Choosing Aspect Ratio: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know

The Academy Ratio. Anamorphic Widescreen. 16:9. The list of aspect ratios available to the modern filmmaker is long, especially now that changing your ratio requires only a few simple clicks in your editing software. A filmmaker choosing an aspect ratio for their next project is the same as a painter choosing the size and shape of their canvas. The aspect ratio is more than just a medium for information — it’s also a means of telling a story. 

Choosing Aspect Ratio: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know

The radical idea hiding inside Facebook’s digital currency proposal

A major goal of the Libra Association, the nonprofit Facebook has created to manage the project’s development, is to use Libra to revolutionize the concept of digital identity….

“An additional goal of the association is to develop and promote an open identity standard. We believe that decentralized and portable digital identity is a prerequisite to financial inclusion and competition.”

The radical idea hiding inside Facebook’s digital currency proposal

UX Ecosystems: Designing a Patient’s Path to Health Care

In order to adequately design for an ecosystem, we must evaluate touch points across a continuum. When we move across the continuum in this way, we are better able to identify the gaps in care patients receive, their pain points, and where the ecosystem breaks for them. This allows us to discover the failures in consistent care and explore solutions.

Chris Kiess – UX Ecosystems: Designing a Patient’s Path to Health Care

Neurodiversity as relation

The neurodiversity movement has been important for shifting what is meant by “human” rights so that both speaking and non-speaking autistics obtain rights to access – be it a communication device, support for that device and for daily life, education, and community inclusion. We remember, however, that these methods of inclusion have, so far, been extensions to the neurotypical way of life – an architecture. We ask, now, how neurodiversity can re-form the architecture itself. What is neurodiversity becoming? How are we becoming with neurodiversity?

Estee Klar – Neurodiversity as Relation

emphasis above by me

Under-Management Is the Flip Side of Micromanagement — and It’s a Problem Too

I don’t know that one is worse than the other, both can be problematic depending on the context of the work. Under-management is something more people need to consciously address, especially as more and more work moves away from a “command and control” management environment and becomes more “agile” and in the hands self-organized teams.

Micromanagement gets most of the attention, but under-management may be just as big a problem.

Under-Management Is the Flip Side of Micromanagement — and It’s a Problem Too

Spotify, song pairs, and the future of work

Listening to Spotify today, I start with Pink Floyd‘s classic Meddle. After the album completes, Spotify takes me off to “radio” based on the album. I love this feature, btw, I’ve discovered a lot of new music this way. Inevitably this includes more Pink Floyd, which is – of course – awesome.

On comes Brain Damage from Dark Side of the Moon. As anyone who is familiar with this particular song knows, it is actually just the first part of a two-song series that includes the album’s closing track, Eclipse. (To be sure, DSotM is really just one long song, but I digress.) So of course I’m expecting Brain Damage to seamlessly segue into Eclipse.

Nope.

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