lot, and i seem to have gotten into the habit of calling 'home' the place that I am going to. It's not something I did consciously, but it's a very nice feeling knowing that whichever direction i may be going, I'm always going home.
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Jonnie Barnsley
Posted about 2 years ago
Didier Sornette: How we can predict the next financial crisis
He said that there was a singularity in the mathematics which signified the crash or plateau. As a mathematician, I recognise the phrase "in the mathematics" as meaning "you need a degree in financial mathematics to understand any more than this". That's the problem with mathematics, there is just no 'laymen's terms' for describing it.
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Jonnie Barnsley
Posted about 2 years ago
Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism
but the degree to which you can help those two people vary massively. $50 is life saving to that kid in Africa - probably multiple kids in Africa - but almost negligible to most americans. would you not rather invest your money somewhere where it made the most impact?
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Jonnie Barnsley
Posted about 2 years ago
Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism
despite popular belief, "communism" is not synonymous with "evil", and yet it is still used as a smear against any left wing ideology. it is flawed as a political system, but not as a personal ideology. effective altruism is, in my opinion, communism done right.