Links - Apr, May, June, July, & Aug

Distributor released to the public
Distributor is an interesting syndication plugin (with Gutenberg support) from 10up.

Another contender for the next-generation WordPress theme framework.

The Science of Well-Being
Yale’s notable class on happiness.

The Washington Post is doing some very interesting things with some of the currently overlooked social networks.
Collaboration with Endless Thread on Reddit
Seeking new audiences on Twitch
While I can’t comment specifically on The Washington Post’s strategy, generally speaking (sorry I don’t have the specific research) it’s a pretty good bet these kinds of social networks that emphasize community (and therefore are hard to casually offer what we’ve come to consider success in engagement) are likely the next frontier in driving digital culture.

On Keyword Voids
Wired talks about this in terms of medical knowledge (or lack of), but this concept of keyword voids can be applied to almost any subject.

Browser extension that displays the trustworthiness of a website’s information.

Digital storytelling is a continually evolving topic.
Designing Structured Stories
Explorable Explanations
Future News Formats

Of Note: Better Text Annotations for the Web
On designing better text annotations in digital environments.

Building a GitHub App with Glitch, Probot & Recast.AI
On building GitHub bots via Glitch.

Art of debugging with Chrome DevTools
Notably deep dive on debugging with Chrome’s devtools.

Augmented Images
An example of an augmented reality gallery, with open source code.

I’ve know a bunch of people who have found this pretty useful.

“Anxy is a beautifully designed magazine about our inner worlds—the ones we often refuse to share, the personal struggles, the fears that fool us into believing that the rest of the world is normal and we’re not.”

My LaCroix
Design a LaCroix can/flavor.

A machine-learning backed camera that identifies what you take a picture of.

Output an SVG to an oscilloscope.

Making Data Matter
Research on using 3D printing to visualize data. (I’ll note, however, the end product in this case is pretty expensive.)

Def-Con style IoT badge. This is real undeniable nerd cred.

Global Warming in Minecraft
People have argued it’s not particularly accurate, but still it’s a neat idea.

If Facebook marketing/clutter is getting you down you can try blocking it.
F.B. Purity

Twitter badges for Keybase verified accounts.

If you’re watching on Instagram I’ve been lightly experimenting with, what can loosely be described as, generative art. Which in this case includes:
Geometric primitives
Pixel sorting

Slit Cam
While it has yet to present itself, I’m looking for a good opportunity to try slit-scanning.