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Twilio proclaims a communications renaissance for frictionless enterprise
"Twilio proclaims a great communications renaissance and a new wave of flexible API-based software platforms with AI on top. We see frictionless enterprise"
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  collaboration  sharing  digital  productivity  crm  customer  experience  frictionless  enterprise 
14 hours ago by jonerp
Seven Square Miles, as Captured on Google Earth - The Atlantic
Spending time looking at the varying and beautiful images of our planet from above in Google Earth, zooming in and out at dizzying rates, I thought it would be interesting to compare all of these vistas at a fixed scale—to see what New York City, Venice, or the Grand Canyon would look like from the same virtual height. So, the following images are snapshots from Google Earth, all rectangles of the same size and scale, approximately three and a half miles (5.6 kilometers) wide by two miles (3.2 kilometers) tall—showing seven square miles (18.1 square kilometers, or 4,480 acres) of the surface of our planet in each view.
earth  nature  architecture  civilization  via:popular 
17 hours ago by pgslr
Yale Law Journal - Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment
The built environment is characterized by man-made physical features that make it difficult for certain individuals—often poor people and people of color—to access certain places. Bridges were designed to be so low that buses could not pass under them in order to prevent people of color from accessing a public beach. Walls, fences, and highways separate historically white neighborhoods from historically black ones. Wealthy communities have declined to be served by public transit so as to make it difficult for individuals from poorer areas to access their neighborhoods.
architecture  civicplanning  racism  design 
17 hours ago by beep
The lingering effects of NYC's racist city planning—Hopes&Fears
Moses's discriminatory activity wasn't limited to Long Island. As Parks Commissioner of New York City, he imported his racist building methods to an area dense with people of color in need of relief from overcrowded neighborhoods.
architecture  racism  design  robertmoses 
17 hours ago by beep

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