Web curations (15 Mar)


Agnosticism - Cameron Blair

How we view the world we live in (our worldview) underpins every part of our life. Cameron Blair created an infographic with a summary of the major worldviews that exist today, with helpful 2-ways-to-live-styled diagrams (our associate pastor also taught a lengthy series on a biblical worldview).

Google ground truth before after comparison

World view of a different sort: An inside view into Google’s project “Ground Truth” to show how much work goes into creating Google Maps that work (the picture above shows the raw data, then the final result after the data is fixed). In the process they’re redefining what a map is. Alexis Madrigal writes:

“The maps we used to keep folded in our glove compartments were a collection of lines and shapes that we overlaid with human intelligence. Now, as we’ve seen, a map is a collection of lines and shapes with Nick Volmar’s (and hundreds of others’) intelligence encoded within.

Apple has much work to do if it ever hopes to catch up.  (HT: Henry)


We begin by charting a course by Andrew Becraft

What day changed the course of history? 10 historians suggest a pivotal day in human history. Some fascinating and unexpected insights, though all from a secular perspective though (e.g. no mention of the illegal execution in 33 A.D. that changed everything…). One historian placed the Gutenberg printing press at the top, with its ensuing democratisation of ideas – most notably the Bible. (HT: @trevinwax)


Sound engineers can do anything (HT: @stephenaltrogge)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMCDwWZXd2w?rel=0]


Everyone grows old – Ana Oliveira has a really neat photography project. She finds old portraits, then shoots the subjects in the same pose years later. (HT: @challies)

“You who are young, be happy while you are young,
and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Follow the ways of your heart
and whatever your eyes see,
but know that for all these things
God will bring you into judgement.” – Ecclesiastes 11:9


On Google choosing to ditch Reader (suggestions welcome on how I replace this extension of my brain!):