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A nice webpage on the Wahine disaster by Stuff.co.nz

On April 10, 1968, the Wahine foundered in Wellington Harbour in a vicious storm, claiming 53 lives. It was a day of tragedy, and of everyday heroism. From strangers came comfort, hot soup and survival.

WORDS Nikki Macdonald | EDITOR Warwick Rasmussen

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2018/04/wahine/

 

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What If Smart Homes Were Designed For Seniors, Instead?

From www.fastcodesign.comYoung people are often the internet of things’ target market, but elders might make more sense, argues one designer.

The smart home of the future is designed for millennials: tech-savvy, hyper-social, Marie Kondo-reading youngsters who aspire to keep their lives clean and orderly forever. But life is messy, and technology is perhaps, ultimately, more life-improving to the old than to the young. What millennial, after all, needs a titanium hip, or a replacement heart?

So when Kevin Gaunt envisions the future of the smart home, he doesn’t think of it in terms of millennials, or their “picturesque Airbnb-style houses inhabited by attractive people who effortlessly interact with technology, dealing with all our chores and reading our deepest wishes before we are even aware of them.” Instead, he asks what the smart homes and conversational interfaces of the future can do for the elderly. And his answers seem a lot less empty than the thermostat-automating smart home bots of today.

 

From www.fastcodesign.com

 

Bots – Battling Boredom in Smart Homes from Kevin on Vimeo.

5 New Features Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram That You Need to Know About

From www.socialmediatoday.com

One of the best things about covering social media and digital marketing is that there’s always something new happening, some new update or feature being rolled-out to cover. But some of them are relatively small-scale so they’re not necessarily worthy of their own, individual post – though they are still relevant and worth knowing for anyone working in the field.

To keep you up to date on these smaller changes and features, here’s a rundown of five upcoming or “in-test mode” features that are currently being trialled on some of the major platforms – starting with Twitter, which is testing some new customer service focused options.

1. New Twitter Profile Display Options

2. Twitter Sports Broadcasting

3. Facebook Video Downloads

4. Facebook Messenger Account Switching

5. Instagram Comment Moderation

Read about them on socialmediatoday.com

Interactive inspiration: Jonathan Harris

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Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 4.26.50 pmJonathan Harris is an artist and computer scientist from Vermont.

I find his work very interesting but he regularly falls into the trap of the interface overpowering the content – something I specifically want to avoid. An example is the whale hunt interactive which is extremely clever but I prefer the highlights page from the same interactive

His work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, and has been exhibited at Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), the CAFA Art Museum (Beijing), the Barbican Center (London), the Victora and Albert Museum (London), and The Pace Gallery (New York). He studied computer science at Princeton University and spent a year in Italy at Fabrica. The winner of three Webby Awards, Print Magazine named him a “New Visual Artist,” and the World Economic Forum named him a “Young Global Leader.” His TED talks have been viewed millions of times.

His website: http://number27.org/

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