Mikko Vierumäki

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Al Qaeda Won

This year marks the 17th anniversary of 9/11, an awkward number offering an awkward amount of hindsight. The day is not quite memory, not yet …

World Trade Center

ADVANCED DIVER MAGAZINE

<b>Introduction</b><p><b>Designed mainly for side mount cave exploration, the Armadillo has evolved into a system that can be used for all types of diving.</b><p><b>•</b><p>Open …

Scuba Diving

Mapbox + kepler.gl – Points of interest

Partnering with Uber to bring advanced data visualization to our developer community<i>Built with kepler.gl: aircraft travel between FAA traffic control</i> …

Data Visualization

Data Mining Reveals Fundamental Pattern of Human Thinking

Word frequency patterns show that humans process common and uncommon words in different ways, with important consequences for natural-language …

Natural Language Processing

The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries

The first text message showed up on Ahmed Mansoor’s phone at 9:38 on a sweltering August morning in 2016. “New secrets about torture of Emiratis in …

Human Rights

Paranoia Is Now a Best Practice

The 2010s will be remembered as the first decade in which we, the people, paid for the pleasure of welcoming Big Brother into our lives. When George …

Machine Learning

Tackling the 1.6-Billion-Ton Food Loss and Waste Crisis

<b>Article |</b> A stunning one-third of all food produced globally goes to waste—and the problem is growing. Companies that take aim at this issue can reap …

Sustainability

Fortnite Is so Much More Than a Game

We’re just not going to make it this time but decide to make a run for it anyway. As we gain speed, we are laughing, because, well, here we are: an …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Great Barrier Reef headed for ‘massive death’

Townsville, Australia — In a dusty, secluded corner of the Australian state of Queensland, a septuagenarian scientist is on an urgent mission to raise the alarm about the future of the planet.<p>John "Charlie" Veron -- widely known as "The Godfather of Coral" -- is a renowned reef expert who has …

Great Barrier Reef

Why You Can’t Stop Creating Problems in Your Mind

Our brains are designed to worry, and they’re good at it.<p>They’re built to determine the next big thing to “fix.” This is a great thing. It’s a …

Creativity

Design Won’t Save the World

“Design can change the world.”<p>When I was in design school, this statement filled me with incredible energy and pride. I felt it in my core. How could …

Ridesharing

Your Climate Change Survival Plan

Three-quarters of the world’s megacities sprawl seaside. More than 40 percent of Americans live in oceanside counties. The National Oceanic and …

Jimmy Carter

The Eternal Question of the Design Process

Design is not simple. At every step of the process there are dozens of activities you could be doing. When you need to learn about the problem space, …

UX Design

Naughty America Wants to Monetize Deepfake Porn

When a flood of fake celebrity pornography generated by artificial intelligence (AI) technology surfaced on the internet earlier this year, most tech …

naughty

AR Is Transforming Tech. What Can It Do for Cities?

<b>If it isn’t already there, augmented reality is coming to a device near you. Cities need to work to ensure that AR makes the leap from “cool</b> …

Augmented Reality

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

The Future of Celebrity Is a Japanese Hologram Named Hatsune Miku

1. The singer, who is unreal, takes a break after the third song to greet her fans, just like a singer at a show. “Hello, New York!” she shouts, with …

Visualising My Facebook Network Clusters – Towards Data Science

A month back, I stumbled across a brilliant project by @Nicky Case called The Wisdom and Madness of Crowds. This interactive game delineates how …

Beijing’s Big Brother Tech Needs African Faces

Daily life in China is gated by security technology, from the body scanners and X-ray machines at every urban metro station to the demand for ID …

The Dawn of the Office Worker Proletariat

Strange though it may sound, there was a time when manufacturing work resembled professional work today. In the 18th century, on the cusp of the …

Foreign Policy

Ocean plastics are a problem and no one knows better than divers

For anyone who spends a serious amount of time either working or playing in the ocean, it’s a near-impossible problem to ignore: plastics are filling …

Improving the usability of multi-selecting from a long list

Selecting multiple items from a list was never a pleasant task. There are some innovative solutions that work okay on big screens, but usually they …

Mobile Reachability. Rules of Thumb

<b>Some notes before we start.</b> This is a series of articles about making the mobile experience better for users, raise discussions and find better …

Mona Chalabi: Sequence, Sequence… Surprise! Designing Data for Maximum Impact

So my job is the data editor at the <i>Guardian US</i>. And it’s a job that involves basically finding numbers in all kinds of different places, kind of …

Stop Talking and Start Sketching: A Guide to Paper Prototyping

by Graeme Fulton<p>Turning your app idea into a real product isn’t as far from reality as you might think. It can so often <i>just</i> come down to getting …

Why humans love pie charts

An historical and evolutionary perspective<p>Ever since Scottish engineer William Playfair devised the pie chart in his <i>Statistical Breviary (</i>1801) this …

This is what countries are doing to fight plastic waste

The world is entering a new era in its relationship with plastic.<p>What was once a miracle product has become public enemy number one.<p>Plastic’s success …