This week’s links include an explanation of the metaverse, the painted trucks of Pakistan, the look of American homes from 1940–1980, remote work, and more.
- A Rosetta Stone for visual storytelling | “One thing that every project here at Tremendousness has in common is the translation of complex information into compelling visual formats. This is what we do to help our clients tell the stories they’re trying to communicate.”
- Studio Melli is working at the dynamic intersection between art and design | “The founders of the Tehran-based graphic design studio discuss the interdisciplinary research which informs their practice.”
- Corporate America is coming around to remote work. But more big changes lie ahead. | “Flexible work is here to stay. But the shape it will take is up for debate in virtual board rooms around the world.”
- Computer Scientist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty | “Computer scientist Amit Sahai, PhD, is asked to explain the concept of zero-knowledge proofs to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert. Using a variety of techniques, Amit breaks down what zero-knowledge proofs are and why it’s so exciting in the world of cryptography.”
- A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator | “Copyleft trolls, robosigning, and Pixsy.”
- What Is the Metaverse, Exactly? | “Everything you never wanted to know about the future of talking about the future.”
- Take a look at SARS-CoV-2’s family tree. It’s full of surprises | “In many ways, viruses are like families — giant, complicated, extended families with cousins, aunts, uncles, grannies and grandpas galore.”
- What the American Home Looked Like Through the Years | “Take a spin through a virtual yearbook of interior design history from 1940 to 1980.”
- These eye-popping, hand-painted trucks rule Pakistan’s roads | “Everything about Pakistani trucks is exuberant and over-the-top, from the colors to the boisterous designs to the intricate wood carvings on the doors. Each one is elaborately decorated, and no two trucks are alike.”
- Why time seems to speed up as we get older | “Ever wondered where the last year of your life went? Neuroscientist David Eagleman sheds some light on the time-bending power of your brain.”
Image: Design work by Studio Melli, link #2.