The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #42

  1. The sounds of Voyager’s Golden Record | “When they were launched in 1977, the two Voyager spacecraft each carried with them a 12-inch gold-plated copper record containing images and sounds of Earth for the viewing pleasure of whichever aliens happened across them. NASA has put the sounds of the Golden Record up on Soundcloud.”
  2. Inside Story of 34¢ Greetings from America Stamps | “On four occasions between 1976 and 1993, the U.S. Postal Service issued a pane of 50 stamps with each stamp bearing a different design. The format stemmed from a convenient coincidence — there are 50 states, and commemorative stamp panes at that time typically consisted of 50 stamps. Thus, panes could be designed in which every state was assigned its own stamp.”
  3. History of Icons | “A visual brief on icon history by FUTURAMO” (Via Coudal.)
  4. How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently | “Here’s how Fusion, Vox, Quartz, Slate, the AP, The Times of London, and Thought Catalog are using Slack for workflow — and which features they wish the platform would add.”
  5. Design Machines | “Without the logos, could you tell which companies own which screenshots? Does it matter? The pattern’s become its own trademark. Just one of the popular yet mediocre ones plaguing modern screen-based design.”
  6. One photographer’s unprecedented access to the Dot-Com Boom | “These photographs are from Doug Menuez’s new book Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000, from Atria Books, an eyewitness record of the brilliant engineers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who built our world. “
  7. In big move, Accenture will get rid of annual performance reviews and rankings | “Accenture is joining a small but prominent list of major corporations that have had enough with the forced rankings, the time-consuming paperwork and the frustration engendered among managers and employees alike.”
  8. The Verge’s web sucks | “TL;DR: Did you know that The Verge delivers you to around 20 companies for advertising & tracking purposes? I didn’t. That might foul up your web experience a little bit. Maybe we should try something different.”
  9. 3D Hubs | “The 3D Hubs online platform provides the easiest way to bring designs to life by offering local 3D print production in under two days.” (Via Chris Glass.)
  10. Powers of Ten—a tiny film made by remixing image search results | “This flipbook collage recreates part of the Eameses’ iconic 1977 film, Powers of Ten, using only found-imagery from the internet.”

Image via NASA.