interesting links for April 2018
Here’s what I read and watched last month. Follow along and tell me what you think in the comments.
Unker Non-Linear Writing System
a paper by Alex Fink and Sai
What if a written language weren’t constrained by mapping to a one-dimensional stream of sounds? What if it could arrange ideas in two dimensions? UNLWS produces writing that looks like a diagram and doesn’t have a canonical spoken form.
Thoth’s Pill: an Animated History of Writing
a video by NativLang
NativLang gives a playful overview of how different writing systems were formed, from early pictographs through alphabets to modern systems like Hangul.
The Original Memes (Before Memes)
a listicle on Dictionary.com
Memes are often thought of as a recent phenomenon, but this brief listicle frames Internet memes as an expression of an ages-old phenomenon.
Immigration - the great non-debate
a video by Nikolas Lloyd a.k.a. Lindybeige
Lloyd outlines a way to think about politics to escape polarisation. He makes a point about immigration policy as an example.