Just doing my part to prevent doomscrolling with these short videos and pretty pictures:
The 404 page for the Information Architecture Conference is fun:
Trains in Motion is a series of photos by Aaron Durand. /via Present & Correct
Still Hiring lists companies with open positions for those job hunting in these tough times. Looks like everything from grocery stores to marketing agencies are listed.
Peel Tridents are tiny little cars from the 60s // a map showing river basins in Florida // photos of the remote town of Norilsk in Siberia // tiny 3D scenes from pop culture // MD Eight is a font that seems to go with clackity keyboards + beeps and boops // commuting now
The Short Story Club is like a book club, but for short stories. RSVP, read a short story, and join a live discussion with the author on Zoom. First up, a story from Cory Doctrow. Plus proceeds go towards getting masks to healthcare workers. In.
U.S. Digital Response is looking for volunteers to help State and Local governments with technical support for their COVID-19 response. Types of skills sought include: UX research/design, content strategy, front-end engineering and more.
Abandoned is a calm (to me) documentary series that “… explores abandoned places with the people who love them long after the lights have gone out.”
“The photographs of Joshua Dudley Greer are like small novellas that contain pathos, humor, and unfinished stories.”
🎙️ The latest episode of the podcast Nocturne was all about a group of friends who created a secret apartment in the middle of a mall and lived there for years.
Stoop is like a feed reader, but for email newsletters. I’ve been using it for a couple days, 👍.
Dense Discovery is a newsletter that provides a “… curated mix of practical and inspirational links at the intersection of tech, design, and culture every Tuesday.” Highly recommend.
The dashboard for a asteroid chasing satelite. Very sci-fi UI.
The hex colors of the woods according to Picular.
A great story about a peach tree, a bear, and the automated podcast machine that was built to keep the bear from eating the peaches. 🍑🐻🎙️
The word of the day is refuturing. Coined and described by Warren Ellis as the “… sense of creating new immediate futures and repopulating the futures space with something entirely divorced from the previous consensus futures.”
Uses this is “a collection of nerdy interviews asking people from all walks of life what they use to get the job done.” Very interesting to see how other people work.