This week’s Information Overload is slightly shorter due to a trip I took, hope it’s still interesting though.
- What would it be like walking around on a cube-shaped planet?
Ah, nothing like a good old useless thought experiment.
- A Galactic Challenge: How Would You Teach Left from Right to an Alien Civilization?
Speaking of thought experiments, here’s another interesting one.
- The Dictator’s Survival Guide
Nice tongue-in-cheek piece by Foreign Policy on how to stay in power as a dictator.
- Ten years after 9/11: A lasting impact on the world
Great collection of 9/11 related videos, photographs and infographics by Associated Press. I wish more news agencies would do stuff like this.
- "Geek girls" and the problem of self-objectification
I quite regularly post stuff about sexism in geek communities, so this is no exception.
- India Measures Itself Against a China That Doesn’t Notice
Interesting NYT article on how the world’s 2 most populous countries perceive each other.