Victor Loux Bookmarks

A feed of interesting articles and websites I have recently read. Check out my newsletter for a digest of the best!

A Tiny Twist on Street Design: The One-Minute City - Bloomberg

bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-01-05/a-tiny-twist-on-street-design-the-one-minute-city
While the “15-minute city” model promotes neighborhood-level urban planning, Sweden is pursuing a hyper-local twist: a scheme to redesign every street in the nation.  

15.ai: Natural TTS with minimal data

15.ai/
15.ai: Natural high-quality faster-than-real-time text-to-speech synthesis with minimal data

A fresh new avenue for Google to kill your SaaS startup | Gonzalo Sainz-Trápaga | Medium

gomox.medium.com/google-safe-browsing-can-kill-your-startup-7d73c474b98d
Google Safe Browsing is a Google program that can blacklist any website or SaaS application in Google Chrome and other browsers and platforms.

Learn X by doing Y - A project-based learning search engine

aquadzn.github.io/learn-x-by-doing-y/
Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Inside the wild design of the Playstation 5

fastcompany.com/90573026/inside-the-wild-design-of-the-playstation-5
With no flat edges, the PS5 is a perfect articulation of defensive architecture, at the electronic scale. You cannot stack anything on top of it—even balancing a single controller on it is about impossible—which will help the machine run cool. This shape is a functional design decision because stacking electronics can lead to their overheating.

Keyboard history - Alternatively Sized Piano Keyboards

smallpianokeyboards.org/keyboard-history/
Piano keyboards used to have narrower keys. Today's keyboard size dates from the1880s, designed to suit concert venues and large-handed male virtuosos. + https://paskpiano.org/about/ via Saintloup

The Zoom Gaze — Real Life

reallifemag.com/the-zoom-gaze/
Video conferencing offers an illusory sense of unilateral control over conversations