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Connor Gramazio
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Check out this killer concept for Hungarian banknotes created by a graphic design student for her MA degree project. Currency, copperplate etchings, uv lights, flora & fauna, and an abundance of passion.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/02/hungarian-banknote-concept-designed-by-barbara-bernat/
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For the folks in the VIS community: I've been frustrated by trying to navigate the VIS schedule in the past, so I decided to make an interactive schedule/proceedings browser for this year's conference. Hopefully it helps figuring out what talks you want to go to!

It's open sourced at https://github.com/connorgr/VIS-Browser

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I've been on the search for a good travel backpack for a long time and in the process I made a spreadsheet of all the different one-pack options. The criteria was that it must fit into RyanAir travel restrictions (i.e., very strict constraints). I thought others might benefit from it.

Some background: I pack very light. For two weeks of travel/hiking in Costa Rica I used a 22L backpack and a small messenger bag. 1.5 weeks of backpacking in Iceland fit into a 55L. Suit cases are the bane of my existence.

I settled on the eBags TLS Motherlode, and it is definitely a nice bag – especially for the price. But it is big. Big enough where RyanAir would probably give you hassle and it's not the  most agile in crowds (read: it is a giant box on your back). Instead I opted for the eBags eTech 2.0 Junior. Review pending. Minaal and Tom Bihn both make great backpacks, but they are way out of my price range. I have my eye on the Tortuga Air, but it sadly doesn't ship until January, which is too late for my travel plans.

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Very cool visualization of when two people start playing the same song on Spotify (in somewhat real-time?). Hooray map projections!

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This past week marked the end of a two-week long vacation, a continuation of my goal to travel abroad every six months (the previous two were Costa Rica and Ghana). Here are a couple of my favorite shots.
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From the keynote it seems like Google took the way Hiroshi Ishii talks about his "radical atoms" work (http://tangible.media.mit.edu/project/radical-atoms/) verbatim and created an interface for flatland around those principles.

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I can appreciate the debate about teaching programming at a young age, and I personally agree with one writer that programming languages should not satisfy foreign language requirements. But I think it is absurd to liken computational thinking as garbage for elementary education. Since when do we consider teaching logic and reasoning to children a waste of time?

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Bugs in graphics programming can be quite pretty.
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A not-so-robust analysis leads to a pretty fun read, nonetheless. How do you think Kanye did compared to GZA compared to Shakespeare?
#music   #hiphop
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