Category Archives: Visualization

My sledding hill in May

on May 16, 2022 in Nature, Visualization

I rode my bike from New York to Philadelphia over the weekend (day 1, day 2) and visited my sledding hill this morning. Before the pictures below, you can click to compare Tommy’s Hill in March, less verdant. Here’s a video from last November: My sledding hill in May And below is my sledding hill in May. You’ll notice I couldn’t reach the creek at the bottom as it was[…] Keep reading →

More Pride, Less Pollution in 2022

on April 11, 2022 in Nature, Visualization

As an over twenty-year Greenwich Village resident, I love the Pride Parade. I was on a float in it as an invited participant once. I watch it every year I’m home, though it passes a block from my home, so can’t miss it. In the past decade or so, I’ve become more sensitive to litter and garbage. Last year, I happened to visit Washington Square Park the morning after the[…] Keep reading →

Read about sustainability and me in a Korean-English magazine: 터치 매거진 4월호가 발행되어 보내드립니다.

on April 1, 2022 in Nature, Stories, Visualization

This morning I got an email: 안녕하세요, 봄비 촉촉히 내리는 4월 첫 아침입니다.터치 매거진 4월호가 발행되어 보내드립니다.아래 링크를 클릭하시면 터치 스토리랩 홈페이지와 4월호 매거진으로 이동합니다.지난 한 달 동안 저희가 열심히 준비한 다양한 컨텐츠를 읽어보시고 잠시나마 여유로운 시간이 되시면 좋겠습니다. 이번 달도 저희 터치 매거진을 성원해주시고 많이 읽어주시길 부탁드리며,건강하고 행복한 4월 되시길 바랍니다. 감사합니다. Which translates to Hello, It is the first morning of April when the spring rain is moist.[…] Keep reading →

My sledding hill in March

on March 19, 2022 in Nature, Visualization

I visited home in Philadelphia this weekend and stopped by my sledding hill, also known as Tommy’s Hill. I made a video last time. This time I’ll just show pictures for quick scanning with commentary in the comments. First the most jarring image as a preview, can you see the “word” McDelivery? Someone had McDonald’s delivered, then littered the packaging. Consider getting McDonald’s delivered. What rock bottom of self-respect has[…] Keep reading →

Efficiency and democratization backfiring

on March 7, 2022 in Models, Visualization

People who don’t understand systems love small efficiency gains. They say how it benefits all to make technology available to everyone. When your system produces outcomes you don’t want, improving and growing it get you more unwanted outcomes. You may then try that strategy again, accelerating creating unwanted outcomes. We’re making things available to the poor that impoverish them. Then we do it more. The diagram below is an early[…] Keep reading →

Fossil fuels and slavery from a systems perspective

on March 6, 2022 in Models, Nature, Nonjudgment, Visualization

You’ve heard my conversations with award-winning authors, scholars, and other experts on slavery. With a couple I’ve talked about the connection between that system and ours. Most of the time, I’ve thought of the connection as an analogy. For a while, I’ve seen the connection as closer. Andrew Hoffman, University of Michigan professor in its business school and its School of Natural Resources and Environment, wrote of his discovering the[…] Keep reading →

Cities aren’t loud, cars are.

on February 28, 2022 in Freedom, Perception, Visualization

I prefer writing my own posts, but some material is so valuable but not what the internet will spread enough, and I post them. The material in question is a series called Not Just Bikes, by a guy born in Canada who moved to Holland, preferred how the Dutch designed their cities, and makes videos describing what they do that works. I love the videos. I probably refer more people[…] Keep reading →

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