Sunday, September 27, 2015

Assorted Links

  1. Taking Data Visualization From Eye Candy to Efficiency

  2. Fuck Nuance, a manifesto for more bold social theories, by Kieran Healy (via Analise Real)

  3. Machine Learning Classes at Oxford (videos, presentation and code)

  4. 2015 Ig Nobel prizes: a study shows that nearly all mammals take the same amount of time to urinate (about 21 seconds)

  5. There is a Space Syntax Toolkit for QGIS (ht Renato Saboya, who runs a great blog about urbanism written in Portuguese: Urbanidades)

  6. 10 things you need to know about the Magna Carta

  7. Slum tourism and its discontents. Not exactly a new article but a good summary of arguments (ht Fabiana Freitas, my lovely partner)

  8. The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya [unagated paper]


Fabio Storino said...

"Fuck Nuance" was an interesting read.

Were you the one who also recommended "Fuck Jared Diamond"?

There ought to be a (half-joking half-serious) journal on giving a fuck.

Rafael H M Pereira said...


yeap, we posted a link on the "Fuck Jared Diamond" paper a while ago.