Fuzzy Finds: Feb 18 – 22

Welcome to Fuzzy Finds, a weekly feature where we’ll share the things we’ve been emailing each other about and discussing at the lunch table. Want to share something awesome with us? Hit us up @FuzzyMath.

Why We Love Beautiful Things / NYT

Then, in 2009, a Duke University professor demonstrated (http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/dec/28/golden-ratio-us-academic) that our eyes can scan an image fastest when its shape is a golden rectangle. For instance, it’s the ideal layout of a paragraph of text, the one most conducive to reading and retention. This simple shape speeds up our ability to perceive the world, and without realizing it, we employ it wherever we can.

Meaningful Transisions: Motion Graphics in the User Interface

Understanding motion principles and how they can improve (or completely destroy) an interface is key.

Why Even Radiologists Can Miss a Gorilla Hiding in Plain Sight / NPR

Applying the classic selective attention Invisible Gorilla test to radiology – 83 percent of radiologists miss the gorilla.

70 percent of Americans track their health, but most go low-tech / GigaOm

A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project indicates that 7 in 10 American adults tracks a health indicator like weight, diet, exercise or a symptom. But half say they track “in their heads” and about a fifth use technology.

Blasts from the Past

Space Jam Official Website

Dole/Kemp ’96 Campaign Website

You can practically hear the modem dialing in.

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