This week’s Halloween edition of Amazing stuff highlights a short video on complexity science (and organizing a children’s party), an unexpected (and amusing) link between environmental health + pornography, a map of illness, marketing and PR for the masses, and figuring out what meaning really means in the world of design.
We often confuse simplicity and complexity, which can have harmful effects on our health and social wellbeing. The confusion between the complex and the simple as it relates to public health is discussed in this look at issues like vaccination and cigarette smoking.
This week’s amazing stuff features design thinking, a post on the possible neurological basis for information addiction, another possible link between cigarettes and social media, a book of odds, and comment on social network democratization.
Wikipedia contributions are starting to plateau in part because some of the qualities of a healthy, creative system are being eroded by changes in how posts are being edited and controlled.